One of our favourite designers, Bongosawa, blessed us with an unusual movie list. The selections were big on satire and drama but each is a poorly rated movies. Read below why these films remain so endearing to them.
A Single Man (2009)
We love Tom Ford and when he ventured out to make his first movie we were more than enthralled. For his segue into film, our fashion icon picked out an all-star cast featuring Collin Firth, Julianne Moore and Matthew Goode to cameo. The story is completely told from the perspective of our antagonist, George (Colin Firth), the single man. After watching the movie you are left feeling that there is definitely nuances of a shared life experiences with our maestro, Tom Ford.
You’ve definitely come across Spike Lee’s work by now—especially if you are a 80s kid. From “Do the Right Thing” (weren’t we an excited bunch when it came out?) to “He Got Game” starring Denzel Washington, Spike Lee has presented a provocative and challenging view of race and racism. Sure, Bamboozled also has black-face, slapstick humour and race-fuelled jokes, but it is also a bold satirical piece that doesn't pull any punches. It’s an eye opener and a must-watch.
Wag The Dog (1997)
Enters Dustin Hoffman as Brean (a Mr. Fixit) attributed to masterminding a lot of shady scenarios, his motto: "To change the story, change the lead." doesn’t get more scintillating than this. As one article put it “Wag the Dog...contains just enough realistic ballast to be teasingly plausible”. If you are big on conspiracy propaganda this is a sure hit.
Recently turned 20 years old this nugget is more than just about heroin addicts stumbling through bad ideas, futile attempts at sobriety and unreliable friends. Join the benders Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle), Spud (Ewen Bremner) and Tommy (Kevin McKidd) on a whirlwind adventure of deranged and senseless drug filled romps. Famed Director Danny Boyle couldn't have done it better, at least that's what we think.
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Adapted for screenplay, produced, and directed by Stanley Kubrick, need we continue? For those ill informed, let’s proceed...the movie is based on cherished and talented author Anthony Burgess's 1962 novel that portrays a dystopian crime filled world that will cause you feverish chills and horror like you’ve never known. It chronicles the journey of the narrator Alex, a young teenage boy with a preference for disgusting acts of ultra-violence. It’s no simple walk in the park, filled with complicated argot for you to figure out on your own. We love Stan and we figure this is a great visual piece to sink your teeth in.