Friday, September 16

Blair Witch

Director: Adam Wingard

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540011

Review: A little too polished and cheats far more than it should, given the material, but brings a few nice things to the table and holds tension fairly well.

Watch it if: You can go back to found footage for the right property.

And if you liked: The Blair Witch Project, Mr. Jones, The Descent, As Above So, Below

Sunday, September 11

Sully

Director: Clint Eastwood

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3263904

Review: Fairly thin and fluffy in its message but delivers some tension and emotion through a shaky plotline and helped with a strong and subtle lead performance.

Watch it if: You're ok with something that heightens the conflict for the sake of drama.

And if you liked: The Martian, Spotlight

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Tuesday, August 30

Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

Director: Werner Herzog

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5275828

Review: Too long and fairly thin but carries plenty of interesting information and fun moments to justify itself.

Watch it if: You enjoy a certain amount of Werner Herzog.

And if you liked: The Social Network, Indie Game: The Movie

Sunday, August 28

Don't Breathe

Director: Fede Alvarez

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4160708

Review: Tense and unnerving with some really nice teasing and a strong use of sound.

Watch it if: You're ok with some very squicky and uncomfortable moments.

And if you liked: The People Under the Stairs, Psycho, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011), You're Next

Monday, August 22

Kubo and the Two Strings

Director: Travis Knight

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4302938

Review: Elegant and poetic with beautiful design and a genuinely breathtaking production.

Watch it if: You're ok with an animated film not shying away from the darker aspects of life.

And if you liked: Song of the Sea, Princess Mononoke, The Secret of Kells

Monday, August 8

Don't Think Twice

Director: Mike Birbiglia

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972062

Review: A few small contrivances aside, delivers some fairly real truths and a good amount of laughs.

Watch it if: You're interested in the comedy world.

And if you liked: Saturday Night Live

Friday, August 5

Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1386697

Review: One or two pieces of nice design amongst a mess of bad characterisation, meaningless winking and unsettling implications.

Watch it if: You want to be baffled by a weirdly long string of unnecessary needle-drops.

And if you liked: Watchmen, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Ghostbusters

Sunday, July 24

Star Trek Beyond

Director: Justin Lin

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2660888

Review: Has some odd pacing and never quite hits an absolute high but has enough fun to hold it together to the end.

Watch it if: You like Star Trek.

And if you liked: Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Event Horizon

Monday, July 18

The Lobster

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3464902

Review: Unsettling and funny with some genuinely bizarre aspects and great use of mundanity.

Watch it if: You can handle a few scenes of cruelty.

And if you liked: Sightseers, Never Let me Go, Cold Souls

Saturday, July 16

Ghostbusters (2016)

Director: Paul Feig

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1289401

Review: A few odd editing choices aside, delivers laughs and fun consistently with good characterisations and really interesting SFX design.

Watch it if: You're interested in seeing Kate McKinnon take over the world. 

And if you liked: Ghostbusters, The Frighteners, Keanu