After that seemingly endless stretch of stifling heat, who wouldn’t welcome these new days of wind and rain?
Sure, the intermittent downpours may tend to keep you inside; but that’s just an excuse to bury yourself in blankets and catch up on ten of the best movies for these gloomy times.
Woody Allen’s thematic masterpiece is a tribute to the romance and nostalgia of rain: Gil Pender, a successful screenwriter and aspiring novelist, chases after “Paris in the rain” and long-dead historical figures of the roaring twenties. His uninterested fiancée, on the other hand, insists on visiting tourist spots in the sunshine and going dancing late at night.
Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Adrien Brody, Tom Hiddleston, and many other big names play characters at once so caricatured but alive, demonstrating the tension and inherent interdependence of the past and the present. There isn’t a dull moment in this film of cinematic finesse and subtlety.