Thanks to Netflix’s recommendation system, and the ease of popping open a new tab and adding movies to it when I see a film mentioned elsewhere, I’ve seen a few obscure (as far as mainstream movies go) films that I’d never have discovered otherwise.
A couple of recent films I enjoyed:
Eulogy. Generally the presence of Ray Romano is enough to send me running from a film, but here it was countered by a +3 Zooey of Deschanel. An ensemble flick that was panned on Rotten Tomatoes, but that my wife and I both enjoyed. Takes place when a family that wishes it was Wes Andersoneque gets together for their father’s funeral. The characters are caricatures, which may be why some critics panned it. But overall, it was an enjoyable film with some amusing dialog and actual unpredicted plot twists.
We ordered an erotic cheesecake.
Talk to Her. Not the film I was expecting–a sappy flick with a couple of guys lending support to each other while their wives sat in comas. Beningo’s character was pitiable despite his actions, and surprisingly complex for such a simple man. Superb performances, the most perfect pair of breasts ever to grace a comatose woman, and the best use of a six-foot-tall vagina in a silent film.
You broke up?
Any Netflix gems you guys can recommend?