Thursday, 23 March 2017

Review de carte: Flash-uri din sens opus, de Marian Godină

[Post published by Liviu, on Liviu's [Personal] Blog]

Prin Iunie 2016 citeam cam 2/3 din carte, apoi m-am luat cu alte chestii. Acum am [re]citit-o integral.

Flash-uri din sens opus

Autor: Marian Godină

ISBN: 978-606-588-860-9
Editura Curtea Veche

Carte frumos scrisa, sincera.

Te binedispune.
Te pune pe ganduri cateodata.
De multe ori, povestea are o morala.

Intr-adevar, contine limbaj licentios/vulgar pe alocuri - asta-i realitatea in teren, n-ai ce sa faci...

Devine cam prea intima/personala pe 2 teme:
  1. Lupta cu sistemul (te pisi contra curentului, cum ii zic sefii) si umilintele/stresul indurat pentru ca a luat deciziile corecte: aici sunt de acord sa fie publice informatiile, ca sa stiu si eu din exterior ce se intampla prin interior... plus ca am un vag sentiment ca a povestit numai o parte din ce a indurat...
  2. Esecurile sentimentale: ok, sunt chestii normale in realitate si e dreptul omului sa decida whether to share it or not, dar filozofia mea e ca viata privata sa ramana privata.

Merita citita. Clar.

Niste observatii ale mele, cu ocazia asta:

Ne trebuie mai multi oameni cu o astfel de mentalitate, care sa-si spuna parerea, sa ia decizii corecte etc. Ei tot apar si vor aparea si la un moment dat vom atinge masa critica incat sa apara schimbari mai mari.

Perseverenta + Inteligenta castiga mereu.
Umorul e optional; ajuta.

Monday, 23 January 2017

Movie review: Collateral Beauty (2016)

[Post published by Liviu, on Liviu's [Personal] Blog]

Nota bene: for other movie reviews, click for the dedicated page with movie reviews.

Collateral Beauty (2016)


Well done. Beautiful.

Simultaneously sad and funny, both in an intelligent way.
It manages to be deep, while using fewer words than common philosophy to reach the same depth.
Great writer, very inspired.

Great cast. They all do their part great.
If Will Smith had been more "selfish" and demanded more screen time and a more complex part, he might have secured himself a better position for the Academy Awards.

Interestingly, all 4 main characters have issues regarding family life:
  • Howard (Will Smith) has lost his daughter some time ago and since then tries to reconnect with the world, including his former wife.
  • Whit (Edward Norton) (1) has cheated on his wife some time ago, therefore his daughter rejects him now, although his desperate attempts to reconnect with her, and (2) he lives with his mentally ill mother.
  • Claire (Kate Winslet) realizes she has dedicated her whole life to her job, has no family whatsoever, has no children etc.
  • Simon (Michael Peña) - the only guy with a real family (wife + kid)!... receives the bad news that his cancer has kicked back in, therefore has little time left to live!
Well, that's a nice drama!

Nota bene: You should be glad if you fail to understand it. (same set of feelings as in Me Before You [review])


Definitely worth watching. Deserves some Academy Awards nominations.