Holidate

I watched this god awful movie so you don’t have to NO Release date: October 28, 2020Director: John Whitesell Language: English Who should watch this movie: Boomers. When should you watch this movie: On Christmas day while your family fights in the background. The sell: I’m not even a Hallmark movie hater. I truly believeContinue reading “Holidate”

Beau Travail

Tell your homies you love them (do it now!!) YES Release date: 1999Director: Claire DenisLanguage: French, Italian, Russian Who should watch this movie: Card carrying members of the Claire Denis fan club. Folks who read and/or write queer film theory.  When should you watch this movie: With your cinephile friends in the morning after aContinue reading “Beau Travail”

12 O’Clock Boys

Read Kamikaze Bikers by Ikuya Satō YES Release date: January 31, 2014Director: Lotfy NathanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks from Baltimore. People who prefer Durkheim’s Suicide (1897) to his Elementary Forms of Religious Life (1912). When should you watch this movie: On a lazy Sunday morning. When you’ve left the USA, probably forContinue reading “12 O’Clock Boys”

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女

I will only be accepting confessions of love in the form of guerrilla theater YES Release date: April 7, 2017Director: Masaki YuasaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: University students. Theater nerds. Anyone who’s been out drinking in Kansai (Kanto folks need not apply).  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve just discovered GenContinue reading “Night Is Short, Walk On Girl / 夜は短し歩けよ乙女”

The Royal Tenenbaums

I imagine this movie is how your 30’s feel? YES Release date: December 14, 2001Director: Wes AndersonLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Former gifted kids who now have depression/anxiety.  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve just started therapy. When you’re preparing to go home for the holidays.  The sell: Though requiring aContinue reading “The Royal Tenenbaums”

East Palace West Palace / 東宮西宮

Takes “flirting to get out of a ticket” to a whole new level MAYBE Release date: November, 1996Director: Zhang YuanLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: People interested in Peking opera. Folks in the kink community.  When should you watch this movie: When it’s relevant to your thesis research. When you’re tired of being queerContinue reading “East Palace West Palace / 東宮西宮”

Mirror / Зеркало

Tarkovsky was famously fun at parties MAYBE Release date: March 7, 1975Director: Andrei Tarkovsky Language: Russian, Spanish Who should watch this movie: Photographers. Poets. People who like lengthy discussions about film theory.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re awake, alert, and focused. When you’re wine drunk on a Wednesday. Seriously, it must beContinue reading “Mirror / Зеркало”

Jaws

Matt Hooper is my ideal man YES Release date: June 20, 1975Director: Steven SpielbergLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who hate the ocean and love John Williams.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re fed up with the leadership in your country. When you’re planning a beach vacation.  The sell: It’s suchContinue reading “Jaws”

About Time

It is possible to be too charming MAYBE Release date: September 4, 2013Director: Richard CurtisLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Folks with a high tolerance for kitsch. When should you watch this movie: At family gatherings around the holidays but only if you like your family. The sell: About Time is the definition ofContinue reading “About Time”

The Princess Bride

“It’s just that masks are terribly comfortable – I think everyone will be wearing them in the future.” YES Release date: September 25, 1987Director: Rob ReinerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Everyone who hasn’t seen it before. Everyone who has seen it before. When should you watch this movie: When you’re in love. WhenContinue reading “The Princess Bride”