Where This Meets That
These days, we movie buffs have more access to a wider variety of films than ever before. With so many ways to watch movies today, the trick is in finding some lesser-known films that are worth taking a chance on.
Here are five films that you probably haven’t seen but should.
1) Take Shelter – 2011, Jeff Nichols
Stars Michael Shannon as Curtis LaForche, a gentle, blue collar family man plagued by vivid nightmares that have begun spilling over into his waking life. Read my full review HERE.
2) The Diving Bell and the Butterfly – 2007, Julian Schnabel
A French film based on the memoir of the same name recounting former Elle magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby’s life after a massive stroke in the prime of his life at 43. Read my full review HERE.
3) Children of Men – 2006, Alfonso Cuaron
The story of humanity winding down after nearly two decades of inexplicable sterility, starring Clive Owen as an unlikely hero who must find sanctuary for a miraculously expectant refugee woman. I ranked this film third among my all-time favorite science fiction films.
4) The Proposition – 2005, John Hillcoat
A gritty, grisly, haunting western starring a strong, silent Guy Pearce as a fugitive faced with having to sell out one brother to save another. The film provides an interesting perspective on the line between the good guys and bad, vengance and justice, and what it means to be a hero. Nick Cave’s mesmerizing soundtrack masterfully fleshes out the film’s brooding atmosphere.
5) That Evening Sun – 2009, Scott Teems
Hal Holbrook portrays a rightfully angry old man who refuses to go down quietly in this excellent, smoldering southern indie film.
Happy viewing, and have a great weekend Everybody!