All posts tagged: Bill Murray

What To Stream on Netflix This Christmas

A Very Murray Christmas is Bill Murray’s Netflix Original Christmas Special featuring Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Michael Cera, Maya Rudolph, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, and Rashida Jones, among others – need I say more? Dir. Sofia Coppola, 2015 Synopsis: “Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his T.V. show due to a terrible snow-storm in New York City.” Happy Christmas doesn’t have much to do about Christmas other than that it takes place during the holiday season, but that shouldn’t stop you from checking it out. Joe Swanberg’s mumblecore film was one of my favorites from 2014 for a handful of reasons. Not only was the dialogue completely improvised, but the production was filmed in Swanberg’s home and stars both him and is actual baby son. How cool is that?! Baby Swanberg is so entertaining that he’s enough of a reason to see Happy Christmas, but everything else about the film is quite wonderful too. Dir. Joe Swanberg, 2014 Synopsis: “After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, …

Netflix Recommendations: Oldies But Goodies

  Some are far older than others, but listed below are some of my favorite films on Netflix that have been around for awhile. Enjoy, and please be sure to share your recommendations in the comment section below. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) is a feature film by Jim Jarmusch which consists of 11 short vignettes. Each vignette features coffee and cigarettes, and when assembled together many carry similar themes throughout the feature. Not only do I find Coffee and Cigarettes to be quite visually compelling, but the performances and absurdity of each scene is truly entertaining. Thematically, there’s a lot going on in this film, and it was interesting to read different analyses of each scene and the film as a whole after watching. The cast is a wonderfully mixed group of actors and musicians, including Bill Murray, GZA, RZA, Cate Blanchett, Meg and Jack White, Steve Coogan, and Iggy Pop, among countless others.   The Fisher King (1991) is part fantasy, comedy, and drama. Directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Richard LaGravenese, the film stars Jeff Bridges as a radio DJ who tries …