I really love movies. In fact, my parents used to joke that I'd grow up to be a critic. (Still waiting for that opportunity to come, ha!)
In college, I took a class called Fiction & Film, where we'd read a book and then watch its corresponding cinematic feature. (Examples: Eat. Pray. Love, Bridget Jones, and Glengarry Glen Ross) My teacher was amazing, always dissecting frames with scholarly precision and personality. I honestly can't watch films how I did prior to the course. I analyze everything!
Now, life in New York is a dream. I love awards shows and film festivals (though I'm still waiting on my invites, ha!). I love walking the streets where so many greats have been filmed. And, I love having friends, who also love this form of art and entertainment.
With their help, I've pulled together a few suggestions because it's the holiday season because, when it's festive (and soon to be cold), there's nothing better than a good film and a lively talkback afterwards. This also takes us straight into the more formal Oscar season, and I'm very, very excited about that.
Many thanks to Paige, Timmy, Lewis, Sara Beth, and Christie Ray for contributing to this collection. I hope you enjoy viewing as many of these as possible. Also, feel free to comment below with your favorites (or thoughts on these)!
FAVORITE FILMS SET IN NEW YORK CITY
You've Got Mail (three votes)
When Harry Met Sally (two votes)
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Hannah and Her Sisters
FAVORITE SERIES/FILM TO WATCH WITH FAMILY AT CHRISTMASTIME
Home Alone (two votes)
It's a Wonderful LIfe
FAVORITE FILM SO FAR IN 2017
Dunkirk (four votes)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (three votes)
FILM MOST EXCITED TO SEE BEFORE YEAR'S END
Pitch Perfect 3
The Shape of Water
The Greatest Showman
Den of Thieves