NETFLIX makes me peckish.
The concept of having movies delivered to my mailbox is brilliant; My car is parked across a bridge and it's frickin' cold outside. Not only does NETFLIX manage a 2-3 day turnaround through the USPS but they also have 1ooo's of movies you can watch instantly on your computer.
Here are some I rather fancy-
BIGGER STRONGER FASTER (2008)
Mainly a documentary about steriods, this film was done by a body building enthusiast who chose not to juice up while both of his brothers went though needles habitually.
Unlike Michael Moore and other "documentarians" the filmmaker manages to be guinuinely unbiased as he questions doctors, weightlifters, athletes, a parent who's son supposedly killed himself because of steriods, and many others. This is blended with footage of the steriod hearings on capital hill concerning their use in baseball, Arnold the Governator, Sylvestor Stallone, and that guy with the obscenely huge bicepts who was arrested for steriod possession.
WACO: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT (1997)
David Koresh and his followers were a bunch of religious nuts who killed themselves, right?
This documentary examines the evidence and gives a truely believable argument which contradicts this widely held belief perpetuated by the media and the government.
I guarantee you this film will open your eyes!
Based on the true story of former ELLE magazine editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and can only communicate by blinking his eye.
The film opens from Jean-Dominigue's persepective as he sees doctors and nurses analysing what is wrong with him. Throughout their questioning and prodding we hear Jean-Dominigue's internal dialogue.
As time goes by, Jean-Dominigue is able to communicate and even dictate his autobiography by blinking his one eye.
An amazing story and brilliant film!
THE FALL (2006)
Perhaps the most beautiful movie of all time, visually and emotionally!
Directed by Tarsem Singh, the guy behing R.E.M's Losing My Religion video and The Cell Staring J-LO and Private Pyle(from Full Metal Jacket), anf filmed over several years in dozens of different countries, The Fall is what could happen if The Princess Bride, The Wizard of Oz, and Pan's Labrynth had a baby.
YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THIS FILM!
This isn't the kind of story where you play on your computer or cook dinner while it's playing. I've seen it about 4 times now and on each viewing I catch something new or make a connection I hadn't before.
I love this movie, unconditionally. Unfortuanately not many people have seen it or even heard of it for that matter!
Grab a loved one, turn off the lights and prepare to be amazed! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll thank God for truly amazing art!