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Casino Royale

I’m 24 and I still have no idea how to play poker MAYBE Release date: November 16, 2006Director: Martin CampbellLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Dedicated fans of the James Bond cinematic universe. People who read the book.  When should you watch this movie: When you fall in love. When you’re prepping for pokerContinue reading “Casino Royale”

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Snowpiercer / 설국열차;

Let’s blame it all on Kelly Masterson NO Release date: August 1, 2013Director: Bong Joon-hoLanguage: English, Korean Who should watch this movie: Cynics.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re ready to give up. When you’re curious about the TV show and want to see the source material.  The sell: It’s hard to sayContinue reading “Snowpiercer / 설국열차;”

Marie Antoinette

This movie is not really about Marie Antoinette MAYBE Release date: October 20, 2006Director: Sofia Coppola Language: English Who should watch this movie: Adolescent girls. People who went to private school in New York.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re prepping for a night out with your gal pals. When the personal dramaContinue reading “Marie Antoinette”

A Taxi Driver / 택시운전사

Do some research on the Gwangju Uprising YES Release date: August 2, 2017Director: Jang HoonLanguage: Korean Who should watch this movie: Young idealists. University students. People who thought this was Taxi Driver starring Robert De Niro  When should you watch this movie: When your country is facing down an authoritarian regime.  The sell: Based onContinue reading “A Taxi Driver / 택시운전사”

We Are Little Zombies

I’m a fundamentally different person for having seen this movie, but I can’t describe exactly how or why YES Release date: June 14, 2019Director: Makoto NagahisaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Wes Anderson. Folks considering therapy for unresolved childhood trauma. When should you watch this movie: When you’re alone. When you haveContinue reading “We Are Little Zombies”

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Jodie Foster deserves an Oscar for the three lines she delivers in this movie YES Release date: December 9, 1974Director: Martin ScorseseLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Single mothers. People raised by single mothers. People who consider themselves Scorsese fans but have only seen Raging Bull and Goodfellas. When should you watch this movie:Continue reading “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

Practical Magic

When I say I’m “emotionally unavailable” I mean that my heart is dedicated entirely to Sandra Bullock in this movie Maybe Release date: October 16, 1998Director: Griffin DunneLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks who just discovered Witchtok. People whose favorite holiday is Halloween.  When should you watch this movie: On a crisp autumnContinue reading “Practical Magic”

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J. K. Rowling can smd MAYBE Release date: November 18, 2016Director: David YatesLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Adult potterheads on a nostalgia trip. Fans of Eddie Redmayne.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re prepared to compartmentalize your hatred (born of betrayal) for JK Rowling (and if this is never, I totallyContinue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”