Saturday, February 28

We Are the Best!

Director: Lukas Moodysson


Review: Truthful and engaging with great music and an infectious enthusiasm.

Watch it if: You want a fairly honest portrayal of teenage punks.

And if you liked: Metalhead, Freaks and Geeks, Somers Town

Check this out: Never Goodnight

Tuesday, February 24


Director: Denis Villeneuve


Review: Strong in tone and atmosphere with an unpredictable winding plot and some truly striking imagery.

Watch it if: You want something enjoyably impenetrable.

And if you liked: Under the Skin, The Machinist, Lost Highway, Possession

Check this out: The Double

Sunday, February 22


Director: David Cross


Review: A little uneven and meandering but filled with enough interesting characters and angles to maintain a singular tone.

Watch it if: You're interested in the work of David Cross.

And if you liked: God Bless America, The King of Comedy

Sunday, February 15


Director: Ava DuVernay


Review: Manages to depict brutal violence in a tasteful manner while telling a strong story that still has relevance and parallels today.

Watch it if: You can handle some genuinely upsetting scenes of attack.

And if you liked: Lincoln, Do the Right Thing

Big Hero 6

Director: Don Hall and Chris Williams


Review: Follows a formula but follows it well with plenty of fun action and nice design.

Watch it if: You're ok with Disney's lack of flinching from tragedy.

And if you liked: Bolt, The Iron Giant, Pacific Rim, The Incredibles

Check this out: Big Hero 6

Saturday, February 14

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Director: Mark Burton and Richard Starzak


Review: Innocuous and silly with tons of charm and invention.

Watch it if: You want something very light.

And if you liked: Wallace & Gromit, The Boxtrolls

Sunday, February 8

Jupiter Ascending

Director: The Wachowskis


Review: Dopey but fun with some leaps in plot and nice design.

Watch it if: You'd like to see Eddie Redmayne revelling in creepiness.

And if you liked: Dune, Star Trek (2009)

Saturday, February 7

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Director: Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper and Eleanor Coppola


Review: Reaches its peak fairly early and stays consistent but is filled with fascinating footage and bizarre parallels with the final film.

Watch it if: You're interested in seeing behind the scenes of a chaotic film.

And if you liked: Apocalypse Now, Lost in La Mancha, Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau

Monday, February 2

They Came Together

Director: David Wain


Review: Breezy, sarcastic and funny with a great cast and excellent use of swearing.

Watch it if: You find Amy Poehler and/or Paul Rudd naturally charming.

And if you liked: Wet Hot American Summer, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, Burning Love

Sunday, February 1

Inherent Vice

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson


Review: Wanders around its own story and finds different avenues whenever it pleases but never stops engaging and carries through with beautifully washed-out cinematography and a strong tone.

Watch it if: You're ok with a film that meanders and goes down tangents.

And if you liked: The Big Lebowski, A Scanner Darkly, Chinatown, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Check this out: Inherent Vice