Wednesday, May 27

Starry Eyes

Director: Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer


Review: Dark in its subtext and gruesome in its depiction of it with a strong, consistent tone and a brave and effective lead performance.

Watch it if: You're not of too squeamish a disposition.

And if you liked: It Follows, Mulholland Drive, The House of the Devil

Monday, May 25

Beware of Mr. Baker

Director: Jay Bulger


Review: Bizarre and revealing with a real appreciation of what makes music great and with an interestingly uncomfortable clashing of two obnoxious personalities at the centre.

Watch it if: You're interested in drums I guess? And a bizarre personality.

And if you liked: Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, Gimme Shelter, Some Kind of Monster

Saturday, May 23

Big Trouble in Little China

Director: John Carpenter


Review: Keeps its pace up pretty well while delivering fun ideas and never lets itself stop being funny.

Watch it if: You enjoy a movie that is just having a blast existing.

And if you liked: They Live, Mortal Kombat

Monday, May 18

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Director: Grant Heslov


Review: A few enjoyable moments but quite unfocused and with a fairly flat tone overall.

Watch it if: You want something very light and inconsequential.

And if you liked: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Spies Like Us

Check this out: The Men Who Stare at Goats

Saturday, May 16

Mad Max: Fury Road

Director: George Miller


Review: An unbelievable wash of intensity and inventive action woven through with a strong, meaningful subtext that gives the entire piece an emotional weight.

Watch it if: You want to see how far smart action cinema can really go.

And if you liked: Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, Dune, Dredd

Wednesday, May 13


Director: Jan de Bont


Review: Well drawn characters with a clear throughline and constant inventive avenues of raising and maintaining tension.

Watch it if: You've somehow never seen it like I hadn't.

And if you liked: Die Hard With A Vengeance, Mission: Impossible

Sunday, May 10


Director: Allen Coulter


Review: Well put together and intriguing with a strong cast and a fun subtext to enjoy.

Watch it if: You enjoy a good Hollywood noir.

And if you liked: L.A. Confidential, Chinatown, The Black Dahlia

Monday, May 4

Force Majeure

Director: Ruben Östlund


Review: Has a little trouble winding down but delivers an interesting idea with some beautiful imagery and some genuinely funny moments.

Watch it if: You handle some very awkward scenes.

And if you liked: We are the Best!, Eyes Wide Shut

Sunday, May 3

Best Worst Movie

Director: Michael Paul Stephenson


Review: Uncomfortable to watch at times but presents a fairly honest and unmocking story of some very sincere people.

Watch it if: You're interested in the culture of cult classic movies.

And if you liked: Troll 2 (probably), American Movie, Trekkies

Saturday, May 2

Forbidden Planet

Director: Fred M. Wilcox


Review: Some strangely abrupt character motivations but inventive in its style and set design and delivers with its plot.

Watch it if: You like idea based science-fiction.

And if you liked: Star Trek, Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

Check this out: The Tempest