I’d like to get a list of the movies we’ve seen together on Saturday nights and perhaps we could have written discussions on those and/or for new ones going forward? In any case, the ones I remember are as follows:
My Octopus Teacher
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Waking Life
Please add any you remember. Since we spend a lot of time discussing them post-viewing, perhaps we can add the chats or have our evaluations listed with each movie. Just a thought.
Love your ratings (and helpful to see)! Groundhog Day has probably been my favorite to date too. Watching it in the group added a new appreciation for it. Does a “pass” mean you didn’t see it… or don’t want to rate it? Excited to watch more movies together!
I personally found this film “The Cell” with Jennifer Lopez and Vince Vaughn to be an excellent depiction of what happens when we start to believe that “things” are real.
There’s a line in the film that goes:
“She’s lost, she thinks this is real”
I can’t help but think this applies to all of us. So many people are lost because they have forgotten what’s real and ultimately take the appearances in their consciousness as solid, lasting, and independent…I also feel the awakened ones have compassion and they’re the ones that “go in” to help wake us up. I feel the last four years of my life has been an act of grace and have felt guidance that has led me to these teachings. I’m waking up! Slowly… Haha
The movie also does such a great job of illustrating how the mind is indeed a dreamscape.
More thoughts about Pleasantville, the last viewing of the current series. I found this review from the legendary Siskel and Ebert from when it first came out. From a Buddhist perspective, I realized it could also be about relationships, since everything is co-dependent, and that this awareness is at the foundation of whatever, whomever, wherever we are.