i’ve been writing on this website for almost 4 years. i cannot believe that. where did the time go (that’s a rhetorical question – we all know how time works)? if you’ve been coming here for awhile, then you probably feel like you know me a little or maybe not at all or maybe you just want me to shut up and post pics of clothes. regardless of how you feel, i had the bright idea yesterday to start posting random lists. who doesn’t love a list. i will stop traffic to read a list. these lists might give you a better idea of who i am or it might inspire you to watch a movie you’ve never seen or pick up an album you never thought you’d listen to. and if you’re not a fan of lists, then you must be terrible human being and i cannot help you. i’m kidding ’cause that’s what i do sometimes.
we’re going to start this new series i’ve dubbed “high fives” with my top 5 favorite movies. unfortunately, jaws barely missed the list. that movie still frightens me to this day. big thank you to my sister for making me watch it at a very early age. i didn’t get in the ocean for a solid year after said viewing. it’s also an incredible resource for fall style inspiration (see here). other movies that barely missed the cut: raiders of the lost ark, one flew over the cuckoo’s nest, the godfather, cool hand luke, and the dark knight.
5. the departed
scorsese is and will always be my favorite director. nicholson and dicaprio are two of my favorite actors. the departed is a no-brainer on my high fives list. i realize it’s heresy to put this movie ahead of taxi driver, raging bull, and goodfellas, but this is my list and i’m not trying to impress the internet or some a-hole critics. after all, the movie did take home best picture and best director at the 2007 academy awards.