1. A Touch Of Sin (dir. Jia Zhangke) Jia Zhangke’s essay on the nature of violence in society. Is this specific to China? Is it a coincidence one character wears a Chicago Bulls hat?
2. To The Wonder (dir. Terrence Malick) People and critics HATE this movie, but I was caught off guard by this one. Flawed, but a deeply personal film.
3. Wolf Of Wall Street (dir. Martin Scorsese) Marty goes for broke, Leo goes for broke, it pays off.
4. Like Someone In Love (dir. Abbas Kiarostami) It feels like a minor work, but there were some really beautifully heartbreaking scenes here. These characters can only observe from a window; the real world is only theory and study.
5. Only God Forgives (dir. Nicolas Winding-Refn) Not a great film, but Nicolas Winding-Refn creates a world that is distinctly his own.
*EDIT* January 7, 2014
I finally have seen this shocking and brutal film with the pleasure of the director in person doing a Q&A.
6. The Act Of Killing (dir. Joshua Oppenheimer) There are few films I would deem as ‘important’, but this film is one of them. I would also call it a miracle. Illuminating and shocking, surreal and absolute; this film opens a discussion of what truth is in history. Do only winners write the past? Can we find a human within a person who has killed thousands of people?
12 Years A Slave, All Is Lost, American Hustle, Captain Phillips, The Counselor, Inside Llewyn Davis, Leviathan, Museum Hours, Prisoners, Spring Breakers
Have NOT seen yet:
Post Tenebras Lux, Blue Is The Warmest Color, Blue Jasmine, Nebraska, The Past
Some more photos of my life for Dispose Magazine: www.dispose.co
Dazed premieres Eric K. Yue’s short on charismatic Chi-town kid, Sire
This is something I made in February of this year. Excited it finally came out!
Directed, Shot and Edited by ERIC K. YUE
Produced and Co-Edited by DANIEL DEWES
Support from DUSTIN NAKAO HAIDER and DANIEL PONEMAN
Thank you THE CARROLL FAMILY, AG ROJAS, FARRAGUT HIGH SCHOOL
© BOGIE 2013
“Juice” by SPORTING LIFE
“Money” by SPEAKER KNOCKERZ
“Finally Rich” by LEEK-E-LEEK
this pic is gonna be iconic one day