Release Date: 2013
Director: Terrence Malick
Why I picked this: Need an artsy movie to watch
The visuals are predictably great, but everything else is lacking.
Release Date: 2001
Director: Jay Chandrasekhar
Why I picked this: I previously saw the first ten minutes and thought it looked funny
Great beginning; the rest of the movie might not live up to it, but there are hilarious moments sprinkled throughout.
Release Date: 1998
Director: Terry Gilliam
Why I picked this: Terry Gilliam
Absurd and trippy, but oh-so-enjoyable to watch.
Release Date: 1997
Director: Kevin Smith
Why I picked this: Next in the View Askewniverse
While it has crude humor, this is a mature film about love and relationships, even with a baffling ending.
Release Date: 2007
Director: David Fincher
Why I picked this: The director
Very, very long, perhaps appropriately. It’s good, but don’t expect any thrills.
Release Date: 1986
Director: Woody Allen
Why I picked this: To see more of Woody Allen
It contains multiple storylines, but I felt invested in all of them; it also has my favorite Woody Allen acting performance so far.
Release Date: 2012
Director: Jason Moore
Why I picked this: Recommendation from my sister
I was initially very adamant about avoiding this film, despite many recommendations. At first glance, this simply looked like a lighter version of “Bridesmaids,” with a little bit of “Glee” mixed in. However, I am happy to report that despite a few misgivings, I overall enjoying watching this college acapella-themed film.
Release Date: 2011
Director: Nick Murphy
Why I picked this: My father wanted to watch this
Not terrible, but very unmemorable, with uninteresting characters and an ambiguous ending that I didn’t really care about.
Release Date: 1994
Director: Tim Burton
Why I picked this: Often overlooked; also, I just hear it’s really good
A joy to watch. I really liked every character. It was very appropriately directed and acted for the time period it depicts, and is a celebration not only of Ed Wood, but of filmmaking in general.
Release Date: 1990
Director: Martin Scorsese
Why I picked this: Scorsese classic
Yup, it’s a classic, all right.