Finally, the Christmas countdown can begin! 16 days until Nova Scotia, 22 days until Christmas Eve, and just 15 more days of working hard on work before the holidays. Phew!
As I mentioned last week, I’m in the home stretch of the weekly five things posts. This week, I have five favourite movies that you may have or may not have seen already; but, take it from me, you should see each and every one of them.
1. Babies (2010). This documentary is the most unobtrusive documentary I have seen. Rather than forcing a narrative on the viewer that presents an argument, this amazing film simply follows the development of four babies in four very different global locations. The footage is incredible, and your heart will melt as you watch the development of each and every baby.
2. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). If I have to pick a favorite Wes Anderson film, this is the one. It’s got amazing characters, dramatic family dynamics, and silliness through and through.
3. An Education (2009). This dramatic story of a romance that shouldn’t have been is incredibly well acted. I think Carey Mulligan is amazing, and it’s a heartbreaking but beautiful story.
4. Dan in Real Life (2007). I’m not sure exactly what it is about this quiet, non-eventful film that makes me like it so much. But, Steve Carell in a non-humor role, coupled with Dane Cook, Juliette Binoche and a soundtrack by Sondre Lerche make for a surprisingly excellent film that I really, really enjoy.
5. Love Actually (2003). Yep, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. This is my top pick, hands down, for ever and ever. It’s the best.