Netflix Diaries is a weekly feature on Criticize This! that looks at what we’re watching via Netflix Canada, and our ongoing experience with the service. This feature is not sponsored or endorsed by Netflix Canada in any matter.
.45 is a pointless, vulgar indie flick from 2006 that stars Milla Jovovich as the girlfriend of a gun dealer named Big Al (Angus Macfadyen). We assume he’s called Big Al because of the size of his penis, which is mentioned by Jovovich’s character at the beginning of the film. There’s a lot of sex, a lot of yelling, and a lot of swearing. Sadly, there’s not much plot or direction, and to fill time the characters even talk to the camera for no particular reason. Jovovich gives a decent performance considering the stupidity of what she has to work with. .45 is supposed to be set in New York City but is undoubtedly shot in Toronto and I thought I was watching Flashpoint most of the time with all the TTC streetcars popping up in the background. Stephen Dorff also stars but is completely wasted in his role. Save your bandwidth and skip this turd.
Kisses is a charming Irish movie about two kids who run away from their dysfunctional homes only to find the streets are even worse. This was one of the first movies I watched on Netflix, but have thought about it a lot ever since and occasionally let it run in the background when I have nothing else to put on. The performances from the two young actors are outstanding and the tone of the film had me mesmerized from beginning to end. It’s only 75 minutes long and I highly recommend you give it a watch. Streams in HD with no issues found.
Some recent titles on Netflix Canada we’ve noticed this week include Dirty Dancing (1987, SD), Dance Flick (2009, SD), and Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail (2008, HD).
What are you watching on Netflix Canada? Let us know in the comments below and we might include it in an upcoming Netflix Diaries piece.