Winter movies

Monday Movie Marathon: Fireside Flicks


This week's movie marathon features films you can cozy up with. Last month, I was housesitting for my mom. I enjoyed spending evenings in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot (spiked) coco, snuggling with the cat. During the grey winter, it's nice to watch films that wake up your senses and inspire you.

1. THE BIG CHILL (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983)

It's the film that reminds you to make plans with the friends you don't see during the winter. It's also really fun to recognize these successful actors in the film that kick-started their careers.

2. THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Clint Eastwood, 1995)

Despite the continuous debate that Clint Eastwood may or may not have been too old to play this part, it's still a wonderful and lovely movie. The perfect cozy-up movie on a cold night.

3. I AM LOVE (Luca Guadagnino, 2009)

A tragic and beautiful story. With it's vibrant shots and captivating characters, this movie will definitely inject some life into this winter's blues. And who doesn't love Tilda Swinton?

4. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012)

This film is amazing and the story of Rodriguez will stay with you forever. His music played in my head for days after watching this documentary. You will love this story of a long-lost musician whose lyrics changed a nation; without him knowing anything about it.

5. THE KINGS OF SUMMER (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013)

Cruel. I know. I've been daydreaming of the summer all month, and this is what I want it to look like. This movie reminds me of Stand By Me, and makes me want to go on crazy adventures.

That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. I hope these movies keep you warm this evening!

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