Sunday, July 22

The Wolf Man

Director: George Waggner
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034398/

Review: Decent moody chiller with great scenery and impressive special effects for the time.

Watch it if: You somehow haven't seen it like me.

And if you liked: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolfman (2010)

Friday, July 20

The Dark Knight Rises

Director: Christopher Nolan
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1345836/

Review: Solid finale that grips, twists and keeps you guessing all the way through.

Watch it if: You like fuckin... Batman! C'mon!

And if you liked: Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Pink Floyd The Wall

Killer Joe

Director: William Friedkin
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1726669/

Review: Quite stagey and probably worked stronger in its play form but still very engaging and bizarrely funny.

Watch it if: You can handle some very uncomfortably violent scenes.

And if you liked: Red State, The Killer Inside Me, Lost Highway

Check this out: Killer Joe

Thursday, July 19

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Director: Lorene Scafaria
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307068/

Review: Enjoyable enough with some nice moments but never quite hits as deep as it should.

Watch it if: You want a fairly simple and non-obtrusive 100 minutes to end a day with.

And if you liked: Stranger than Fiction, Groundhog Day, Away We Go

Monday, July 16

Insomnia (2002)

Director: Christopher Nolan
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0278504/
 
Review: Decent enough thriller that wavers a little but still holds together ok in the end.

Watch it if: You're interested in Christopher Nolan's back catalogue.

And if you liked: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, Se7en, Fargo

Check this out: Insomnia

Sunday, July 15

Magic Mike

Director: Steven Soderbergh
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1915581/

Review: Falls a bit thin during the more serious scenes but still holds up as a reasonably solid bit of entertainment.

Watch it if: You're cool with seeing some half naked men dancing.

And if you liked: Boogie Nights 

Saturday, July 14

Dracula

Director: Tod Browning
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0021814/

Review: Spooky and chilling atmosphere with a great central villain performance.

Watch it if: You can handle an old black and white film.

And if you liked: Nosferatu, Frankenstein

Thursday, July 12

Following

Director: Christopher Nolan
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0154506/

Review: Decent enough character thriller with some nice cinematography and reasonably good performances.

Watch it if: You're interested in Christopher Nolan's back catalogue.

And if you liked: Pi, Memento, Fight Club

Wednesday, July 11

Pusher (2012)

Director: Luis Prieto
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1921070/

Review: Some nicely shot moments aside, very unengaging and inconsequential.

Watch it if: I dunno. You're that bored.

And if you liked: Enter the Void, Skins

Check this out: Pusher

God Bless America

Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1912398/

Review: Far too long and bogged down by awkward monologues and patchy pacing but holds some good ideas and good moments.

Watch it if: You've ever seen/hated reality TV.

And if you liked: World's Greatest Dad, Nathan Barley, Network

Sunday, July 8

Bride of Frankenstein

Director: James Whale
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138/

Review: Very strange and silly in places but keeps your attention and still holds a good amount of atmosphere and tragedy.

Watch it if: You somehow haven't seen it like me.

And if you liked: Frankenstein, Evil Dead 2

Saturday, July 7

Hesher

Director: Spencer Susser
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1403177/

Review: Very funny and strange but manages to remain poignant without sacrificing its edge or humour.

Watch it if: You like Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

And if you liked: Clerks, Brick, Donnie Darko, This Must Be The Place

Brain Dead

Director: Adam Simon
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099173/

Review: Utterly nonsensical rubbish with pseudo-psychological thrills but good for a laugh or two.

Watch it if: You're really enjoy constant wake up moments.

And if you liked: The Number 23, Jacob's Ladder, Dead Ringers

Wednesday, July 4

The Amazing Spider-Man

Director: Marc Webb
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948470/

Review: A few rushed scenes aside this remains a very strong and affecting film with real gut punches and excellent belly laughs.

Watch it if: You're not put off by it being a reboot origin story. Trust me, you'll get past that.

And if you liked: Iron Man, 21 Jump Street, Jurassic Park

Sunday, July 1

A Film with Me in It

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1139319/

Review: Very nicely made and funny with a strange and unexpected pace and atmosphere to it.

Watch it if: You find Dylan Moran inheritantly funny.

And if you liked: Barton Fink, Black Books, Severence, The Ladykillers