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Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five MORE Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Fall and documentaries…they just go together! Grab a beverage, a blanket and your pet (if applicable) and curl up with these glorious combinations of knowledge and entertainment – all currently available to stream on Netflix! 1. Tabloid Directed by Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War), Tabloid tells a story of intrigue, eccentricity(…)

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Netflix Fix: Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog and Dmitry Vasyukov’s Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is by no means a new movie, but I just discovered it and I simply cannot stop talking about it.  In it, Werner’s narrative voice works its usual magic, which is all I really should have to say, but I’ll go on. The documentary covers(…)

Netflix Fix: I’m Still Here, Joaquin Phoenix Lulz

Netflix Fix: I’m Still Here, Joaquin Phoenix Lulz

Ahhhhhh, I’m Still Here. The mockumentary (or hoax, depending who you ask) which managed to turn this beautiful man… …into this busted, un-doable, presumably foul-smelling man… …all for the sake of art and lulz. I’m Still Here, which was created by Phoenix and his brother-in-law Casey Affleck set out to examine the relationship between celebrities(…)

Netflix Fix: Twin Peaks!

Netflix Fix: Twin Peaks!

I’m about 23 years late to the party on this one, but guys – Twin Peaks is AMAZING. In 1990, David Lynch and Mark Frost created this completely unique gift to prime time television and it aired prime time on ABC – the station that now brings us such mind-bending art as Dancing with the(…)

Netflix Fix: House of Cards

Netflix Fix: House of Cards

In my household, we’re either watching sports or we’re trying to figure out what show we’re willing to get hooked on next. What the latter usually amounts to is an endless amount of channel surfing that amounts to nothing. I had heard about House of Cards when it came out and the crew was touring(…)

Netflix Fix: Mona Lisa

Netflix Fix: Mona Lisa

It’s always exciting when something from the Criterion Collection is available to stream on Netflix and Mona Lisa is one of the chosen few – probably because the DVD is out of print! If you’re a fan of Taxi Driver, British gangster films or ’80s fashion – I highly recommend using your bandwidth on streaming(…)

Girl Crush: Carolyn Farina

Girl Crush: Carolyn Farina

Whit Stillman and I must have the same taste in leading ladies. Greta Gerwig, the star of his latest film Damsels in Distress, was a past G.C. of mine and now, Carolyn Farina from his first film is my newest G.C.! In Metropolitan, Farina plays Audrey Rouget – a sweet (but not feeble) heroine who(…)

Netflix Fix: Five Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Netflix Fix: Five Great Documentaries to Watch Instantly

Now that it’s getting chillier and darker out, it’s time to dust off the old Netflix subscription! I hadn’t used mine in months and when I revisited it last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of great new instant titles…particularly documentaries. Here are five that I definitely recommend! 1. Jiro Dreams of(…)

Netflix Fix: SNL, LOTS of SNL

Whenever people give me that whole “there’s nothing good on Netflix Instant” thing, I get confused. I don’t really think it’s anything worth arguing about, but there are in fact a lot of good things on Netflix Instant and I haven’t come close to watching them all yet. One of the most awesome things available(…)