Monday, March 30, 2009

L'Auberge Espagnole

This is probably my favorite of the meager number of French films I have seen in the US. It was popular when it first came out, and I wanted to give it fair recognition as it is a fantastic movie. This is the story of students all varying nationalities coming together and living in an apartment in Barcelona. They all speak different languages, but somehow they manage to cultivate strong friendships and loving bonds. This is a touching, hilarious film.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Goofy Movie

This is probably my favorite animated Disney classic. I spent years looking for a copy of the soundtrack. Of course the new millennium brought easy access to any and every song in existence, so now my dream has long since come true. This movie has humor, family quirks, young love, everything we look for in a Disney film. I still maintain that the last song, "I2I" by the fictional singer, Powerline, is one of my favorites of all-time.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Shining

I am not a fan of scary movies, but this film is an absolute classic. Barely anything happens at all and yet you are captivated for hours. It has one of the most intense scores of all time. I remember being so tense after it ended that we all had to watch Breakfast at Tiffany's as a family just to snap out of it. I have only seen this movie once, and it was years and years ago, but I can still remember the effect it had on me and my sisters.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Batman Begins/The Dark Knight

I am one of those very rare individuals who prefers Batman Begins over The Dark Knight. Sure I went at midnight like half the country the day the latter was released in America, and sure I had been nearly salivating in anticipation, but I still stand true to the original. Christian Bale's portrayal of Bruce Wayne's transformation really struck me in a way no other "super-hero" flick ever has. There is something so special about this particular series of films. The somber, lingering mist is a change from any other Batman we have every seen. I will be shocked to learn someone has not seen these films yet. They are fantastic and will definitely stand the test of time.

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I am sure by normal standards this film can hardly be considered a classic, but I absolutely love it! I actually just saw it for the first time over the weekend. I remember everyone talking about it back in elementary and middle school, but I never ended up seeing it. I even watched it dubbed in French and it was still fantastic. Typically American, completely implausible plot, awesome stunts, and twists and turns around every corner. I do not want to give away too much of the plot, but I urge everyone to go out and rent this one immediately. Nicholas Cage and John Travolta do a fabulous job!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Rear Window

A Streetcar Named Desire

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