50/50, starred by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen.
It's a new perspective to the life of a young cancer patient, adding dark humour to a state of melancholy. Doesn't force divine inspiration... it shows the human condition and the realest response anyone can relate to. Probably up there as one of my favourite films now.
American History X
all I can say is huh.. wow. Touched me inside.
I do not like the human race. I don’t like their heads. I don’t like their faces. I don’t like their feet. I don’t like their conversations. I don’t like their hairdos. I don’t like their automobiles. I don’t like their dogs or their cats or their roses.
— Charles Bukowski
TNG "A Matter of Perspective" and classic Doctor Who "The Tomb of the Cybermen" (1967). It's totally nuts that there are so many episodes missing from season 4 (which is the introduction of Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor). My goal is to watch all the classic Doctor Who episodes available so I've been trying to watch a few episodes everyday. Often I'm multitasking between studying or working on a project while watching which may mean I'm missing out on fully appreciating the show? But that's actually just my tendency with every show I watch. I really am enjoying it so far (even though it's almost like a totally different show) and appreciate the acting. There's a much more intimate (almost like watching a play) feel to show which reminds of the new Who episode "Midnight" which I know a lot of people have mixed feelings over - personally, I really liked that episode. Most stories span 4-6 episodes and each episode is 25 or so minutes which means there's a more nuanced quality to the show since there seems to be less need to compact A-to-Z in a very short time frame. So instead of giving us a 3 second shot to explain how the character ended up from that point to this (or none at all) - you actually get to see the character navigate the passage way and their thought process as they try to figure out their next move. I appreciate that but I think some people would find the pace too slow.