Sunday, January 30

Repo Man

Director: Alex Cox

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087995/

Review: Bizarre movie that loses it's way a bit near the end but has an interesting atmosphere and good soundtrack.

Rent it if: You're ok with a few dodgy special effects.

And if you liked: Office Space, Braindead, Lost Highway

Wednesday, January 19

Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0947798/

Review: A delirious and beautiful film with extremely strong performances that builds and builds to an absolutely emersive and powerful climax.

Go see it if: You want to see a dance movie that's not dumb as nuts.

And if you liked: Carrie, The Wrestler, Pi, Mulholland Drive, Persona, The Fly, Perfect Blue

Tuesday, January 18

127 Hours

Director: Danny Boyle

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542344/

Review: Tense and (intentionally) uncomfortable with very good use of music and sound, particularly towards the end.

Go see it if: You can deal with some very uncomfortable gore, and you're not too claustrophobic.

And if you liked: Buried, Trainspotting, Pi, Castaway

Check this out: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

The Green Hornet

Director: Michel Gondry

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0990407/

Review: Decent enough script with some genuinely good moments but lacks a unifying tone and could use a proper edit.

Go see it if: You're ok with some surprisingly violent scenes as well as off-puttingly bulgy retrofitted 3D.

And if you liked: The Mask, Steel, Kick-Ass, Watchmen

Check this out: The Green Hornet

Sunday, January 16

Be Kind Rewind

Director: Michel Gondry

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0799934/

Review: Has a nice pace and feel to it but is mostly fairly benign and really loses interest in the last 30 minutes.

Rent it if: You find Mos Def entertaining like I do.

And if you liked: The Royal Tenenbaums, The Goonies, Ghostbusters

Friday, January 14

The Thorn in the Heart

Director: Michel Gondry

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1424062/

Review: Loses it's way in parts but is nicely made and has some really interesting moments.

Go see it if: You understand that not all films need a big impressive story.

And if you liked: Crumb, My Best Fiend

Monday, January 10

Easier with Practise

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1217426/

Review: Engaging and funny while it's happening but falls apart towards the end and doesn't really stick.

Go see it if: You're not sensitive to graphic sexual dialogue.

And if you liked: Lars and the Real Girl, Catfish, Away We Go

Monday, January 3

Catfish

Director: Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1584016/

Review: Has difficulty ending but still manages to be intriguing and hypnotic.

Go see it if: You're not scared of the internet... or you are? I guess?

And if you liked: The Night Listener, Monsters, The Social Network, Paranormal Activity