Is there still room for old-fashioned sexy in a “50 Shades of Anything Goes” world? You bet there is—just take a look at these movies, new and timeless alike. A kiss, a glance, a gesture that means nothing to the world at large and everything to the one you love are all still as potent as they ever were because times change… people don’t.
Do you remember hearing the line “I’ll have what she’s having” for the very first time in When Harry Met Sally?
Most ghosts seem to be after your home, your children, or even your soul, but a rare few stick around postmortem for less life-threatening reasons. Whether it’s helping a loved one move on or teaching a life lesson, some specters actually have your back, rather than the urge to knife you in it. Check out these ten flicks for examples:
Never did Sofia Coppola’s signature formula (angst, angst and more angst) feel so genuine and honest as in LOST IN TRANSLATION, one of our featured films this week. It’s the film that helped bring depth and drama to Bill Murray, and put Scarlet Johansson on the map. Now if only there was some way to have fun while stuck in dull and boring Tokyo…
See more of our featured selections this week below!
That’s right, the new Spoon record Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga’s not even out yet – but he stabbing piano of “The Ghost Of You Lingers” [stereogum.com] was the first we heard of the rather excellent album [stereogum.com]. Now the new Jon Brion-produced track “The Underdog” that Spoon is unleashing to the masses, and running…