Summer Wars / サマーウォーズ

The best movie you’ve never heard of YES Release date: August 1, 2009Director: Mamoru HosodaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who grew up watching Sailor Moon. Fans of Miyazaki. Gamers. When should you watch this movie: In the summer. Outside if possible.  The sell: Summer Wars is a very Japanese movie. It’s gotContinue reading “Summer Wars / サマーウォーズ”

Ratatouille

Underrated movie alert! YES Release date: June 29, 2007Director: Brad BirdLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Aspiring chefs and/or artists. Fans of Patton Oswald.  When should you watch this movie: When you just discovered the Bon Appetit youtube channel. When you’ve just followed @grossypelosi on instagram.  The sell: This movie is criminally underrated inContinue reading “Ratatouille”

Howl’s Moving Castle / ハウルの動く城

The dubbed version isn’t even that bad YES Release date: November 20, 2004Director: Hayao MiyazakiLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who “aren’t into anime”  When should you watch this movie: At the start of a new relationship. When the world around you seems to be in chaos.  The sell: Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving CastleContinue reading “Howl’s Moving Castle / ハウルの動く城”

Chicken Run

An underrated masterpiece of Marxist cinema YES Release Date: June 23, 2000Director: Peter Lord, Nick ParkLanguage: English Who should see this movie: NOT CHILDREN. I repeat, this movie is not for children. This movie is only for people old enough for class consciousness.  When should you watch this movie: At a meeting with your fellowContinue reading “Chicken Run”

Moana

WE KNOW THE WAYYYYY YES Release Date: November 23, 2016Director: Ron Clements, John MuskerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Lost 20-somethings amidst existential crisis and uncertainty in their careers/life-course. Ugh me, probably soon.  When should you watch this movie: ASAP The sell: Moana is a Disney movie, yes, but it takes the Disney formatContinue reading “Moana”