Social Distancing Comforting Film Recommendations

We’re back with another one of these social distancing articles, darling readers except this time, we’re specifying the word comforting to give you recommendations of some of the sweetest films ever made. I’ll be frank, I’ve left out some of the comfort films I actually turn to because they aren’t exactly “happy.” (Captain America: The First Avenger, Thor Ragnarok, and basically all Marvel films.) This is a list compilation of classics, sweet romance dramas, some sci-fi, and an even an action film. It’s a list of movies I adore deeply and have rewatched multiple times when needing an escape from reality. I hope you’ll find joy in them, too.

  1. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

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“Do you suppose it’s possible for us to belong to someone before we’ve met them? If so, I belong to you or you to me, or me simply to the spirit I found among you in Guernsey. […] And hope that if books do have the power to bring people together, this one may work its magic.”

“Yes, yes I do suppose – and that’s certainly the case with a film as remarkably captivating as this one. If you know anything about me, I hope it’s how much I adore a story of triumph and adventure cobbled with a romance that’s to be treasured for all eternity. I’m a complete sap, that’s a given, but The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is the first period-drama film I’ve ardently adored since Jane Austen adaptations. And that seems oddly fitting because the film’s very own hero/writer is a fan of the beloved Miss Austen, too. Win win. The film takes us on the kind of enamoring adventure of finding oneself through another’s story, and isn’t that how we all find inspiration every now and then? The stories we hear, the people we meet, and the journeys we embark on. The film adaptation of Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow’s novel of the same title is an exquisite masterpiece filled with a stunning cast and pleasant twists to the story’s original format. The riveting cinematography, astounding performances, and thought-provoking themes have given us something truly great to hold onto.” I’ve written about The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society in the past and I’ve even recorded a podcast episode of it, too. That’s how much I adored the film when it first released and I can say that I still adore it just as much if not more today. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve watched the film and every time it ends,  I’m filled with the same type of magic that I felt the first time. It is in my Top 10 films of all time and I won’t rest until everyone I know has seen its magic, too.

Where To Watch: (Streaming) NETFLIX

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Marvelous Geeks Podcast 1×06 “The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Cinematic Masterpiece”

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E., A Cinematic Masterpiece

Surprise! I bet you thought you heard the last from me re. this movie. On this episode of Marvelous Geeks, I’m here to talk about the greatest film in existence, a true cinematic masterpiece, Guy Ritchie’s The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Ugh. It’s the best, fellow geeks. It really truly is. There’s something for everyone, guaranteed.

Intro Music: Derek Murrell (http://instagram.com/derekhmurrell)

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Review

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Release Date: August 14, 2015
Screenplay: Guy Ritchie, David C. Wilson, Scott Z. Burns
based on the story by Sam Rolfe
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debiki and Hugh Grant

I’m dumbfounded by the lack of positivity surrounding this film amongst critics and thus it’s a great reminder of the notion that at this day and age, it appears people see a movie merely to judge it. And thereby, the magic of films is not only overlooked, but we’re essentially taught that nothing matters more than thrilling plots or perhaps heavy action sequences. As an enormous fan of Marvel, I hope I’m forgiven when I say The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was actually the greatest film I’ve seen all summer. Seeing as how this’ll probably project backlash due to the fact that Mad Max: Fury Road is rated much higher, while I thought the film was riveting in every way it could’ve been, it’s not something I find myself wanting to watch over and over again. The Man from U.N.C.L.E however is a phenomenal spy drama with the right amount of heart and humor, fascinating characters, organic performances, engaging action sequences, an exceptional score, gorgeous cinematography, and style.

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