This movie was really intense.
from ‘lars and the real girl’
In an effort to tap into his original talent, a wheelchair-bound author moves to a rural town, where he befriends a single mother and her three kids, who help reignite his passion for writing.
a lovely feel-good film. also, morgan freeman. thank you ahmad (@mrarabiandream)
When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor’s retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.
heartwarming film, couldn’t help but fall in love with all the characters, each one special in their own delightful way. the entire script is very quotable, watch it and you’ll know why.
i don’t keep up with new films anymore (because i already have 400+ films to watch), but gladly i have someone who recommends the greatest ones, thank you ahmad (@mrarabiandream)
les misérables (2012)
In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole, agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s daughter, Cosette. The fateful decision changes their lives forever.
brilliant brilliant brilliant!
cinematography, music, performance, cast …everything was perfect.
two of my ultimate favorites would have to be:
(this is coming from a person who doesn’t really fancy musicals)
A dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran.
enjoyable and exciting watch, overly dramatized, but hey, ben affleck in a beard.
Ddongpari - Breathless (2008)
Sang-Hoon (Yang Ik-June) works as a low-level gangster collecting money for his longtime loan shark friend. Sang-Hoon seethes with rage due to his troubled childhood and abusive father. At any moment, Sang-Hoon can lash out at relatives, friends & strangers with the only way he knows how to solve problems - savage violence.
One day, Sang-Hoon walks along a residential road and spits on the sidewalk. He unintentionally hits a brash young high school student named Yeon-Hee (Kim Kkobbi). When Yeon-Hee tells Sang-Hoon to clean up his mess, he knocks her out with a punch to the face. Sang-Hoon then sits across from her until she regains consciousness. He offers to buy the girl a beer and the beginnings of an unusual friendship occurs.
beautifully heartbreaking film.
waking life (2001)
A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
a psychedelic animation about dreams.
Two British comic-book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51.
one of the funniest films i’ve watched in 2011.
the boy in striped pyjamas (2008) (book) (film)
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
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the perks of being a wallflower by stephen chbosky (film)(book)
Charlie is a freshman. And while he’s not the biggest geek in the school, he is by no means popular. Shy, introspective, intelligent beyond his years yet socially awkward, he is a wallflower, caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it.
Charlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix-tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.
But Charlie can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a deeply affecting coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up
both book and film made it to my top ten films. the film did the book justice (the book is always better, but some parts in the film made the book more ‘alive’?). overall, great everything. thank you mr. chbosky for a lovely (sometimes heartaching) experience in both the film and the book. a huge thank you to the actors and actresses who were absolutely perfect and true to the book.
bonus: here’s charlie’s mixtape.
a young doctor’s notebook (2012)
A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a four-part comedy drama based on a collection of short stories by the celebrated Russian writer and playwright Mikhail Bulgakov. The drama recounts Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical experiences as a young doctor working in the small village of Muryovo at the dawn of the Russian Revolution in 1917.
i can’t believe it’s only 4 parts. absolutely brilliant mini-series.
(or yourself because yay for nostalgia)