I also enjoy watching movies. I have seen lots of movies and I have my own set of favorites. Favorites in the sense that these movies convinced me to get a DVD copy for personal viewing at a convenient time.
Two of my of all-time favorite films were based from the book, Simon Birch (inspired from A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving) and Angela’s Ashes (from the memoirs of Frank McCourt). These films may not be critically-acclaimed or commercially successful but I found treasures in these films. They are both realistic and in one way or another, I can relate to the characters. Simon Birch’s theme song is one of my favorite songs too. Listen here.
I don’t know if its luck but sometimes you just stumble on a film you never heard or known at all. And interestingly, they got your intention as they crave for more viewing, I had experience this when I was in
I particularly liked two Japanese films too, Nobody Knows and Zatoichi (The Blind Swordman). Nobody Knows opened my eyes to a reality I never thought that is happening in
I tried to recall some of the films I used to watch so I can buy its DVD and this made me remember my favorite war movie, Full Metal Jacket. I decided to buy Dead Poets Society too as “Oh Captain, My Captain” was our speech class activity when I was in 5th Grade. Short Circuit 2 is my favorite film when I was in 2nd Grade.
Talking about Art and Foreign Films, Central Station topped the list for me. Fernanda played the role of Dora perfectly. A bit of a tearjerker but the lines were so sincere. Bad Education had me on my seat. Liked how the story was edited and presented. Bjork’s performance in Dancer in the Dark was exceptional. I loved the soundtrack too. Jan Dara may be a bit dragging in some parts but it was really good. And how can I forget Billy Elliott? The simplicity of the film and the performance of all actors were enough reasons to get a copy of it.
There are some
If I remember other films that I liked, I’ll be editing this entry.