A brand new week, a brand new trio of streaming picks to prioritize your streaming queues. Our fabulous contributors are constantly at the ready to deliver exactly what you need for an (almost) fall Friday night. Enjoy these three recommendations and have a happy movie watching weekend everyone!
via Mikey Fissel
The Witch (Amazon Prime) – Amongst all the great, new horror out there emerged something a little bit different. What is described as “a New England Folk-Tale” is certainly much more. The Witch is a slow building horror film that pays off in disturbing and thought-provoking ways. It doesn’t rely on your traditional jump-scares or slasher-gore, instead, The Witch does what a lot of the best new horror is doing– pushing the boundaries of what and how we think about our own reality and also tackling social issues through the narrative. If you have been on the fence about this one, see it now because it’s easily one of the best of 2016. Don’t try and watch it Friday night. It doesn’t come out until Saturday, September 17th.
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In Bruges (Netflix) -This is one of those films you typically hear people speak glowingly about. If you’ve had the time and access to see this and just haven’t pulled the trigger yet, let me just give you this one picture… Brendan Gleeson and Ralph Fiennes dialoguing outside a coffee shop and at the top of a bell tower on whether to kill Gleeson’s character. Need I say more? Okay, I will. I’ve seen most of Colin Farrell’s films, and after thinking about it, I’m pretty confident in saying this is my favorite performance from him. He’s quick-witted, his delivery in his unashamed proclamation of stereotypes is hilarious, and he’s emotionally conflicted in a beautiful way. In Bruges is a wonderful picture of the silver lining of morality among the immoral, and principles among the unprincipled.