Saturday, October 3, 2015

Simply the Best: 2015 - 2010

By Sati. Saturday, October 3, 2015 23 Comments
The Oscar season is almost upon us so I thought it would be fun to assemble a list of my winners in 5 big categories. I originally wanted to just share the list but once I started to write about these movies and performances the post grew so much I had to split it into three. So here is the first one with my winners for Best Picture and best performances between 2010 and 2015. 2015 picks are likely to change but at this point I just want to praise these performances. Fury Road is safe where it is, though.

Friday, October 2, 2015

(203) Heavy breathing + links

By Sati. Friday, October 2, 2015 26 Comments
  • If Lubezki wins, is it the 3rd consecutive one? Did it ever happen before? Oh, bow. Bow, bitches.
  • I know Deakins was nominated 12 times before and he is more than likely getting in for Sicario, but Sicario looks...cute comparing to this fucking mammoth of cinematography.
  • And Tom's voice! Jesus, man!

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015


    By Sati. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 , , , , , , , 16 Comments

    There is this tingling sensation in your spine. It happens when you are afraid. It happens in the moments of tension. The feeling of blood running up and down your spinal canal. This is the feeling that you will experience during the whole run time of Sicario, Denis Villeneuve latest movie, and for several hours afterwards.

    Sunday, September 27, 2015

    Queen of Earth

    By Sati. Sunday, September 27, 2015 , , , , , , , , 14 Comments
    Queen of Earth is a cryptic, difficult movie. I've seen a lot of movies depicting the mental collapse - because of my own experiences with it, it's comforting to see the people on screen go through similar things. Black Swan and Mulholland Drive occupy the highest places in my all time favorite list. Repulsion follows close. Queen of Earth is not on the level of those movies, the director's vision not as clear, the movie not as mysterious and rewatchable, but it definitely portrays the decay of mind in a very insightful and fascinating way.

    Friday, September 25, 2015

    (202) You want prestige, but you award bad pussy + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 25, 2015 31 Comments
  • Emmys didn't really have much credibility to begin with, but if they had any left, it's gone now.
  • You know, the people who hand out Oscars have done some truly horrible stuff. They awarded Crash over Brokeback Mountain. They made Eddie Redmayne Academy Award winning actor. Because of them Gary Oldman still has just one nomination and something like Return of the King won for editing.
  • But not once have they embarrassed themselves as badly as folks who hand out the Emmys did last Sunday.
  • That Emmys don't really award the best TV shows and performances, that is known - Steve Carell never won for his legendary work in The Office and Nick Offerman wasn't even nominated for Parks and Rec. And I'm not even talking about how badly the Emmys screwed up awarding Game of Thrones the award for the best show of the year for its awful fifth season.
  • Oh no.
  • My point is to do with something far worse.

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    (201) None of your damn business + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 18, 2015 27 Comments
  • So Tom Hardy - the journalist's biggest nightmare. This whole press conference is a laugh riot. He says he won't discuss the Revenant because it's not the time to discuss The Revenant but you just know he won't be there for the promo thing of that one, unless there are snipers ready to take out those who dare ask any questions about that Inarittu/Hardy feud

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015

    Tom Hardy Appreciation

    By Sati. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 26 Comments
    Edward Thomas Hardy
    September 15, 1977 (London, England, UK)

    Today is 38th birthday of the wonderfully talented and crazy intense Tom Hardy. He might have been 2 hours long late to the set each day during the making of Fury Road,  He might have been punching directors in the dick/chocking them(whichever happened on The Revenant set and was apparently, really justified) and he most definitely is every journalist's worst nightmare (1,2),

    but damn if he isn't a sweetheart:

    Friday, September 11, 2015

    (200) Oh, Tom + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 11, 2015 25 Comments
  •  Tom Hardy is gonna be on Chatty Man tonight and there is a clip from it online:

  • Sunday, September 6, 2015

    Hit me with your best shot - Mad Max: Fury Road

    By Sati. Sunday, September 6, 2015 , 21 Comments

    Mad Max: Fury Road is not only the only action movie in the world I'd call a masterpiece, a higher form of art all by its own, a crazed, beautiful ballet of violence and fight for survival but it's easily one of the most gorgeous movies ever made. To pick up a shot, a single shot that is the best in the film basically built out of incredible shots loaded with tons of meaning was not easy. Fury Road has a beautiful story and several wonderful relationships between characters often times encapsulated in the look in their eyes or in the composition of the shot. So I decided to go with the shot that shows so much of the film's most magnificent character - Furiosa, of its story and captures something action movies are not known for - depth and melancholy.

    Friday, September 4, 2015

    (199) 26 + links

    By Sati. Friday, September 4, 2015 30 Comments
  •  It's my birthday. 26th. I'm spending it Swanson style - whiskey, movie and to sprinkle with just enough of my kookiness since I don't like sweet things instead of my birthday cake I'm having my birthday pizza.

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    (198) The indignant consumer + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 28, 2015 28 Comments
  •  There is a bunch of new Macbeth photos and 2 posters. Why is Weinstein more focused on promoting JLaw's new DOR movie instead of this?

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015

    Sharp Objects, The Girl on the Train, Luckiest Girl Alive - musings on upcoming adaptations

    By Sati. Sunday, August 23, 2015 , , , 16 Comments
    Crime and thriller novels are really almost exclusively what I read. Since last year I was devouring them whenever I had the time and that time, sadly, usually is only July and August. So beginning with Gone Girl I went through many of the hot releases in the genre. Three of those, all three being wonderful books, are being developed into movies. Let's speculate: