Month: December 2012

Netflix Necessities: Grapevine Edition

Despite my efforts to track notable new titles on Netflix using any means available, some titles have appeared that I only noticed thanks to having eyes on the right web page at the right moment. Once is happenstance, two – in this case – is pattern enough to warrant a post.

The Kid with a Bike

The Kid with a Bike

1. The Kid with a Bike (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2011) – The latest from the hardest romantics of the French cinema, The Kid with a Bike has already been announced as a February release from the Criterion Collection. Until then, the Dardennes’ characteristically astringent tough-love tale can be viewed in HD with one touch of a button.

2. Story of Film: An Odyssey (Mark Cousins, 2011) – All 15 episodes of Cousins’s critically acclaimed, polyvalent essay on the cinema and cinephilia. I’ve been waiting to see this since hearing about it (at least) a year ago. It’s probably going to make me burn with envy, that I didn’t have the time/motivation/wherewithal to make the same sort of thing on my own. Ah well.

Story of Film: An Odyssey

Story of Film: An Odyssey

Netflix Necessities, Whaddya Honking the Horn For Edition

di-tiffWith every round of expirations, Netflix brings in a host of new titles, some “new new,” some repeats (titles that had previously expired, now returning to the fold). As usual, I keep up with new stuff on Netflix by visiting this fine site. Here are a few noteworthy films that became available today:

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