The Gems of Netflix That You Must Watch Right Now
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It can be intimidating being faced with all those movie posters when you log into your Netflix account. Though the best way to watch movies in the home is to use a Blu-ray disc and big HD monitor, streaming movies online has now become mainstream, especially for students. And thankfully many titles are now available in high definition and look pretty good, providing your broadband connection can cut it. So, whilst the world of Netflix is miles away from perfect, there is still lots of fun to be had rifling through all the titles to see what you want to watch next. So, here is a selection of titles that you may have missed on your recent flick through. Over the upcoming months, we will be offering our readers some carefully curated lists of titles available at the click of a button and hopefully inspire you to sample new delights and enjoy some undiscovered oddities. The Paperboy (2012) Directed by Lee Daniels This is a really odd one and divided critics (and caused some, myself included, to change their minds). At first glance, it’s a messy and muddled affair. Look again and you will find a weird, hot and delightfully pulpy drama-cum-thriller-cum-comedy-cum-sort-of-horror. All of the cast – Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Mcconaughey, David Oyelowo, John Cusack – are on top form. And it’s all atmospherically shot on grainy 16mm film stock, which looks terrific in HD. Lore (2012) Directed by Cate Shortland Lore is a film by Australian director Cate Shortland. After working in television, she then came to critical attention with her 2004 feature film Somersault, starring Abbie Cornish. Lore is her first cinema effort since then. It’s a German language film set just after the end of World War II. The film offers a savage, unforgettably affecting view of Germany via the eyes of a 14-year-old girl, Lore, whose SS officer parents now face punishment for war crimes. Lourdes (2009) Directed by Jessica Hausner Christine, who is wheelchair bound, decides to journey to Lourdes where many people travel to be healed. This is a tender and subtle drama (it carries a U certificate) but these are its strengths and proves you can make a serious adult drama without strong language, threesomes or images of violent stabbings. Michael H. Profession: Director (2012) Directed by Yves Montmayeur Michael Haneke has made some of the most unsettling and memorable pictures of the last few decades and this masterful documentary serves to be a fascinating insight into his creative process. Trust (2011) Directed by David Schwimmer
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