For our small and tired minds who need a break.
There is now a trend on the internet, I noticed, in which we are recommended not to watch so much on series and movies, because it happens to us I don’t know what in the brain. That is, let’s look, like, only one day a week MAXIMUM. Probably the trend was started by the same people who think that computer games are a waste of time and who claim that sugar will kill us.
Most likely it will kill our stupidity before it kills our sugar and series, so below we have crocheted a list of movies to watch during this period, when we want to detach ourselves from what is happening in the country and while we wait for the world to be vaccinated.
Because that’s the main role of fiction, be it in books, movies, series or computer games, to take you to other worlds, where other people live and, for two or three hours, we can live in their lives. Which during this period is sometimes preferable, because ours are more dubious.
Most of the recommendations are older movies, because most of the new ones I tried suddenly had a moment. politically correct when the world was dearer to you.
1. Arrival (2016) – symbols and linear perception of time
There are few movies more beautiful than Arrive. Dr. Banks, played by Amy Adams, is a linguist hired by the United States military to find a means of communication with aliens who had just landed in a capsule on Earth. The aliens try to contact the army through a complex language, full of symbols, and Dr. Banks must decipher their vocabulary in order to find out their intentions. The moment we find out what those creatures wanted it’s absolutely gorgeous.
2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)
A kind of the ultimate comfort movie, the film tells the story of Juliet Ashton, a London writer who visits the island of Guernsey after World War II to meet with members of the Literary Society and the Potato Peel Pie. It had been set up by four locals on the island during the German occupation during the war, to have a legal reason to meet at night, so as not to tip the German soldiers in prison. A reading club had in fact become the place that saved them in the horrible period of the war. A film about how books make our lives richer and save us. PLUS – beautiful scenery in Guernsey, which you will definitely want to visit after watching the movie.
3. Heat (1995)
There is no bad day that Al Pacino and Robert de Niro do not solve. Heat is the favorite detective film of several generations, with a splendid script and a suspense that grows to the end. Pacino is Lieutenant Hanna, a detective in LAPD, determined to catch De Niro, a criminal with old states and multiple valences (crimes, organized robberies), before giving one last blow.
4. Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth, The Golden Age (2007)
The first film is inspired by the first years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (from 1558 onwards), about the ascension to the throne, the multiple assassination attempts, the religious reforms she brought to England, her refusal to marry.married to England ‘) and about her generosity and kindness. Second, The Golden Age, is about the period when Spain was trying to dethrone Elizabeth, on the one hand, and her cousin, Mary Queen Of Scots, was also trying various schemes to become queen. Throughout this landscape appears Sir Walter Raleigh (played by Clive Owen), an explorer who had just returned from America and who shows Elizabeth the first potato to ever enter England. Obviously, at the sight of Clive with a potato in her hand, Elizabeth immediately falls in love.
5. Out of Africa (1985)
Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and a love story in the African landscape? Anytime! The action takes place around the First World War and is based on a real story. To be seen when your head explodes from the news, with a big cake and a glass of wine by your side.
From here, as usual, we are waiting for your recommendations 🙂
Note B365.ro: In order not to waste (or abuse) words, we just say that everything that comes from Oana is wonderful <3