They’re up! It took forever to put together because I expanded the list from 10, coz I couldn’t make up my mind, to 20 (and bonuses!) LOL! The funny thing was that when I expanded the Top10, the positions changed! If that makes any sense. I had only been able to put together half the list, when some work-related business came up, so went back to it last evening and had to stay up until 6AM to be able to post today ASAP. My Top50 Songs post is still a work in progress, though~ I got enough songs (too many), so it’s just a matter of cutting down.
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The journey, you guys, the journey is two-and-a-half years old  already and counting. I’m no longer tracking what I’m watching because it got way too complicated. And though the number of Indian films I get to watch is minuscule to the actual output; at 38 films this year (of 203), it’s the most I’ve seen in a year. It’s almost one movie a week (!!) and it almost reaches my mark of 46 (of 274) of last year. And it totally surpasses my 33 mark in 2013 when I started it all.
*Note: Though 113 films (over 55% of the list) is English-based, not all of them are Hollywood movies. The number also considers UK, Canadian, Irish and Australian productions and some other mix-and-match co-productions.
Of course, I’m way more comfortable navigating mainstream Hindi cinema than I am Tamil or other industries. But Anupama Chopra has just released her video of the Best and Worst of Hindi Cinema in 2015, so I got inspired to have my own segregated list. xD
The Best of Indian Cinema 2015
- Dil Dhadakne Do (dir. Zoya Akhtar)
- Talvar (dir. Meghna Gulzar)
- Piku (dir. Shoojit Sircar)
- Masaan (dir. Neeraj Ghaywan)
- Dum Laga Ke Haisha (dir. Sharat Katariya)
- NH10 (dir. Navdeep Singh)
- Margarita, with a Straw (dir. Shonali Bose)
- Bajrangi Bhaijaan (dir. Kabir Khan)
- Baahubali: The Beginning (dir. S.S. Rajamouli)
- Angry Indian Goddesses (dir. Pan Nalin)
The Worst of Indian Cinema 2015
- Dirty Politics (dir. K.C. Bokadia)
- Badlapur (dir. Sriram Raghavan)
- Phantom (dir. Kabir Khan)
- Katti Batti (dir. Nikhil Advani)
- Hawaizaada (dir. Vibhu Puri)
Haha, Kabir Khan in both lists xD
- Ayal Njanalla
- Bajirao Mastani
- Charlie (dir. Martin Prakkat)
- Main Aur Charles
- Orange Mittai
- Thani Oruvan
- Thoongaa Vanam
Merry Christmas, everyone! I spent all day listening to Xmas music xD
During this year’s family dinner, I made a decision on my New Year resolution- I bow to try to not be a moral superior asshole in discussions. And I kowtow to those I had ugly discussions with (if any), if I ever made you scream at your screen- I’m sorry. I had an ugly discussion about food! FOOD! A discussion on food got ugly! LOL It was like being on an internet forum, and I kept feeding the troll. I’m sorry.
Today I decided to not stress over my End of the Year list any longer, so I finally published my list of Favorite Films of 2015~
I managed to get 195, without counting the films that I didn’t rank because I don’t rate certain documentaries. I managed to squeeze in Carol, The Revenant, and Spotlight… which did almost crack my Top10 Films in English. I wonder if I hadn’t post the list, if it would’ve placed differently.
Oh, that also means that, just like my movie collection, I’ve segregated my lists by languages. There’s a general list, but also included lists for films in English, Chinese/Mandarin, Indian, Latino and Miscellaneous languages, which includes all languages that I didn’t watch enough films for a proper Top10.
Yup, once again~
Back in 2010, the YAM Magazine website was launched officially— it was my grandpa’s 5th death anniversary. Today, it’s his 10th year anniversary… also it’s the 5th YAM web anniversary! Numerology galore~~~
Anyway~ I posted my 2015 music highlights~ early, once again. There were a few albums of my biases, but most of these picks are new people I’ve begun following this year. So… happy listening!