Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Top Six....

I love to watch a good film - yes I still call them films! The weird - and occasionally stick my head in the oven frustrating thing - is we very rarely agree on TV or film - we actually have completely different taste.  He arrived home yesterday from his stint away working so I  thought seeing as I again have no control over the viewing in our house (at least till he is asleep!) here are my all time top six (yes six just to be different!)  films......

To Kill a Mockingbird - my all time favourite.  I saw it first in highschool after Sister Pat (yes I am a good Catholic schoolgirl!) had us read the novel of the same name by Harper Lee.  Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch stood for everything I ever wanted to be.  For me it was one of those life altering films that i could and have watched over and over again.

Reality Bites - I was in high school when this came out.  In the midst of the nineties where I was surrounded by the life and death of Kurt Cobain and the grunge music scene, being inspired by Kathleen Hanna and thinking that boys who had goatees and quoted dead philosophers  were it and a bit.  This movie was kinda Hollywood but kind cool.  Ethan Hawke, Janeane Garofolo, Winona Ryder...loved it.

Beuno Vista Social Club - This one is a doco that is about when Ry Cooder and a couple of other people went to Havana in Cuba.  They found and brought together some of the greatest musicians in Cuba, that had performed at the original Beuno Vista Social Club, and created an amazing story.  They got together and once again performed, released music and toured.  It is a really cool doco with a fantastic soundtrack.  A guy I used to work with recommended it too me - he used to smoke A LOT of weed - so for someone with relatively impaired judgement it was a good choice.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona - This is a Woody Allen film -although I am a massive Woody Allen fan - this seems to be one of the less neurotic ones.  My  friend told me to watch this.  One day we want to go to Mexico together - for the rumoured end of the world party in 2012.  She said I would love this film....all I have to say to you is Javier Bardem.....the man is a GOD!

The Constant Gardener - this is brilliant.  I am not actually a big fan of Ralph Fiennes but this is such a good movie I almost loved him.  Rachael Weisz is magnificent.  A story about love, betrayal, Africa and belief!

Almost Famous - I love seventies rock, I love Billy Crudup & Kate Hudson in fact I just love this entire movie.  Based on Cameron Crowe's experiences touring with great bands - this makes you want to be a groupie - or at least that's what it did to me!

What's yours? x

P.S. This is the best scene from Reality Bites x


Ellieboo said...

Some great movies there- I am with you,The Constant Gardener is just sublime and Almost Famous rocks.

A couple I would add to my list: Before Sunrise and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - oooh now I want to get all of those movies out to rewatch

windingcirclelifeschool said...

I would have to say the crow, harry potter, twilight, stand by me, medicine man (i think i watched it over and over as a kid) and dirty dancing (same thing, over and over and over my eldest lvoes it too!)