It's time for another Thursday Movie Picks post! This was a fun week. I even threw in a bonus pick, and I could have gone with a few others, to be honest. I was kind of shocked that I found so many when I read the 'limitation' for the week, but it wasn't a limitation at all.
The theme of the week is:
So, the limitation was NO SUPERHERO MOVIES and at first you think COMIC BOOK and you think SUPERHERO but Graphic Novels in general have become wildly popular and they cover so many themes and genres. You really would be surprised with how many pop up here and there.
So, I wanted to cover a range of subjects/genres here and so I wound up with extra, and you know what...I'm just going to go with TWO bonus picks this week. I was only going to go with one, but what the hell.
So, first, here are my three picks:
|Road to Perdition|
What a technical marvel of a film, it saddens me that more people don't talk about this one. I've always liked it, and found it to be Sam Mendes' best work, but after a conversation with fellow blogger Josh, I watched this again the other night and it is truly a marvel of a film. Spellbinding. Intricate. Thrilling. Engulfing. Perfect.
What an inspired way to tell your story, to deliver an autobiography, to steal our attention and our hearts. This beautiful (and poignant) story of a young Iranian girl growing up and growing into her own during the Islamic Revolution is equal parts charming, compelling, disturbing and emotionally arresting.
|Blue is the Warmest Colour|
There are few words better suited to describe this movie other than perfection. I spilled my guts on my thoughts regarding the film here.
This was the first film I thought of because, in my eyes, this made Graphic Novels relevant or at least made them accessible. Like, when people saw this and then found out it was based on a 'comic' they were like...wow...maybe I should give those a shot. Sharp tongued and extremely poignant, this hits every nail on every head. The only reason I didn't put this in my top 3 was that I figured it would land on a LOT of lists this week.
This movie is SO BAD, but I felt compelled to put this up here this week because...I actually read this Graphic Novel when it came out!!! LOL, I remember that I got it at Hot Topic and my mom had no idea how brutal it was (since she was all like "I remember Dr. Jeckyl from when I was a kid") and I then had my friend sneak me in to see the movie because I really wanted to see Heather Graham's boobs (which didn't happen). God, this movie sucked even then, to be honest, but now it's even worse!