Netflix Films: February

Looking for a movie to watch on Netflix this February?  Look no further because here are my suggestions for three films you should watch this month:

Feeling depressed about the cold?: Back in the 1990’s before they were household names, the Coen brothers stormed onto the stage with the release of “Fargo.” Packed with dark comedy and brilliantly cast, led by Frances McDormand in an Academy Award winning roll, this movie perfectly blends violence, comedy, and atmospheric ambiance to create an engaging tale. Highly original and brilliantly clever, this movie will help you realize that you can still have fun even when the ground outside is frozen.

Stephen’s Rating: 4/4 stars

Looking for a romantic movie?: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I’m sure not all of you have a hatred for this “holiday” like I do, and some of you might be looking for a nice romantic movie to watch with a significant other come February 14th. Look no further than “Silver Linings Playbook” for a romance film that has a brain and a soul that most romantic comedies can’t match. Brilliant chemistry from Bradely Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence make this film soar higher than most other romances. If you’re looking for a more quirky, indie romance film then “Moonrise Kingdom” is a good choice for you.

Stephen’s Rating: 3.5/4 stars (Silver Linings Playbook); 4/4 stars (Moonrise Kingdom)

Holiday season is over and missing your family?: The holiday season is now done and we’ve all gone back to our daily routines, and some of you may be missing your family. Being with family is what makes the holidays so great after all. To help fill the void I suggest watching “Philomena”, a highly sentimental film about a woman who tries to find her son many years after her was taken away from her. Philomena is a film that recognizes the important bond between family members but does the topic justice by not trying to fully explain that bond because its complexity is experienced differently by each of us, just as it is by the two leading characters.

Stephen’s Rating: 3.5/4 stars

 

If you watch all these are you still want more, check out my recommendations for movies to watch during the month of January in my previous post.

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