May was a fairly slim movie-watching month, but it contained a healthy amount of 5/5 (5-star) movies. You can check out Part I here before taking a look at the 11 films below:
If you missed the previous installments of The Beckie Project, or are wondering what in the world it is, you can get caught up with Parts I, II, and III. Continuing now with Part IV, which may be the most interesting pairing we’ve run across so far. (These discussions may include SPOILERS.)
Beckie’s pick for me: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
My pick for Beckie: Paris, Texas (1984) directed by Wim Wenders
Beckie’s pick for me: King Corn (doc. 2007) directed by Aaron Woolf
My pick for Beckie: Fish Tank (2009) directed by Andrea Arnold
I guess it’s obvious to anyone reading this blog that I love talking about movies and will do it anywhere, anytime, even at work. I’ve often exchanged movies with co-workers, discussed them, and enjoyed the conversations that ensued. So when my co-worker Beckie expressed an interest in such an exchange, how could I say no?
Now Beckie knows the kind of movies I watch, which is practically anything, but I tend to favor film noir, classic movies, international cinema, or things that are slightly off (or far off) the beaten path. When I recently told her my intention to watch the 13-hour Out 1 (in French, with English subtitles), she sat in her office shaking her head and waving her hands. “I have the movie tastes of a 14-year-old boy,” she said.