This year, I want to watch at least 50 movies that I haven’t seen before. This is part two, movies number 6 – 10. Also check out my movies nr. 1-5, 11-15, 16-20 for movie ideas!
Please note: The descriptions I used are from the Internet Movie Database.
Film 6 / 50 ‘Martha Macy May Marlene‘ 9 January 2012
Drama / Thriller 2011, IMDB rating: 7.3
Description: Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult.
My Opinion: Good movie! I liked the fact that you see the flashbacks about her life in the cult, which made it very thrilling. I wanted to know where her strange behaviour came from, and by getting small pieces of information at the time, it made me want to keep watching it. I just didn’t like the sudden end of the movie, to me it felt like the story hadn’t ended yet.
Film 7 / 50 ‘Catfish 11 January 2012
Documentary / Drama 2010, IMDB Rating: 7.1
Description: In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives.
My Opinion: Number one Sundance Movie 2010. Fantastic documentary that shows how you can be lied to over the internet. Nothing is what it seems. The whole documentary is really the way it went. The whole time you’re wondering what’s real and what’s not. And still you’ll be suprised.
Film 8 / 50 ‘We need to talk about Kevin 12 January 2012
Drama / Thriller 2011, IMDB Rating: 7.7
Description:Kevin’s mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
My Opinion: Pff.. What a drama. I felt a bit weird after watching this movie. No feel good movie for sure, but still impressive. Don’t watch it if you don’t want to be in a bad mood afterwards 😛
Film 9 / 50 ‘50/50. 29 January 2012
Drama / Comedy 2011, IMDB Rating: 8.0
Description: Must see film! This movie is about Adam, a 27 year old writer of radioshows, who’s diagnosed with spinal cancer. The people around him find it difficult to cope with his disease, while Adam stays abnormally calm. Supported by his best friend and young, unexperienced therapist he starts to fight the cancer.
My Opinion: What a beautiful film! The story of a cancerpatient is told with a smile and a tear. Very pure and realistic. I liked how they also showed the different reactions of the people that care for him, one is even more hysteric than he is, another avoids him and another one tries to help him as much a possible. MUST SEE!
Film 10 / 50 ‘The Help‘ 3 February 2012
Drama 2011, IMDB Rating 8.0
Description: An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maid’s point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
My Opinion: I find it difficult to give my opinion about this movie. After hearing loads of good things about this movie and many people suggesting it, I watched it. In two parts. The story is beautiful and I think it’s good that people are reminded of the horrible time that rascisme was a normal part of our society, not even fifty years ago. And how important it is to never let that happen again. And after all of the positive reviews I’m a bit scared to say it with the consequence of people finding me weird, but.. I thought the movie was rather, eh, boring. I’ve seen movies with a similar message that were a lot more interesting. So, my opinion, good movie, but not a must-see.
I agree about the movie The Help. The book was so much more powerful.