Must See Movies

Movie reviews that are rated 8 and higher
This Is Not A Film Movie

This Is Not A Film

By now all of the information surrounding This is Not a Film has been regurgitated in every review or article about it, but it’s necessary to know the context before watching it. Jafar Panahi, the Iranian director of films like Offside and The Circle, was arrested for his involvement in protests against the Iranian Read More
Indie Game: The Movie Movie

Indie Game: The Movie

Indie Game: The Movie is a fascinating documentary about the obsession and dedication that goes into indie game making for which many make huge sacrifices in their lives for their precious creations. Most documentaries contain interesting subjects but not always are they cinematically interesting like filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky were able to do Read More
Goodbye First Love Movie

Goodbye First Love

There is nothing overly complicated about the French film Goodbye First Love, a story about a young woman who is torn between two men, one of which is her fist love that she cannot seem to get over. The other represents maturity, stableness, and security. Instead of complexity, writer/director Mia Hansen-Løve instead shows ordinary characters Read More
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Movie

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance is a very complex Western that pits a traditional gun-slinging setting with a reformist mindset and the resulting tensions are intriguing and exciting. The movie stars two of the biggest stars ever, Wayne and Stewart, as conflicting protagonists with different views of how to handle a ruthless outlaw. The Read More
Headhunters Movie

Headhunters

Out of all the places in the world, one would not think of Scandinavia to be the prime export of thrillers in the world at the moment. But they are. Over the past 3-4 years high class films and television series has been churned out from the friendly people of Northern Europe. From Sweden’s Girl with the Dragon Read More
Las Acacias Movie

Las Acacias

Las Acacias, which won the award for best first feature at Cannes in 2011, shows how powerful simplicity can be in a film. Director Pablo Giorgelli takes what sounds like a mawkish premise and strips away any sentimentality or cheap emotions that a lesser director would embrace. With a bare minimum of dialogue and a Read More
The Avengers Movie

The Avengers

The Avengers is the first big summer blockbuster of 2012 and it came dressed to impress. With an opening weekend gross of $207 million, The Avengers quickly shattered the previous record of $169.2 million (Take that Harry Potter!). Now, a month after its release, it has joined the $1 billion club which is enjoyed by Read More
Your Sister’s Sister Movie

Your Sister’s Sister

Having liked Lynn Shelton’s previous feature, Humpday, I was anxious to see if she could duplicate her efforts in Your Sister’s Sister. I will tell you right now, she does just that and then some. Shelton’s greatest achievement here is taking simple conventional situations and making them into complex and extraordinary without sacrificing believability. It Read More
The Grey Movie

The Grey

Joe Carnahan’s The Grey is an exhausting film. I mean that in a good way. This film involves characters going from one dire scene to another for 2 hours. The film doesn’t cheat its audience on how bleak situations can get. I admired Carnahan’s choice to not hold back. One of the best scenes of Read More
The Double Hour Movie

The Double Hour

Some call The Double Hour a foreign art house thriller while I would lean slightly more toward film nior, maybe it’s all of the above. I saw glimpses of Tell No One in this heart pounding Italian thriller from all of the twists and turns in the plot. One thing is for certain, the film Read More