It may be spooky movie season, but we have recommendations for everybody.
Olivia – The Shining (1980)
Stephen King might not approve of Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation of his classic horror novel, but here at DIFF, we sure as hell do. Led by outstanding performances from Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall, The Shining provides a stark vision of a slow burning descent into madness for a family of three in a haunted hotel in the Rocky Mountains. It’s impossible to decide what the most iconic moment of the movie is. That everlasting steadicam tracking shot of Danny riding his tricycle through the Overlook Hotel’s creepy hallways. Wendy hysterically swinging a baseball bat at her husband, Jack, as he stalks her up that grab staircase. The line, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!” We can’t decide for you, so watch it for yourself, decide, and get back to us.
Teufel – The Green Mile (1999)
I honestly don’t know why, whether it was the time of my life at which I first saw the movie and comprehended the flaws of the US justice system, or if there was a thunderstorm outside that night that particularly imprinted the movie on my mind, but The Green Mile is one of the most memorable movies of my childhood. This month, The Green Mile comes to Netflix on October 1st. Although this movie is one of my childhood favorites, it is not necessarily a movie you want to just toss on when you get back with your friends from the night’s festivities. The Green Mile’s timely and significant themes juxtapose the beautiful and pleasant scenes to create an emotionally brimming 3h and 9m roller coaster ride. However, if you’re in the mood for a Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Hanks classic, you don’t want to skip this flick.
BY: DIFF Staff