Hello! My name is Patricia, you can call me Pat for short. I am an Indonesian currently studying computer science and English in Seattle, WA. According to the MBTI, I am an ISTP, and according to the Enneagram test, I am a Type 7.
When I get super bored with typing lines of code or analyzing iambic pentameter in Richard III, I watch films and I talk about films. Films have been an integral part of my life, and I am constantly amazed at how films affect a large part of society. I watch all kinds of films and I love films from any genre and any country, but right now I am totally obsessed with new American indie dramas. I might seem like the film snob your friends warn you about, but, I will be happy to recommend you those kinds of films that only film school students watch! (Nah. I’ll be more than happy to recommend you films you’ll totally like. I’m not a film elitist. I enjoy action and comedy, too.) I go to the movies in a religious, almost ritualistic way; on some days, if I were permitted to camp in my local AMC, I would. You can keep track of my watching habits here.
Anyway; my favorite directors are Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Quentin Tarantino, Wong Kar-Wai, Jean-Luc Godard, and Joko Anwar. My ultimate favorite films are The Shining, Rashomon, Chungking Express, and Pierrot le fou.
I also really enjoy theatre and musicals. I’m obsessed with Hamilton, The Last Five Years, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Les Miserables, and the works of Stephen Sondheim. I also enjoy the works of August Wilson, Shakespeare, and other contemporary plays, which I occasionally read.
Every day I listen to music on my daily commute; that is why I am a big fan of music. Very much like films, I listen to all kinds of music, but right now I am currently obsessed with the indie hip-hop genre. My current favorite artists are clipping., Swet Shop Boys, Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Father John Misty, Lorde, Anderson .Paak, Sleater-Kinney, and Foo Fighters. I really want to review music on this blog; maybe sometime if I got a great insight on an artist’s album, I’ll get around to reviewing it here. I watch TV as well – in that case, I like watching comedies. Atlanta, Black Mirror, Monty Python, Portlandia, Drunk History, SNL, Black Books and The IT Crowd are some of my favorite TV shows.
Oh, and one more thing – I am a Star Wars fan.
I am the person everyone goes to when they need someone to design their content. I am a theatre practitioner and appreciator, and I am currently studying theatre as a minor/second major (still not sure!); I recently directed a play that I am really, really proud of. If you have one and a half hour to spare, it’s available online.
This blog consists of my film/theatre reviews, and sometimes, my opinions or my life experiences. I take pictures on my Instagram and log films into my Letterboxd. You can also check out some of my old reviews here.
If you want to further discuss my reviews with me, you can email me at patricia [dot] adiyoso [at] gmail [dot] com.