2013-12-30

2013年我最喜愛的十大電影






2013年我最喜愛的十大電影:
1.          殺戮重組 The Act of Killing
2.          黑殺令 Django Unchained
3.          誣網 The Hunt
4.          Amour
5.          情約半生 Before Midnight
6.          乾旦路 My Way
7.          情迷藍茉莉 Blue Jasmine
8.          暴雨中的驕陽 Tyrannosaur
9.          姊有情永在 Sister
10.      引力邊緣 Gravity

其他心水推介:
11.      雲圖 Cloud Atlas
12.      東京出租少女 Like Someone In Love
13.      追擊拉登行動 Zero Dark Thirty
14.      奇洛李維斯給電影的情書 Side By Side
15.      機密真相 Flight
16.      皇家風流史 A Royal Affair
17.      聖殤 Pieta
18.      裸灘獵J Stranger by the Lake
19.      非常教慾 Beyond the Hills
20.      校緣心曲 Liberal Arts
21.      爸媽不在家 Ilo Ilo
22.      盜海狙擊 Captain Phillips
23.      誰調換了我的父親 Like Father, Like Son
24.      切夫之痛 Moebius
25.      字裡人間 The Great Passage
26.      戰巫不勝 War Witch
27.      一代電影粉皮 Why Don't You Play in Hell
28.      大師 The Master
29.      南荒的童話 Beasts of the Southern Wild
30.      狂舞派 The Way We Dance
31.      接近無限溫暖的藍 Blue is the Warmest Color
32.      華麗後樂園 Behind the Candelabra
33.      不老騎士 Go Grandriders
34.      罪迷宮 Prisoners
35.      聖手回春 The Sessions
36.      東京家族 Tokyo Family
37.      尋找隱世巨聲 Searching For Sugar Man
38.      失身不離3兄弟 Come as You Are
39.      快餐店陰質事件 Compliance
40.      銹與骨 Rust and Bone
41.      失戀自作業 Silver Linings Playbook
42.      驚慄大師:希治閣 Hitchcock
43.      逆光飛翔 Touch of the Light
44.      謎離藥謊 Side Effects
45.      愈傷愈愛 Laurence Anyways
46.      智取威士忌 The Angels' Share
47.      熱血芭蕾 First Position
48.      星空奇遇記:黑域時空 Star Trek Into Darkness
49.      古魯家族 The Croods
50.      福音戰士新劇場版:Q Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo
51.      詭屋驚凶實錄 The Conjuring 
52.  大愛同行 Any Day Now
53.  悍戰太平洋 Pacific Rim (娛樂大片)
54.  星級殺人犯 Confession of Murder (結局最出人意表電影)
55.  熱爆MADAM The Heat (最佳喜劇)

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My favorite film this year is the Act of Killing.
Not many Hong Kong people have watched it
as it was released in a film festival. The trailer can be watched below:
In 1965 and 1966, a million communists were killed in Indonesia.
The Act of Killing is a documentary in which former Indonesian death-squad leaders
make a movie about their real-life mass-killings.
These killers tell the horrible stories so lightly and proudly.
Still protected by the Indonesian government as national heroes,
they claim that war crimes are defined by winners.
Have they brainwashed themselves and suppressed their conscience?
How do they rationalize their act of killing?
Are they still unconsciously haunted by guilt?

As a movie maniac, never have I watched a documentary like this one.
The co-director, as well as over 20 other members of the film crew,
are credited as 'anonymous' because they still fear revenge.
Whenever I think about this film, the following adjectives flash across my mind:
unique, creative, surreal, jaw-dropping, nightmarish, disturbing, harrowing…
Reviews can be found below:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_act_of_killing/
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_act_of_killing/reviews/#
Let’s look at what these two reviews say about the film.

Rob Thomas: By turning murder into performance,
The Act of Killing dramatizes the perverted hearts of these men,
the twisted mental leaps they needed to feel okay, and even proud, of what they've done.

Matthew Odam: The Act of Killing will mesmerize, confound and haunt you.
From the opening scenes you'll wonder if what you're watching is real.
And by the end you'll wish that it had all been a horrible fever dream.

The Act of Killing is a documentary which looks like
a psychodrama, a horror movie, a gangster film, a musical and a nightmare.
The ending is jaw-dropping and very disturbing.
Movie lovers, it is a must-see.

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2013 is going to be over.
I have been a bit upset since, owing to my work,
I am unable to go blogging as often as I used to be.
After all, I have more responsibilities in my workplace and
there are some dreams I am in pursuit of.

In 2013, I have watched 93 movies in cinemas.
The movies released this year are MORE impressive than the 2012 ones.
Some documentaries are very surprising.

