I am not well. Sure, on paper things look good, but in the most existential way possible I am not well. Most likely some, if not all of us, have felt that way for a good chunk of this year or even worse before this year, too. 2020 has often completely exasperated our feelings of inadequacy and despair. In that, this year is an example of why we seek out movies: to be moved, see humanity, reminded of something special or learn how to feel things again. It is in this mindset - for little more than own well-being, but hopefully yours too - that I wanted to bring together a few movies to help you get through the home stretch of 2020.
Two movies that can help channel our emotions into steps forward to learn, act and release all that 2020 has tossed at us.
The Way Back
Sometimes, the writing on the wall needs to fall on top of you and the things you never knew you needed are coming at you whether you know it or not.
The Road Forward
The Forty Year-Old Version
As the hope for closing out this year will trickle in, so does the natural hope of the calendar flipping to January. Coming soon, Namari, looks like a perfect story of hope, strength and all that comes with pursuing the American dream, as timely as ever. To move forward, one step is all it takes, as shown so viscerally and uncomfortably in The Forty Year-Old Version.
Sometimes, we all need to air it all out even if nobody is listening. That said, if you need a toolkit to work through the rest of the year before you shout it all out from thr rooftops, we've got you covered. The Now. Tomorrow. The Road Forward.