Shortly after starting my new job, I signed up for Netflix. Getting movies in the mail is my idea of heaven. After 3 relatively dry years, it has been like water falling on parched earth. In the last 2 weeks, I have seen 10 movies.
In order, I have seen:
- Ran (Akira Kurosawa - retelling of King Lear set in samurai era Japan)
- City of God (Cidade de Deus) (Brazilian movie set in the favelas)
- Before Sunrise
- Before Sunset
- You Can Count on Me (I love Laura Linney!)
- Annie Hall
- Ma Vie en Rose
- Six Feet Under, Season 1, Disc 1
- Croupier (Clive Owen = yes, please. And he spends many, many scenes in a tuxedo. Swoon++)
Hopefully, I will watch Devdas before the weekend is out.
I will tell you about a small disappointment. My friend Betsy briefly dated an utterly useless guy (we called him Mark, but his name was actually Scott - or the other way around?) Anyway, one of the few things he was useful for is this little story: Betsy parallel parked the car, and asked Mark/Scott if she was in the spot. He replied "Well, we can walk to the curb from here."
Genius!! Unfortunately, that little wry moment has been undercut for me because, as it turns out, that is a line from Annie Hall. Sigh. It's still witty and all, but somehow less so when it is Woody Allen instead of Mark/Scott.
My Netflix queue currently has 148 titles in it. But what it's really yearning for? Your recommendations. I'm not giving you homework, but I'd love to hear a few (or more!) of your favorite movies.