Monday, March 9, 2009

Movies that I Recently Enjoyed

I have not liked any of the new movies they put out lately; maybe I should just checkout Oscar winner Slumdog Millionaire but I'll save that for another day. What I did do, however, was using Netflix to locate a few movies from its vast collection that I think I might enjoy, and what you know ? - I came away with some really good ones!

A couple of oddballs - Miracle Mile & After Hours

How come I never seen these two before? Lovely lovely films. Great acting, incredible surrealism, high energy. Both films have this authentic frantic feeling (a real sense of urgency) which keeps me totally hooked.

A few oldies - The Best Years of Our Lives, The Picture of Dorian Gray, & The Lost Weekend

These three are why we should watch classic films made by Hollywood fifty years ago. Interesting plot? Check; Intelligent dialog? Check; Characters you can care about? Check. Why don't they make films like these anymore?!

Movies no one heard about - The Ninth Configuration & The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The first one is just out there. Watch it and you can thank me or hate me later. This is a movie that you will think about after - that I can pretty much guarantee. The acting is just phenomenal. On the other hand, The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a fun, sexy, and emotional film. It is not nearly as as dark and wacky as the 9th, but it certainly could be just as thought-provoking.

I got quite some enjoyment out of watching all these movies. If you ever check them out drop me a line and let me know what you think.

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