Thursday, June 29

Baby Driver

Director: Edgar Wright

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3890160

Review: Not as tight as it could be but delivers a strong tone on top of some seriously cool action.

Watch it if: You're sick of movies that don't cut to the music.

And if you liked: The Blues Brothers, Drive, Vanishing Point

Monday, June 19

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Director: Stephen Norrington

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0311429

Review: Falls flat in most of its plotting but delivers some nice ideas and some enjoyable production design.

Watch it if: You're interested in seeing a weird mix of reasonably impressive CGI and completely unfinished CGI.

And if you liked: Mystery Men, The Da Vinci Code, Hellboy

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Saturday, June 17

Swiss Army Man

Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinart

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4034354

Review: Delivers awe through strong performances and a non-pretentious backdoor while managing to hold a balance of emotion and comedy well.

Watch it if: You're interested in seeing cinematic profundity being skewered and celebrated.

And if you liked: Where the Wild Things Are, Cast Away, Beasts of Southern Wild

Tuesday, June 6

Wonder Woman

Director: Patty Jenkins

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279

Review: Suffers from some pacing issues reducing its heft but has a good through-line and when it works, it very much works.

Watch it if: You want to see a DCEU movie that actually feels good to watch.

And if you liked: Captain America: The First Avenger, The Phantom