I don’t have a lot of time in general, let alone time to watch film, so it pains me to waste valuable time watching lame movies. Recently we watched the following:
- Entourage – horrible. Two hours of my life that I will never get back.
- Experimenter – a little too slow-paced that we didn’t end up finishing it. Interesting story about a renowned psychologist Stanley Milgram who, influenced by the Holocaust, wanted to understand why so many people do as they’re told despite their conscience. He conducted these experiments where a designated teacher had to give an electrical shock to the other party (the learner) whenever the learner answered a question incorrectly. These shocks increased in intensity and Milgram’s research showed that the teachers, for the most part, continued to dole out electrical shocks despite the learner crying out in pain. In the experiment, the learner was never given electrical shocks and was actually acting out the pain. Milgram concluded that “the essence of obedience consists in the fact that a person comes to view himself as the instrument for carrying out another person’s wishes, and he therefore no longer sees himself as responsible for his actions.”
Here are 3 movies that are on the top of my list, in no particular order since I want to see them all!
Steve Jobs – who isn’t fascinated by this crazy man? We saw Ashton Kutcher portray him in the Jobs movie and that was so bad, we stopped it after 20 minutes. Michael Fassbender looks perfect as Jobs.
Brooklyn – Can’t go wrong with a love triangle! I love Saoirse Ronan.
I Smile Back – I’m not a big fan of Sarah Silverman, never thought she was funny, but it looks like she really nails this role on depression.