List three of your favorite films. Include a brief summary of the movies, or just the reason why you like them.
- The Godfather trilogy. Everyone knows it’s about a mob family, but to me, it’s a tragic tale of love, deceit, desperation and brokenness, all within a framework of violent protectionism. The family survives, no matter what, and the lengths (and depths) the characters risk to maintain the bloodline are limitless. Among my favorite movies ever.
- Somewhere in Time. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The quintessential magical romance novel come to life. Spent most of it bawling. Gorgeous music — Rachmaninoff, aided by Roger Williams. Get a bowl of popcorn and a box of Kleenex and enjoy it. Filmed in 1980, on location at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, it’s a visually and aurally stunning picture of love lost and found — and time travel! I recommend it highly for all you romantics.
- Sweeney Todd. But you knew that.
OK, let’s hear it. Give me some ideas for summer Netflix choices.