Thursday, March 6, 2008

Remedy for the cold

Abuelita Instant Hot Chocolate + flannel sheets + a good movie. A few of my recommendations:


Gone Baby Gone


Written by the same man who wrote Mystic River, this film continuously throws something new at you. Just when you thought you had it figured out along comes some more crazy. The characters are forced to make tough choices and live with the consequences. This is one movie that generates good conversation between viewers once it is over. As soon as it ends you have to ask the person next to you, "What would you have done?"



Atonement

This is the other movie that provokes conversation. Let me give you a topic: Age of accountability. Talk amongst yourselves. Also, I love when "adult situation" scenes make you laugh out loud, even though you're in your mid-twenties...and watching this movie in a theater with strangers. His letter and the library scene? It's impossible to keep a straight face.






La Vie en Rose

A biography of French singer Edith Piaf. Think tragic life of Judy Garland: Paris Edition. The soundtrack is amazing and I immediately purchased a collection of Edith Piaf's hits. It also just goes to show that even fifty years ago celebrity allowed people to damage their body, personal life and reputation with drug use, and yet the industry and public still craved their talent.



Paris, Je T'aime

Another film set in Paris. Actually it's twenty short films created by twenty different directors. Producer Emmanuel Benbihy explains, "Each director has been given five minutes of freedom, and we, as producers, carry the responsibility of weaving a single narrative unit out of those twenty moments." Most are in French, but a few were filmed in English.










The Darjeeling Limited

I love all things Wes Anderson. I was waiting for this movie to come out and it did not disappoint me. If you aren't familiar with any of Wes' work you should also check out The Royal Tenenbaums. Wes is known for amazing soundtracks, great one-liners, and casting actors he's previously worked with in his other films (the Wilson brothers, Bill Murray, Kumar Pallana, Anjelica Huston). This may be my favorite Wes film to date.
Factoid #1: Most of the film takes place on a moving train.
Factoid #2: The luggage used is by Luis Vuitton, the costume design is Marc Jacobs.

1 comment:

april. said...

thanks for the factoids behind the darjeeling.