The Notebook

Hot and unlikeable MAYBE Release Date: June 25, 2004Director: Nick CassavetesLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who have seen it before and can skip the boring bits.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re horny. When you’re emotionally horny.  The sell: Just watch this for the hot love scene about ¾ ofContinue reading “The Notebook”

Mansfield Park

They really gloss over the racism NO Release date: November 19, 1999Director: Patricia RozemaLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Super-fans of period dramas.  When should you watch this movie: When forced by a super-fan of period dramas.  The sell: Mansfield Park is the weakest link in the Jane Austen film adaptation chain. The novelContinue reading “Mansfield Park”

Slacker

Should be more boring than it is MAYBE Release Date: July 5, 1991Director: Richard LinklaterLanguage: English Who should watch this: Film students. Really patient people.  When should you watch this movie: When your film class screens it for an assignment so you actually have to pay attention.  The sell: People said about Mama Mia, “There’sContinue reading “Slacker”

The Big Chill

Less chill than you might think MAYBE Release Date: September 28, 1983Director: Lawrence KasdanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People over 40. People in their twenties who say shit like “I’m so old.”  When should you watch this movie: When you’re considering going to your college reunion or worse, your high school reunion.  TheContinue reading “The Big Chill”

Elf

Sorry to break it to you all but this is a terrible movie NO Release Date: November 7, 2003Director: Jon FavreauLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: No one, we’d all be better off When should you watch this movie: Never! That’s 1.5 hours you can use doing something better like getting in a fightContinue reading “Elf”

The Hunt for Wilderpeople

Sam Neil’s best role, yes including Jurassic Park YES Release Date: March 31, 2016Director: Taika WaititiLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Thor: Ragnarok. I would say die-hard Taika Waititi fans, but they have all already seen this movie.  When should you watch this movie: When you think you want to watch aContinue reading “The Hunt for Wilderpeople”

Call Me By Your Name

Sufjan Stevens YES Release Date: November 24, 2017Director: Luca GuadagninoLanguage: English, Italian, French Who should watch this movie: Anyone who has ever had a summer romance. Anyone who has experienced heart break.  When should you watch this movie: When you are feeling particularly tender and want to lean into those feelings. When you’re feeling lonely. Continue reading “Call Me By Your Name”

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”