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”

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”

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”

To Kill a Mockingbird

A lot to unpack here MAYBE Release date: December 25, 1962Director: Robert MulliganLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: High school students  When should you watch this movie: In your high school english class  The sell: This movie was monumental for a lot of reasons, especially for its time. It was also emblematic of theContinue reading “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Their Eyes Were Watching God

I watched this in my HS English class lol MAYBE Release date: March 6 , 2005Director: Darnell MartinLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: If you, during adolescence, romanticized relationships that you now realize were really toxic  When should you watch this movie: When you want to gaze into Michael Ealy’s beautiful eyes The sell:Continue reading “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

The Fountain

Sad and weird MAYBE Release date: November 22, 2006Director: Darren AronofskyLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Terrence Malick and Darren Aronofsky. People who need help processing grief  When should you watch this movie: Either when you are emotionally stable enough to handle the pain, or sad enough for this movie to matchContinue reading “The Fountain”

Billy Elliot

This movie sparked my hatred for neo-liberalism and my love for Billy Bragg YES Release date: September 29, 2000Director: Stephen DaldryLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Dancers. The Gays. Leftists. (Bonus if you’re all of the above). When should you watch this movie: When you’re feeling weighed down by society’s expectations. When you’re feelingContinue reading “Billy Elliot”

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”