Sunday, February 24

Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Director: Joss Whedon
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2094064
 
Review: A surprisingly engaging film with a lovely visual style and a strong sense of humour.

Watch it if: You're able to embrace Shakespearean text if presented well.

And if you liked: Festen, Romeo + Juliet, 10 Things I Hate About You

Wednesday, February 20

The French Connection

Director: William Friedkin
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067116

Review: Strong story with great attention to detail, believable characters and impressive action that still holds up today.

Watch it if: You've somehow never seen it like me.

And if you liked: Dirty Harry, American Gangster

Check this out: The French Connection

Side by Side

Director: Christopher Kenneally
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2014338

Review: Fascinating, engaging and informative with a lot of interesting insights and entertaining people.

Watch it if: You have some sort of interest in film-making.

And if you liked: Indie Game: The Movie, Exit Through the Gift Shop

Wednesday, February 13

Lincoln

Director: Steven Spielberg
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272

Review: Runs too long but otherwise sits as an impressive piece of work that manages to build cinematic tension despite prior historical knowledge.

Watch it if: You have some sort of interest in American political history.

And if you liked: A Man for All Seasons, Paths of Glory

Check this out: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, February 10

L.A. Confidential

Director: Curtis Hanson
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119488

Review: Gripping story with beautiful cinematography and a strong cast.

Watch it if: You want a good noir thriller.

And if you liked: The Black Dahlia, Miller's Crossing, Good Night, and Good Luck.

Check this out: L.A. Confidential

Saturday, February 9

Wreck-It Ralph

Director: Rich Moore
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772341/

Review: Very well written and enjoyable with a strong story and plenty of genuinely funny gags.

Watch it if: You have ever enjoyed a video game.

And if you liked: Toy Story, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Bolt, How to Train Your Dragon

Friday, February 1

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Director: Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1855401

Review: Some great moments and bizarre scenes but not nearly as laugh out loud funny as their tv show.

Watch it if: You're a fan of Tim and Eric and have a strong stomach.

And if you liked: Step Brothers, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!