Things you need to watch on Netflix… Now!

House Of Cards 

Because in completing season three in just under two weeks, revisiting each episode from the beginning seems to be the only viable option. Whether it be the characters, cinematography or Kevin Spacey in general; there’s something to keep everyone enticed by some detail or look or line.

Season 1 cast
Season 1 cast

The First Wives Club

Because if casting means anything, it is greatness. The reunion of friends, over a late-friends suiceide may not sound like the premise to a great film, but the minds of Hugh Wilson and Robert Harling made a great thing happen for the 1996 film. Fashion, New York, humour and kick-ass women makes describes this film in a nutshell. Did i mention a young Sarah Jessica Parker?

Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton
Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 

Wes Anderson. Need i say more?

“Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go on an overnight drunk, and in 10 days I’m going to set out to find the shark that ate my friend and destroy it. Anyone who wants to tag along is more than welcome.”

Behind the Scenes of The Life Aquatic (Photo: criterion.com)
Behind the Scenes of The Life Aquatic (Photo: criterion.com)

Frances Ha

Noah Baumbach is the name you need to know. You can read my mini-review here, along with that of Manhattan, which is also on Netflix.

Frances-Ha-film-still-3
Frances Ha

“It’s brown water! I’m paying seven-hundred dollars a month, I got rats with bongos and a, and a frog and I got brown water here.”– Manhattan

Manhattan, 1979
Manhattan, 1979

The Royal Tenenbaums

Again, Wes Anderson, need i say more? Well, if one must, then it’s that you’ll fall in love with Margot, or at least her wardrobe. You’ll laugh/cry, possibly both. It is the life of eccentrics played out at its best. The list of art-department crew is extensive and all can see why, whilst the cinematography was left down to one man, Robert D. Yeoman- known also for the Grand Budapest Hotel and, oh wait, a very large quantity of Wes Anderson films.

The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums

The Birdcage

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play in a remake of  La Cage aux Folles, and it’s brilliantly funny and stunning. It’s possibly an underrated film of Williams, but is most definitely a great piece of comedy with heart. Beautifully acted and picturesque, there’s no reason to not watch.

Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
Robin Williams and Nathan Lane.
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