Happy Valentines Day everyone!
I'm wishing you all the love and happiness your hearts can hold.
I thought it would be nice to compile of list of movies I have enjoyed on Netflix. Movies that I believe work with the theme of this holiday...L.O.V.E.
Now, these are not your typical romantic love stories...they are stories of love...yes. But, more of the endurance of love...the character of love...
The kind of love that is not obviously seen by the naked eye.
Just click on the title and if you are a subscriber to Netflix you will go directly to the movie.
A 2014 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary Feature, this film explores the work and marriage of Ushio and Noriko Shinohara, who took America's art scene by storm after leaving Japan for New York.
MY REVIEW: A great documentary...you really get an idea of what the life of an artist is really like in NYC...It's not always pretty. Especially when the person you love is an artist too.
Shocked by the death of his wife and unborn child in an accident, Chance stays with a friend and his wife -- even though he had an affair with her.
MY REVIEW: This movie starts off a little slow...but, stick with it...lots of suspense, intimacy, boho styling and a wonderful look at 1990's home furnishings...lol. You and your man will enjoy this one. Very Hitchcock like...
Filmmaker Linda Atkinson profiles an uncommon husband-and-wife team in this biographical portrait of dancer-choreographer Carmen De Lavallade and her spouse, Geoffrey Holder, a choreographer, painter and costume designer.
MY REVIEW: I know I have mentioned this movie on the blog before...but, I have recently re-watched it and the movie stands the test of time...what a beautiful loving relationship...Just what I'm looking for.
Waking from a one-night stand that neither remembers, two strangers find themselves wandering the streets of San Francisco, sharing coffee and conversation and searching for a deeper connection in this poetic tale of love and sex.
MY REVIEW: I fell like this movie is a blog come to life...lol. Very beautifully shot...lots of slow moving scenes...and sexy, artistic scenarios...I'd like to live in this movie...
Devastated after her beloved aunt, Amanda, dies of breast cancer, Maye must move out of the home they shared and resume her career while coping with her grief. Maye's life is touched by other mourners, giving her the strength to carry on.
MY REVIEW: I think I have watched this movie at least 4 times...It's not exactly a romantic love story...but, it is a story about love...and how we express it and share it...and how we accept it.
After the beautiful but troublemaking Carmen sets her sights on pilot-in-training Joe, he leaves his girl, deserts the Army and kills a man, prompting the couple to flee from justice. Soon, the tragic events they've set in motion come full circle.
MY REVIEW: Just classic. Watch it. You won't be disappointed.
After growing up during the tumultuous 1960s, ex-Black Panther Marcus (Anthony Mackie) returns to his home in Philadelphia in 1976 and reconnects with Pat (Kerry Washington), the widow of a Panther leader. Marcus befriends Pat's young daughter and attempts to conquer his demons. Interfering with Marcus's good intentions are the neighborhood's continuing racial and social conflicts, as well as old enemies and friends -- both with scores to settle.
MY REVIEW: Kerry Washington, who's hotter than her right now? But this is a very different side of Ms. Washington. Powerful, political love movie. Again, your man will enjoy and so will you.
So, there you have it...I hope everyone enjoys their weekend...It's my birthday weekend...and next weekend I'm out of town and visiting New Orleans...So, I'm excited...and life is GOOD!
Live the life you dream about, I dare you.