There’s a lot of really indie stuff on Netflix this weekend. Like, I’m not even sure that they are even considered independent films, but they just have that vibe about them, you know?
“The Big Wedding” (2013)
You know how sometimes a lot of really good actors get together and make a shitty movie. Well this one, starring Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, and more, about a dysfunctional family hilariously trying to survive a wedding weekend, is exactly that.
“Louis C.K.: Chewed Up” (2008)
If you’re looking to watch somebody stand up on a stage and tell jokes, it might as well be the guy who is best at it.
“White Reindeer” (2013)
A dramedy about a woman who loses her husband and finds out after that he was cheating on her with a stripper. Now you think she’d be distraught about this whole thing, which she is, but she also ends up forming a bond with the dancer, and joins in on the dancer’s adventurous lifestyle.
There are these things called iPods that you may see people using on the T instead of talking to other people, and this gal called Siri who tells you if it’s raining outside in case you’re too lazy to look out a window or something. These things all came to be thanks to the genius of a man named Steve Jobs, who is portrayed in this biopic by “Dude, Where’s My Car” co-star Ashton Kutcher.
“Mr. Nobody” (2013)
Recent Academy Award winner Jared Leto stars in this confusing sci-fi film about over thinking things and lasers (there’s probably lasers, it’s sci-fi) and stuff like that.
“The Punk Singer” (2013)
You know how every punk band now that has women in it is labeled as riot grrrl? First of all, that ain’t right. Second of all, there is actually a thing called riot grrrl, a movement that was started by Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre. She is documented in this film.
“High School Record” (2005)
Gotta love a good high school movie. While this one didn’t necessarily get “Mean Girls” level attention, it’s received some cult-status love. It seems like most of the high school movies geared toward the awkward crowd always gets grouped in as a “cult-favorite.” Sigh.
If you’re ever looking for an indie film to watch, just look up Paul Dano’s entire filmography. He stars in this this drama about a teenager in search of a stable parental figure after the death of his mother and the emotional struggle of his father.