Whiplash

Still better than La La Land don’t @ me (again) MAYBE Release date: October 10, 2014Director: Damien ChazelleLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Conservatory students. People who can play wonderwall on the guitar and call themselves “a musician.”  When should you watch this movie: When you need a study break. When you’re thinking ofContinue reading “Whiplash”

Devdas

Support Sex Workers YES Release date: July 12, 2002Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Language: Hindi Who should see this movie: People who married their high school sweetheart. People who have “the one that got away.”  When should you see this movie: When you’re ready to be blown away and also are prepared to sit for threeContinue reading “Devdas”

The King

Robert Pattinson deserves an Oscar and also my hand in marriage MAYBE Release date: October 11, 2019Director: David MichôdLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of movies like Lawrence of Arabia, Thin Red Line, and the 1996 Hamlet When should you watch this movie: After you have had some coffee. When you need toContinue reading “The King”

Only Lovers Left Alive

RIP Anton Yelchin YES Release date: December 25, 2013Director: Jim JarmuschLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of “What we do in the shadows.” Folks who are hot for Tom Hiddleston.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re beginning to feel jaded. When you turn 24 and think, damn I have to doContinue reading “Only Lovers Left Alive”

Y Tu Mamá También

Please just admit that you are in love with your homies YES Release date: June 8, 2001Director: Alfonso CuarónLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: People who need a gentle push out of the closet. Fans of Rogue One.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re considering going to therapy. When you’re alone (it’sContinue reading “Y Tu Mamá También”

To Live / 活著

Mao does not come out looking great in this one YES Release date: May 18, 1994Director: Zhang YimouLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: Students in a “20th Century Chinese History” class.  When should you watch this movie: When you are prepared/emotionally fortified against devastation.  The sell: This! Movie! Is! Sad! If you’re halfway throughContinue reading “To Live / 活著”

Sex and Lucía / Lucía y el Sexo

There are pornos with better storylines NO Release date: August 24, 2001Director: Julio MedemLanguage: Spanish Who should watch this movie: People who thought it was a porno and really should stop the tape before it gets to the death bits When should you watch this movie: When you’re down to only watch the first 30Continue reading “Sex and Lucía / Lucía y el Sexo”

Tulip Fever

The history is more exciting NO Release date: September 1, 2017Director: Justin ChadwickLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: No one in particular  When should you watch this movie: Not at home when you could watch something else, but also not on an airplane because 90% of the scenes are shot in candlelight and thusContinue reading “Tulip Fever”

The Favourite

Top-and and I can’t stress this enough-me, Rachel Weisz YES Release date: August 30, 2018Director: Yorgos LanthimosLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of The Lobster. Anyone who had an “nemesis” in middle school.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re drunk with your film-nerd friends.  The sell: The Favourite is not aContinue reading “The Favourite”

The Constant Gardener

Not a romance movie NO Release date: August 31, 2005Director: Fernando MeirellesLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People making their way methodically through Ralph Fiennes’ filmography  When should you watch this movie: When you need to be reminded that Big Pharma is evil because you forgot for some reason. The sell: Rachel Weisz wasContinue reading “The Constant Gardener”