Hi, person who is reading this. Yesterday I threw together a post of new additions to Netflix Instant (courtesy this guy’s invaluable resource, which has handily defeated Instant Watcher, not to mention the site itself, as my go-to resource for what goodies have arrived on Netflix). I listed only the films I figured were good, or were directed by directors who are at least kind of interesting.
Here are some more. I have seen fewer of these; I have less confidence that they’re good. But some of them might be, and, at any rate, I just feel like telling you about them, so you can judge for yourself.
Addams Family Values (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1993)
Anna Karenina (Julien Duvivier, 1948) – Don’t know anything about this – I’m looking forward to the new adaptation by Joe Wright – except being vaguely aware of its existence, and Duvivier made some good films.
The Boys from Brazil (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1978) – Haven’t had a look at this, but it’s not streaming in HD, and when you get into films from the ’70s and older, that’s when the quality of the materials Netflix uses gets a little touch-and-go. Buyer beware.
Fluke (Carlo Carlei, 1995) – Saw this film, directed by the famed author of Pinocchio, a really long time ago. As I recall it’s oddly (refreshingly) serious and straight-faced for a kid’s film, but good.
Eyewitness (Peter Yates, 1981)
Hombre (Martin Ritt, 1967) – Actually, I have no reason to think this mightn’t be good. But it’s been cropped from ‘Scope down to an HDTV-friendly 16×9 ratio. Bleh. But it might be watchable to viewers less picky than I.
Trees Lounge (Steve Buscemi, 1996) – I’m so-so on Buscemi’s directorial debut (he also wrote the script), but he’s a good director, especially on the evidence of his work for The Sopranos, “Pine Barrens” especially. Maybe it’s a little rough and un-ready, but check it out.