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”

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”

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”

School of Rock

More funding for arts education please! YES Release date: October 3, 2003Director: Richard LinklaterLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Former band kinds. Current band kids. Punk rockers. Fans of Tenacious D.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re feeling beaten down by neoliberal capitalism. When you need a reminder to follow your dreams. Continue reading “School of Rock”

Sky High

The only superhero movie that matters YES Release date: July 29, 2005Director: Mike Mitchell Language: English Who should watch this movie: People who like DC comics but hate DC movies. People whose favorite Marvel movie is Guardian’s of the Galaxy Vol. 2. When should you watch this movie: When the kids you’re babysitting suggest watchingContinue reading “Sky High”

We Are Little Zombies

I’m a fundamentally different person for having seen this movie, but I can’t describe exactly how or why YES Release date: June 14, 2019Director: Makoto NagahisaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Wes Anderson. Folks considering therapy for unresolved childhood trauma. When should you watch this movie: When you’re alone. When you haveContinue reading “We Are Little Zombies”

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Jodie Foster deserves an Oscar for the three lines she delivers in this movie YES Release date: December 9, 1974Director: Martin ScorseseLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Single mothers. People raised by single mothers. People who consider themselves Scorsese fans but have only seen Raging Bull and Goodfellas. When should you watch this movie:Continue reading “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

Bridesmaids

I didn’t get it? NO Release date: May 13, 2011Director: Paul Feig Language: English Who should watch this movie: People who really love SNL (circa 2011). Boomers.  When should you watch this movie: When someone at the sleepover really insists.  The sell: Everyone loved this movie and I just didn’t?? Something about the way theContinue reading “Bridesmaids”

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”