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Fargo

Yaaaaaah! YES Release date: March 8, 1996Director: The Coen BrothersLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who hate their in-laws. People from Minnesota. When should you watch this movie: When you and your spouse have a fight. When the temperature hits -10 degrees Fahrenheit. The sell: This comedy of errors has an abundance ofContinue reading “Fargo”

The Twilight Samurai / たそがれ清兵衛

No, Kurosawa did not direct this film YES Release date: November 2, 2002Director: Yoji YamadaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Seven Samurai. Folks interested in kendo. Former Fencers. When should you watch this movie: When you need a hero to root for. When you’ve seen enough period dramas starring Kiera Knightley. TheContinue reading “The Twilight Samurai / たそがれ清兵衛”

Searching for Sugar Man

How to accidentally become a legend YES Release date: January 19, 2012Director: Malik BendjelloulLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who like happy endings. Musicians. When should you watch this movie: When you want to impress the cool guitar player you just started dating The sell: This movie tells a highly unlikely story. TheContinue reading “Searching for Sugar Man”

Fast Color

Someone forgot to film the second half MAYBE Release date: March 10, 2018Director: Julia HartLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Gugu Mbatha-Raw fangirls. Folks who’ve read anything by Zora Neal Hurston When should you watch this movie: When the world is ending. When you feel alone.  The sell: This would make an excellent expositionContinue reading “Fast Color”

Guys and Dolls

I seriously considered singing “If I were a bell” for a choir audition once YES Release date: November 3, 1955Director: Joseph L. MankiewiczLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who don’t like musicals. People who love musicals. Fans of A Streetcar Named Desire.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re home on aContinue reading “Guys and Dolls”

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Best movie about the immigrant experience since An American Tail YES Release date: April 19, 2002Director: Joel ZwickLanguage: English, Greek Who should watch this movie: Children of immigrants. Anyone who’s ever had a “lunchbox moment.”  When should you watch this movie: When you miss your family. When you start dating a yt boy.  The sell:Continue reading “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

Dazed and Confused

Was “Kids” (1995) a response to this movie? Can anyone confirm this? I’m curious. MAYBE Release date: September 24, 1993Director: Richard LinklaterLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: High school seniors. Folks who graduated high school in the late 70s.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re 18 years old. When you’re growing concernedContinue reading “Dazed and Confused”

Get Duked!

“Subtext is for cowards” MAYBE Release date: August 28, 2020Director: Ninian DoffLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Edgar Wright’s work. Boomers.  When should you watch this movie: After a particularly vitriolic political “debate” with you conservative relatives.  The sell: This movie wants you to think hard about the world around you, butContinue reading “Get Duked!”

Apocalypto

Martin Scorsese really loves this movie NO Release date: December 8, 2006Director: Mel GibsonLanguage: Yucatec Mayan Who should watch this movie: People who liked Braveheart. People who see themselves as the hero in any situation.  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve already seen all the Mission Impossible movies.  The sell: Mel Brooks isContinue reading “Apocalypto”

The Handmaiden

Be Gay Do Crimes YES Release date: June 1, 2016Director: Park Chan-wookLanguage: Korean, Japanese Who should watch this movie: David Fincher fans. People who don’t like horror. The gays.  When should you watch this movie: When the patriarchy has got you down again. When you want to watch something romantic and your friend/partner wants toContinue reading “The Handmaiden”

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