Monthly Archives: August 2011

Netflix Gems Part 8: Science Fiction

The top 2 on this list are constantly locked in mortal combat to decide which is the better sci-fi film.  Netflix makes things no easier since you can stream both of them.  The only reason I ordered them as I … Continue reading

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Early Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene

Last week, I had the privilege to attend a special screening–with my writing partner Kamaria Porter–of what, I predict, will be a serious Oscar contender come February.  The director Sean Durkin and star, Elisabeth Olsen (yes, that’s Mary Kate and … Continue reading

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Netflix Gems Part 7: Neo-Noir

With the exception of classics “Double Indemnity” and “The Third Man”, Netflix is sorely lacking in film-noir, which is perhaps the most important and storied genre of film.  Fortunately it contains quite a few excellent ‘neo noirs’, or noir films … Continue reading

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Shout Out!!!

Check out the 21 minute mark:  http://hw.libsyn.com/p/a/0/6/a06eed47b8fba3d5/filmspot360_081911.mp3?sid=59fea4a89f6104a2247c5ec2b71b9014&l_sid=17938&l_eid=&l_mid=2691516

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Intermission

Taking a brief break from the Netflix Top 5s for a few days to work on other projects.  In the meantime, here are they lyrics to Train’s “Soul Sister” which only get better when you read them. Heeey heeeey heeeeey … Continue reading

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Netflix Gems Part 6: War

All war films have action, but the best ones are those that (intelligently) that examine war itself, its heavy cost and the nature of man himself.  Luckily, Netflix’s streaming library has a few modern and classic flicks that serve as … Continue reading

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Netflix Gems Part 5: Period Pieces

5. A Man For All Seasons This adaptation of Robert Bolt’s play is memorable, well-acted, entertaining and historically interesting. It’s a true-story, historical tale about probably the most legendary renaissance man who ever lived: Sir Thomas More. When More stands … Continue reading

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