Category Archive: Must Watch!

GET OUT [2017]

By using racism as a major theme for this film, Get Out immediately sets it apart from similar horror/thrillers. It isn’t a straight horror film, though it certainly creates an atmosphere thicker than… Continue reading

WINTER AT WESTBETH [2015]

Originally written for: Filmed across one extraordinary year in New York City’s Westbeth Artists Housing, video artist Edith Stephen (95) hopes to complete an experimental film for her birthday; revered contemporary dancer Dudley Williams… Continue reading

SILENCE [2016]

Directed by Martin Scorsese Written by Jay Cocks (screenplay), Martin Scorsese (screenplay), Shûsaku Endô (based on the novel by) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Yôsuke Kubozuka After the rampant… Continue reading

ELLE [2016]

Directed by: Paul Verhoeven Written by: Philippe Djian (based on the novel by), David Birke (screenplay) Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling An extremely unique spin on films involving rape,… Continue reading

I, DANIEL BLAKE [2016]

Directed by Ken Loach Written by Paul Laverty (screenplay) Starring: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy This incredibly poignant film, while commenting on the UK welfare system specifically, surely will touch most Western… Continue reading

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING [2016]

Directed by Andrew Dominik Starring: Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Awkwardly paced at times but brilliantly shot in black and white (using a 3D black and white camera,… Continue reading

HELL OR HIGH WATER [2016]

Directed by David Mackenzie Written by Taylor Sheridan (screenplay) Starring: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham Shout out to Tom over at digitalshortbread for putting this on my radar… Continue reading

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS [2016]

Directed by Tom Ford Written by Tom Ford (screenplay), Austin Wright (novel “Tony and Susan”) Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon Given his background, director Tom Ford’s second film is surprising in… Continue reading

ARRIVAL [2016]

Directed by Denis Villeneuve Written by Eric Heisserer (screenplauy), Ted Chiang (based on the story “Story of Your Life”) Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker Denis Villeneuve continues to show his skill… Continue reading

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: DON’T BREATHE [2016]

Directed by Fede Alvarez Written by Fede Alvarez, Rodo Sayagues Starring: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto, Emma Bercovici Following the first scene, which is a risky move as it shows… Continue reading