Saturday, July 26

Boyhood

Director: Richard Linklater

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1065073/

Review: Does a lot with a little and is engaging and relatable all the way through.

Watch it if: You're ok with a film that just lets things happen.

And if you liked: Dazed & Confused, Elephant, Mud

Saturday, July 19

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Director: Matt Reeves

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2103281/

Review: A few thin characters but ultimately beautiful to look at with a complex plot and affecting action.

Watch it if: You're ok with a film that takes its time to build itself up.

And if you liked: Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Last of Us, Day of the Dead

Sunday, July 13

Obvious Child

Director: Gillian Robespierre

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2910274/

Review: Perfectly performed with an honest centre that remains funny throughout while still taking its subject seriously.

Watch it if: You're ok with some crass humour here and there in aid of a larger whole.

And if you liked: Knocked Up, 50/50,

Check this out: Obvious Child

White Shadow

Director: Noaz Deshe

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3077150/

Review: A few interesting scenes but mostly far too long and repetitive with long dull sections.

Watch it if: You can handle a few discreet but visceral scenes of violence.

And if you liked: Only God Forgives, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Friday, July 11

Metalhead

Director: Ragnar Bragason

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2374902/

Review: Drags a little in the middle but picks up again and delivers as a touching and honest story.

Watch it if: You're ok with a lot of metal music in a film.

And if you liked: Hesher, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Persepolis

Friday, July 4

You're Next

Director: Adam Wingard

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1853739/

Review: Loses it a little bit towards the end but very effectively and inventively put together with good scares and a reasonable amount of laughs.

Watch it if: You'd enjoy seeing a fresh take on the genre.

And if you liked: The House of the Devil, Severance

The Campaign

Director: Jay Roach

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790886/

Review: Uneven and unfocused but still has a fair amount of laughs to carry it through.

Watch it if: You already have a fair amount of Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis good will built up.

And if you liked: The Other Guys, Trading Places