Tuesday, January 31

The Founder

Director: John Lee Hancock

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4276820

Review: Very conventionally put together but is interesting and entertaining enough to carry itself through.

Watch it if: You're interested in McDonald's.

And if you liked: The Social Network, Milk, Glengarry Glen Ross

Sunday, January 29

Other People

Director: Chris Kelly

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4158876

Review: Front-loads the humour a little too heavily but still delivers an intimate portrayal with sensitivity and charm.

Watch it if: You're interested in smaller family drama movies.

And if you liked: Garden State, Transparent, Don't Think Twice

Sunday, January 22

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Director: David Gelb

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1772925

Review: Simple and relaxing with an interesting attention to detail and a refreshingly down to earth central subject.

Watch it if: You're ok with being really hungry for sushi afterwards.

And if you liked: Chef's Table, Indie Game: The Movie

Friday, January 20

Lost in London Live


Disclaimer: This review is based on the live broadcast of the film shoot. For more information click here.

Director: Woody Harrelson

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6338476

Review: A genuinely impressive feat that managed to charm through its unpolished nature with a compelling story and real fun.

Watch it if: You're interested in cinematic experiments, but also entertaining ones.

And if you liked: Night on Earth, Birdman, Festen

Saturday, January 14

Split

Director: M. Night Shyamalan

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4972582

Review: Earns its reveals as it goes with a manic tone and a good deal of fun.

Watch it if: You're ok with a film absolutely running with bonkers ideas.

And if you liked: Friday the 13th, The Visit, Unbreakable

Silence

Director: Martin Scorsese

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0490215

Review: Too long but still delivers strong tension and character with a clear sense of tone.

Watch it if: You're interested in films exploring the theme of faith.

And if you liked: Aguirre, The Wrath of God, Apocalypto, There Will Be Blood, Rescue Dawn

Check this out: Silence

Moonlight

Director: Barry Jenkins

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4975722

Review: Sensitive and sweet with a clear insight into its material and some seriously stunning performances.

Watch it if: You're interested in something that can be confrontational without being aggressive.

And if you liked: Short Term 12, Elephant

Wednesday, January 11

Mascots

Director: Christopher Guest

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4936176

Review: Irreverent and light with plenty of hard, heavy laughs throughout.

Watch it if: You enjoy Christopher Guest movies.

And if you liked: Best in Show, Waiting for Guffman, Pitch Perfect

Monday, January 9

La La Land

Director: Damien Chazelle

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3783958

Review: Light and with a few issues but charms its way in through some genuine heart and charismatic performances.

Watch it if: You like optimistic movies about art.

And if you liked: The Artist, Singin' in the Rain