Saturday, January 30

Spotlight

Director: Tom McCarthy

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587

Review: An important story that manages to be gripping and intriguing all the way through without ever succumbing to forced drama.

Watch it if: You're interested in a slowly building film that doesn't need to rely on spectacle.

And if you liked: The Wire, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Sunday, January 17

Room

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3170832

Review: Manages to handle difficult material without being hard to watch with sensitive direction and some very genuine performances.

Watch it if: You can handle a few heavy subjects being dealt with.

And if you liked: Trust, What Richard Did, Short Term 12

Check this out: Room

Saturday, January 9

The Hateful Eight

Director: Quentin Tarantino

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3460252

Review: Manages to entertain all the way through with some interesting characters and moments of tension but never quite reaches the heights it could.

Watch it if: You still have time for Tarantino.

And if you liked: The Thing, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained