Monday, November 30

A Serious Man

Director: Joel & Ethan Coen

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1019452/

Review: Dark, strange, subtle, expertly executed and excellently performed.

Go see it if: You can handle a film not being solidly handed to you.

And if you liked: No Country for Old Men, Elephant, Fargo

Sunday, November 22

Gohatto

Director: Nagisa Ôshima

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213682/

Review: Subtly performed, beautifully shot and with an amazing soundtrack.

Rent it if: You think period dramas are stuffy and old-fashioned.

And if you liked: Atonement

Saturday, November 14

Cold Souls

Director: Sophie Barthes

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1127877/

Review: Too long and not as emotionally engaging as it should be but is nicely shot and well acted.

Go see it if: You can handle a film without a strictly happy ending.

And if you liked: Being John Malkovich, Barton Fink, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Synecdoche New York

Monday, November 2

9

Director: Shane Acker

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472033/

Review: Quite cliché in parts but the action and visuals really hit home.

Go see it if: You can handle an animated film not being a hilarious comedy.

And if you liked: Coraline, The Matrix, Akira

Check this out: 9

Added cult bonus: Crispin Glover