Judy, available on Amazon Prime for $2.99, followed by Judy Garland Live at Carnegie Hall (1961). The movie is an outstanding performance by Renée Zellweger that really helps in understanding why Judy Garland was such a beloved figure. Then, listening to her Judy Garland live in one of the greatest live albums ever recorded? Well, it’s not a bad way to spend a few hours.
“Every day our experts introduce you to a film they love and you have a whole month to watch it, so there will always be 30 extraordinary films for you to enjoy.”—Mubi
Streaming service of 30 films for $10.99/month. Every day, one new film is added and a film that has been available for 30 days leaves. Second time I’ve heard of it and thought I’d bookmark it.
A collection of lists of best culture that includes: dance, theater, movies, comedy, art, architecture, TV, albums, opera, etc.
—”Best Culture of the 21st Century.” The Guardian. September 18, 2019
Unpopular Positive Opinion Movie Challenge:
Name a movie that…
- You genuinely like (Not “So Bad It’s Good”)
- Came out in your adult life post-2000
- Is rated below 50% on Rotten Tomatoes.
This is easy if you like horror films. For me, I’d say Metropia fits closely enough. It’s a weird, dark little animated film: Rotten Tomatoes (50%/55%), Metacritic (47), and IMDb (6.3).
And since I am making movie recommendations, let me put in the good word for The Twilight Samurai, My Sweet Pepperland, and The World of Apu. Each a beautiful love story in its own way.
A nice companion list to the BFI’s lists of great films.
“Once a decade Sight & Sound asks critics to select the Greatest Films of All Time.”
—Analysis: The Greatest Films of All Time 2012
Of the Top 10 of the Director’s Top 100, I haven’t seen: Tokyo Story, 8 1/2, Mirror, and Bicycle Thieves. Resolved: see these four films by the end of the year.
“Major: If you’ve got a problem with the world, change yourself. If that’s a problem, close your eyes, shut your mouth, and live like a hermit. And if that’s a problem… [cocks gun and presses it against his head].
—Ghost in a Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Avoid politics and the multitude of irrelevant struggles designed to channel your energies into someone else’s agenda. Adapt, keep your head down, and/or die. Those are the realistic options for most people.