Friday, November 14, 2008

A day for movies...

Culvers is a pit of abdominal pain- do not eat there. I am regretting that butter burger with cheese- although their homemade root beer is num-yummy. :)

God acts in mysterious ways. Had I not got up in the middle of the night because my stomach was protesting my lunch, I would not have noticed the lovely three inch blanket of snow covering Cheyenne. And with that began my early morning of scraping, shoveling, swiping and sweeping. I’m not a fan of winter, you could say; I’ve tried protesting it. But, no one cares about my preference for sunshine over cold, bitter, dangerous (shall I go on?) snow.

Global warming my ass.

But, being the idealist that I am, I always see a silver lining. Days like today allow me to get in my desired movies and add check marks to that list I have compiled. Mmmm I love independent films. So, I’ve decided to share my list of favorites with you (not all of these are indie films). Check ‘em out! They’re so much better than the cookie-cutter Hollywood movies. So much better.

* Dancer in the Dark (Bjork is in this and she is AMAZING- not her usual weird, sorta creepy amazing. Just simple amazing.)
* Shop Girl (adapted from his novella, Steve Martin wrote, directed and stars in this love story. Its bitter sweet, with a little more sweet)
* Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (I cannot tell you enough how much I adore this movie- have seen it about 300 times)
* The Fall (weird movie, but I still enjoyed it. BEAUTIFUL scenery, heartbreaking plot)
* Love Liza (Being a dark comedy, this movie will depress you, but like I said earlier. Its so much better than a Hollywood movie.)
* Brick (the dialog in this film is brilliant; it makes you have to pay attention)
* The Painted Veil (not indie, I don't think. But, such a warm hearted movie, nonetheless)
* Nobody Knows (heart wrenching, foreign)
* Amelie (hilarious! So unique, foreign)
* Acts of Worship (a true story about a drug addict)
* Love Me If You Dare (great foreign chick flick)

I have oh, so many more movies stored in my memory. Maybe I'll post some later. Would love it if people posted their own favorites and even some reviews on the ones I have listed!



Anonymous said...

Goodness...this girl cant hardly sit through an entire movie...I havent seen a single one of those. Sigh.

I on the other hand, LOVE winter. Love everything but the good ol' Wyoming wind. I heart snow, cold, cold pictures...all of it. :)


Cara said...

I also am not looking foward to snow, but here's a good movie for you if you like something different: Blue Velvet (creepy) said...

Amelie! <3 She's wonderful and brilliant and has the best hairs.
I also love Eternal Sunshine.

Two of my favorite indie films, though much darker & slightly more controversial, are Party Monster and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Muuuuuuuuch love to both.

Daily Offensive (baha!) said...

I saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch back in high school. Not my cup a tea. It was just a little too.... weird for me.

One funny part though, "Hedwig, does love last forever?" "No, but this song does"- speaking of their neighbor singing "I will always love you".


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