So, you’d rather stay in tonight? It’s easy to get lost in the plethora of films ready to stream at our disposal. The movie world is our oyster, and, having already settled into the fashionable choice of Chinese take-out alone on a Friday evening, it may be difficult to narrow your options down to just one.
This is where I come in! Having spent plenty of night’s myself enjoying the peace of solitude, I’ve had time to go through the endless titles that Netflix and Hulu Plus offers us. So, each week I’ll be posting five films, television shows, etc that I believe would befit your couch potato needs.
Blancanieves (2013) Directed By: Pablo Berger – It’s a Gothic retelling of the story of Snow White and it’s also a silent film. It was overlooked last year but it’s a wonderfully twisted look at a familiar tale. Shot in black and white and presented as a classic silent film it gives the story an edge from the onset, one that isn’t going to be doused in color or fantasy. There’s a magic realism to the film but it’s subtle and it’s grim. It’s more out of the vein of the classic Brothers Grimm tales then the Disney version. Maribel Verdu gives a marvelously theatrical performance as Encarna and Macarena Garcia as Carmen is charming as the lead.The story isn’t new, but the way it was told is certainly unlike many films released in the past few years.