Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day. But I say bah humbug to V-Day.
I haven’t even fully recovered from Christmas and New Years to think about celebrating yet another holiday wrapped up in crass commercialism & consumerism (insert smiley face here).
So, it’s in that spirit that I post this entry – your picks for the best inappropriate, unorthodox Valentine’s day movies! Films that are contrary to what is usual, traditional or accepted, with regards to this particular holiday.
So, no “Love Story,” nor “Love And Basketball;” no “Love Jones,” or anything else affirming love in the title. No “Breakfast At Tiffany’s,” “Sleepless In Seattle,” “Pretty Woman” or “Ghost.” None of that!
I’ll give you some ideas to consider as you come up with titles: “Fatal Attraction;” “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?;” Stanley Kubrick’s “Lolita;” or “Eyes Wide Shut;” Hitchcock’s “Dial M for Murder;” even Lars Von Trier’s “Antichrist,” or “Breaking The Waves.” I’ll also toss Takashi Miike’s “Audition” into that hat, and probably almost anything by Neil LaBute (“In The Company Of Men” and “The Shape of Things” to start).
I think you see where I’m going with this… I hope.
So, jump right in, whether you’re in love, or lovelorn; your picks for the best ANTI-Valentine’s Day movies in the comments section below. Let’s come up with a list of films that we can all watch over the 3-day weekend (Monday is Presidents Day).