Instant Gratification: “Captain America: Civil War” and four other good movies new to Netflix


Pick of the Week: “Captain America: Civil War” — On the one hand, you can see the gears moving as the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe moves the pieces in place, setting up the rivalry between Iron Man and Captain America, the rest of the Avengers falling in line behind them. On the other hand, watching those gears is a lot of fun at times, especially a big superhero throwdown at an airport that is like nothing less than a kid pouring all his action figures out of the box and making them fight each other.

Amores Perros” — Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu’s debut was a bloody and funny triptych of noirish tales set in Mexico City, all involving dogs. Which definitely doesn’t mean animal lovers should watch it. At all.

Glengarry Glen Ross” — James Foley’s take on David Mamet’s play about desperate real estate hucksters remains eminently quotable.

The Graduate” — Good to see the Mike Nichols classic, starring Dustin Hoffman as a wayward college graduate, back on Netflix. It has one of the great endings in movies.

Made” — Jon Favreau’s follow-up to “Swingers,” in which he and Vince Vaughn play low-level mobsters, is a lot of fun.


Leave a Reply

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

You are commenting using your 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 )

Connecting to %s