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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (9/6/13)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 6, 2013 6:27 PM
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Isaach De Bankolé in 'Limits Of Control'
Isaach De Bankolé in 'Limits Of Control'

Pickings are getting slimmer and slimmer every week folks, even as Netflix continuously rotates films in its streaming library. There just doesn't seem to be a lot to choose from - not as much as I'd like anyway.

But hopefully, at least 1 of this week's 5 will entertain you over the weekend.

As usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out and see for yourselves.

Without further ado, here's this week's list of 5:

1 - First, The Limits Of ControlJim Jarmusch’s take on the hitman genre, as only Jim Jarmusch can, for whatever that's worth. If you've seen enough Jarmusch films, you'll know what I mean.

The thin story, in short, follows a mysterious loner (Isaach De Bankolé) who arrives in Spain with instructions to meet various strangers – each one a part of his dangerous mission.

With a film like this, I think it’s natural for an audience to instinctively search the screen for some sub-surface meaning and understanding. What does it all mean? Is this an existentialist tale, full of questions, few answers, and Kafka-esque dilemmas? Or is there really nothing underneath, and, essentially, what you see and hear on screen is all there really is?

It's Jim Jarmusch. Not Michael Bay. Keep that in mind as you watch.

The film features an all-star international cast that includes Gael García BernalJohn HurtTilda SwintonBill Murray, and Alex Descas.

Here's its trailer:

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5 Comments

  • Mark | September 8, 2013 7:13 PMReply

    I really liked "Gun Hill Road" even if I thought the ending was a bit abrupt. Still, I recommend it.

  • diane | September 7, 2013 9:56 AMReply

    now this list is way better than last weeks list!

  • Bussy25 | September 6, 2013 10:55 PMReply

    I don't know if you have picked La Mission directed by Peter Bratt, starring Benjamin Bratt in the past, but that would be a good pick for next week, hot romance with Erika Alexander. And very solid story.

  • Mark | September 8, 2013 7:13 PM

    Agreed! "La Mission" is an excellent film with great performances!

  • tmack | September 6, 2013 7:17 PMReply

    And IFC is making Blue Caprice available on iTunes on Sept 17!

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