An Interesting Afternoon

An Interesting Afternoon

I was looking for something interesting to watch on Netflix, and I came across several films that I thought were fascinating. 


“Inception”: This 2010 movie directed by Christopher Nolan stars Leonardo Di Caprio as a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets. He is offered a chance to have his crimes erased. In exchange, he is supposed to put someone’s idea into the subconscious of another person.


“Psycho”: One of the most famous horror movies that scared a whole generation of shower-takers; this film just celebrated its 60th anniversary. To celebrate it, how about plunging in once more into the terrifying black-and-white world of Norman Bates (played by a noticeably young Anthony Perkins) and his motel on the hill? The suspense built by this Hitchcock film is incredible as we follow the fate of the secretary Marion Crane (played by Janet Leigh) who arrives at the motel with a stash of money she has stolen. She is looking to start a new life. Without giving away the plot, let me just give you a hint—that new life doesn’t quite turn out the way she expected.


“Casino”: This 1995 American film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci, has the perfect crew for a violent crime story. It’s based on the real life of Sam Rothstein, played by De Niro, who is asked by Chicago mobsters to oversee the day-to-day running of casino and hotel operations in Las Vegas.


“The Big Lebowski”: A 1998 crime comedy directed by the Coen brothers, this film stars Jeff Bridges, who plays “The Dude,” a Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler. He is assaulted because of mistaken identity and then finds out that the intended victim was a millionaire. The work is loosely based on the works of Raymond Chandler and, although the movie did not receive great reviews initially, it has become a cult movie beloved by many.