All posts tagged: Dark Comedy

“Little Miss Sunshine” Turns 10

Little Miss Sunshine was released 10 years ago today, on July 26, 2006. Though a decade old, the film still resonates as a dark comedy about the complications of life at any age. Little Miss Sunshine seems to pinpoint, especially, the fact that going on a trip with your dysfunctional family can actually be therapeutic. As a film it’s funny, sad, and delightfully honest – much like life itself. I recently posted about six of my favorite road trip films, and of course Little Miss Sunshine made the list! So be sure to check out that post if you want to read a little more about why I love this film. Otherwise, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, here are a few stills from Little Miss Sunshine:

Netflix Recommendations: From Poland to North Korea

Ida Directed by → Pawel Pawlikowski Written by → Pawel Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz Starring → Agata Kulesza and Agata Trzebuchowska Synopsis → “Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.” Why I enjoyed it → If you can’t handle deeply depressing films, then Ida is not for you. But if you can, and you enjoy simple story telling and stunning cinematography, then you should give it a shot. Ida is one of the saddest movies I’ve seen in recent memory, but it is so well done that I found myself in complete awe of its beauty. It is unadorned on the surface, but vast in its emotional impact. The austere simplicity of the art direction and cinematography, spectacularly raw performances, and gut-wrenchingly sorrowful story that somehow remains hopeful, makes it one of the best films of 2013. Inequality for All  Directed by → Jacob Kornbluth Synopsis → “A documentary that follows former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic …

Netflix Recommendations

This is my first time posting Netflix Instant Queue recommendations, so let me just get the essentials out of the way first. If you have a Netflix account and haven’t watched Breaking Bad yet, you better start now because it’s one of the greatest TV dramas of all time and you’ll love every minute of it. Yes, it can be gruesome at times, but Breaking Bad is certainly worth the watch. Two other essentials are Netflix Originals Orange Is The New Black and House of Cards. These shows are both insanely good, and with only two seasons at 13 episodes each, they’re a fairly quick watch. I’m going to start posting Netflix recommendations every couple of weeks or so, and I would love for anyone to comment below with their suggestions! Twin Peaks Created by Mark Frost and David Lynch, Twin Peaks premiered on ABC on April 8, 1990. The show centers around the small town of Twin Peaks, WA, where the murder of a beautiful young woman disrupts the seemingly tight-knit and quaint  community. The show follows FBI Agent …