On March 28, 2020, at 9:30 PM EST time, history was made as a band of intrepid weird movie fanatics gathered in a virtual screening room to watch the Spanish capitalism allegory The Platform (review forthcoming?), making keen observations and tasteless wisecracks in equal measure.
A good time was had by all… at least, by all who spoke up. So we’re extending the experiment for one more week.
Just like last week, we’ll open it up to reader suggestions for a day, then put up a poll to vote on which movie to screen. Only films in Netflix’s catalog are eligible. We don’t have to watch a Canonically Weird movie together, but just for your convenience, we’re reasonably sure these are all the ones available on the service at the moment: Enemy (2013), The Lobster (2015), Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), A Serious Man (2009), Sin City (2005), Skins [Pieles] (2017), Swiss Army Man (2016), Under the Skin (2013), and The Wicker Man (1973). Feel free to nominate any of these, or ignore them in favor of other selections.
We’ll keep the time at 9:30 PM EST this Saturday, April 4, unless anyone suggests a time change.
To join, you’ll need a U.S. Netflix account, a Chrome-based browser (Brave works) and the Netflix Party extension.
Make your nominations in the comments below. You have 24 hours.