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Garden State (2004)

A quietly troubled young man returns home for his mother’s funeral after being estranged from his family for a decade. (IMDb)

Should’ve ended with that great climactic exchange at the quarry (“Good luck exploring the infinite abyss” “You too”) or at least before that saccharine final scene at the airport, because everything previous is nearly perfect in its achingly poignant and tastefully quirky young adult character study that nails its depiction of depression, awkward homecoming, and early romance through thoughtful dialogue, strong performances, calm cinematography, and a fittingly melancholy soundtrack.

8.5/10 (Amazing)

The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

“We’re all citizens of a different town now. A place with its own special rules and its own special laws. A town of people living in the sweet hereafter.” 664 more words


Future Love Pt 1 (The Fifth Element, 1997)

Welcome to the Future.  It is run down and grimy.  And Bruce Willis lives there. And a mysterious object is hurtling towards Earth…a planet…an evil planet.  385 more words

Science Fiction

The Fifth Element

Of all the movies I have ever seen, there is only one that I actively disliked upon first seeing it, but later came to regard it as one of my all-time favorites. 979 more words


BIG NIGHT (1996) - 10 Reasons Why It’s One of My All Time Favorite Films

Following is a special, guest post by Sergia Flores…

Big Night: 10 Reasons Why It’s One of My All Time Favorite Films

Classic film blogger and creator of the soaring  909 more words

Contemporary Movies

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Director: Hugh Hudson

Writer: Colin Welland (Screenplay)

Starring: Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers, Ian Charleson, Ben Cross, Daniel Gerroll, Ian Holm


Plot: Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics. 411 more words


The Aviator - The Chain Reaction Film Club

Film 42: The Aviator

The Rules

My chum Tim and I watch a film every week, taking it in turns to pick. The only catch? Each film has to be linked to the previous one by a shared actor. 1,051 more words