Divines

With the Golden Globes hoopla fresh in our minds, and the alluring scent of the Oscars in the air, standards for good cinema are at an all time high. What's more, with dreary winter weather trudging on, we can't help but stay indoors and watch another life changing award-winner, this time a Cannes favorite, now available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure.

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Blind Date (Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément)

Although Blind Date (Un peu, beaucoup, aveuglément) is not a holiday movie per se, it is a warm, feel-good experience, and let's face it: No one does the ingenue like the French. 

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Serial Killer 1 (L'affaire SK1)

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Frédéric Tellier’s gripping thriller proves that car chases and gunfights are not a necessity in creating tension and keeping the spectators on the edge of their seats, especially when a movie, is based on true events. 

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Marguerite

Oops, just missed it! This film is no longer available on Netflix streaming or DVD. Before you run out to the nearest theater to see Meryl Streep's latest romp as a gaudy socialite from the 1920's in Florence Foster Jenkins, you must consider the more genuine and authentic French version on Netflix, Marguerite, directed by Xavier Giannoli and starring the endearing and delicious Catherine Frot in the title role.

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Lolo

For her sixth feature, Julie Delpy (Two Days in ParisTwo Days in New York) went full on comedy and embraced her inner Woody Allen, filling her latest feature film with her talent for witty dialogue and… her signature neurosis.

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My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse)

It could have been the classic coming-of-age story Hollywood makes every year, but Arnaud Despeschin, in the style of François Truffaut and the New Wave, has an amazing talent of capturing the tourment of teenagers in the late 80’s.

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Mustang

If by chance you have a craving for a French-Turkish version of Sofia Coppola's Virgin Suicides, you're in luck.

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Valley of Love

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVD.

Mysterious for some, frustrating for others, Valley of Love is less about the story and more about the dynamic between Isabelle Huppert and Gérard Depardieu, who found themselves on a weird quest in California's Death Valley.

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The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

NOT AVAILABLE ANYMORE TO STREAM ON NETFLIX. NOW AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX DVDThere are American films centered around kidnapping stories, and then there are French ones, where explosions and car chases are substituted by conversations surrounding literature and cigarettes. 

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The Lady in a Car with Glasses and a Gun

Behind this enigmatic (and long) title lies an equally enigmatic movie. The film may trigger a feeling of uneasiness for the viewer that is used to the linear storyline of mysterious dramas such as CSI and Law and Order, but this puzzle of a thriller proves to be rewarding for whoever likes to get lost in the plot, only to find their way out in the end. 

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