Friday, March 1, 2013

Netflix Instant TV and Movie Picks

I found myself at a loss a little bit this week. With the Oscars taking up most of the this year, it's tough to get out of that mindset all of a sudden. But thankfully, that season is over, and now is the time to catch up on films that you may have missed in years past. 

This film intrigues me because I've heard very opposite reactions to it. First, Javi saw the film last year at DIFF and did not care for it. However, I've heard on the interwebs how unique this film was. It combines a documentary style with reenactments with actors. It follows a French man who impersonates a missing Texas  boy who had disappeared in 1994. I'm glad this finally made its way to Netflix because I've been curious about this one for a year.

A documentary about a struggling football team hoping to have a winning season for the first time in years? I'm in. This film won Best Documentary at the 2012 Academy Awards. Even though it was distributed by The Evil Weinstein Company, I won't hold that against the film. 

This pick came from a conversation with a friend where he has decided to watch all of Daniel Day-Lewis's films because he hasn't seen literally any of them. This is the film where he won his first Oscar for Best Actor. He plays a man with cerebral palsy who only communicates and paints with his left foot. Sounds like a real happy-go-lucky film to watch this weekend.

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