Netflix Top Picks
Why not wait until the beginning of a semester to start procrastinating with a little instant yet strange cinematic gratification? Here are my top 5 obscure picks from the internetâ€™s famed red vault.
WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (1996)
This late 90s mockumentary may just be the funniest movie that no one saw. Director Christopher Guestâ€™s portrait of an overzealous, Midwestern production preparing for a famous Broadway critic features an ensemble cast of the awkward, including a delightfully gawking Eugene Levy and a bouncing Parker Posey.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS, SEASON 1 (2005)
Heâ€™s opinionated, potty-mouthed and hungry. Anthony Bourdain is the fearless gourmet cowboy we all aspire to be but are too chicken to become. Live vicariously through Bourdainâ€™s delicious explorations of other cities â€“ and the accompanying, biting commentary.
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (2010)
Want to raise your cultural IQ? Watch this deeply satirical documentary made by infamous street artist Banksy and revel in its blend of rare footage of esteemed guerrilla artists doing what they do best as well as what becomes of one impassioned man determined to film them all. Exploring the line between hype, art and commercialism, this much buzzed about film may give you just enough cultural currency to impress someone at a party â€“ or a job interview.
LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995)
Think you may be drinking too much? Watching Nicolas Cage drink his character to death will make you never want to take shots again. Cageâ€™s performance is unforgettable to boot.
THE MACHINIST (2004)
Christian Baleâ€™s extreme dedication to his role in this deeply disturbing psychological thriller about an insomnia-ridden man will make you question what is reality and what is not.