We Are Little Zombies

I’m a fundamentally different person for having seen this movie, but I can’t describe exactly how or why YES Release date: June 14, 2019Director: Makoto NagahisaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Wes Anderson. Folks considering therapy for unresolved childhood trauma. When should you watch this movie: When you’re alone. When you haveContinue reading “We Are Little Zombies”

The Fountain

Sad and weird MAYBE Release date: November 22, 2006Director: Darren AronofskyLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Terrence Malick and Darren Aronofsky. People who need help processing grief  When should you watch this movie: Either when you are emotionally stable enough to handle the pain, or sad enough for this movie to matchContinue reading “The Fountain”

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”

Like Crazy

Citizen Kane walked so Like Crazy could run YES Release date: October 28, 2011Director: Drake DoremusLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People in a long distance relationship. Fans of Dustin O’Halloran When should you watch this movie: When you have a sex dream about your summer hookup from 2013 The sell: You’re not readyContinue reading “Like Crazy”

Dead Poets Society

Hits different now YES Release date: June 2, 1989Director: Peter WeirLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: First year college students. Aspiring writers.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re sad and want to feel sadder. When you’re in a creative rut The sell: Dead Poets Society will make you reminisce about being aContinue reading “Dead Poets Society”

Shoplifters / 万引き家族

Nothing brings people together like murder! YES Release date: June 8, 2018Director: Hirokazu KoreedaLanguage: Japanese Who should see this movie: People who love their chosen family  When should you see this movie: In a theatre if possible.  The sell: Koreeda knows exactly how to pull each and every heartstring with perfect precision, it’s almost scary.Continue reading “Shoplifters / 万引き家族”

Gamushara / がむしゃら

PAIN YES Release date: March 28, 2015Director: Hidekazu TakaharaLanguage: Japanese Who should watch this movie: Fans of Netflix’s Cheer When should you watch this movie: When you’re done with Cheer but you’re not done watching young female athletes injure themselves  The sell: Gamushara (loosely translated to “daredevil”), is a documentary about Act Yasukawa, a professionalContinue reading “Gamushara / がむしゃら”

Schindler’s List

There’s nothing funny about this one MAYBE Release date: December 15, 1993Director: Steven SpielbergLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Goyim. People who have never seen it before.  When should you watch this movie: There’s not really a “good time” for this movie The sell: I am of the opinion that everyone should see Schindler’sContinue reading “Schindler’s List”

To Live / 活著

Mao does not come out looking great in this one YES Release date: May 18, 1994Director: Zhang YimouLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: Students in a “20th Century Chinese History” class.  When should you watch this movie: When you are prepared/emotionally fortified against devastation.  The sell: This! Movie! Is! Sad! If you’re halfway throughContinue reading “To Live / 活著”

Beginners

The movie behind that one gif that was circulating on tumblr for all of 2012 YES Release date: September 11, 2010Director: Mike MillsLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: People who have complicated relationships with their parents.  When should you watch this movie: Immediately post-break up while you still need to process. When you areContinue reading “Beginners”