There is a lot to be said for Netflix's star-rating system and their (incredibly accurate) recommendations, and Netflix has had a lot of excellent recommendations for me. So for the months of August and September, I'm going to pass along some of the movies I've enjoyed in the last couple of months.

On Tuesdays, beginning tomorrow and running through September 28, you can find the title of a movie here that I personally recommend. Typically, the movie is an independent or foreign film (with English subtitles) and can be streamed on Netflix via their streaming services, but there are a couple of movies that I borrowed from the library or a video rental store that I'll be recommending.

I would hope that this goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway:  do check out the ratings and the topics before you pick a movie for your slumber party.

'nuff said.

Let's give more of a voice to indie films and their fantastic creative teams in front of and behind the camera, as well as the creativity that well deserves but doesn't always get the box-office blockbuster numbers.