Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Film Committee 2nd edition
Ok so in the last Film Committee report an abbreviated list of films made the list for 2012 regardless of production date for the film. Keeping within that same vein, here are some more films that are must haves for your film library.
For me and having recently dealt with the topic covered in one of all time favorite films which I’m about to tell you. One of my favorite must own films is “North Country” starring Oscar winning Best Actress Charlize Theron. Theron plays the lead role in a serious drama that covers sexual harassment, rape, and family all within a powerful story of perseverance and suffering. My next pick “The Help”.
For money I’ll give you an oldie by today’s standards but a a good film of the late Great Tupac Shakur, costarring with Thandie Newton, and Tim Roth!!! “Gridlock’d” The film is palpable full of tension and ambivalence and for anyone whose been hooked on drugs in any of its forms legal or illegal, this film will resonate and give a visual, visceral and emotional ride from beginning to end. This is a classic and another example of the amazing talent of Tupac.
Most people and youth of today who’ve missed out being born during the Golden era for Hip Hop only know the commercial bullshit pushed by Corporate America. Tupac went to school for acting as well as doing his music. The incredible life and influence Tupac stands for is embodied in his fields of influence. First field of influence in my opinion was and will always be his music. The unprecedented number of works he completed prior to his murder speaks for itself! I digress for me “Gridlock’d” is a must film for all film enthusiasts. Not for children.
I don’t know why but for me as much as I’d like to name a slew of films to watch from the “2000’s” I can’t shake the idea of sitting at home alone in the dark, surround sound on “night theatre mode”, and a bowl of tostitos and salsa while hesitantly, if not willingly watching “The Exorcist” 1973 based on the book by William Peter Blatty. I don’t care who did what and shows me whatever. This is the “Scariest Movie of all Time”!!! I saw this is as an 8 year old while eating and threw up. I couldn’t eat fried chicken after that. I know I was traumatized.
The freaky thing about all this is as a kid I knew the film of scary but I didn’t see it all the way through or understand it. Watching the film as an adult and fully understanding the real horror of that scenario acted out on screen and hearing of all the eery accidents during the production of that film. This is a must in your film library.
I like all of the above film nods. I’m not as versed as some of the others but for me a must have film for anyone who’s a movie buff’s library would be “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. Need I say more???? Well saying more…how about “Black Swan”? Natalie Portman’s my sister’s favorite actress. This role I think she deservedly hands down had to win Best Actress for all film awards including the Oscars, which she won. I don’t want to give the plot away to anyone who hasn’t seen the film or lives under a rock but I’ll say if you haven’t seen this film watch this film. Best part of it for me is it’s set and shot right here in NYC.
Feel free to tell us your favorite must own films.