Little Otik (2000)

Little Otik, AKA Greedy Guts, is a haunting story about an infertile couple who decide to raise a tree stump as their child. And as the synopsis would suggest, you’ve probably never seen anything quite like this movie. It’s a surreal dark comedy by Czechian director Jan Švankmajer. Let’s consider the pros and cons ofContinue reading “Little Otik (2000)”

Wonder Boys (2000)

Wonder Boys follows Grady Tripp, a professor and once accomplished author who’s going through a bit of a rough patch. During the week of WordFest, Grady’s wife leaves him and his editor, played by Robert Downey Jr. arrives to hound him over an unfinished novel. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Wonder Boys… Pros:Continue reading “Wonder Boys (2000)”

Moxie (2021)

Moxie is an empowering coming of age story about a shy teenager who anonymously establishes a feminist club at her school. After being rated “Most Obedient” by the dirtbags of Rockport High, Vivian finds her voice in a big way. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Moxie… Pros: Amy Poehler does a commendable jobContinue reading “Moxie (2021)”

Juno (2007)

Juno is an emotional slice of life story that shows how one offbeat teenager handles her unplanned pregnancy. Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody prove to be an effective director/writer duo garnering four Oscar nominations, winning best screenplay. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Juno… Pros: Firstly, Elliot Page gives an endearing performance as Juno,Continue reading “Juno (2007)”

The 100 (2014-2020)

The 100 is a sci-fi TV series with hints of Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, as well as a plethora of stories revolving around survival and young adult angst. It’s set in a post apocalyptic future where human civilization has been forced into Earth’s orbit due to a nuclear war. When spaceship systems beginContinue reading “The 100 (2014-2020)”

Her (2013)

Her is a delightfully poignant sci-fi romance story between a man and his operating system. Spike Jonze delivers an emotional look at society and our relationships in the not too distant future. Let’s consider the pros and cons of Her… Pros: The charming thing about this movie is how relatable Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Theodore is.Continue reading “Her (2013)”

The Dig (2021)

The Dig is a Netflix Original film, adapted from the 2007 historical novel by John Preston. This true story follows excavator Basil Brown, who unearths a valuable piece of history prior to World War II. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Dig… Pros: From the sweeping landscape shots to the emotional close ups,Continue reading “The Dig (2021)”

The White Tiger (2021)

The White Tiger is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s 2008 novel of the same name. In this atypical rags to riches story, a poor Indian driver named Balram strives to raise his status in life. However, India’s two caste system makes this dream all but impossible. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The WhiteContinue reading “The White Tiger (2021)”

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

Safety Not Guaranteed is a charming movie about a relatable outcast who interns for a magazine and embarks on a road trip for an unusual assignment. It’s not your typical rom-com, but it is delightful nonetheless. Let’s consider the pros and cons… Pros: This movie has an interesting plot that takes a backseat to theContinue reading “Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)”

The Queen’s Gambit (2020)

The Queen’s Gambit is a Netflix Original limited series that follows a young orphan’s obsession with chess and her journey to become a World Champion. The story spans over 7 hour long parts, showing us the career defining moments for Beth Harmon, chess prodigy. Let’s consider the pros and cons of The Queen’s Gambit… Pros:Continue reading “The Queen’s Gambit (2020)”