Take This Waltz (2011) :: MOTD

Take This Waltz (2011)
Written by Sarah Polley
Directed by Sarah Polley

“Sometimes I’m… walking along the street and a shaft of sunlight falls in a certain way across the pavement and I just wanna cry. And then a second later, it’s over. I decide because I’m an adult, to not succumb to the momentary melancholy; And I thought that sometimes with Tony, she just had a moment like that. A moment of not known how or why, and she just let herself go into and there was nothing anyone could do to make it any better. It was just her and the fact of being alive, colliding.” ~ Margot Continue reading Take This Waltz (2011) :: MOTD

My Top 300 Movies :: 201-205

201. Before Sunrise Celine and Jesse’s cinematic story starts here when they share a stolen night that turns into a beyond words memory filled with words and passion, music and poetry, sex and love and the stuff of what one hopes can last forever kind of “something”. I have had a few of these moments, a few memories like this, and even the ones that never did last, well, I would not trade them for anything. Celine and Jesse were a promise to me, a hope of sorts, and a cinematic portrayal of a love I have always wanted, though perhaps never … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 201-205

My Top 300 Movies :: 171-175

171. The Avengers A band of misfits and outcasts, all with special talents and broken souls, who become an unexpected family, and within their story I found myself transfixed, and devoted. There is humor here, and heart, and a heaping dose of humanity within a story of super humans — there is so much going on within each character, and so much left to unravel and reveal later. These are the kind of heroes, and villains, that I believe in, and find myself hungry for more, and more, of their stories. Trailer Black Widow “Interrogation“ “Such lost creatures“ “I don’t … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 171-175

My Top 300 Movies :: 116-120

116. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas It’s cheesy, Burt Reynolds is singing in it, but so is Dolly Parton who performs the original (and superior, in my opinion) I Will Always Love You in it. I am a sucker for musicals, a love of mine that started when I was a young girl and grew exponentially when I was in musical theater in High School and College. Includes some great scene stealing moments from both Charles Durning and Dom DeLuise. I Will Always Love You scene Hard Candy Christmas scene 117. Dancer, Texas Pop. 81 This was one of my “stumbled upon movies … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 116-120

My Top 300 Movies :: 101-105

101. Donnie Darko This is one of those movies that impact me more each time I re-watch it. The mood, music, style, feel and tone of the film, the cinematics of it all, move me as much, if not at times more, than the actual story. There is such loneliness in the film, desperation, and love (and now I am wanting another re-watch). Movie Clip The Killing Moon :: Echo & The Bunnymen Head Over Heels :: Tears For Fears Notorious :: Duran Duran Mad World :: Gary Jules 102. Beetlejuice I love a good haunted house story, I also love dark … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 101-105

My Top 300 Movies :: 86-90

86. Author! Author! Unconventional families and flawed characters who ever strive to do something memorable, favorite elements in a favorite movie of mine. Also, a story about a writer, which is always top on my list, as well. An underrated film with a great performance by Al Pacino. Trailer 87. Sabrina The story line is now a classic romantic comedy trope, yet it never gets old to me. Perhaps that is due to the wonderful cast, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden are all so fantastic in this. The set-up of boy meets girl, boy and girl clash, girl leaves and … Continue reading My Top 300 Movies :: 86-90