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Holy Motors

(Jesse) I’ve always been attracted to the absurd. If you stumbled into a room and this movie was half way through, you would feel so lost yet so intrigued. Every scene in this movie stands on its own as a work of art. Beautiful and strange. I don’t know what else to say….go watch it.

The Sound Of Noise

(Jesse) The opening scene of this movie is a drummer playing in the back of a utility van with a metronome on the dashboard and a woman driving while she shift gears to the beat. This is the ultimate movie for a musician. I’m constantly telling my musician friends to check this out. There is another scene where a group of musicians enter a bank with machine guns and say, “this is a gig!” They start performing a piece of music using only items found inside the bank. Need I say more?

Mr. Lonely

(Jacob) I’m sure most people are familiar with Harmony Korine. KIDS and GUMMO were cult classics when we were growing up. Mr. Lonely is about struggling celebrity impersonators that build their own world of sorts. It’s about the necessity of human connection. Most of Korine’s movies are pretty dark but also incredibly inspiring. He’s known for hand picking cast members off the street to make the films feel more real.

The Burbs

(Jesse) Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman and Brother Theodore!!!! It doesn’t get better than that when it comes to a Comedy/Horror mashup. This was one of my favorite movies growing up. It has the feel good vibe of the late '80s and early '90s classics but with a strange horror twist. Also, not enough people know about Brother Theodore. He is one of my favorite characters in history. Also, don’t judge this movie based on its trailer... '80s trailers are always pretty hilarious.

Adaptation

(Jesse and Jake) We saw this movie in high school and it stayed with us both for one reason or another. It’s a strangely emotional movie. Yes, Nicolas Cage is in it and he plays screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and also his twin. Some people might shy away from Cage’s work all together but we’d definitely recommend watching this one and leaving any preconceived notions at the door. There is a scene in this movie where they are on the set of Being John Malkovich. If you don’t know what that movie is then this is a two-in-one recommendation! Go check out Being John Malkovich and then watch Adaption. Thank us later, or come egg our rehearsal space.