Watch List Weekly Recap 8/18/23

A favorite movie for a lazy late-August, five Netflix oddities, and more.

Watch List Weekly Recap 8/18/23

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One Good Film: "Cèline and Julie Go Boating"

Ty Burr • Aug 14, 2023

If April is the cruelest month, does that make August the laziest? Days are hotter yet getting shorter, the deep greens of June have burnt off into a haze of corn-yellow. The afternoon sun is slanted and valedictory. Dogs nap more, and so do their people. Work? It can wait.

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Five Weird (But Good) Things to Watch on Netflix

Ty Burr • Aug 18, 2023

My 45th-anniversary piece on “National Lampoon’s Animal House” – here’s a free link – went up at the Washington Post Tuesday morning and by the end of the day had attracted 1,400 comments. Most of them A) were furious that I had subjected a movie just about everyone unconditionally loves to a smidgen of critical thought and B) were convinced the basic t…

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