Friday, December 28, 2007
SilverScreen 1.2
Since I'm on a three week vacation from work, I have lots of time to spend on one of my favorite hobbies: watching movies.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usAtonement [2007] - This is a story that traverse through decades of time. Starring Keira Knightly and James McAvoy, Atonement is a movie about how a single crime committed changes the course of several lives. At first, the movie may bore the viewers since it relies heavily on dialog but as the story progresses it becomes more complicated and it got me very much interested in it. At certain times the movie is more like a stage play because of the way it presents the key events. Atonement is supposedly to be shown in the Philippines in the coming year.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usOnce [2006] - A guy, a girl and a relationship that started with a broken vacuum cleaner. Once is a modern day musical. No, it's nothing like those extravagant Chicago or Moulin Rouge. The premise of the movie is really simple: guy meets girl, they know more about each other and date but the movie closely reflects real life and Once presents a different happy ending. The music in Once is so raw and so beautifully made that I instantly fell in love with one of the songs ,"Falling Slowly". Once, I think, won't be able to reach the Philippine cinemas or even our local video shops. So where else do you think I got a copy of the movie? teehee.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usThe Band's Visit [2007] A film from Israel wherein tells a story about an Egyptian Police Orchestra being lost in the Israeli Lands. What's unique about this movie is the contrast between the characters, environment and culture. The first thing that you'll notice is the sky blue uniforms of the band against the barren desert lands of Israel and how the band presents a subtle humor on being lost in a foreign country. As I've said this is a clash of cultures, a cry of loneliness from the middle of nowhere and the innate hospitality of people. This not a 'wow' movie or anything but it makes you realize the different aspects of human nature.


posted by Johnjan @ 9:17 PM  
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