Marya: A Life in Movies//
1995 – While You Were Sleeping
Oh, I love this movie. I remember seeing it in theaters and just falling in love with Bill Pullman. Every time I wear a big sweater I think about Sandy in this film. One of the best Rom-Coms to come out of the 90s.
1996 – The English Patient
This is my favorite movies of all time. Yes, yes it is. I could go on about it forever and ever. And maybe ever. Ralph Fiennes and Kristin Scott Thomas have sizzling hot chemistry and every supporting performance in this film is just dynamite. If I had to choose one film to take with me on a desert island, it would be this film.
1997 – As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson is my favorite actor of all time and his performance as Melvyn Udall is my favorite of all his performances. There was a time when I had watched this movie so many times I knew all the nuances and all the lines of every character. I might still.
1998 – The Thin Red Line
This is the film that made me fall in love with the power of film. I had always been a fan of movies as entertainment, but this is the movie that made me realize that film could be so much more than just entertainment. Terrence Malick is truly a poet and this is poetry come to life.
1999 – October Sky
This is one of those “great American dream” type movies, based on a true story of perseverance and determination and it makes me sob like a little girl every time.