Friday, September 30

Red State

Director: Kevin Smith

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0873886/

Review: Flawed but inventive and interesting enough with its atmosphere and performances to keep you intrigued to the end.

Go see it if: You'd like to see Kevin Smith try something different.

And if you liked: The Devil's Rejects, Breaking Bad, The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

Tuesday, September 27

Submarine

Director: Richard Ayoade

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1440292/

Review: Loses its way towards the end but is visually striking and very very funny.

Rent it if: You're ok with an 'indie' soundtrack.

And if you liked: Rushmore, The Life Aquatic, Harold & Maude

Check this out: Submarine

Sunday, September 25

Drive

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780504/

Review: Very slick, stylish and gripping with an excellent undercurrant of thumping menace.

Go see it if: You can handle some effective violence.

And if you liked: Lost Highway, Bronson, Irreversible

Check this out: Drive

The Innocents

Director: Jack Clayton

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055018/

Review: Fascinating, haunting and unsettlingly creepy.

Rent it if: You don't have to walk home in the dark afterwards.

And if you liked: The Orphanage, The Others

Check this out: The Turn of the Screw

Sunday, September 18

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Director: Tomas Alfredson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340800/

Review: Expertly constructed and intriguingly convoluted with a genuinely brilliant cast.

Go see it if: You're not put off by a slower pace to a film.

And if you liked: Let the Right One In, M, Mad Men, Michael Clayton

Check this out: Tiner Tailor Soldier Spy

Saturday, September 17

30 Minutes or Less

Director: Ruben Fleischer

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1622547/

Review: Not particularly groundbreaking or memorable but still a bit of fun.

Go see it if: You find Aziz Ansari and/or Danny McBride very funny.

And if you liked: Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down