Five Netflix gems- October 2016 edition

Film

Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix? Maybe one of these gems might be for you?

1. Faults (2014)

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Director: Riley Stearns Writer: Riley Stearns Starring: Leland Orser, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chris Ellis

Off-kilter ultra-black comedy starring the always terrific Mary Elizabeth Winstead as a member of a cult who finds herself at the centre of an intervention to de-program her. Has a great twist at the end.

 

2. Turbokid (2015)

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Directors: François Simard, Anouk Whissell  Writers: François Simard, Anouk Whissell  Stars: Munro Chambers, Laurence Leboeuf, Michael Ironside

A kitschy post-apocalyptic tale, that might well have been written by a Nintendo obsessed teenager in the 1990s with insane levels of practical effects gore. That’s all a compliment.

 

3. Hush (2016)

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Director: Mike Flanagan Writers: Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Kate Siegel, Michael Trucco

A clever take on the home invasion film, which genuinely had me yelling at the television.

4 The Invitation (2015)

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Director: Karyn Kusama Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi Starring: Logan Marshall-Green, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Michiel Huisman

Tense thriller starring Logan “Not Tom Hardy” Marshall-Green as a man who goes to dinner at his ex-wife’s house, but begins to suspect her intentions are more malign than it first appeared.

5. Z for Zachariah (2015)

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Director: Craig Zobel Writers: Nissar Modi (screenplay), Robert C. O’Brien (novel) Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Pine, Margot Robbie

Clever post-apocalyptic thriller/romance with 3 excellent leads. Despite the simplicity of the premise the quality performances and excellent direction make this an intriguing watch.

 

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