I don’t know about you, but I’ve been getting more than just a little sick of Hollywood lately. The majority of what’s out there today seems about as original as Milli-Vanilli; remakes of old movies, sequels upon sequels, and syrupy-sweet love stories. And ALWAYS the happy ending!
That’s why I’ve been getting quite heavily into older movies and indie flicks these days. I watched Easy Rider the other day, and it was great. The scene in the cemetary at the end is very hard to watch, but the rest of it is great–a classic road moive with plenty of social commentary without being preachy.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was great too. Jack Nicholson was fantastic in it, as was the rest of the cast. I had no idea that Christopher Lloyd was in it, and when I heard Nurse Ratchet speak, I instantly knew she was played by the same actress who played Kai Winn in Star Trek DS9. This was also a fabulous performance from her as the manipulative, domineering head of the ward.
As for indie flicks, I highly reccomend Pi. It’s gritty, hard-hitting, insightful and above all, entertaining. Who would have thought that someone could take a movie about mathematics and make it cool? But they did.
Anyway, I know this is a bit of a long post, and I apologize if it’s a little long for some people’s tastes. I also hope you don’t think that I don’t like ANY new movies–I do. I just think there should be more variety and originality out there.
So does anyone else have any recommendations for older or independent movies?