Fifth Element

I want to see a reboot of this movie directed by Greta Gerwig NO Release date: May 7, 1997Director: Luc BessonLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who had the Kit Fisto action figure growing up. Fans of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal.  When should you watch this movie: When you need Halloween costumeContinue reading “Fifth Element”

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”

La Jetée

Not sure how we feel about having short films on this list, but hey who’s gonna stop me MAYBE Release date: February 16, 1962Director: Chris MarkerLanguage: French Who should watch this movie: Film nerds. Fans of the avant-garde When should you watch this movie: I’m genuinely not sure what the right mood for experimental cinemaContinue reading “La Jetée”

Amélie / Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain

You will crave roast chicken after watching this movie YES Release date: April 25, 2001Director: Jean-Pierre JeunetLanguage: French Who should watch this movie: Romantics. Optimists.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re inside on a rainy day. When you are in love.  The sell: Amelie does everything right. It’s cute but not cloying, andContinue reading “Amélie / Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain”