Aha! I bet I had most of you wannabe film buffs thinking I was only suggesting things you’ve seen! I would venture to guess that 99.99999% of you who click on this post will not have seen all five suggestions for this week. The odds are so far in my favor it’s ridiculous. Feel free to prove me wrong though.
Let’s get to it…
1. Adaptation– Written by Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and directed by Spike Jonze, Adaptation is a really underrated movie in my opinion that is both really clever and really thought-provoking.
2. Arsenic and Old Lace– Classic Frank Capra film that is still a truly brilliantly comedic masterpiece.
3. Delicatessen– Easily one of the most morbid dark comedies I’ve ever seen. This is the debut film from Jean-Pierre Jeunet (guy that made Amélie). It was made in 1991 but stylistically it could have been made yesterday. I can’t think of any other movie that old that looks as current as Delicatessen. Also embedding of literally every trailer for this movie has been disabled by YouTube so you’ll have to just click the link below. Also here is the IMDb page for more about the bizarre plot.
4. Hunger– Another debut film, this time from a still relatively newcomer, Steve McQueen. This is by far one of the best, most powerful debut films I’ve seen. It’s visually stunning and emotionally gut-wrenching.
5. Smoke– This one is a recent discovery of mine. It stars Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker and Michael from LOST. It’s a solid comedy and a really good screenplay with great performances.
Need to catch up on my past suggestions? Follow the links below!