Saturday, September 27

Pineapple Express

Director: David Gordon Green

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0910936/

Review: Wonderfully silly and violent stoner adventure that is sure to cause a few giggles.

Go see it if: You're ready to forgive James Franco for Spider-Man 3.

And if you liked: The Big Lebowski, Idle Hands, the Grand Theft Auto games

Thursday, September 18

Tropic Thunder

Director: Ben Stiller

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942385/

Review: Very funny but hard to shake the feeling that Ben Stiller might have just wanted to make an action movie but was worried of being ridiculed.

Go see it if: You can figure out that they're not making fun of black people the mentally disabled but rather the actors and filmmakers who exploit these groups for success.

And if you liked: Iron Man, Predator, Rambo

Added cult bonus: Wilhelm Scream

Fitzcarraldo

Director: Werner Herzog

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083946/

Review: An engaging (if a bit long) character study.

Rent it if: You can handle a film being very long if it means you get an excellent atmosphere.

And if you liked: Apocalypto, Aguirre: The Wrath of God

Added cult bonus: Klaus Kinski

Monday, September 15

Woyzeck

Director: Werner Herzog

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080149/

Review: A very saddening look into one man's forced exhaustion.

Rent it if: You want a short sharp shunt of perfect character portrayal.

And if you liked: Not quite sure to be honest.

Added cult bonus: Klaus Kinski

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht

Director: Werner Herzog

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079641/

Review: Genuinely chilling and visually stunning.

Rent it if: You have the head for German art cinema, and if you don't I suggest you get one.

And if you liked: Nosferatu, Elephant, Last Days

Added cult bonus: Klaus Kinski

Michael Clayton

Director: Tony Gilroy

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0465538/

Review: Wonderfully convoluted and brilliantly gripping.

Rent it if: You know how much George Clooney kicks ass.

And if you liked: Chinatown

Monday, September 8

The Science of Sleep

Director: Michel Gondry

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0354899/

Review: Really floaty and visually beautiful tale of love and loss that captures certain feelings perfectly.

Rent it if: You can handle a film being in two languages.

And if you liked: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inland Empire

Monday, September 1

The Wicker Man

Director: Robin Hardy

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070917/

Review: Amazing atmosphere and creepy tension as Sgt.Howie delves deeper into the non-Christian world that he fears.

Rent it if: You want to see something fiercely original and one of Christopher Lee's most famous characters.

And if you liked: The Omen, Don't Look Now