I had planned on writing an amazing post about how movies can change your mood for weeks when done correctly, but as I barely slept last night, and I am freaking out about a work laptop I brought home to prep for interviews today not letting me log in, I'm going to just put links to some recommendations. Some are old, some are new. All are movies I think everyone needs to see.
This movie needs to be watched about 10 times before you'll get all the one-liners and black humor. One of Danny Boyle's finest. That's a heavy thing to say, seeing as how Danny Boyle has made some of the best movies in the past two decades.
You'd probably have to live in a cave not to have seen this, but it's one of the best suspense films of our generation.
It's Kind of a Funny Story
I think this movie was really underrated, as was 500 Days of Summer. Both feel good, in a not punch you in the face with happy sort of way. Plus, both have soundtracks worthy of a mention.
Breakfast At Tiffany's
If you have not yet seen this movie I advise you to call in sick and watch it immediately. Really, rent this one with Sabrina (the original of course), and Roman Holiday and make a day of it.
I detest pretty much all remakes that are ruining my childhood loves. Come up with some original thought Hollywood! I will never see the remake of this, because Dudley Moore IS Arthur. Plus, it has Liza Minnelli in it. 'Nuff said.
I Like Killing Flies
I have probably watched 100 documentaries in the last few years. This one I still remember like it was yesterday. Probably because my dream in life is to own a grilled cheese diner/dive bar where my servers are allowed to tell off any customer being a douche.
Really, this is another one that is a favorite director of mine. You should pretty much see everything he's ever touched. The man is a genius. If you loathe subtitles, he has one American movie. I believe it's called Blueberry Nights with Nora Jones. Not one of his best works, but still great.
Sukiyaki Western Django
A more lighthearted offering from the man who brought you such classics as Audition, and Ichi The Killer. I would also highly recommend Zebraman. Good stuff.
I am a movie fanatic who watches at least four movies a week so this barely scratches the surface. I am addicted to all of the great mafia films, anything about serial killers, and I love directors who do off the wall stuff. Feel free to recommend any movies you think I need to see, or email me for more recs. Have a great day everyone!
Happy picture of the day: me at a sunset rave in '95 or '96. I do not regret those years of tons of drugs and barely making it to college classes. Dancing for hours on end, and meeting a lot of amazing folks is something you just can't regret.