The Husband and I have been pretty disgusted with the whole film industry of late. Sure, there are a few gems here and there: I really liked Super 8, for example. But for the most part, we are just really "done" with Hollywood.
The Husband had this idea that instead we could watch old Classics. So far we have watched The Day the Earth Stood Still, Citizen Kane, and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We also watched an indie film Another Earth that came out last year, but we feel it more or less falls into the same category.
So far, we kind of like our forays into black-and-white (or at least unconventional) film. The Husband wasn't super impressed with Citizen Kane, and I found it interesting but not divinely inspired. The Day the Earth Stood Still and Body Snatchers are especially fun to watch when you think of them as vessels for the discussion of contemporary socio-political discussion: Body Snatchers as an essay on McCarthyism, for example.
Our favorite of these four was Another Earth. I don't even know what to say about it, except that it was really well done. We began the movie late and night and said, "Well, let's just watch the first 45 minutes and then we'll finish it another day." Ha. We were compelled to watch the whole thing at once. It's a film that is best as a stand-alone story, but it leaves you wanting more. It's a shame there are so few films like this being made, and yet Hollywood felt the need to provide us with four Shrek movies and three Transformers ones. It's a sign of the times.
Do any of you have suggestions of indie, foreign, or "classic" films that we could watch?