If you’re like us, this time of year is chock full of movies — docs, horror, animated, queer… To us, a trusted recommendation is an always welcome gift. Well, pop some popcorn and take a moment!
Team Boketto shares their movie picks for you and the week ahead.
Our (Shop) Gal Friday swoons: The way Rear Window is filmed makes you feel like you’re in the room with Grace Kelly & Jimmy Stewart, and where else would you want to be?! Arrival is beautiful beginning to end. An epic reminder that we’re all connected — plus it presents a stunning perspective on “language.”
Boketto Content Creator is true to form with: Alvin Ailey Dance Theater’s first-ever Virtual Season. Ailey Forward is a month of vanguard performances & programming that has me feeling deep New York nostalgia, and affirms my belief in movement as art.
Boketto’s Founder has obvious good taste, and that extends to her movie preferences: The Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind is both cerebral/thought-provoking and an oddball tragi-comedy. Down By Law is one of my favorite Jim Jarmucsh movies. I’ll watch it over-and-over for the Tom Waits character alone.
On-brand for our Creative Director means wildly divergent genres: Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) is a frank, fresh, feminist version of the 1874 romantic novel. Where, Train to Busan is a delicious, modern, Korean take on the action-zombie apocalypse film.
Boketto’s Social Media Manager offers reveries of leaving the safety of home: The Last Unicorn will always make me cry. Great for someone looking for an animated cult classic. Almost Famous makes me want to run away with a rock band. Perfect movie to watch when you need a great escape.
Our Massage Therapist shares: Anything by Miyazaki works for me! Films I’ve been watching are Ponyo and Spirited Away (which my dog is named after). Wes Anderson is another go-to director. It's hard to pick just one of his films, but I have a soft spot for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
Two powerful films sure to move you, via our Acupuncturist: 2020’s Antebellum was amazing. An allegorical social thriller — not at all what you would expect from a horror film. Call Me By Your Name features Italy, the 80s, queer love — it doesn’t get better than this.
Our Merchandiser loves a good, deep cut, documentary: Les Blank never disappoints! Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers and Gap Toothed Women are two favorites. Also, Let The Fire Burn is a doc that illustrates how prejudice, intolerance and fear can lead to unthinkable acts of violence. It should be watched by everyone.