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”

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”

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;”

The Old Guard

Charlize Theron can step on me YES Release date: July 10, 2020Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Language: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Mad Max. Comic book readers. Folks who love a franchise When should you watch this movie: When the world is in flames around you and you need to watch Charlize Theron killContinue reading “The Old Guard”

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

HOT HOT HOT Maybe Release date: June 10, 2005Director: Doug LimanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: 13 years olds. Folks who know the cultural significance of the Brad-Jennifer split brought on by THIS MOVIE.  When should you watch this movie: When you need to turn your brain off and your loins on The sell:Continue reading “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

I thought Paul Bettany and Jude Law were the same person until I was 21 YES Release date: November 14, 2003Director: Peter Weir Language: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of the 2012 Les Miserable film adaptation  When should you watch this movie: When you can’t decide between action or drama  The sell: I’mContinue reading “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The best thing Tarantino’s made since Reservoir Dogs YES Release date: July 26, 2019Director: Quentin TarantinoLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Tarantino. People who know Tarantino’s filmography well. Folks familiar with the Manson Family incident.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re doing an Oscar winners marathon. When you start toContinue reading “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Inception

Style over substance MAYBE Release date: July 16, 2010Director: Christopher NolanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Nolanites (my new name for fans of Christopher Nolan). Folks who work in production design. When should you watch this movie: When you realize that Sixth Sense is less fun to watch when you already know the ending. Continue reading “Inception”

Inglorious Basterds

Drei whiskey bitte YES Release date: August 20, 2009Director: Quentin TarantinoLanguage: English, German, French Who should watch this movie: People disappointed by Amazon Prime’s “Hunters” starring Al Pacino. People who have recently seen Schindler’s List  When should you watch this movie: When you’re pissed off at the world. When you’re working on perfecting a TennesseeContinue reading “Inglorious Basterds”