Cats (1998)

I’m about to lose all credibility MAYBE Release date: October 5, 1998Director: David MalletLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: The Broadway obsessed. 90s kids. Folks who’ve read the T.S. Elliot poems. When should you watch this movie: When you enroll in a free trial for a dance class. When you’ve just seen the TomContinue reading “Cats (1998)”

The Prince of Egypt

Why did they let us watch this in elementary school?? YES Release date: December 16, 1998Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon WellsLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Curious gentiles. Jews in their 20s. Musical enthusiasts. When should you watch this movie: During Passover, when you can’t go home for seder. The sell: The PrinceContinue reading “The Prince of Egypt”

Guys and Dolls

I seriously considered singing “If I were a bell” for a choir audition once YES Release date: November 3, 1955Director: Joseph L. MankiewiczLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who don’t like musicals. People who love musicals. Fans of A Streetcar Named Desire.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re home on aContinue reading “Guys and Dolls”

The Road To El Dorado

Gay YES Release date: March 31, 2000Director: Eric “Bibo” Bergeron, Don PaulLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean. Fans of Mulan.  When should you watch this movie: When you accidentally catch feelings. When you want to watch an adventure movie that doesn’t star Johnny Depp.  The sell: El DoradoContinue reading “The Road To El Dorado”

La La Land

I’m gonna get canceled for this NO Release date: December 9, 2016Director: Damien ChazelleLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who hate musicals  When should you watch this movie: When your partner won’t shut up about the obscure electronic music they listen to The sell: After seeing Whiplash, we knew that Damien Chazelle doesn’tContinue reading “La La Land”

Mulan

Do you think Disney knows how gay this is? YES Release date: June 19, 1998Director: Barry Cook, Tony BancroftLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People with young kids (watch it with them). Millennials who forgot how good it is When should you watch this movie: Not with me, I compulsively say the lines outContinue reading “Mulan”

Singin’ in the Rain

Jean Hagen is an icon and my personal hero YES Release date: March 27, 1952Director: Gene Kelly, Stanley DonenLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Theater kids  When should you watch this movie: When you’re planning to spend all day in bed The sell: Singing in the Rain is easy watching. There’s a lot ofContinue reading “Singin’ in the Rain”

Devdas

Support Sex Workers YES Release date: July 12, 2002Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali Language: Hindi Who should see this movie: People who married their high school sweetheart. People who have “the one that got away.”  When should you see this movie: When you’re ready to be blown away and also are prepared to sit for threeContinue reading “Devdas”

Paheli

Ghost sex (but not the ghost sex that you’re thinking of) MAYBE Release date: June 24, 2005Director: Amol PalekarLanguage: Hindi Who should watch this movie: Fans of Rani Mukerji. People who are fans of Rani Mukerji but just don’t know it yet. Anyone in an unhappy marriage.  When should you watch this movie: When you’reContinue reading “Paheli”

Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!

The outfits! YES Release date: August 5, 1994Director: Sooraj BarjatyaLanguage: Hindi Who should watch this movie: Fashionistas. Fans of broadway musicals. Painters. Parents.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re falling in love. When you have a lot of time on your hands.  The sell: This movie could be an educational documentary about IndianContinue reading “Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!”