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”

Bee Movie

It’s impossible to stop your imagination from going straight to bee sex YES Release date: November 2, 2007Director: Simon J. Smith, Steve HicknerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who haven’t seen it before who want to understand the memes When should you watch this movie: When you need a laugh. When you’re writingContinue reading “Bee Movie”

Fantastic Mr. Fox

I love my mom but sometimes I wish Meryl Streep was my mom YES Release date: October 14, 2009Director: Wes AndersonLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who grew up with the book. People with kids.  When should you watch this movie: When your kid suggests watching Frozen again. When you need a goodContinue reading “Fantastic Mr. Fox”

The Emperor’s New Groove

The funniest movie ever made, you cannot convince me otherwise YES Release date: December 15, 2000Director: Mark DindalLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Everyone with a soul and a few without.  When should you watch this movie: Every time you think of it The sell: This movie is SO GOOD. The story is original,Continue reading “The Emperor’s New Groove”

The Road To El Dorado

Gay YES Release date: March 31, 2000Director: Eric “Bibo” Bergeron, Don PaulLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean. Fans of Mulan.  When should you watch this movie: When you accidentally catch feelings. When you want to watch an adventure movie that doesn’t star Johnny Depp.  The sell: El DoradoContinue reading “The Road To El Dorado”

Mulan

Do you think Disney knows how gay this is? YES Release date: June 19, 1998Director: Barry Cook, Tony BancroftLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People with young kids (watch it with them). Millennials who forgot how good it is When should you watch this movie: Not with me, I compulsively say the lines outContinue reading “Mulan”

Summer Wars / サマーウォーズ

The best movie you’ve never heard of YES Release date: August 1, 2009Director: Mamoru HosodaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: People who grew up watching Sailor Moon. Fans of Miyazaki. Gamers. When should you watch this movie: In the summer. Outside if possible.  The sell: Summer Wars is a very Japanese movie. It’s gotContinue reading “Summer Wars / サマーウォーズ”

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”

Chicken Run

An underrated masterpiece of Marxist cinema YES Release Date: June 23, 2000Director: Peter Lord, Nick ParkLanguage: English Who should see this movie: NOT CHILDREN. I repeat, this movie is not for children. This movie is only for people old enough for class consciousness.  When should you watch this movie: At a meeting with your fellowContinue reading “Chicken Run”