Queue Query: Inaugural Dispatch
We stole this idea from Slate because we think it’s fun, and because maybe we haven’t seen anything worth writing about in a while. Sue us. And so, without any advance reordering to save face, we present to you the first five entries on Sarah’s Netflix queue, along with some brief commentary. Judge if you must.
1. Cemetery Junction (2010) – Written and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, this movie got a theatrical release in the UK but was totally off the radar in the States. It’s a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1970s, and I know very little about it other than that I love Gervais and Merchant and will therefore probably find this hilarious.
2. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) – A high brow choice! Selected for the cinematography and cultural commentary, obviously.
3. Summer Hours (2008) – This family drama from France was well reviewed when it came out in the States. It stars the lovely Juliette Binoche as one of three adult siblings summoned to their mother’s country home to divvy up her art collection before she dies. It sounds to me like one of those sad, beautiful, meandering movies the French do so nicely.
4. Let the Right One In (2008) – I am a member of the unfortunate minority of people I know who haven’t seen and loved this Swedish film about a child vampire. There’s an American remake on the way that is soliciting mixed reactions, so I want to be sure to watch this original before the new version starts getting a lot of press.
5. Paris is Burning (1990) – A documentary about the underground drag culture in New York City during the 1980s, this one has been floating around the top of my queue since RuPaul talked it up on the last season of Drag Race. If Ru says it’s required viewing, it’s required viewing.