Seven Movies If You Watch You’ll Die Anyway

by austin beaton

Moonlight (2017) - A gay black boy character study voted more deserving of the Oscar than the favorite about white actors who’ve been transformed by Hollywood? Meet Moonlight.

Dear Zachary (2008) - DO NOT read anything about Dear Zachary before watching. Asymptotically as intimate a narrative can get through documentary. Tissues not included.

Anomalisa (2015) - Learn about your species looking at Charlie Kaufman’s stop-motion darlings. Kurt Vonnegut for the retina.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) - The setting of San Francisco in the 70s doodles a 21st century lens quality. Sex gets explored with uncomfortable honesty.

A Ghost Story (2017) - Wanted: viewers desiring to walk a different Earth after witnessing a movie. A Ghost Story waltzes slowly to the beat of its goal: tell a story spanning centuries.

Daisies (1966) - Czech film considered one of the greatest in Feminism. The cinematography tastes like champagne cake with a pistol in it. Director Vera Chytilova’s two protagonists, named Marie and Marie, dance so powerfully she was banned to make more movies in the country for a decade.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2014) - Kate Winslet and Jim Carey and Mark Ruffalo and Kirsten Dunst and Frodo act out a Black Mirror love story before Black Mirror was anything. Does love remain after destruction of memory?