The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
If you hadn’t skipped this screening in your Intro to Film lecture 11 years ago, you’d understand Tarantino’s homages to spaghetti westerns way better. Now’s your chance. Oh man, didn’t Netflix just add Pulp Fiction? Yes, they totally did. Pulp Fiction it is.
Waking Ned Devine
The title gives you nothing to work with. Moving on.
It’s a beloved Italian classic, which means you’re gonna have to read subtitles. That’s a little more work than you feel like putting into a movie, isn’t it? Hey, how about this—you’ll brush up on your Italian this year and watch Cinema Paradiso in its native language. That’s probably never gonna happen, but who knows, maybe you’ll surprise yourself.
Oh man, a holocaust movie? You were coming to Netflix for an escape. That midyear review with your boss did not go well today and the last thing you need is a downer. You’ll get around to this one later when things are going better, but right now there’s no need to add to your misery. Why not give BoJack Horseman a whirl?
All About Eve
Is this one of those movies about a woman who rediscovers herself later in life? Who knows, but it sure sounds like it. Skip.
Glengarry Glen Ross
This film adaptation of the play by David Mamet shows the depressing life of real estate salesmen in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. So it’s just gonna be a bunch of angry white guys yelling at each other? Sounds a lot like 12 Angry Men, which, like, you actually might end up seeing now. Yeah, that’s too much of the same, and you’re depending on these movies to diversify your interests.
You just remembered that you meant to look for jobs. How were you thinking you had time to watch a movie? Keep this one on your list forever.
Eh, you’re just not in the mood.