Netflix Now: Big in Japan Edition


With the 2013 New York Asian Film Festival winding down, Alec and I are now turning our attentions to Japan Cuts, which officially kicks off tomorrow. Expect the first reviews of Japan Cuts films to show up soon. Let me tease one review that’ll be up on Friday morning: I watched the Citizen Kane of Roman bath house time travel movies.

It’s a slow week on Netflix Instant. The highest profile movies are The Expendables 2 and The Bay. And, really… that’s kind of it. Oh, there’s also Monkeybone. The fact I’m mentioning Monkeybone should be an indication of the slim pickings.

Check out what’s new on Netflix Watch Instantly after the cut. Also, prepare to turn Japanese.

Guitar Wolf - High Schooler Action (Official Video)

  • 13 Going on 30
  • Age of Dinosaurs
  • The Anderson Monarchs
  • The Assassin’s Blade
  • Baby, It’s You
  • The Bay
  • Birds of a Feather
  • Bull Runners of Pamplona
  • Charles Bradley: Soul of America
  • A Doula Story
  • Example Short V
  • Example Short VI 23976 Remote Content
  • Example Short VII 23976 11 Minute Remote
  • Example Short VIII Elephants Dream 2D 11 Minutes
  • Example Short IX 25 fps 11 Minute Remote
  • Example Short X 2997 fps 11 Minute Remote
  • Example Short XI 23976 30 Minute
  • The Expendables 2
  • The Grandfathers
  • Home of the Brave
  • How to Be Louise
  • Little White Lies
  • Luster
  • Monkeybone
  • My Best Enemy
  • Playing for Keeps
  • Secrets of the Dead: Churchill’s Deadly Decision
  • Starlet

New additions to Netflix Watch Instantly apply only to readers in the United States. For those in other parts of the world, your choices may vary.

Tom Waits - Big in Japan

Weekly Netflix Now Awards

Most Likely to Be Watched While Doing Push-Ups and Eating Raw Ground Beef Off the Floor

The Expendables 2

Honorable mention: 13 Going on 30

Totally Misread This as “Charles Barkley”

Charles Bradley: Soul of America

Clearly the Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Series on Netflix Today

The Example Short Undecology

Best Title That’s Almost the Name of a Post-Van Halen Sammy Hagar Song

Little White Lies

Sounds Like a Quirky Indie Movie but It’s Really a Documentary About Soccer

The Anderson Monarchs

Honorable mention: How to Be Louise

That’s the Only Way to Play

Playing for Keeps

Best Title In Its Country of Origin

The Assassin’s Blade (released in China as Butterfly Lovers)

Best Title

Example Short VIII Elephants Dream 2D 11 Minutes

Bonus: The Pillows, one of my favorite Japanese bands

カーニバル/the pillows

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.