Chinatown

COMPLICATED MAYBE Release date: June 20, 1974Director: Roman PolanskiLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People prepared to deal with the ethical grey zone of viewing anything touched by Roman Polanski.  When should you watch this movie: In the middle of the afternoon so you have time to have a strong drink after the movieContinue reading “Chinatown”

The Devil Wears Prada

Anna Wintour should have filed a lawsuit over this movie MAYBE Release Date: June 30, 2006Director: David FrankelLanguage: English Who should see this movie: Millenials on a nostalgia trip. Stanley Tucci Fans (or should I say Stans? ayyyyy)  When should you see this movie: When you’re doing a Stanley Tucci movie marathon. When you’ve forgottenContinue reading “The Devil Wears Prada”

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”

Funeral Parade of Roses / 薔薇の葬列

Scarred for life MAYBE Release Date: September 13, 1969Director: Toshio MatsumotoLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Imagine a ven-diagram of people who like horror movies and people who like arthouse, high brow capital C Cinema. This movie is for the people in the middle.  When should you watch this movie: If you are notContinue reading “Funeral Parade of Roses / 薔薇の葬列”

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”

Sicario

The US is evil who is surprised not me Maybe Release Date: May 19, 2015Director: Denis VillenueveLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks who are not squeamish and can deal with extreme graphic content. People who want to see a masterclass in movie editing.  When should you watch this movie: Do not watch thisContinue reading “Sicario”

The Big Lebowski

If David Lynch made a comedy Maybe Release Date: March 6, 1998Director: The Coen BrothersLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Twin Peaks. Guys who already use the references and are concerned that people will find out they’ve never actually seen the movie.  When should you watch this movie: When you are high. Continue reading “The Big Lebowski”

The Dark Knight

Ok I guess? Maybe Release Date: July 18, 2008Director: Christopher NolanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Aspiring actors who don’t care about the story and only want to see Heath Ledger in his defining role. People who are curious what all the hype is about and are prepared to be disappointed.  When should youContinue reading “The Dark Knight”