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”

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”

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Should be required viewing YES Release date: June 19, 2020Director: Sam FederLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Aspiring filmmakers. Cis people. LGBTQ folks and allies.  When should you watch this movie: asap The sell: This documentary is an in-depth look at transgender representation in film and TV, from the earliest moving pictures to Netflix.Continue reading “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen”

Three Identical Strangers

Could have been an email MAYBE Release date: June 29, 2018Director: Tim WardleLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who skipped out on their sociology classes in college. People who love hearing about other people’s family drama When should you watch this movie: When you can’t handle anything too dark but also don’t wantContinue reading “Three Identical Strangers”

Dave Chapelle’s Block Party

It’s a party bitches! YES Release date: September 12, 2005Director: Michel GondryLanguage: English Who should see this movie: Everyone.  When should you see this movie: Right now.  The sell: In 2005, Dave Chappelle hosted a block party in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, featuring Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, The Roots, and manyContinue reading “Dave Chapelle’s Block Party”

Gamushara / がむしゃら

PAIN YES Release date: March 28, 2015Director: Hidekazu TakaharaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Netflix’s Cheer When should you watch this movie: When you’re done with Cheer but you’re not done watching young female athletes injure themselves  The sell: Gamushara (loosely translated to “daredevil”), is a documentary about Act Yasukawa, a professionalContinue reading “Gamushara / がむしゃら”

Funeral Parade of Roses / 薔薇の葬列

Scarred for life MAYBE Release Date: September 13, 1969Director: Toshio MatsumotoLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Imagine a ven-diagram of people who like horror movies and people who like arthouse, high brow capital C Cinema. This movie is for the people in the middle.  When should you watch this movie: If you are notContinue reading “Funeral Parade of Roses / 薔薇の葬列”