My boy chrisfanning93 asked for some Indie movie suggestions. I took his request too seriously and pulled a few from my master list (btw I’m a nerd with a master list) of favorites.
1. Short Term 12
In my opinion, Short Term 12 is everything an indie movie should be. Writer/director Destin Cretton is talented (he went to my school!) and Brie Larson is killer.
2. Blue Like Jazz
It was blacklisted in a lot of Christian media for ‘straddling’ the line between faith based and non-faith based film with qualities like swearing, a homosexual major character, and a resolution that doesn’t involved God granting everyone’s prayers like a genie. So it’s like real life.
Favorite Coen Brothers film by far. Everything gets crazier by the minute and it’s all perfectly constructed chaos.
4. It’s a Disaster
Kind of a sucker for Julia Stiles movies, and I don’t know why. It’s a Disaster is funny, unexpected, and it’s set in Austin (home state pride what).
5. A Bag of Hammers
I try not to, but I literally judged a book by it’s cover and didn’t watch this for the longest time because the poster is lame. I’m glad I saw the error of my ways.
6. Robot & Frank
I’m looking forward to a future where we have sick robits like Robot. Robot & Frank is great if you’re looking for a dose of originality, heartfelt…ed…ness?, and the Phil Collinsy sounds of Francis and the Lights.
7. The Brass Teapot
7. A story fit for the Twilight Zone, the Brass Teapot follows the dissolution of a young couples relationship due to a magical teapot that makes them money every time they hurt each other. I feel like I don’t need to say more.
When she was a little girl, Carmilla believed in wishing on stars
and used their power to craft herself a best friend born of imagination
itself. Running through gardens and dancing through ballrooms together.
But little girls grow up and vampires have no need for imaginary
Centuries later, Carmilla meets Laura Hollis, a little girl who
has made the exact same wish that Carmilla herself once made. A simple
plea to the sky for a best friend. Despite her better judgement,
Carmilla can’t just leave Laura to the whim of the stars and takes on
the role of imaginary friend for herself.