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”

Sansho the Bailiff / 山椒大夫

Extra sad! Down with capitalism! YES Release Date: March 31, 1954Director: Kenji MizoguchiLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who think Kurosawa is the only Japanese director of note.   When should you watch this movie: When you have the next 48 hours to recover emotionally.  The sell: Sansho the Bailiff starts sad and getsContinue reading “Sansho the Bailiff / 山椒大夫”

Rashomon / 羅生門

Women can be evil too! YES Release Date: August 25, 1950Director: Akira KurosawaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: History buffs. Photographers. First year film students. Feminists (i.e. everyone ideally right?)  When should you watch this movie: Not when you are feeling sad and need a pick-me-up. This is not a pick-me-up movie. This movieContinue reading “Rashomon / 羅生門”

Children of Men

Sure, but I still don’t want a baby YES Release Date: January 5, 2007Director: Alfonso CuarónLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of science fiction and/or dystopian dramas. People who may not be big fans of deep science fiction a la 2001 Space Odyssey, but who enjoy the theoretical implications of apocalypse scenarios.  WhenContinue reading “Children of Men”

The Adventures of Robin Hood

The best movie ever and I mean that YES Release Date: May 14, 1938Director: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley Language: English Who should watch this movie:  Literally anyone. Good for all ages, all moods, and all times of day/year. If you’re in a bad mood, it will cheer you up, if you’re in a good mood,Continue reading “The Adventures of Robin Hood”