Instant Gratification: “Boogie Nights” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix

boogienights1

Pick of the week: “Boogie Nights: Paul Thomas Anderson’s ensemble drama about the heyday of ’70s porn is wildly entertaining and ambitious, with terrific performances from Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Iris” — My full review is here. The last documentary from legendary filmmaker Albert Maysles (“Grey Gardens”), this inspiring film centers on Iris Apfel, a writer, teacher and fashion icon (and former UW student) who at 93 has curated a well-lived life of curiosity, affection and individuality.

Duke of Burgundy” — My full review is here. There are more than 50 shades of grey in Peter Strickland’s complex and erotic portrait of an S&M lesbian couple, which Strickland shoots with a bewitching tone inspired by ’70s European art cinema.

The Bourne Supremacy” — The best of the Bourne movies is this second one, as Jason Bourne gets pulled unwillingly back into the government conspiracy that created him, featuring Karl Urban as a rival Russian assassin and one of the best car chases ever on film.

Batman Begins” — Christopher Nolan’s take on the Caped Crusader begins with this 2005 film, with Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne turning vigilante and saving Gotham City from the Scarecrow.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s