As a film and television production student and all around entertainment enthusiast, yes, I watch as much tv and movies as humanly possible. That being said, there are some movies that are too beautiful and aesthetic to not mention here. So, if you also enjoy a good movie, here are some of my top recommendations.
La La Land
Iconic. Classic. Musical. It has truly become my favorite movie. I love the story, verisimilitude, coloring, costumes, music, and literally every little detail to this beautifully crafted film. Especially if you live in LA, this is a perfect movie for you! See the beautifully tragic and complex relationship bloom and grow with actress, Mia (Emma Stone) and musician, Seb (Ryan Gosling).
Meet Joe Black
Don’t let the long time frame fool you…this movie goes by WAY too quickly! Follow a young Brad Pitt in the role of Joe Black, also known as, Death. You heard me right! But what happens when Death falls in love and perhaps even, experiences life?
This was a movie I watched because it was on Netflix and I recognized Amy Adams in it. Especially at the beginning, it seems like a lovely chick-flick rom-com but quickly slopes to a much darker turn. Also, there is an amazing song (called, Big Eyes) by Lana Del Rey that captures this film’s essence so well. Oh, and it’s directed by Tim Burton but stands out from his usual motifs.
Midnight In Paris
This film had been on my list for a while but watching it made me wish I had watched it sooner! This story follows a writer (Owen Wilson) whom is visiting Paris with his bride to be and stumbles upon a way to time travel back to his desired era; the roaring twenties! The time travel, story complexities, and turning of events are really well done.
The Lovely Bones
Based on the book by Alice Sebold, the movie follows the story of a young girl named Susie (Saoirse Ronan) who gets murdered within the first chapter. The story continues with beautiful imagery to tell the much darker tale of the life she had once led and everything that happened in life and death after her demise.
The Great Gatsby
The Baz Lurmann version is absolutely visually stunning. Not only does it bring the original classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald to life, but it combines old with the new through music. I highly recommend watching this if you have not done so already!
So get out the popcorn this movie night and enjoy some seriously well made and very aesthetic movies! What is one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below or tweet it at me @sarahfhamilton!
Happy Movie Night! (or day!)