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”

Inglorious Basterds

Drei whiskey bitte YES Release date: August 20, 2009Director: Quentin TarantinoLanguage: English, German, French Who should watch this movie: People disappointed by Amazon Prime’s “Hunters” starring Al Pacino. People who have recently seen Schindler’s List  When should you watch this movie: When you’re pissed off at the world. When you’re working on perfecting a TennesseeContinue reading “Inglorious Basterds”

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”

Call Me By Your Name

Sufjan Stevens YES Release Date: November 24, 2017Director: Luca GuadagninoLanguage: English, Italian, French Who should watch this movie: Anyone who has ever had a summer romance. Anyone who has experienced heart break.  When should you watch this movie: When you are feeling particularly tender and want to lean into those feelings. When you’re feeling lonely. Continue reading “Call Me By Your Name”