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Mar 31 2014

This Week’s Underappreciated Movies

Every Monday, each of us will suggest a film that we feel too few people have seen.

Holiday

Windy’s Pick of the Week: Holiday

Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn made a lot of classic movies together. For sheer lunacy, Bringing Up Baby. For more wit and banter, Philadelphia Story. Somewhere in the middle of that continuum falls Holiday, a film about wanting something different from your life than what others expect of you. Directed by George Cukor, with a great supporting cast (Lew Ayres, Edward Everett Horton), this movie is the perfect antidote to cynicism.

sound-of-noise

Melissa’s Pick of the Week: Sound of Noise

This Swedish film is a delicious mix of art and the hilariously absurd. Sound of Noise follows a tone-deaf cop, whose job it is to track down a team of anarchists who cause mayhem by turning everything into musical instruments. The plot goes from musical set piece to musical set piece, where you see everything from hospitals to construction sites turned into guerilla orchestras.

The team that made Sound of Noise also made a short film on the same concept, called “Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers”. It’s definitely worth 9 minutes of your time. Enjoy!

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