Netflix recommended Blue Ruin by Jeremy Saulnier to me (USA/France, 2013, Radius). I’d been on a roll of finding gems in the Net-flix catalog and decided to approach this viewing by avoiding any reviews, summaries, or ratings and just hit “play.” I watched this film blindly, only knowing the words to the title, Blue and Ruin. Little did I know how refreshing the cinematography would be and how thrilling this ride into the Old Dominion setting of Virginia would be.
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Enter the Void (France, 2009, IFC), by Frenchman Gaspar Noe, was a constant recommendation on Netflix and when I finally sat down to watch, I was mesmerized by the sounds, colors, and incredible cinematography. If you want a smart, sexy, dreamy, and profound flick, take this one on and let it grab you. Enter the void where drugs, sex, the meaning of life and afterlife are subjects examined from a higher perspective. Available on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
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