Tuesday, February 25

The Warriors

Director: Walter Hill

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080120/

Review: A bit messy but moves forward with a reasonably entertaining plot.

Watch it if: You're ok with a fair amount of macho posturing.

And if you liked: Vanishing Point, The Goonies, A Clockwork Orange

Check this out: The Warriors

Sunday, February 23

Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Director: Lars von Trier

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2382009/

Review: More entertaining and strange than Volume I with a better flow and a peculiar end to the story.

Watch it if: You've seen Nymphomaniac: Volume I

And if you liked: Shame, The Tree of Life, Secretary

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Director: Lars von Trier

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1937390/

Review: Drags towards the end but is well performed and captivatingly put together.

Watch it if: You're ok with at least one terrible accent and some very sexually explicit scenes.

And if you liked: Shame, The Tree of Life, Secretary

Monday, February 17

Sightseers

Director: Ben Wheatley

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2023690/

Review: Beautiful to look at with a unique voice and some interestingly bizarre characters.

Watch it if: You're ok with some black humour and violence.

And if you liked: God Bless America, The League of Gentlemen, Hot Fuzz

Sunday, February 16

Rubber

Director: Quentin Dupieux

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612774/

Review: Unabashedly bonkers with a fascinating meta-narrative and a hilarious tone.

Watch it if: You're ok with a movie openly not caring about any sort of rule.

And if you liked: Twin Peaks, Repo Man, Wild at Heart

Saturday, February 15

Her

Director: Spike Jonze

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/

Review: Trite and vaguely misogynistic with clumsy metaphorical dialogue and a dull narrative.

Watch it if: You've always wondered what an Ikea based world would look like.

And if you liked: Easier With Practise, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Black Mirror

Sunday, February 9

Dallas Buyers Club

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/

Review: A bit too long and a little stylistically inconsistent but well performed and sensitively handled.

Watch it if: You can handle a difficult to like lead character.

And if you liked: Side Effects, Mud

Saturday, February 8

The Lego Movie

Director: Phil Lord and Chris Miller

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1490017/

Review: Loaded with charm and innovation with lots of silly gags and a fun pace that keeps everything moving nicely.

Watch it if: You want some non-cynical fun.

And if you liked: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Wreck-It Ralph

Sunday, February 2

Speed Racer

Director: Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811080/

Review: Completely daft and crazy but holds with an engaging story and large amounts of fun.

Watch it if: You're capable of leaving grumpy cynicism behind.

And if you liked: Spy Kids, Shock Treatment, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Death Race 2000

Inside Llewyn Davis

Director: Ethan Coen and Joel Coen

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2042568/

Review: Has some good things going for it and never drags but neither does it ever truly come together or engage fully.

Watch it if: You're a Coen Brothers fan.

And if you liked: A Serious Man, Miller's Crossing

Saturday, February 1

The Comedy

Director: Rick Alverson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2112293/

Review: A pretty dark and ugly exploration of a very unpleasant person which would be tough to watch if it wasn't so beautifully put together.

Watch it if: You can handle some very uncomfortable scenes.

And if you liked: The World's End, Shame, A Serious Man