New week, new titles. New month! August was a quiet month, but you are about to be rewarded. September is packed with great releases, including a ton of great first-rate titles for you to watch this long holiday weekend.
Adapted by the book written by Stephen Fry, this film is the story of a foul mouthed poet who is summoned to his friend’s country manor to investigate a series of unexplained miracles. It’s a British whodunit with a bit of a twist. Bonus: Missing Game of Thrones already? There are three characters from the series in it.
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face Netflix Original
Another notch on Netflix’s stand-up belt, this special from Ryan Hamilton hits the comedy spot. Recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “Five Comics to Watch,” he’s a blend of clean Mormon humor and wry observation that works in the strangest way. Add this one to your queue. We’ll be seeing more from him.
Little Evil Netflix Original
This is by far the best of the Netflix Original movies so far. Ok, maybe it’s tied with Okja. Written and directed by Eli Craig (Tucker & Dale vs. Evil), it stars Adam Scott as Gary, a newly married man adjusting to life as a stepfather to a potentially evil boy. This is a love letter to horror tropes, packed with heart and full of great comedians. It has an outstanding supporting cast including Donald Faison and Chris D’Elia as stepfathers that Gary meets through group therapy. This is one you don’t want to miss.
The Eichmann Show
On the more serious side, this BBC docudrama details the televising of the 1961 trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann for war crimes. Starring Martin Freeman as producer Milton Fruchtman and Anthony LaPaglia as the formerly blacklisted director Leo Hurwitz, it’s the story they came to make the broadcast. It’s an engrossing exploration of both the nature of evil and the power of television.
Josh Charles and Julia Stiles star in this chiller based on a British novel. A child psychologist saves a drowning man and end up drawn into the net of a vindictive former patient. Like a lot of fun genre films it requires a certain suspension of disbelief, but this movie is the book you buy at the airport or take to the beach. You know it isn’t going to be great literature, but it’s entertaining as heck. This is your weekend popcorn movie.
Narcos: Season 3 Netflix Original
You may have been wondering if Narcos could carry on after season two. Pablo is gone and it’s a whole new world. Rest easy. The Cali Cartel is now number one and the dealings are just as sinister. With strong characters and a storyline as tense as ever, it still has the ability to blow (see what I did there?) your mind.
Some additional titles that definitely deserved to be mentioned:
For the family
- The Guardian Brothers
- The Secret Garden
- Jaws (Just in time for the end of summer!)
- The Chase
- The Electric Horseman
- Pulp Fiction
- Barefoot in the Park