Ratatouille

Underrated movie alert! YES Release date: June 29, 2007Director: Brad BirdLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Aspiring chefs and/or artists. Fans of Patton Oswald.  When should you watch this movie: When you just discovered the Bon Appetit youtube channel. When you’ve just followed @grossypelosi on instagram.  The sell: This movie is criminally underrated inContinue reading “Ratatouille”

Howl’s Moving Castle / ハウルの動く城

The dubbed version isn’t even that bad YES Release date: November 20, 2004Director: Hayao MiyazakiLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who “aren’t into anime”  When should you watch this movie: At the start of a new relationship. When the world around you seems to be in chaos.  The sell: Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving CastleContinue reading “Howl’s Moving Castle / ハウルの動く城”

Atomic Blonde

James Bond who? YES Release date: July 28, 2017Director: David LeitchLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Action. People who liked Mad Max: Fury Road. People who like the 80’s new wave.  When should you watch this movie: When you want to have a Good Time. When you’re in the mood for anContinue reading “Atomic Blonde”

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Mike Newell also directed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, just FYI YES Release date: April 20, 2018Director: Mike NewellLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of period drama. People not quite sold on period dramas but are willing to give it a shot. Aspiring writers.  When should you watch this movie: WhenContinue reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Princess Cyd

I love Chicago! YES Release date: May 4, 2017Director: Stephen ConeLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Bisexuals. Fans of indie film.  When should you watch this movie: Over the summer. By yourself. When you need a moment to feel young and lost.  The sell: Princess Cyd is an indie indie movie with all theContinue reading “Princess Cyd”

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”

Room in Rome

It’s not about the sex, but it is kind of about the sex YES Release date: May 7, 2010Director: Julio MedemLanguage: English, Spanish, Russian Who should watch this movie: Baby gays. People who were (rightly) annoyed by Blue is the Warmest Color.  When should you watch this movie: Immediately after taking an “Am I aContinue reading “Room in Rome”

Casablanca

For the love of god say it with a long “A” sounds please I’m begging you YES Release date: November 26, 1942Director: Michael CurtizLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Everyone at least once if not twice.  When should you watch this movie: Right now folks! Right fucking now!  The sell: The fact that CasablancaContinue reading “Casablanca”