We all have a list of movies that came to us at a certain time in our lives when they’d have the greatest impact. They don’t necessarily have to be the best films of all time, but because of what they’re about or how they were made, and where our head was when we saw them, they’ve left a deep impression.
When I was a kid, one of my annual aspirations was to stay up all the way to midnight on New Year’s Eve. It was a pretty big deal for me, a sort of harbinger of adulthood, and I was lucky enough to be around adults who would usually let me do so.
Christmas. That means presents, decorations, feasts and the general mass consumption we’re best known for. Of course, it also means movies, as Hollywood saves the best— and sometimes not so best—for last.