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15 January 2009 | 01:20 am

CDs, DVDs, I LOVE these kinda questions. Too bad not that many reporters ask them. Will send the movies first cos am so exhausted the brain is not working properly. Here goes (in no particular order) :

6. A Very Long Engagement

Marion Cotillard. In ONE scene. Steals the entire two and a half hour-long movie from Audrey Tautou. I worship at the feet of the Goddess Cotillard. Some people are born with gifts. She was. Others, like me, have to work our asses off and still never come close to that mastery. Which is why she is Goddess Marion.

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7. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Watching this film literally makes my heart ache. As in, it’s so goddamn heart-wrenching that I literally have to keep my Ventolin on hand when I watch it. DiCaprio’s performance cannot be topped. This is the story – this was before he did Titanic and became a megastar. When I watched “Gilbert” I had no clue who he was, as was the case with the majority of the audience. But. I actually thought they casted a real autistic person in the film. I never once imagined that was an actor acting autistic/mentally-retarded. That was how seamless and COMPLETE his performance was.

Note: This was written in 2008.

Categorised in Bridge, Favourite of your Favourite (Her).

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08 January 2009 | 01:29 am

CDs, DVDs, I LOVE these kinda questions. Too bad not that many reporters ask them. Will send the movies first cos am so exhausted the brain is not working properly. Here goes (in no particular order) :

3. Carlito’s Way

Al Pacino and Sean Penn at their finest. Two of my idols in the same movie. Period. And that voice-over in the last scene, perfection. Perfection. I died watching that last scene.

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4. Bride With The White Hair

I watched this on a rerun on TV when I was a girl/teenager, and realised that instead of the bubblegum, cutesy, flawless, girl-next-door, submissive and non-threatening (to men) idols that a girl of my age should be prostrate to, Lin Ching Hsia’s character in the film was MY idea of a real idol.

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5. The Assassination Of Richard Nixon

Sean Penn. Raw emotions to the point of being painful to watch. Very few actors can be that raw in front of the camera. He will be my idol now and forever. His performance was a masterpiece.

Note: This was written in 2008.

Categorised in Bridge, Favourite of your Favourite (Her).

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01 January 2009 | 01:29 am

CDs, DVDs, I LOVE these kinda questions. Too bad not that many reporters ask them. Will send the movies first cos am so exhausted the brain is not working properly. Here goes (in no particular order) :

1. Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind

Real. It’s real, it breathes. Love, without the cheese. It’s hard to do romance nowadays without succumbing to chick-flick cliches, no? And Kate Winslet has one of my all-time favorite lines in this movie, you guys go guess which one it is. Her character in the film, is the woman we all secretly wish we could be, but simply don’t dare to be.

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One of the very few movies in recent memory that had me literally in tears.

2. Rear Window

It’s Hitchcock, what else is there to say? One of the most fiercely intelligent thrillers that is a stark contrast to the cheap shock tactics blockbusters today love to employ. Not many people realise that the true horror in horror movies begin from inside OURSELVES, the audience. The dialogue is also one of the most cleverly crafted I’ve watched.

Note: This was written in year 2008.

Categorised in Bridge, Favourite of your Favourite (Her).

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