Instant Gratification: “God’s Pocket” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix


“God’s Pocket”My full review is here. One of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last and most overlooked performances is in this black comedy, based on an early Pete Dexter novel, in which Hoffman plays an outsider in a godforsaken neighborhood of Philadelphia who must set things right when his good-for-nothing stepson is killed. Great character actors, including John Turturro, Eddie Marsan and Richard Jenkins, abound in the film.

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Marquee Film Festival Day 3: “Breathe” and “The Second Mother”


The 2015 Marquee Film Festival has a full day of free programming slated for Saturday, from noon till midnight, in the Union South Marquee Theater, 1208 W. Dayton St. Visit for more details. Saturday’s lineup seems to emphasize world cinema, with new films from Austria, Brazil, Mexico and France.

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