I’m a little bit of a film nerd. And with fall quickly approaching, I thought I’d share my top five fall films with you. There is nothing better than curling up with a blanket, a warm mug of something yummy and a movie. Life seems to be moving so fast these days, so this is how I slow down and recharge.
5. Bright Star
Bright Star is a film about the ill-fated romance of poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne. I love everything about this film, written and directed by the amazing Jane Campion. It’s has a sense of open air about it and the performances are just amazing. Save your Jane Austen films for spring and watch this on a rainy day.
Jane Eyre, is a good follow up if you are in the mood.
4. Harold and Maude
If you haven’t already seen this classic, I suggest you stop what you are doing and watch it. When I first moved to San Francisco, I made a very serious attempt to visit places seen in the movie, but I digress. This film is heart-warming and really makes you look at life a bit differently. Also, you can’t knock the music by Cat Stevens. It’s all so good!
Do I even have to explain this one?
2. Dead Poets Society
O Captain! My Captain! How can you not love this movie? Robin Williams as an eccentric English teacher that teaches carpe diem? Yes, please. I like to imagine if I went to an all boys private school it would be exactly like this. Don’t shatter my illusion.
P.S. Don’t confuse this film with The Emperor’s Club, a good movie, but just don’t.
Cher, Winona Ryder, Christina Ricci and Jake Ryan (does this actor even have a real name?). Yes, that is a formula for greatness. Set in the 1960’s Charlotte Flax (played by Cher) moves herself and her two daughters to a small east coast town. Her eldest, played by Winona Ryder falls for the much older bus driver and caretaker of a nearby convent. This film, is funny, heart warming and has my three favorite people in it. If you haven’t seem it, go watch it. Plus, I believe it’s on Netflix Instant Watch right now. Yay!
My dear friend Kathleen suggested I needed a Woody Allen movie and Radio Day’s just happens to be my favorite. Set in the 1940’s this film has a great story, great costumes, and a young Woody Allen is played by a prepubescent Seth Green. Enough said.