This week’s edition of Netflix Now is on the right side of history. Like Jeffrey Toobin wrote in The New Yorker: “The question about marriage equality for all Americans is not if it will pass but when. The country has changed, and it’s never going back to the way it was. Though the battles continue, the war is over.” And so, keep fighting the good fight, everyone.
A light week on Netflix Instant, and you can count all the titles on your hands and feet. Still, some quality stuff has popped up. For one, there’s Leos Carax’s Holy Motors, which is a movie that’s grown on me since I saw it at the New York Film Festival last year. While it didn’t blow me away the first time, I’ve liked it more and more with subsequent viewings.
Also, there’s Eric Khoo’s documentary Tatsumi, which I’ve been meaning to check out. It’s an animated documentary about manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi that looks really beautiful. Rounding out the light week, there’s also The Comedy, Bachelorette, Citadel, Tai Chi Zero, and something called Vampire Dog.
After the cut, the new stuff on Netflix Watch Instantly, and the gay marriage issue is carefully considered. Plus: a musical interlude.
- All Together
- Alois Nebel
- The Comedy
- The Factory
- Fat Kid Rules the World
- Hold Your Breath
- Holy Motors
- Keep the Lights On
- Leapfrog: Adventures in Shapeville Park
- Leapfrog: Museum of Opposite Words
- Mad Men
- Sushi Girl
- Tai Chi Zero
- The Tempest
- Top Gear (U.K.)
- Vampire Dog
- Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark
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.
Weekly Netflix Now Awards
Most Likely to Be Watched First
Honorable mention: The Comedy
Documentary I’m Most Interested In
Wide-Release Movie Made to Be Seen via Netflix Instant
Might Watch to Find Out If It’s More Threatening Than Bunnicula
Might Watch Because Name Suggests Possibility of Boobs
Walter Latham’s Comedy After Dark
Hold Your Breath
Afraid of the Dark?
Keep the Lights On
Tai Chi One + Negative Tai Chi One = ?
Tai Chi Zero
Original Title of My Favorite Tears for Fears Song
Fat Kid Rules the World
Leapfrog: Museum of Opposite Words
Honorable mention: Sushi Girl