Tuesday, December 1

22 Movies Every Film Geek Must Have Seen, Part 7

"Wait, what? Why the hell is this one on the list?" Well boys and girls, because geeks need lovin' as well. This is a film you can screen to your date without her vomiting or him falling asleep. And even for your inner cinephile it's really satisfying: the look of the film is delightfully bohemian, the music is great and the story is not half bad either.
If you liked this, may I suggest: If you want another musical, make sure to check out Chicago. If you got a second date and you want it to be really romantic, rent Notting Hill. It is seriously funny, guys.

Oh boy. Where to even start? The non-linear storytelling? Some of the coolest dialogue ever on celluloid? The bitching music? The instant-classic characters? Uma Thurman's haircut? Ezekiel 25:17? Or the fact that every time Vincent Vega goes to the toilet, something goes horribly wrong? This film is a masterpiece. You have to see this to believe it.
If you liked this, may I suggest: No-one does Tarantino's style better then The Man himself. I can heartily recommend his entire oeuvre, with the exceptions of Jackie Brown and Death Proof.

Pure. Boyhood. Fantasies.
That's all this film is, nothing more, certainly nothing less. Featuring one of the most iconic heroes of the big screen, Indiana Jones, this one is simply a blast to watch. Just don't think about it to hard.
If you liked this, may I suggest: The original Star Wars trilogy. This one is down here because I liked Raiders better, and because you've probably seen them all. The other two good Indiana Jones films are tons of fun as well.

1 comment:

  1. My love for Moulin Rouge is one of the very few things that make me doubt my heterosexuality. The fluidity in style showcased is something I can get really excited about...

    Pulp Fiction also needs a mention for the fact that the narrative structure is so very well done. Tarantino knows story, not just in cinematic form. Look at the post-credit opening scene, listen to what these guys are saying. It's not just stylized dialogue, there's an actual substance beneath it. After this sequence, we know exactly what the relationship between these guys is. Also, look at how the setting changes: when the guys discuss Marcellus Wallace's aggressive protective nature when it comes to Mia, they're in a tiny, crowded little elevator. Also, Jacky Brown deserves another look. It's not pure Tarantino, but it's definitely not bad.

    And Raiders... The less I say about it the better. I understand people like it, but I don't.