One of the hardest things for me, even after blogging for close to 10 years, is listing things. Listing movies in a particular order, naming favourite TV shows, putting performances in a certain row – just any kind of list and I’m hyperventilating. So instead I’m deluding the pressure by creating a non-list list. In other words, I’m going to talk about 10 movies that shaped me in the past 10 years. It’s a tribute to the movies that left an impression on me. Not necessarily about listing the best movies nor even the absolute favourites. It’s about 10 movies that changed me or gave me something to think about. Movies that pushed me or challenged me, that shaped me into the person I am today. Movies that, for better or worse, will stay with me forever.
Last hurdle before I can finally breathe with relief because I don’t have to rack my brain to come up with recommendations for horror edition! Next week is Television Edition time and for that, I have my delicious picks all lined up, so this is in some ways, the finishing line for me (hopefully not towards a horrific end). Anyway, here are my 3 recommendations, one of which is my absolute fave and I just had to mention it!
While there might be some things that never change, we as people still constantly evolve just like the world around us. Our thoughts, our tastes, our opinions – with every new grain of information something in us could change completely. We might idolise someone one minute and cringe our noses at their stupidity the next, we might find a movie absolutely brilliant, only to fall out of love with it two years later. And it’s fascinating to see and compare our present to the past, which is why I had this crazy idea to compile My Movie Alphabet Vol 2, almost five years after I posted the first one. To see how I’ve changed… and how much I’ve stayed the same.
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Despite the fact that I keep stating the obvious – I do not gravitate towards the horror genre – I’m still curious at times. And this time my curiosity towards It Follows won over the fear of not being able to sleep soundly at night. Needless to say, I slept well and the movie, despite having some pretty disturbing scenes, was not your typical run of the mill horror movie.
Last week was mental to say at least, and the end of this week is all about recovering for me. Recovering, and trying to sort out a few blog stuff before the year ends. And even though I know I won’t be able to go to the movies this weekend, I’ll hope to see some movies at home.