Today I bring you several highly rated movies. I hope you enjoy them either alone or with good company.
The Big Lebowski: A 1998 crime comedy directed by the Coen brothers. It stars Jeff Bridges who plays “The Dude,” a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted because of mistaken identity and then finds out that the intended victim was a millionaire. The work is loosely based on the works of Raymond Chandler, and although the movie did not receive great reviews initially, it has become a cult movie beloved of many.
Marriage Story: This 2019 drama, written, produced and directed by Noah Baumbach. It stars Scarlett Johansson (as Nicole) and Adam Driver (as Charlie) playing a married couple—an actress and a stage director. The film opens with them going through a divorce and one of the major conflicts being that Nicole wants to return to Los Angeles, where she has a new job, while Charlie wants to remain in New York. The film received praises for its screenplay, Johanssen’s performance, and the musical score
Da 5 Bloods: This 2020 American war drama was directed by Spike Lee. The film’s plot follows a group of aging Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader. They are also looking for a treasure that was buried there when they were serving in Vietnam.
Zodiac: The 2007 film deals with the Zodiac Killer, who terrorized San Francisco in the 1960s and 70s, and continues being one of the most famous criminals in history. Zodiac, does not attempt to resolve the crime but instead uses the case as a way to examine the characters, and obsessions of the three men intent on trapping the killer. The main character is Robert (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), a man obsessed with the crossword puzzles of the San Francisco Chronicle. He is able to decipher a message that the killer had sent to the newspaper editors. He, together with a reporter and a homicide detective, collect all the clues to track the killer.
Although long, the film is an intense and satisfying thriller with an excellent direction by David Fncher.