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10 movies to watch when you’re broken

1. Her (2013) dir Spike Jonze

This movie is so great and it’s soooooo tumblr. Spike Jonze is a really fabulous director and his movies are always so beautiful. This movie takes place in a somewhat futuristic version of LA and it is about Theodore, a greeting card writer who falls in love with his operating system. It is silly. Silly movies rule.
You’ve totally seen these pics on tumblr.

2. Lost in Translation (2003) Dir. Sophia Coppola

Lost in Translation is a movie that, if you haven’t seen already, you have to watch like directly after Her because the directors were married and divorced in 2004. This movie is said to be reminiscent of their crumbling relationship, Spike Jonze being Bill Murray’s character and Sophia being Scarlet’s. Her is said to be Spike Jonze’s reaction to this film. ScarJo is such a bae.
“A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.”

3. Lars and the Real Girl (2007) Dir. Craig Gillespie

This movie is VERY important because it has Ryan Gosling in his chubbiest, dorkiest form and that’s something everyone has to see. It follows a similar premise to Her, except instead of being in love with an OS he’s in love with a sex doll. Exciting. 

4. Blue Valentine (2010) Dir. Derek Cianfrance

This film also has Ryan Gosling in it so clearly it’s fab. This is the type of movie that leaves you thinking about every relationship in your life forever. It inter-cuts between the beginning of a marriage and the end. “You said for better or for worse. You said that. You said it. It was a promise. Now, this is my worst, okay?”

5. The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) Dir. Derek Cianfrance

OKAY! IT’S ANOTHER RYAN GOSLING FILM! I still don’t really know how I feel about this movie as a whole, but it’s really beautiful and Ryan Gosling is in his prime in this film. It’s essentially a three part movie. It also has Bradley Cooper and Dean DeHaan in it so that’s three reasons you should watch it. The cinematography is A+ also. 


6. Palo Alto (2014) Dir. Gia Coppola

Palo Alto is the type of movie that’s honestly about nothing, but I found that it’s the only film about adolescence that actually captures how it feels to be so heartbroken, confused and lost for no real reason. The cast is stunning! It has that ‘first film’ vibe as well which I think aids the film. 

7. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) Dir. Benh Zeitlin

Another first film for the director. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a stunning film. It’s very very emotional as well. Be prepared to cry. 

8. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Dir Wes Anderson aka King of film

You either love Wes Anderson or you hate him. I personally love him. Moonrise Kingdom is so perfectly awkward. It’s great to watch when you’re sad because it’s funny in a way that’s not too in your face. It’s the perfect relief to your sadness.

9. Clueless (1995) Dir Amy Heckerling

After you’ve watched Moonrise, you’re ready for something light. That something light is Clueless. You can use Cher’s “as if!” attitude to get over whatever has led you to this list or to this blog. 

10. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dir Wes Anderson

Another movie by king Wes. It’s the perfect quirk fest and it features Ralph Fiennes in a really quirky role which is surprising. It’s funny but not a comedy and I love it. Again, Cinematography rules.

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      10 films that define my “aesthetic”

  1.  A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night dir. Ana Lily Amirpour
  2.  Taxi Driver dir. Martin Scorcese
  3. Drive dir. Nicholas Winding Refn
  4.  Midnight In Paris dir. Woody Allen
  5.  The Place Beyond The Pines dir. Derek Cianfrance
  6.  Mommy dir. Xavier Nolan
  7.  Palo Alto dir. Gia Coppola
  8.  Inside Llewyn Davis dir. Joel and Ethan Coen
  9.  A Most Violent Year dir. J.C. Chandor
  10.  American Beauty dir. Sam Mendes

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baearth tagged me to do my 10 favourite movies:

these are the only ones i could think of atm, but here they are in no particular order!

1.) Her

2.) Palo Alto

3.) Electrick Children

4.) The Art of Getting By

5.) Very Good Girls

6.) The Perks of Being a Wallflower

7.) Water for Elephants

8.) The Great Gatsby

9.) Almost Famous

10.) Free The Nipple

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Patrick’s Ten Favorite Soundtracks From 2014

  1. Frank // dir. Lenny Abrahamson
  2. Only Lovers Left Alive // dir. Jim Jarmusch
  3. The Guest // dir. Adam Wingard
  4. Under the Skin // dir. Jonathan Glazer
  5. The Grand Budapest Hotel // dir. Wes Anderson
  6. Boyhood // dir. Richard Linklater
  7. Whiplash // dir. Damien Chazelle
  8. Guardians of the Galaxy // dir. James Gunn
  9. Birdman // dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu
  10. Interstellar // dir. Christopher Nolan

Honorable Mentions: Palo Alto, Gone GirlThe Skeleton Twins.

I wish I didn’t care about anything. But I do care. I care about everything too much
—  Palo alto movie (2013)
The 'at least I have a good taste in films' list

Place beyond the pines
Prisoners
Palo Alto
Trainspotting
6th sense
Lost boys
Blue valentine
United States of leland
Charlie Bartlett
Basket ball diaries
Perks of being a wallflower
Filth
Dallas buyers club
Requiem of a dream
Beetlejuice
Pulp fiction
Nightcrawler
Dead poets society
Donnie darko
Girl interrupted
Seven
Psycho
Wanted
Last king of Scotland
Life after Beth
Fight club
The cube
Clockwork orange
The shining
Tales from the hood
V for vendetta
Water for Elephants
Kill your darlings
Jarhead
Stuck in love
Blood diamond
Real life