To Kill a Mockingbird

A lot to unpack here MAYBE Release date: December 25, 1962Director: Robert MulliganLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: High school students  When should you watch this movie: In your high school english class  The sell: This movie was monumental for a lot of reasons, especially for its time. It was also emblematic of theContinue reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Their Eyes Were Watching God

I watched this in my HS English class lol MAYBE Release date: March 6 , 2005Director: Darnell MartinLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: If you, during adolescence, romanticized relationships that you now realize were really toxic  When should you watch this movie: When you want to gaze into Michael Ealy’s beautiful eyes The sell:Continue reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

The Fountain

Sad and weird MAYBE Release date: November 22, 2006Director: Darren AronofskyLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Terrence Malick and Darren Aronofsky. People who need help processing grief  When should you watch this movie: Either when you are emotionally stable enough to handle the pain, or sad enough for this movie to matchContinue reading “The Fountain”

Billy Elliot

This movie sparked my hatred for neo-liberalism and my love for Billy Bragg YES Release date: September 29, 2000Director: Stephen DaldryLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Dancers. The Gays. Leftists. (Bonus if you’re all of the above). When should you watch this movie: When you’re feeling weighed down by society’s expectations. When you’re feelingContinue reading “Billy Elliot”

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

I thought Paul Bettany and Jude Law were the same person until I was 21 YES Release date: November 14, 2003Director: Peter Weir Language: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of the 2012 Les Miserable film adaptation  When should you watch this movie: When you can’t decide between action or drama  The sell: I’mContinue reading “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

Juliet, Naked

Chris O’Dowd really isn’t a dramatic actor, sorry dude NO Release date: August 17, 2018Director: Jesse PeretzLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Anyone in an unhappy relationship When should you watch this movie: When it dawns on you that you’re the toxic one in the relationship The sell: This is a story with aContinue reading “Juliet, Naked”

In the Heat of the Night

The crime is racism YES Release date: August 2, 1967Director: Norman JewisonLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: White liberals. Fans of The Maltese Falcon.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re doing a Sidney Poitier marathon.  The sell: We didn’t need more evidence that Sidney Poitier is not only the most beautiful manContinue reading “In the Heat of the Night”

Roma

 A friend once said that Roma was “slow” so I cut them out of my life YES Release date: November 21, 2018Director: Alfonso CuarónLanguage: Spanish, Mixtec Who should watch this movie: People who’ve read 100 years of solitude. Fans of Ozu’s movies.  When should you watch this movie: When you miss your family. When youContinue reading “Roma”

Shoplifters / 万引き家族

Nothing brings people together like murder! YES Release date: June 8, 2018Director: Hirokazu KoreedaLanguage: Japanese Who should see this movie: People who love their chosen family  When should you see this movie: In a theatre if possible.  The sell: Koreeda knows exactly how to pull each and every heartstring with perfect precision, it’s almost scary.Continue reading “Shoplifters / 万引き家族”

Kids

Too real MAYBE Release date: July 28, 1995Director: Larry ClarkLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Film students. Fans of Richard Linklater’s edgier stuff.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re making your way through the “classics”  The sell: Kids is on one hand a “must see” and on the other hand, very hardContinue reading “Kids”