Wednesday, July 29

Jodorowsky's Dune

Director: Frank Pavich

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1935156

Review: Filled with fascinating imagery and bizarre stories with a nice ethereal tone to it and some genuinely charismatic people.

Watch it if: You're interested in film-making and science fiction design.

And if you liked: The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?, Dune

Thursday, July 23

The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?

Director: Jon Schnepp

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2753778

Review: Lacking in a small way on the plot of the film in question but otherwise a densely packed and fascinating exploration of an interesting subject.

Watch it if: You're interested in filmmaking and/or Superman.

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

Sunday, July 19

Tig

Director: Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3986532

Review: Doesn't have a whole lot of filmmaking flair to it but is an interesting and touching story about very likeable people.

Watch it if: You can handle a certain amount of tragedy.

And if you liked: Harmontown, This American Life

Ant-Man

Director: Peyton Reed

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0478970

Review: Enjoyable enough with a few decent laughs and good use of scale but nothing particularly strong to hold onto.

Watch it if: You find Paul Rudd charming.

And if you liked: Iron Man, The Avengers

Thursday, July 16

Dude Bro Party Massacre III

Director: Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet and Jon Salmon

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3699692

Review: Doesn't always hit with its humour but when it does it hits hard and never stops being entertaining.

Watch it if: You enjoy seeing the tropes of horror being played with.

And if you liked: Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter, Planet Terror, Too Many Cooks

Monday, July 13

Inside Out

Director: Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2096673

Review: Jammed with clever ideas and honest moments with warm, likeable characters and a strong catharsis.

Watch it if: You're ok with something that can be emotionally devastating in a cathartic way.

And if you liked: Toy Story 3, Up, Wreck-It Ralph

Song of the Sea

Director: Tomm Moore

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1865505

Review: Beautiful and delicate in its presentation with plenty of fun characters and genuine emotion.

Watch it if: You're interested in seeing something that feels hand crafted.

And if you liked: The Secret of Kells, Spirited Away, Into the West, Ponyo

Sunday, July 5

The Guest

Director: Adam Wingard

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2980592

Review: Intriguing and beautiful to look at with great use of music all held together by a strong and focused lead performance.

Watch it if: You're interested in seeing a mystery thriller through a horror lens.

And if you liked: Killer Joe, It Follows, Drive

Terminator Genisys

Director: Alan Taylor

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340138

Review: Messy as hell with incoherent motivations and constant dead humour.

Watch it if: You like being constantly prodded and asked if you remember other films.

And if you liked: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Terminator Salvation

Saturday, July 4

Magic Mike XXL

Director: Gregory Jacobs

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2268016

Review: Screamingly funny and visually dazzling when it needs to be with a fun swathe of characters and a genuinely invigorating sense of joy.

Watch it if: You're ok with spending an entire movie grinning.

And if you liked: Magic Mike, Pitch Perfect, Pacific Rim