This is something I have been putting together for quite a long time now and I have held off posting it or even attempting to start the blog post in fear that I have forgotten and somehow missed a favourite film from the list. Barring in mind I got up to 72 films and then had to cut it down to the 50. I would like to make clear these are my favourite films, some might have happened to win Oscars as well and some certainly have not at all. The way I have decided on my favourites is the sheer joy they bring and the number of rewatches I have had over the years. While I have listed 1-50 a lot of them can be shifted around and changed with each other. It is going to highlight my love for musicals and for certain actors and actresses! I doubt it will contain many surprises though!Read More »
Jim Garrison is the District Attorney in New Orleans and he discovers more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story that had been released, something he was not willing to let go he worked for years to put together a case.
Harvey and Gillian Fairchild are not having the best of times. With Harvey well and truly freaking out because of his 60th birthday becoming depressed and stressed. His wife Gillian is awaiting results of a throat biopsy, something he does not know anything about.
I feel as though this film is very underrated and has such impressive performances from Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon. The characters feel real and I just love this scene/moment!
A closer look at how the American real estate offices work and what the salesmen will do to close a deal. Always Be Closing!
You’re invited to get deep, personal or have some fun with the lessons films have taught you, for the THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON.
Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy, and this blogathon happens October 14-17, 2016.
You can do anything: a list, essay, video, or podcast, to discuss the valuable or ridiculous life lesson(s) you learned from a film, whether it was about love, war, greed, kindness, activism, bravery, sacrifice, or prejudice. Tell which movie taught you a universal truth, a new concept, the way a system works, how to craft the perfect comeback, deal with a bully, kill a vampire, behave on a date, solve a murder or mix a cocktail with style. Did a film guide your career choice, help you overcome an obstacle, better understand a friend, era, art form or culture, or change your life?
Here we go with the start of the list!
As 2015 is coming to a close and we are about to start 2016 I thought the perfect way to do that was to take a look back in the film world at films which have fantastic New Year’s Eve scenes or moments. Might be a little bit strange considering I am not really a very big fan of New Year in all honesty and don’t have any plans myself for tonight. It probably doesn’t help that 2015 has been a truly awful year for me, but the less said about that the better. So what better way than to disappear into the world of film and see characters have some great and maybe interesting New Year’s Eve moments?
I do enjoy a good rendition of Auld Lang Syne though in all honesty and you will see that by some of the choices below!
In Paris a policeman Nester Patou quickly loses his job when he is trying to do the right thing with all of the working girls on the street. But things soon change when he falls in love with one of them, Irma La Douce.
C.C. Baxter finds himself quickly rising within the company he is working for, but has the fact he allows the executives a key to his apartment got something to do with it? His neighbours think he is the ultimate bachelor but that is far from the truth, everything seems to work out until he falls in love with one of the girls.