Category Archives: Indie Movie of the Week
Indie Movie of the Week: Tiny Furniture
Soo sorry I haven’t been keeping up with my weekly indie movies! I haven’t had much time to watch any. Recently I fell IN LOVE with a show on HBO called “Girls” and since I watched the whole season…yesterday lol, I have been looking up the cast members to see what else they’ve been in. Lena Dunham is definitely a new fave actress of mine along with Jemima Kirke who are both in the show. Anyways this lead me to “Tiny Furniture” which I really liked, perhaps you might like it too…
Indie Movie of the Week: Elizabethtown
Elizabethtown is one of my favorite movies. It’s one of those movies that leave you feeling happy! A young man in need of a fresh start gets one under highly unexpected circumstances in this emotionally resonant comedy drama from writer and director Cameron Crowe. Drew Baylor (Orlando Bloom) is considered the big success story in his family, having moved away from the small Kentucky town where he was born to California, where he works as a designer for Mercury, the nation’s biggest athletic shoe company. But success has begun to elude Drew — his most recent design was a resounding flop that has cost him his job, and his girlfriend, Ellen (Jessica Biel), has given him his walking papers. Drew is contemplating suicide when he gets word that his father has died, and that he’s needed back home in Elizabethtown, KY, to help organize the funeral.
Indie Movie of the Week: United States of Leland
This movie is really beautiful even though there is plenty of tragedy in it, check it out!
PLOT: On an ordinary school day in California, a seemingly ordinary student named Leland Fitzgerald (Ryan Gosling) commits a devastating, inexplicable crime . . . and everything changes forever . . . not only for Leland but his family, friends and the teacher who becomes obsessed with trying to figure out why. Sent to juvenile hall to await trial, Leland says little to clear up the compelling mystery of how a young man of such promise could turn to cold-blooded violence; that is, until he meets Pearl (Don Cheadle), a compassionate but jaded teacher at the prison.
Indie Movie of the Week: Happythankyoumoreplease
Indie Movie of the Week: Daydream Nation
Reasons you should see this movie
1) Kat Dennings
2) the Soundtrack
3) it’s tragic AND beautiful
4) even though my rating system is 1-5, I would give it a 10!
5) beautiful cinematography
6) lesson to learn: “People will tell you nothing matters, the whole world is going to end soon anyway,
but those people look at life the wrong way. I mean, things don’t need to last forever to be perfect.”
A girl looking for kicks gets a whole lot more than she bargained for in a singularly curious town in this dark comedy. Caroline Wexler (Kat Dennings) is a clever but cynical 17-year-old whose father is still adjusting to the death of his wife. Caroline’s dad takes a new job and they move to a strange community where the sky is always dark thanks to an industrial fire that’s been burning for several months and isn’t going to be put out anytime soon. Caroline doesn’t have much use for her backward drug-addled classmates, and so to relieve her boredom she sets out to seduce Mr. Anderson (Josh Lucas), the best-looking man on the school’s faculty. While Mr. Anderson tries to avoid responding to Caroline’s blunt sexual overtures, it isn’t long before he succumbs to her charms and is sleeping with his new student. But Caroline’s new romance turns into a romantic triangle when Thurston (Reece Thompson), one of her stoner classmates, falls head over heels for her and she gives him a chance to impress her. Before long, Thurston is declaring Caroline the love of his life, Mr. Anderson is angry over having a rival for her affections, and the local serial killer begins to make their presence known, picking off the town’s teenagers one by one. Also featuring Andie MacDowell and Ted Whittall, Daydream Nation was the first feature film from writer and director Mike Goldbach.
Indie Movie of the Week: Dedication
Plot: Henry Roth (Billy Crudup) is an obsessive-compulsive and somewhat misanthropic writer of children’s books. His illustrator and only friend, Rudy (Tom Wilkinson), dies after a fabulously successful collaboration on their series of children’s books about “Marty the Beaver.” Henry is under contract to produce another Marty book for Christmas sales. His publisher, Arthur Planck (Bob Balaban), assigns penniless, lovelorn illustrator Lucy Reilly (Mandy Moore) to work with Henry. She’s sought by her ex-boyfriend Jeremy (Martin Freeman), who dumped her two years ago but shows up apologetic, having dedicated his new book to her. She and Henry go to a house on the shore to work. Will love bloom amid the rocks, or is Henry a bump on Lucy’s road to Jeremy? Rudy’s voice, from the grave, gives Henry counsel.
Indie Movie of the Week: The Art of Getting By
I love love love LOVE this movie, please watch!
Plot: A high school slacker forges an unlikely bond with the most popular girl in his class, and becomes an apprentice to an older artist after learning that his disdain for homework may cost him his diploma. George (Freddie Highmore) isn’t what you’d call a people person, yet he’s somehow managed to make it through high school with a minimal amount of effort. Meanwhile, Sally (Emma Roberts) is a natural-born beauty whose popularity helps to hide the fact that she’s positively miserable at home. Brought together by their turbulent personal lives, Sally and George quickly discover that despite appearances, they actually have quite a bit in common. It all threatens to fall apart, though, when George learns that he may not be eligible for graduation. Desperate to escape high school by any means necessary, George attempts to learn some measure of self-discipline by working under Dustin, a successful 25-year-old artist who sees potential in the young misfit. Now, just as George begins to see the future as something to embrace rather than something to dread, his lazy past threatens to hinder his forward momentum.
Indie Movie of the Week: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Plot: Joel and Clementine are at the pained end of their relationship. After a fight, Joel finds out that Clementine has had all her memory of their relationship erased. He reacts by pursuing the same operation. As his memory of their relationship is erased from the present moment backwards, he reaches some sweet memories of happiness he would rather hold onto. Joel turns around and actively seeks to stop the process to save his memory. He takes the Clementine in his memory and they hide in his memories of early childhood to avoid being detected and erased. As they avoid detection together Joel rediscovers the joy of Clementine’s companionship and the root of their love. Their escape fails and the operation is completed successfully. Joel wakes up with an unknown urge to go to where he had first met Clementine. There, he runs into a similarly searching Clementine and they unknowingly fall in love a second time. Upon returning home they discover audiotapes from their operations, revealing their own taped bitter feelings about each other at the end of their last relationship. Together they choose to try again with greater acceptance of each other knowing full well the pain and compromise that will come with their love.
Indie Movie of the Week: Paper Man
Plot: Paper Man is an inspirational comedic drama about an unlikely friendship between Richard(Jeff Daniels), a failed middle-aged novelist who has never quite grown up and Abby (Emma Stone), a 17-year-old girl whose role in a family tragedy years earlier has stolen away her youth. Both are unsure, both are afraid to take firm steps forward, and both are looking for that special friend—that connection—to help guide them into the future. Since his childhood, Richard has mostly relied on the imaginary one that resides in his head—a costumed superhero known as Captain Excellent (Ryan Reynolds).