Netflix has become an unbelievable source of entertainment for millions of Canadians. For the relatively cheap monthly subscription, users have access to countless films and television shows from various years, various genres and various cinematic tastes.
The only real problem with Netflix is deciding what to watch.
Luckily we’ve got a new feature to let you know what new programs will be debuting this month and which ones are worth checking out.
Let’s take a look at what’s new on Netflix September 2016!
Enough Said (2013)
Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener
Directed by Nicole Holofcener
Written by Nicole Holofcener
It’s not unreasonable to lament the lack of current films aimed at the boomer audience. Hollywood does seem to be more focused on the 15-30 demographic, but there are on occasion those movies made for a more mature audience. This is one of those rare birds, a romantic comedy about two divorcees who strike up a relationship only for their past marriages to interfere. It’s a light, charming movie with great performances from Seinfeld‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and the late James Gandolfini in one of his final roles.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page
Written by Christopher Nolan
Directed by Christopher Nolan
If you’re looking for a fun ride of a film that still has a bit of smarts to it,, then this is the flick for you. The movie is set-up like a heist film but the major twist being that instead of robbing banks, these thieves rob thoughts by entering their targets’ dreams. Looking to pull off one last major job, the crew is forced to do the impossible; plant an idea within someone’s subconscious. The fact that most of the movie takes place inside someone’s dream means the action scenes are unlike any you’ve ever seen. And you’ll be talking about that ending for a long time after.
The Revenant (2015)
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson
Directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu & Mark L. Smith
Another Leonardo DiCaprio film and the one that finally nabbed him that elusive Oscar. This is an amazing true story set in the frozen American frontier which follows a fur-trader named Hugh Glass who, after being severely injured on an expedition is left for dead by his companions. The film follows his painful and dangerous journey home and his quest for vengeance. It’s a beautifully shot film which let’s the images tell the story rather than words and DiCaprio’s outstanding performance will make you believe what this man did was possible even though it sound stranger than fiction.
The Finest Hours (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster
Directed by Craig Gillespie
Written by Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Another true story of survival, this one is a bit more suitable for a family crowd. It tells the story of the attempted Coast Guard rescue of an oil tanker stranded off the coast of Cape Cod during a blizzard in 1952. The film jumps back and forth between the desperate crew of the oil tanker, the brave four-man team of Coast Guards who faced death to save them, and the anxious community back on shore. It’s an exhilarating thrill ride and a uplifting tale of what some people will risk to help complete strangers.
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Starring Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jenny Slate
Directed by Byron Howard & Rich Moore
Written by Jared Bush & Phil Johnston
If you’re looking for something you can watch with the whole family, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more perfect film than this. This fun animated story takes place in a world rules by adorable animals and follows a young country bunny who movies to the big city to become a police officer. She then forms an unsteady partnership with a wily fox to solve a mysterious case. It’s funny for kids and adults and the animation is great, but at the center is an unexpectedly powerful message about discrimination and stereotyping that is very effective.