Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

J. K. Rowling can smd MAYBE Release date: November 18, 2016Director: David YatesLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Adult potterheads on a nostalgia trip. Fans of Eddie Redmayne.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re prepared to compartmentalize your hatred (born of betrayal) for JK Rowling (and if this is never, I totallyContinue reading “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

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”

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

I hate how much I love the Coen Brothers MAYBE Release date: October 19, 2000Director: Joel Coen (Produced by Ethan Coen) i.e. The Coen BrothersLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who have read the Odyssey. Painters/visual artists.  When should you watch this movie: When you are feeling particularly patient and want to laughContinue reading “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

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”

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”

Inception

Style over substance MAYBE Release date: July 16, 2010Director: Christopher NolanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Nolanites (my new name for fans of Christopher Nolan). Folks who work in production design. When should you watch this movie: When you realize that Sixth Sense is less fun to watch when you already know the ending. Continue reading “Inception”

Paprika / パプリカ

Dream therapy actually sounds terrible and I would never sign up MAYBE Release date: November 25, 2006Director: Satoshi KonLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Akira. Fans of Tokyo Ghoul.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re down for something weird. When you’re trying to convince your friend that Christopher Nolan isContinue reading “Paprika / パプリカ”

Knives Out

Please keep casting Lakeith Stanfield in everything MAYBE Release date: September 7, 2019Director: Rian JohnsonLanguage: English Who should see this movie: People who are not yet convinced that Ben Affleck does not deserve to be dating Ana de Armas. Anyone who has done extensive research on Elder Mistreatment.  When should you see this movie: InContinue reading “Knives Out”

Eat Pray Love

It’s all one verb MAYBE Release date: August 13, 2010Director: Ryan MurphyLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Recently single people. Anyone who has recently moved abroad.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re craving pizza. When your meditation group keeps sending you “reading material”  The sell: This movie is a meme now, andContinue reading “Eat Pray Love”