The films formally released in Hong Kong this year can be found below.
http://aboutmovie.mysinablog.com/index.php?op=ArticleListing&postCategoryId=43059

Do you have a top-10-movie list?
Are there any films that you highly recommend?
Let's share! I wish you all a Happy New Year!
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緣來說夠了 Enough Said - 4.0 / 5 
大夢想家 Saving Mr. Banks - 4.0 / 5
騙海豪情 American Hustle - 3.8 / 5
千里伴我尋 Philomena - 3.8 / 5
續命梟雄 Dallas Buyers Club - 4.2 / 5

58 則留言:

  1. 2013 年上映的電影,確實比去年精彩多了。
    我今年去戲院看了 149 齣,明晚打算以【校緣心曲】作結。
    因為要看電影看到最後一分鐘,所以年結要明晚深夜才貼 :P

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    1. Absolutely agree. You have watched Liberal Arts, right? So you'll watch it again tomorrow? Please lend me a DVD later. Thank you ^^!!!

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    2. Sure! I could only appreciate the beauty of the film when I watched it last night. A really nice one :)

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    3. It sometimes happens to me too, yet sometimes the film looks worse when I re-watch it. Perhaps it proves that people keep changing to a certain extent as time goes by.

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    4. Long time no see, too busy in the second half yr of 2013. Like to keep watching yr file review n diary of traveling overseas.

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    5. Thank you very much for your visit. It seems that we become busier as we get older. Welcome to pay a visit to my blog and leave a message when you are free. Keep in touch.

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  2. kenji.........wish u happy new year...........watched more fab movies, more travel n more fine dinings in 2014~~~~

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    1. Thanks a lot. I will try my very best to enjoy my life to the full and rid myself of the negative energy around me in the new year.

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    2. 新1年......事事順利,萬事如意.........身體健康~~~~

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    3. You too! Share more great food with us! ^^

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  3. Happy New Year! Wishing you & your family a wonderful ahead~
    See ya next year :D

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  4. 今年成年都無乜睇戲>< 十大中只看了情約半生咋
    希望第時有機會睇埋其餘幾套
    祝Kenji sir新年快樂萬事如意身體健康

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    1. Thanks so much. 情約半生 is a must-see and I believe you have watched the first two episodes.

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  5. 今年應該睇唔夠十套戲,所以無top 10 XD
    Happy New Year~

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    1. Probably because you often travel. I wish you lots of impressive journeys awaiting you in the new year.

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  6. happy new year, Kenji! Love 4 and 7.

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    1. Amour features a great actress and Blue Jasmine has a great script.

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  7. 新年快樂!身體健康!Django Unchained,The Hunt,Amour,,Blue Jasmine如無意外也會是我的TOP20!

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    1. YEAH!!! Looking forward to your top 10 movie list.

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  8. 十大之中,只看了《AMOUR》及《情約半生》,兩齣戲,我較喜歡前者!

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    1. Both are very good films. The leading actress in Amour should have won an Oscar!

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  9. Belated Merry Christmas and Happy new year!
    我又一次正式新居入伙了,新年新開始嘛!
    http://thisisjulianjujulam.blogspot.hk/2014/01/less-is-more.html

    說回正題,今年我看的電影不多,但我覺得港鏟片而言,今年的確好出色!
    《激戰》無庸置疑好好,另外我覺得彭氏兄弟《逃出生天》都好好,不知你有否觀看?
    我覺得今年最好係動畫...《怪獸大學》《壞蛋獎門人》《魔雪奇緣》都好出色!

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    1. Congratulations! I hope you like your new blog. I have not seen 逃出生天 because the reviews are not impressive. 激戰 is good, but comparatively speaking, I prefer 乾旦路 and 狂舞派. As for animations, I have not seen 怪獸大學. 壞蛋獎門人2 is disappointing because 1 is more heartwarming and meaningful. 魔雪奇緣 has good images and the songs are nice, but the story is cliched. This year, I only love 古魯家族 and 福音戰士新劇場版:Q.

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  10. I only watched 65 this year, including 6 of your top10. Some of my fav ones are (not in order):

    一首搖滾上月球
    狂舞派
    Searching for Sugar Man
    Snowpiercer
    Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
    Rush
    Gravity
    The Hunt
    乾旦路
    Django Unchained
    星級殺人犯 Confession of Murder
    重罪犯 Montage
    新世界 New World

    If you like Confession of Murder, I highly recommend Montage, which I think is ever better! For your interest New World is another high quality crime film. Both are Korean.

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    1. Other non-main stream but interesting ones are Ping Pong and Life in a Day.

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    2. Cant agree more !! New World is another high quality crime film. I was shocked by the end of the movie but it seemed reasonable !!

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    3. THANKS a lot. I will pay attention to the following movies. I have not seen them yet.

      1. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
      2. Rush
      3. 重罪犯 Montage
      4. 新世界 New World
      5. Ping Pong

      Life in a Day is interesting, but I expect more insights.

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  11. Kenji 新一年看更多好電影, 去更多不同地方旅遊. 你最愛的電影, 我只看了兩部, 反而你的心想推介, 我看了大部份. 當中最開心你的心水包括了 Any Day Now 及 The Heat . Any Day Now 睇到我好感動, 而The Heat 兩位師姐好爆笑, 但又是很少人提到.

