Netflix has become a reliable destination for many fine independent films that spent little time in theaters, including a few Netflix productions released directly to the service. Here are 14 from the past few years that are worth discovering. Set in upstate New York, the film tracks the fallout after an idle afternoon of smoking weed — and slashing milk cartons with a samurai sword — leads to an unfortunate mistake. Unfolding over multiple timelines, the story begins with Malek as a bearded mountain man in Montana who hides from the authorities in empty vacation homes during the winter and makes a name for himself as a talk-radio crank. It then flashes back to his previous life as a hotel concierge and family man, whose fragile psyche is cracked by a conspiracy theorist D. Qualls who convinces him that a Y2K phenomenon called the Inversion is imminent. Neither wholly documentary nor wholly fiction, this peculiar hybrid from Michal Marczak is an ecstatic drift through the clubs, apartments and open-air dance parties of Warsaw, Poland, where two pleasure-seeking students are always out looking for the next good time. In this incisive biopic from Antonio Campo, Rebecca Hall plays Chubbuck with an intensity that projects vulnerability and resolve in equal measure, as her acute feelings of alienation at home and in the workplace beckon her toward tragedy. Campos has a particularly good feel for how local news was generated in a casually sexist, male-dominated field. After his father is sent to prison, a year-old boy moves to the hills of Northern California to live with his older brother, who runs a thriving illegal marijuana plot.
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Please do your research and decide which movies are right for your kids. I have noted the rating beside each movie and listed the PG movies first, then the PG movies. This is the perfect scary movie for tweens! A strange old lady that lives in the woods, fog covered swamps, and a blindfolded girl that appears in mirrors.
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Comcast has recently improved their on-demand streaming rental service with better ease of use and an updated selection. Or visit all our Paste Movie Guides. Nancy , the first feature by Christina Choe, quietly suggests that typical signifiers for identity—names and histories—matter less, perhaps, than character. The film, like its protagonist, and like the actress who plays her Andrea Riseborough , is slippery in intention and in meaning. What you take out of it likely equals what you bring into it. Is Nancy, a compulsive liar who concocts fake vacations and fake pregnancies to marry with her many pseudonyms, a victimizer or a victim of her isolated circumstances?