With the Christmas around the corner, there’s nothing I’d love more than to sit by the fireside with a box of cookies and tea and enjoy some good, old fashioned binge watching. Whether it’s that series I’ve been wanting to watch or those films I return to year after year, here’s my list of things I plan to binge for the holidays because Lainey likes her moving pictures.
Mozart in the Jungle
I love Gael Garcia Bernal as the eccentric maestro put in charge of a New York City orchestra and Lola Kirke as an oboist struggling to become part of the orchestra. It’s funny and warm and everything I could ever expect from Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, whose film sensibilities I already adore. Available on Amazon Prime.
Lord of The Rings Extended Edition
Quite possible the only Martin Scorsese film for kids under ten, this lovely story about an orphan boy befriending a young girl in a train station is a love letter to film and the art of filmmaking.
And it’s not Christmas until John McClane saves the day. Merry Christmas!