The Worst and Best Movies on NetFlix Streaming AUGUST 2014 Edition
ALIEN ABDUCTION- A few ways to get me not to watch past the first ten minutes of your film. Start it with really bad and annoying found footage shaky cam, and people it with exceptionally annoying “I want them dead now’ people. An epic avoid.
THE AMAZING TRANSPARENT MAN
SHUFFLE- An intriguing film about a man living his life out of sequence. Speculative Fiction meets an intriguing mystery
GHOST IN THE MACHINE- definitely low budget but quite effective little drama with a sci-fi edge. A cautionary tale about loss and letting go.
UPSTREAM COLOR- Easily not just one of the best films on Netflix, but a film so good you should own the DVD/Blu-Ray, because it is deserving of special features, and commentaries, and seeing often and repeatedly in the highest quality available.
TRUE NATURE- Haunting and compelling direction and an unnerving score elevate this thriller/mystery about a daughter’s disappearance, a family’s secrets and things lost that can not rightly be found. The idiotic poster does the film a disservice, making it look like some slasher film, when what it is is something altogether more interesting. A captivatingly made film. Strongly Recommended.
EUROPA REPORT- I’ve praised this one before, found footage that works.
A BAND CALLED DEATH- A great documentary
KEVIN SMITH BURN IN HELL
The Solidly Average
TIMELINE- Capitalizing on Paul Walker’s name, doesn’t quite make this reworking of a Yankee in King Arthur’s court work. A not terrible, but simply not interesting watch.
EXTRACTED- A slightly grisly poster does nothing to really capture this film. Which is a pretty intriguing if not necessarily original take on retrieving and surfing another person’s memories.
THE FORGOTTEN- A solid cast can’t help THE FORGOTTEN, about a woman whose child may or may not have existed, feel anything other than forgettable
THE HOLE- Starts interesting but overlong and unsatisfying