Monday, September 15, 2014

Top 10 performances in David Fincher's films

By Sati. Monday, September 15, 2014 , , , , , , , , 17 Comments

Whenever there is a new Fincher's movie there is always Oscar talk. Sometimes people do get in but on occasion they're not the ones who most root for to be nominated - what the fuck did Brad Pitt actually do in The Curious Case of the Benjamin Button? Another thing? I was always baffled by Eisenberg being the one who was nominated for Social Network.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Screaming Sunday - Honeymoon

By Sati. Sunday, September 14, 2014 , 12 Comments
Movie rating - 85/100
Plot:  Young newlyweds Paul (Penny Dreadful's Harry Treadaway) and Bea (Game of Thrones' Rose Leslie) travel to remote lake country for their honeymoon. Shortly after arriving, Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of the night. As she becomes more distant and her behavior increasingly peculiar, Paul begins to suspect something more sinister than sleepwalking took place in the woods.
The heroes: Paul, who is trying to figure out what happened to his beloved wife.
The antagonists: Something bad in the woods.
Best scene: The chilling scene on the lake near the end.
Oh-oh something's not right line: She's not being herself today.
What makes it so great? The film is genuinely scary - it has a very tense, creepy atmosphere, terrific suspense building up throughout the entire movie and so far it's the best horror film of the year.

Friday, September 12, 2014

(148) Freakshow + links

By Sati. Friday, September 12, 2014 42 Comments
  • I finally made a gifset of Ordinary Decent Criminal. Time stood still during that second gif. Oh my God.
  • What is that on the left you may ask. Well that is, apparently, Stephen's actual signature. This appeared on tumblr with the comment 'he's not even trying'. I laughed so hard. 
  • Also the photo of Stephen from his performance as Macbeth showed up and I never wanted to time travel back to 2004 and be there in London so badly before. Good God, I'd get arrested so fast if I were there in the audience.
  • Look what Peter Capaldi did for his fangirls. Stephen, there are like 50 of us on tumblr. Give us something.
  • I obviously rewatched Firelight to celebrate my birthday movie-style (and as usual I rewatched Anything Else). If I were to make a list of  best romantic movies, that would be in top 3. That scene where Sophie Marceau battles with sexual frustration as she watches him drying himself off as he is naked after swimming (which we see that through a foggy window, never forget, never forgive) was the most relatable thing I've ever seen in the movie.

  • Monday, September 8, 2014

    Scene of the Week - The Social Network

    By Sati. Monday, September 8, 2014 , , , 24 Comments

    The Henley Royal Regatta
    directed by David Fincher

    This is one of the many scenes in the Social Network that are so well directed it just takes your breath away. But it's probably also the most memorable scene for most of the people. Just what the hell is it about this scene? It's not really connected to the main narrative, it's sticks out of the movie but doesn't distract.

    Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Top 10 Music Moments in David Fincher's Films

    By Sati. Saturday, September 6, 2014 , , , , , , , , 34 Comments

    One of the many things I adore about Fincher's movies is how perfectly the man uses the music in them. He directed music videos before the became the movie director so he certainly understands the rhythm and how to make the footage go perfectly with the music. Not only are the soundtracks for his films brilliant, it's also about those particular songs that fit the movie so well, that frame this particular scene so superbly, you cannot possibly imagine anything else accompanying them. Here are my favorite music moments from Fincher's movies.

    Thursday, September 4, 2014

    (147) 25 + links

    By Sati. Thursday, September 4, 2014 42 Comments
  •  That is the shot I posted for this #cinephilephoto thing on twitter. Obviously. 
  • I realize how it's somewhat ironic that I open the post that's largely about how wrong these nude pics of actresses are with this picture (though to be fair it is my favorite screenshot out of any movie) but....screw that, it's *well it was yesterday but it's a several day long celebration* my birthday. 25th. Which means I'm now closer to 30 than 20. So I'm just gonna stare at it for several minutes.
  • God I'm so old. On tumblr I'm essentially the creepy old lady, who's into even older people. I bet all those young people look at my tumblr and they feel like they sneaked in into retirement home. For batshit insane cases.

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Top 10 Funny Moments in David Fincher's films

    By Sati. Wednesday, September 3, 2014 , , , , , , , 34 Comments

     One of the most amazing things in Fincher's movies is that as dark as they may be they miraculously manage to have hilarious, sometimes even laugh out loud funny moments. Whether it's Robert Downey Jr.'s character genius lines in Zodiac, Tyler pissing and - doing worse things - into people's soup in Fight Club or snarky Harvard president being absolutely dismissive of his students, Fincher's films have really wonderful moments of humor which I always appreciate.

    I hate tonally black and white films - just because something is a thriller doesn't mean you have to sit there stewed in dark tension for 2 hours straight. So let's take a look at some of the funniest moments in Fincher's films.

    I'm sure Gone Girl will bring a few of those as well. Tyler Perry's "would you look at this stupid motherfucker incriminating himself?" looks at Ben Affleck are already so funny and we just saw a little bit of that in trailers.

    (I didn't bother rewaching Alien 3 for this, though, I'm sure there are some great moments of unintentional humor, Benjamin Button was shockingly devoid of funny bits despite all its warmth, the funniest thing about Panic Room was Jared Leto's acting and The Game, while did have few golden moments of Douglas being disgusted, didn't make the cut)

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Hit Me with Your Best Shot: The Matrix

    By Sati. Tuesday, September 2, 2014 , 14 Comments
    Over at filmexperience there is a wonderful series going on called 'Hit me with your best shot' where you get to choose your single favorite shot from the assigned movie and write the reason why you chose it. Today, it's all about The Matrix. I'm gonna go ahead and post 3 but the main one I'm choosing is this:

    Friday, August 29, 2014

    (146) Okay, that was a little too inside + links

    By Sati. Friday, August 29, 2014 28 Comments
  • Do you know what the sweetest words in any movie are?
  • ....even if the film is shit and they show me Spacey's ass and chest. That's not the ass and chest I spend 2h to see.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    10 Actors I Would See In Just About Anything (aka welcome to Fangirl Heaven)

    By Sati. Tuesday, August 26, 2014 , 30 Comments
    This may be the first blogathon ever that as soon as I saw it I knew I needed to be a part of it. I actually tweeted Mettel to pick me as the next participant, so thank you so much for doing that!

    I do realize this is not a blogathon about being a fangirl but I'm gonna make my post about that. Because other than gorgeous, each and every one of these actors is very talented too. So everyone's happy. Am I right, ladies?