"As Ellis prepares to leave Tucson for his freshman year at an East Coast prep school, he also faces separating from his flaky, new age mother and the only real father he has ever known: Goat Man." -via IMDBThe only thing that initially interested me about this movie was David Duchovny, I feel like I may have admitted this before but I am a huge X-Files fan. I've never really determined if I like him so much because I grew up watching him on TV as a little one and therefore see him as a safe, protective father-like figure or if I am just attracted to him... (hint: I'm probably just attracted to him) Regardless of my complicated relationship with Mr. Duchovny, this movie was pretty adorable. The kid is talented, but more importantly he's got that teen heart-throb thing going on. Why hasn't Hollywood snatched and corrupted this looker yet? The film is definitely a good example of a quirky indie film, but nonetheless an entertaining watch.
3. The Go-Getter
"When his mother dies, a teenager takes a road-trip in a stolen car to find his long-lost brother. Along the way he discovers a profound connection with the car-owner and with himself as well." - via IMDBThis is a Zooey Deschanel movie that I actually hadn't seen, surprising! Even if she wasn't in the movie, I still would have loved it. It was really that good. Again, an off-beat quirky indie (are you sensing a theme?), but so so good. The storytelling approach is unique and interesting. I was completely wrapped up in this one the whole way through. I wanted to put this one higher on the list, but the others coming up were just too good.
2. Take This Waltz
"A happily married woman falls for the artist who lives across the street." - via IMDBDo any of you use Tumblr? I posted a clip from this film a day or so after I watched it. Really sexy/racy, but I still just can't get over the incredible acting. Obviously Michelle Williams is flawless in most everything that she does, but her male counterparts are equally (if not more so when it comes to Luke Kirby) impressive in this film. The first time I watched it a found myself blushing and getting a little embarrassed with the raw intimacies, but after a second watch I could really appreciate the story. Beyond that it is just simply a pretty movie, vivid colors and a great showcase of beautiful Toronto. I must insist that you watch this one!
1. One Week
"Chronicles the motorcycle trip of Ben Tyler as he rides from Toronto to Tofino, British Columbia. Ben stops at landmarks that are both iconic and idiosyncratic on his quest to find meaning in his life." - via IMDB
My Netflix queue is still bursting at the seams with new films to watch, but I am always up for a good recommendation. Have you watched anything good recently?