Once in awhile, when I actually get to sit down and watch a movie in its entirety (yeah, I know watching two episodes a week of Breaking Bad doesn't count), I find unexpected gems hidden within the Netflix Streaming archive. One such film that caught my eye stylistically and seemed to have all the right quirks was New Waterford Girl. Set in the moody setting of Nova Scotia, the movie revolves around Mooney, a small town girl who feels out of place in her surroundings, and her dreams of one day moving to New York. The main character is a Natalie Portman look-alike with the mannerisms of Lydia from Beetlejuice, one of my all-time favorite movies. Every outfit looks as if it was styled by La Garconne, which is probably what kept my attention for most of the movie. No, just kidding, the movie really is charming and showcases the talents of newcomer actress at the time, Liane Balaban.
In addition to this movie, I'm going to squeeze in another one that Bryan just made me watch the other night. Tombstone. You know, I always think I don't want to watch a Western, but when I do, I usually love it. Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, Silverado, Giant... to name a few. The all-star cast blew me away in Tombstone and if you were ever curious about the story of Wyatt Earp, here ya go. Plus, the young Billy Zane is oh-so pretty! Those eyes!