Visual Inventory: Winter Movies

Dec 5, 2013

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EQ3’s Creative Director, Thom Fougere, is back to share culture recommendations and findings that are currently inspiring him. His Visual Inventory posts focus on a theme and how he’s seeing it used across different industries (ie. design, film, music, online, photography, etc.).


This month’s theme is:


Whether you’re a winter person or not, there’s no denying the pleasure of being able to hole up indoors (without any sense of guilt) to screen a new film or an old favourite. Thom’s well-versed in the movie scene and he’s created a list of films you need to see this season. So grab a blanket and your drink of choice, and work your way through the list. Then, Tweet at us @EQ3_Furniture to let us know what you think of his recommendations.




The summer release Frances Ha (directed by Noah Baumbach and co-written by Noah and Greta Gerwig) recently came out on video. I was a fan of the director’s first film The Squid and the Whale, another good movie to watch this winter, if you haven’t already seen it. Frances Ha is shot entirely in black and white, channeling Woody Allen’s earlier work.





I first noticed Neil Kellerhouse’s artwork for the Criterion Collection version of The Thin Red Line, but I wasn’t able to find out who had created the artwork at the time. It wasn’t until The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo posters were released that I found the common thread. Neil Kellerhouse has also designed a nice selection of box art for various Criterion Collection films, he seems to be the go-to guy for those who desire beautiful and original takes on film posters.





The first time I watched this movie it was 2008 and I was sitting in an empty theatre by myself. It was an overwhelming experience. You’ll understand why when you see the movie. I knew I had watched something profound and moving, but was moved with how much I had taken in over two hours. I’ve watched it numerous times since that initial screening, with the most recent screening earlier this week, justifying its place on this list.


Synechdoche, New York is the first film Charlie Kaufman directed and wrote himself. I can safely say that every movie he has written up to that point has been a favourite of mine (Adaptation, Being John Malkavich, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), with the exception of Human Nature….


I cannot say much about this movie other than recommend the hell out of it. It’s with films like this that each viewer can take away a different message or idea about the film’s meaning (and all have a different explanation on the burning house).



InsideLlewyn Davis


I don’t know much about this movie except that it’s directed by the Coen brothers, and the trailer is a nice watch. I’m a fan of the Coen brothers, and while I have no evidence to back this up, I have a feeling Inside Llewen Davis will be one of the better films released this year. To hit theatres December 20th.


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