We usually watch Netflix, unless we're compelled by boredom or a really good critic buzz to venture out into over-priced, crowded theatres.
So, I thought I'd compile a list of recent releases mixed in with Netflix favorites viewed this year.
Moneyball was fabulous. I had no idea this had actually occurred. Highly recommended.
The Fighter - Incredible portrayals by Markie Mark and Christian Bale. Even though I can't stand boxing, it was more or less a backdrop for character studies.
Bad Teacher. Made me laugh. Inside (school/teacher) jokes.
Safe House. Eh. Formulaic and cheap thrills, but Denzel makes everything better.
The Grey. Couldn't tell you why I liked it. But I did. Something about our spirit in the face of loss - loss of everything. Who are you then? What motivates you?
Two Czech films on Netflix starring Pavel Liska: "The Country Teacher" and "Something Like Happiness." I adored these, and really enjoy this actor. Highly recommended.
Several Paul Dano films, including "Gigantic." He's chosen some pretty great vehicles for his talent.
More later. Enjoying getting ideas here.