Six Summer Films

Summer is in full swing, and here are six movies to complement what I often consider to be the best season of year.


Moonrise Kingdom
Wes Anderson takes on adolescent love in this quirky, comedic family drama. Anderson’s eye for detail is stellar. Everything has its place, everything has its perfect timing. The scenery is fantastic.

Liz & Romain recommended this one and they both have wonderful taste — it did not disappoint. Nothing says summer like a coming of age story set at a theme park during the hottest months of year.  The ever-talented Jesse Eisenburg is delightfully awkward (per usual) and Kristen Stewart offers a surprisingly solid performance as well.

The Sea In Between
This music documentary is a feast for the senses. A group of musicians travel to a remote island off the coast of British Columbia, play gorgeous songs against a gorgeous landscape, and reflect on their craft.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
This film is enchanting and will stay with you long after the credits roll. Five year-old Quvenzhané Wallis is radiant as the precocious protagonist.

How to Steal a Million
This movie is what The New York Times calls ‘an elegant caper.’ It’s Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole in their glory days and really just a fun movie.

What About Bob?
I can barely type this title without snickering. This film is both absurd and absurdly funny. Bill Murray is truly the best.

Honorable mention: Dazed & Confused – I haven’t seen this one, but my brother insisted I include it. He said I would be remiss not to mention it. So there you have it.