So here it is cinephiles, the third installment of cool stuff I watched on Netflix Watch It Now. Let’s begin, shall we?
British reform school for boys. Just like all those hot reform schools for girls, but with severe beatings, verbal abuse, and dehumanization. This one’s a must see. Amazing.
From the Director of Subspecies comes a movie that doesn’t suck! Great campy fun about a family’s TV that accidentally pulls in an outer space monster that eats and assimilates everyone in its path. And the parents are swingers for comic relief. Mandatory.
Across 110th Street (1972)
Amazing police action/drama that gets lumped into blaxploitation but should be considered an American classic that investigates race relations. Starring Yaphet Kotto and Anthony Quinn, how can you go wrong?
10 to Midnight (1983)
This movie has two things. A serial killer that gets naked before he murders. And Charles Fucking Bronson. Those two things should have you running to your computer right now.
Blind Fury (1989)
American Zatoichi rip off starring Rutger Hauer. Need I say more?
Trick Baby (1973)
Great Blaxploitation flick about a couple of con men doing their thing. Suspenseful and engaging. Another should be classic.
The Italian Job (1969)
The first and original film to make Mini Coopers cool. I’ll take Michael Caine over Marky Mark any day. Plus Benny Hill’s in it and he’s got a thing for fat chicks. Where was the BBW love in the remake?
Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
Directed by Brad Anderson of Session 9 and The Machinist fame (and a bunch of episodes of Fringe for that matter), a film about a darkness sweeping over the land killing everyone it touches. The only way to survive is to stay in the light. Starring Hayden Christensen, John Leguizamo, and Thandie Newton, it’s a tight suspense film that’s totally worth checking out, never mind the luke warm reviews.