Can’t decide what to watch on Netflix? Maybe one of these gems might be for you?
1. Faults (2014)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.