"ROBERT MITCHUM PLAYED THE DRUNK IN EL DORADO, DEAN MARTIN PLAYED THE DRUNK IN RIO BRAVO. BASICALLY IT WAS THE SAME PART. NOW JOHN WAYNE PLAYED THE SAME PART IN BOTH MOVIES, HE PLAYED JOHN WAYNE." ~ GET SHORTY

The movies Megan watches...when she gets around to posting about them. Sometimes it's a review. Sometimes it's a photo. Sometimes it's a quote. And sometimes she forgets. But she watches a lot...and you should watch some of these films too. ••• See more of her work on hitrecord or at The Director's Narrative. Feel Free: directormegan@gmail.com
Swingers • director Doug Liman
There’s a number of independent films that changed filmmaking in the 1990’s and Swingers is one of them.  This film broke every rule for how independent films were made, it was a passion project - laughed at by most - but loved by everyone involved.  It was written by barely known comedian & actor Jon Favreau, who would also star, directed by a director who had little experience and cast with their friends.  Friends that would include Ron Livingston and Vince Vaughn and oh yeah - Favreau would later become one of the biggest directors in the industry and help launch the Marvel Universe.  This movie is oozing with talent.  And the best part about it?  Swingers is just cool.  The kind of cool that happens because you’re not trying to be cool, you’re just ahead of the curve because you’re being who you are.  It’s money baby.

Swingers • director Doug Liman

There’s a number of independent films that changed filmmaking in the 1990’s and Swingers is one of them.  This film broke every rule for how independent films were made, it was a passion project - laughed at by most - but loved by everyone involved.  It was written by barely known comedian & actor Jon Favreau, who would also star, directed by a director who had little experience and cast with their friends.  Friends that would include Ron Livingston and Vince Vaughn and oh yeah - Favreau would later become one of the biggest directors in the industry and help launch the Marvel Universe.  This movie is oozing with talent.  And the best part about it?  Swingers is just cool.  The kind of cool that happens because you’re not trying to be cool, you’re just ahead of the curve because you’re being who you are.  It’s money baby.

This Means War • director McG

This is the kind of movie that you just need to let go and have fun with.  That is its purpose.  McG, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine & Tom Hardy just want to have fun - and that makes this movie work.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier • director Anthony & Joe Russo
What makes Marvel movies so incredible is that they have planned out how their world fits together.  You can feel each character totally in the movie, and yet it feels like there is a greater world at work.  It’s wonderful.  The stuff of great filmmaking.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier is another great entry into the Marvel universe and has made me excited to see where exactly Phase 2 is going.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier • director Anthony & Joe Russo

What makes Marvel movies so incredible is that they have planned out how their world fits together.  You can feel each character totally in the movie, and yet it feels like there is a greater world at work.  It’s wonderful.  The stuff of great filmmaking.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier is another great entry into the Marvel universe and has made me excited to see where exactly Phase 2 is going.

Sin City • directors Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez & Quentin Tarantino

I can heartily admit that I am a much larger fan of Mr. Rodriguez’s early work than his past few films, but Sin City is one of my favorites in his cannon.  This film is everything you want out of a film that’s trying to push boundaries.   It’s exciting, it’s well made, visionary and engages all of your senses.