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    1. Thanks so much. You are right. Not many people mention The Heat but it is indeed a very good comedy and the director's previous work, Bridesmaids, is one of my favorite movies last year. Have you watched it? As for Any Day Now, the cast is great and the story is touching, though the singing at the end is a bit over-the-top.

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  12. “Some documentaries are very surprising” AGREE!! 以前好少睇documentary ,不過今年睇咗幾齣都好有意思! First Position 我前年HKIFF已經睇咗,係我嗰年電影節最喜歡嘅戲!

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    1. Documentaries can be very touching, gripping and entertaining. It is a pity that most people think they are boring.

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  13. 已完成年度電影回顧!歡迎Kenji兄有空過來交流一下啊!XDXD

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    1. HAHA, I seldom watch mediocre movies. I wish I had heard about the ones in your list.

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  14. it seems that you have so many dreams in your life!!

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    1. you mention above that "there are some dreams I am in pursuit of.", and before this, i know you had dreams that already came true, like being a teacher or things about movies, etc. You have new dreams that you are pursuing now, right?
      Maybe we all need dreams to keep us going till the end.

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    2. It is indeed difficult to achieve my dreams when I am extremely busy with my work. It seems unlikely for me to achieve bigger dreams in the future, but I'll keep trying. ^^

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  15. 許多也未看過, 有機會看看你的推介電影!!

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  16. HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE !

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  17. Kenji,來和你拜個年。祝新一年工作順利,戲運亨通,萬事如意!!

    (講戲:我看了《大夢想家》,很喜歡,覺得很感動。碟則看了金基德的《春去春又來》,也是一套令人感動的戲。新年好開始:>)

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    1. THANKS so much for your visit. I also wish you a prosperous year of the Horse.

      I have been a bit lost these days. I would like to go blogging as often as I used to last year, but it seems that I lack ideas and I am tired because of my work. Anyway, I will definitely write about my Oscar predictions later.

      Saving Mr. Bank deeply touches me too. Did you notice the real white horse (in her childhood) and the fake white horse in the theme park (in her adulthood)? Did you notice the symbolic meaning of Mickey Mouse first ignored, then hugged and finally escorting her to the theatre where she has to undergo the process of catharsis? Her character is well developed and I feel for her.

      As for 春去春又來, it is one of my top 100 films. The symbols are here and there. The film is like a poem. Superb!

      How about the Oscar films and the Europe Film Festival? Have you made plans?

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    2. 這幾個月父母回港小住,我少了看戲,不過有些戲則會帶他們同看,先後看了《掃毒》、《發夢王大歷險》和《大夢想家》。明天會看August: Osage country (我沒有做research,已不理會這套戲是否適合和他們看了,不過母親講明不看「有粗口和祼女」的《華爾街狼人》:P)

      Emma Thompson不獲奧斯卡提名最佳女主角,我很失望呢。我沒有想過馬和Mickey Mouse在最後那場的意思,多謝講解啊!米奇老鼠那段很sweet!

      歐洲電影節我只買了一套--The Wall (@bc),其他的我打算隨緣(不過有些已滿座,隨不了緣:P)。

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    3. What a coincidence! I will watch the Wall at BC too. See you then.

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    4. Yeah~ see you there!!
      Just watched the trailer of The Act of Killing, it's very disturbing, but I wanna watch it~

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    5. Watch it. You may try to borrow a DVD from Pauline. ^^

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  18. 躍馬騰飛迎新歲!祝Kenji 馬年吉祥 事事如意, 四季平安!

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    1. THANKS so much. I also wish you good health and good wealth. ^^

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  19. From yr top 10 list, I hv watch the hunt & my way only, the former is in my top 10 list. too! So glad that u like LFLS and Prisoners. ^^

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    1. I wish The Hunt could be given the Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars.

      LFLS is a great movie. I love several films from the director.

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  20. 情人節快樂,願天下有情人都能夠歡樂廝守終老。

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    1. Thank you so much. Love is all around us.

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  21. 近來很忙嗎,怎麼都不見你更新...
    奥斯卡快要揭盅了,作為電影迷有什麼心水嗎?
    我希望今年可以看完所有提名奥斯卡的電影,尤其是《Blue Jasmine》,Cate Blanchett是影后大熱呡,名媛人財兩失的故事,我還頗期待的,之前錯過了,幸好好像會重映。
    真的沒有想過《Gravity》會有這麼多提名,還是大熱,我還以為只是商業爆谷片。
    《American Hustle》我也想看,但好像口碑平平。

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    1. Thank you for your visit, Julian. English teachers are often busy hahaha. What a coincidence! I have just finished watching MOST nominated films. I am going to talk about the Oscars in my new post.

      Blue Jasmine is one of my favorite movies, but it seems that some people find it boring. Please let me know how you feel after watching it. The script is superb in my opinion. I do love Gravity. Have you watched it? American Hustle is really so so in my opinion.

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