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”

School of Rock

More funding for arts education please! YES Release date: October 3, 2003Director: Richard LinklaterLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Former band kinds. Current band kids. Punk rockers. Fans of Tenacious D.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re feeling beaten down by neoliberal capitalism. When you need a reminder to follow your dreams. Continue reading “School of Rock”

Juno

My favorite album is featured in this movie but they focus on the wrong song YES Release date: December 5, 2007Director: Jason ReitmanLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Baby gays. Fans of Kimya Dawson.  When should you watch this movie: When you’ve just seen Gone Girl and the “Cool Girl” monologue really awoke somethingContinue reading “Juno”

Juliet, Naked

Chris O’Dowd really isn’t a dramatic actor, sorry dude NO Release date: August 17, 2018Director: Jesse PeretzLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Anyone in an unhappy relationship When should you watch this movie: When it dawns on you that you’re the toxic one in the relationship The sell: This is a story with aContinue reading “Juliet, Naked”

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”

Whiplash

Still better than La La Land don’t @ me (again) MAYBE Release date: October 10, 2014Director: Damien ChazelleLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Conservatory students. People who can play wonderwall on the guitar and call themselves “a musician.”  When should you watch this movie: When you need a study break. When you’re thinking ofContinue reading “Whiplash”