So the year is halfway over, what better way than to celebrate by sharing movies that I believe that you should go and see right now. These are presented in no particular order.
After witness a murder, a punk rock band must try and survive the night as they are hunted down by a group of sadistic skinheads. Jeremy Saulner directs this thriller and he pulls no punches. Green Room is a brutally violent and uncomfortably tense film that will leave you shocked. Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away earlier this week, gives a stand-out performance as well as Patrick Stewart who plays the villain. Green Room is highly recommended.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
The Lonely Island have already proved themselves to by funny people with hit songs such as Dick In A Box and I’m On A Boat, but Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping has solidified their status as comedic geniuses. The mockumentary follows former boy band member Conner4Real as he releases his second album. When the album becomes a flop, Conner does everything in his power to remain popular. Popstar does a tremendous job of lampooning music stars of today and despite how ridiculous some of the comedy gets, stays grounded enough so you can actually care for Conner while still laughing at his insane behavior. Topped off with an hilarious soundtrack, the film is one of the year’s best comedies and will have you laughing from beginning to end.
The Lobster is one of the most surreal films released this year. The plot follows David as he goes to a hotel designed for single people to meet and fall in love. If he fails to meet someone by 45 days he’ll be turned into an animal, in his case a lobster. While the deadpan humor of the film is hilarious, The Lobster is also a surprisingly cruel and depressing film offering a bleak commentary on love and relationships today that is definitely thought-provoking. Smartly written and gorgeously shot, The Lobster is a strange little film that will stick with you long after the credits roll.
It’s rare to find a film that can touch you on a personal level the way Sing Street does. In 1985 Ireland, Conner decides to start a band with classmates of his in order to impress this mysterious new girl. Sing Street is perfect in almost every sense. It’s funny, heartfelt, genuine and will leave you with a big smile on your face. Along with having catchy soundtrack mixed with 80s’ classics and original music, Sing Street is a movie that you owe to yourself to go see.