Tuesday, June 30


Director: Joel Schumacher

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099582

Review: Far too long and overcooked in a way that likely thinks it's very profound but really is just silly and ineffective.

Watch it if: You miss young weird Kiefer Sutherland too.

And if you liked: Crash, Altered States, Lifeforce, The Number 23

Monday, June 29

A Field in England

Director: Ben Wheatley

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2375574

Review: Visually arresting with a haunting soundscape and some bizarre performances.

Watch it if: You're ok with a movie going full psychedelic.

And if you liked: O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Wicker Man, The Blair Witch Project


Director: Jorma Taccone

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1470023

Review: A few mean spirited moments aside, holds up as a bizarre and funny movie with strong commitment to tone and great use of Will Forte's face.

Watch it if: You're ok with some graphic violence and a lot of swearing.

And if you liked: The Naked Gun, Team America: World Police, Zoolander, Hot Rod

Friday, June 26

Altered States

Director: Ken Russell

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080360

Review: Bizarre and intriguing with incredible imagery and enjoyably heady dialogue.

Watch it if: You're ok with a movie that revels in trippy symbolism.

And if you liked: Videodrome, Brain Damage, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Check this out: Altered States

Tuesday, June 23


Director: Jon Watts

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1780798

Review: Well shot with decent makeup, strong sound design and a few interesting images but far too long and filled with nods to other films without building anything particular with them.

Watch it if: You're ok with some gory clown violence.

And if you liked: Sinister, The Fly (1986)

Down Terrace

Director: Ben Wheatley

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1489167

Review: Manages to blur the line between absurdly funny and grimly disturbing creating a tense atmosphere that keeps you guessing right until the end.

Watch it if: You're ok with some realistic violence in an oddly comic way.

And if you liked: Kill List, Dead Man's Shoes, Blood Simple

Sunday, June 21

Mr. Holmes

Director: Bill Condon

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3168230

Review: Delicate and charming in its melancholia with an intriguing plot and a beautifully subtle lead performance.

Watch it if: You like Sherlock Holmes?

And if you liked: Nebraska, Elementary, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Check this out: A Slight Trick of the Mind

Saturday, June 13

Jurassic World

Director: Colin Trevorrow

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369610

Review: Riddled with problems and cheap shortcuts but the last third or so has enough fun moments to justify its existence.

Watch it if: You're ok with a film being fairly predictable in its beats.

And if you liked: Jurassic Park, Predator, Godzilla (2014)

Monday, June 8

Taken 3

Director: Olivier Megaton

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2446042

Review: Dumb and underwhelming with unfollowable action and bizarre character choices.

Watch it if: You're curious to see a film that gets more boring when the action starts.

And if you liked: Taken 2, Running Scared

Fifty Shades of Grey

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2322441

Review: Muddled in tone and keeps the viewer at arm's length with hammy-as-hell dialogue and a jarring ending.

Watch it if: You're ok with some movie sex? I guess?

And if you liked: Sex, Lies and Videotape, Crash, Secretary