Four film recommendations, out of the box

I’ve had unusually good luck with Netflix or Amazon films lately.  All four I’m recommending here deal very effectively with what sociologists since Tomatsu Shibutani call “social worlds” (for more on the concept, download here).  All four are foreign films. Here you go — enjoy!



Out of Iceland, a beautiful panoramic film.



A French film, with endearingly warm and convincing role portrayals by both the lead actress and the male actor who plays her conflicted husband.  The tale is a metaphor for all the fictions we must maintain in order to get by in life.

Last Cab to Darwin


This Australian film is admittedly heavy-handed and overwrought.  But I liked it.  Even a lot.

Mr. Turner


Gruff and tender never had it so good before.

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