Let me tell you about my friend Kristen. If I had to be perfectly dramatic I'd say we have a symbiotic relationship. I make banners for her blog* and she lets me use her Netflix and Mubi.
I know what you're thinking, I didn't know what Mubi was either, but Kristen simply explained it was the pretentious movie site (it is).
In other words, it's wonderful!** I have come to the point of my movie-watching career where I can watch a film and pick up the subtle messages (sometimes obnoxiously obvious) that foreshadow the climax, or the end. These movies are like the romance novel that's been written a thousand times over.
Artsy films on the other hand are much less predictable and even if they are, they are still very visually appealing. WIN.
Lucky for me, I didn't even have to sit for long minutes reading movie descriptions while pondering if I was in fact picking a good film (although they all are, except for Lost in Translation, you can't convince me otherwise). Kristen provided a list of good movies for me to watch. She insisted I watch An Education and refused to speak to me until I had.
Now, I do the same to you: go watch it. It's about a bright schoolgirl and her enchanting manfriend, but of course there is much more to it. It's based on a true story, and if that's not enough for you, they all speak British. Also, visit Kristen while you're at it ;)
* To be honest, I just put the text... but I had to pick out fonts! AND RESIZE. I actually had to measure the width of her layout to do this... by myself.
** Aside from how wonderful Mubi is for finding obscure, artful films, some of them cost a couple of dollars extra. This is where Netflix comes in, some of the films are available there.