“What if we only live inside of our dreams?”
From director Juan Diego Escobar, Live Life Dearest follows a man who finds he is incapable of feeling anything but nostalgia, as he discovers he is nothing but a young women’s dream and he is recreating her thoughts. This fictional compilation uses home videos — the vast majority in SUPER 8 — to portray a journey through various stages of life, ranging from the loss of innocence to the death of a loved one, through pain, loss, love and shattered dreams, deeply questioning what its like to be a human.
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Published 6 January, 2014
Film , Film Features , Film Reviews , Top Lists
Tags: Captain Phillips, Cloud Atlas, Django Unchained, Frozen, Gravity, Iron Man 3, Les Miserables, Man of Steel, Pain & Gain, Prisoners, Stoker, The Bling Ring, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Place Beyond The Pines, The Words, Thor: The Dark World, Trance, Warm Bodies, Wreck-It Ralph
It’s that time of year again, so here’s my top 20 films of what 2013 has had to offer.
This year I have watched more films than I ever have in a year before, reaching a total of 771 films. Read below to see what I thought of the year in film, and feel free to let me know what you thought about the year too.
This obviously might change as I catch up with films I have missed over the next year, so for an updated list visit my Letterboxd page. (Also, please note that I go by UK release dates.)
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Published 5 January, 2014
Film , Film Reviews
Tags: Chris Buck, Frozen, Hans Christian Andersen, Idina Menzel, Jennifer Lee, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Kristen Bell, The Snow Queen
Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen‘s fairy tale The Snow Queen. The 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series follows the fearless and optimistic Princess Anna (voiced by Kristen Bell), who must team up with the thrill-seeking mountain man, Kristoff (Jonathan Groff), in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (Josh Gad) in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.
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The science-fiction thriller of the year, if not the decade, and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity follows the brilliant medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) on her first shuttle mission, along with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes; the shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky to work together to survive after the accident leaves them completely alone and adrift in space, tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
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