Okay, so I was pretty bored at work today and was inspired by one of the blogs I was browsing. Since Saturday is now random, Sunday will be lists. Feel free to add your own or argue with me about me choices.
In honor of my Netflix account being reinstated, I present:
THE BEST FILMS YOU MAY HAVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF BUT THAT YOU MUST RENT/QUEUE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
The A-D Edition
(in no particular order)
“After Life” (1999)- awesome Japanese film about the way station to the afterlife where the dead must cull through their memories and find their defining moment. Well shot and acted, it was not as depressing as it sounds.
“Agnes of God” (1985)- Meg Tilly shines as a nun who may or may not have murdered her baby and Jane Fonda is great as the psychologist sent to investigate. It’s a very calm, faded movie. Look for the dynamic Anne Bancroft as mother superior.
“Bell, Book, and Candle” (1958)- I don’t want any letters on how this is not obscure. A recent poll of my friends would disagree with you. The best movie staring Jimmy Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon. It’s about a witch who bespells her upstairs neighbor to fall in love with her. You’ll want a Siamese named Pyewacket so badly afterward!
“Boondock Saints” (1999)- A couple of Irish misfit brothers take to a life of crime in this hilarious movie with “lot’s of fucking rope” and a lesion in “nameiology”. PS- They’ve made a sequel to be released soon.
“Cold Comfort Farm” (1995)- Kate Beckensale before you had any idea she existed. My Dad conned me into watching it saying it was a horror movie. (“I saw something nasty in the woodshed). I was bummed to find out it wasn’t but still loved the movie about a posh girl from London going to live with her downtrodden family in the country.
“Croupier” (1998)- along the same theme, this one featuring a young Clive Owen as a gambler and wanna be writer down on his luck. Alex Kingston (of “er” fame) also appears.
“Dog Soldiers” (2002)- All you need to know: Kevin McKidd, Scotland, werewolves, awesome!!!