There was this one day during the holidays. A day that was too hot for anything except air con and film marathons. The kind of day when the thinnest of clothes feel like too much and your hair becomes the worst thing ever and cutting it all off suddenly feels like a good idea. If there was anything, anything at all, that made the day more bearable it was Empire Records. That film is top notch. I mean look at Liv Tyler's outfit, it is killer. I give this film lots of gold stars, lots and lots and lots. I mean was there much plot? Well, no. But, it was an incredibly enjoyable film to watch. And I think enjoyment multiplied by super duper overrides lack of plot.
On the same day, I watched What's Eating Gilbert Grape, which was a beautiful but I would place it in the 'relatively depressing movie' category, the kind that leaves you feeling numb and a little hazed. The acting was Oscar worthy, and saying no to a young Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio can be difficult but this movie definitely wins the prize for being the beautiful melancholy tear-jerker.
Amelie (picture below) and Like Crazy (picture above) are some old favourites I've rewatched and rewatched over and over again. Without sounding like a tosser, I genuinely think Like Crazy is a fantastic take on modern romance not to mention a beautifully shot film. AND CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE SOUNDTRACK? The music for this film is mostly just genius piano music which I place in the 'so perfect you want to cry' category (this category also includes The Great Gatsby and Midnight in Paris). Amelie makes you fall in love with Paris and cute haircuts and mischef.
The number one film on my 'films to see' list is Her. Directed by the utterly great, Spike Jonze, it's the story of a guy who falls in love with an operating system not unlike Siri. I am dying to see it.
Any film recommendations?
Kisses and hugs,