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Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday's Top 5... It's All In Your Head Movies

#5: The Cell

Once upon a time, Jennifer Lopez made interesting choices as an actress. The Cell was one of those choices. Playing a pscyhiatrist who literally ventures into the mind of a serial killer, she renders a solid performance in an inventive fantasy/horror film.

#4: The Matrix

The impact that The Matrix made is undeniable (the less said about the follow-up films the better). Not only does it look really cool but it inspired countless stoned conversations about the plausibility of its premise (so I've heard).

#3: Mulholland Drive

This one is open to interpretation, I suppose. If you don't subscribe to the dream theory of the film, you'll probably object to Mulholland Drive's inclusion. If you do hold to that theory, you've got to admit that David Lynch pulls it off brilliantly.

#2: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

It's all in your head... and you better enjoy it before it's erased forever. Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman's imaginative ode to heartbreak is a beautiful, unforgetable movie.

#1: The Wizard of Oz

A classic that has endured for 70 years and counting. Truly, there is no place like home.


Mike Lippert said...

The Cell doesn't get enough love. Glad to see you giving it some and the rest of the list is right on too.

Norma Desmond said...

The Cell is definitely underrated. I strongly suspect that it's the JLo connection.

The Floating Red Couch said...

I'd have probably gone with Disney's Alice in Wonderland (cartoon) over The Cell.