Welcome to the November Suggestion List! In today's list, I will be talking about three different categories; movies, books, and my personal favorite music. Honestly, I feel like music is the only thing that is keeping me sane at this point. I can’t even remember a day in these past months that went by me not listening to songs. I also became really into playing an instrument as well although I don’t know how to play any instrument so I told myself what is a better time than this when I have all the time in the world. So, anyway, I made up my mind and since I wanted to play bass guitar I thought I should start from somewhere and try to play but the problem is that I, of course, don't own one. So, I am going to wait until we get rid of Rona and then start to learn bass guitar from a real instructor. Anyway, I rambled a lot, enjoy the article, and feel free to also send your own recommendations, or even if you just want to talk to someone you can get in contact with me through our mail. Enjoy it.
We are starting with a psychological thriller film called Gone Girl. Gone Girl is about a woman that goes missing on purpose and little by little things get messier, people start blaming the woman's husband for the disappearance. I highly suggest this movie if you haven't watched it. It's a very well thought movie so everything in the movie happens for a reason.
Director: David Fincher
Runtime: 2h 29min
IMDB Rate: 8.1
This film is one of my favorite films of all time though I must admit I have a lot of favorite films. Anyway, this film is about a girl that starts to play a game where every dare you do gets awarded money but her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers." As the dares get scarier and harder she feels herself trapped in the game and tries to find a way out. And if I am not mistaken it's from a book so if you like the movie you can also read the book.
Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Runtime: 1h 36min
IMDB Rate: 6.5
The other two films were more crime and mystery but this one is romantic. I am sure you have at least once heard or seen this somewhere. It's about a young man and woman meeting on a train in Europe, and wind up spending one evening together in Vienna but they know that it will probably be their only night together. This film also has two follow-up films called Before Sunset and Before Midnight.
Director: Richard Linklater
Runtime: 1h 41min
Genre: Romantic, Drama
IMBD Rate: 8.1
By The River Piedra I Sat Down And Wept
I was looking at my little library thinking about what should I choose and I saw this book. I remember the time I read it, I had so bad stomach cramps, I couldn't concrete on anything and I didn't want to do anything including looking at my phone. I saw this book on the shelf and suddenly had the urge to read it and finished it the day I started it. It's about two lovers reuniting after eleven years. Time has transformed our main character Pilar into a strong and independent woman, while her devoted childhood friend has grown into a handsome and charismatic spiritual leader. She has learned well how to bury her feelings and he has turned to religion as a refuge from his raging inner conflicts. Now they are together once again, embarking on a journey fraught with difficulties, as long-buried demons of blame and resentment resurface after more than a decade.
Author: Paulo Coelho
Page Count: 208
I normally just put songs on the list but I had to make an exception for this because I love every song from this album, if you want to know what type of music I like this is the definition for that. This album is literally a masterpiece, it was released recently on the 23rd of October 2020. It's from Ashton Irwin you might know him as the drummer of 5 Seconds of Summer but he made this very personal solo album in the quarantine. He and his roommate and producer Matt Pauling made this album. It's a very personal album to him because it talks about his alcohol addiction, overcoming mental resistance, body dysmorphia (a highly relevant topic that we don't often see the male artist talk upon), self-harm, toxic masculinity... These topics are talked about with very great writing and voice throughout the songs. The album's sound is grunge, rock with amazing guitar solos I mean it's just perfect you have to listen to understand what I mean. Also, you can listen to the live version of the album as well. Now, I can talk about this album for hours so I am going to just skip to my favorite song from the album (and yes it was really hard to choose). My favorite song is called The Sweetness, it's about Ashton tackling struggles with depression but just like the album the song emphasis healing and getting help. I really hope you give this album a chance and also if you are going through these please don't be afraid to seek help and talk about it because you matter so much. As Ashton Irwin says "Please hold on. Please don’t quit, please don’t let go, please remember you’re loved.".
Tame Impala - The Slow Rush
"The song's about forgiving someone who's unable to explain themselves."