Take Shelter (2011)
“Michael Shannon is incredible in this thriller movie.”
The Voices (2014)
“One of Ryan Reynolds’ first creations and a work of art”
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
“It has a dumb, edgy name but it’s actually a well-written, poignant, funny, and wonderful alternate-timeline/afterlife movie.
It’s [email protected]#king magical. It also has Will Arnett and a bunch of other really popular comedic actors in it. I don’t get why it never blew up!”
“Such a solid film, the acting and tension was amazing.”
“Everybody’s seen Richard Linklater’s second film, Dazed and Confused. (and subsequent hits, like Before Midnight, Bernie, Boyhood, and School of Rock.)
But his first feature-length film, Slacker is so good. It’s like a much freer, more creative, no budget version of Dazed and Confused.
Maybe it’s because I grew up in the ’90s, but Slacker is one of the few films that really captures what it feels like to be young.”
The Night Comes For Us (2018)
“It’s a crime that more people don’t know that Netflix has one of the most brutal, bloody, and [email protected]#t martial arts movies of all time. The first real large-scale brawl happens in a literal slaughterhouse (where a COW HOOF is used as a weapon), and the action wildly escalates until a third act that has not one, not two, but THREE back-to-back action sequences that turn human beings into Looney Tunes blood-bags who fight until their last breath. The plot is as thin as it gets, but the unbelievable action easily picks up the slack.
(Oh, and it has three different cast members from The Raid movies, action fans have no excuse to miss out on this one.)”
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
“Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are so great together.”
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)
“Hilarious comedy with really solid, interesting, and unique action. 100% worth the subtitles.”
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006)
“It’s about all the most important things in life. Having a soul and truly living. Friendship and courage and loyalty. The power of art for moral life. The corrosive touch lack of freedom and trust has on every little thing.
It’s about how to be human in the face of a monstrous system. And it will allow you to understand things a whole generation went through in a much more visceral way that will teach you things for your own life.
Ulrich Mühe gives a performance that will stick with you forever. And the soundtrack is brilliant and haunting. Go and watch it.”
“It seems relatively unknown and is quite a fun movie. It’s like a newer, ultra British, steampunk Princess Bride.”
Dead Man’s Shoes (2004)
“It’s a British film which sees a soldier return to his depressing home town where his younger brother was exploited and bullied by a gang of pathetic drug dealers. It’s a masterpiece on how intimidation can be presented. Watch it”
Big Night (1996)
“Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub playing two Italian brothers working at a restaurant in the 50s. Absolutely wonderful and raw and real— terrific actors, characters, cinematography, just all around a phenomenal movie”
The Man From Earth (2007)
“A college professor is moving. All his professor buddies come over to say goodbye. Then, the main character drops this bombshell, impossible to believe truth on them. The rest of the film is the rest of the cast trying to figure out if he’s crazy or telling the truth. Sounds dull as hell, but it’s just so good!”
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
“I’m a huge Taika Waititi fan and I only recently came upon this gem. A father and son become subjects of a manhunt after they get stranded in the New Zealand wilderness.”
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
“One of my absolute favorite comedies.”
Reign Over Me (2007)
“[email protected]#ckin’ Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle in a dark drama. Acting and plot are absolutely riveting. Who woulda thought?”
The Wave (2015)
“It’s very good if you’re into disaster movies.
It’s a Norwegian film, so maybe that’s why people haven’t watched it, there are many who are allergic to subtitles.”
The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
“A teenage boy starts to suspect that his Dad is a serial killer. It’s so good, I don’t know why this movie didn’t get more attention.”