The Watermelon Woman

This movie was recommended to me many times. When I took a film class last semester, I ran into a zoom meeting with the writer and director. I really enjoyed the short films by the director. I decided that it was time to actually watch the movie, especially since it was free this week, due to a special by the cable company.

The story is about a filmmaker researching an actress from the 30s who was not given proper film credit in several movies. It’s fiction, but still it is eye-opening.

I definitely recommend this movie. I would have enjoyed it even if it hadn’t been on the free movie list.

Ten movies to watch on MLK day

Ten movies to watch on MLK day

Here is the list of movies that is mentioned in the above linked article. I’ve seen some of them and have had wonderful things to say about them. They will also go for next month’s black history month. I’m going to try to catch up on those that are on the list that I haven’t read yet.

10 Movies To Watch On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Selma

All The Way

Boycott

The Rosa Parks Story

Get on the Bus

Malcolm X

For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story

Harriet

The Butler

Remember The Titans

Dementia

I watched this as part of the film noir program at The Roxie theater late in 2020. I think this was one of the weirdest movies I’ve watched. It’s a well-known movie by movie historians, but it really wasn’t for me.

It was a silent film and it bounced between reality and dreams. It was hard to follow at some points, but I worked my way through the movie. Nope, I didn’t like it, but I’m also not a big horror fan.

The Sapphires

This movie was assigned to me for film class. The title and description caught my attention, but I just wasn’t sure I wanted to watch it. I was wrong. I loved it!

The film took place during the Vietnam War. A family of Aboriginal Australian people formed a singing group and wanted to go entertain the troops in Vietnam.

The music was great and I loved that it was based on a true story. I recommend this movie to anyone who likes music from the time.

Crip Camp

I was assigned this movie for my film class. I was actually dragging my feet about watching it, since I wasn’t so fond of the title. Also, it was the end of the semester, so I just wasn’t into the extra work by then.

I found it on Netflix, so I watched it there instead of through the school website. I kept getting distracted so I watched the beginning several times before really watching it.

The film is a true story that follows several special needs teens to summer camp and through their adventures outside of camp. Eventually, the teens wind up fighting for their rights and helping establish the ADA.

I loved the movie once I got into it. It wasn’t boring at all. I highly recommend it.

Rampage

I loved playing Rampage at the arcade when I was young. I was very interested in how they would adapt it for a movie, so when my social group decided to watch it for a Friday movie, I joined in.

It was actually better than I thought. It had a plot and all. I liked how the director didn’t get us attached to Ralph or Lizzie. George was always the primary character.

It was a movie where you didn’t have to think much about what was going on. It was perfect for a Friday night movie.

Caregiver: A Love Story

I found this film through Eventbrite, by The Roxie. It was a wonderful, 25 minute documentary about a woman on hospice. She was lucky enough to have her husband as her caregiver. Her husband wasn’t getting a break, and the hospice system really isn’t set up for people to die at home. The film helped to show this. It was definitely worth watching. It is on Eventbrite for a few more weeks, and is worth the $5 ish to watch it.

Rebecca

I watched the original version of the movie, Rebecca, earlier this year. I loved it.

I heard that Netflix put out a remake of the movie, so, of course, I had to watch it. I was a little nervous that the remake wouldn’t be as good as the original. I was so wrong. I really enjoyed the movie and I could almost say that it was better than the original. Part of that was because a few parts in the book weren’t clear in the original and I suspect that the censorship in that time was too much for the movie.

I’m glad I took a shot at watching the movie. It was enjoyable. I recommend watching it, but I also recommend the original movie.