It’s the holiday season, and with it (hopefully) comes vacation days during which you can go sledding, skiing or just stay at home and drink too much eggnog while watching Netflix. If you opt for the latter (and we certainly are), here are twenty movies that’ll fill you with the holiday spirit when the weather outside is frightful.
Sometimes a good movie can be made even better by a good soundtrack — and sometimes a really bad movie can be redeemed by its music. Here are a few flicks available for your instant viewing (and listening) pleasure that may sound better than they look.
One of the most underrated songwriters of the last century, this film chronicles the fascinating and often turbulent life of Townes Van Zandt. Interviews with Van Zandt’s family and such luminaries as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Steve Earle are included with rare footage of him at home.
This weekend’s releases are all about getting old or coming home: Disney gives us yet another Pirates (mis)adventure, Woody Allen deals with mortality through lovers in Paris, Iraq War veterans find a different war at home, and a wandering musician returns home to face the music.
Bloodworth returns to his home, a tiny place in Tennessee, after forty years on tour. The wife he left has withered, his three sons are grown and angry. His only connection is with his grandson, who wants to live a happier life than the rest of his family.