Welcome film freaks, weirdos, and insomniacs for another edition of the Netflix Film Festival, a collection of films that your humble author thinks you should be watching. So program your own film festival with the help of Netflix and I, and sit back and enjoy some great flicks from the comfort of your own home. Lets dig in!
The Canal (2014)
This Irish horror flick delivers on the creepy. Is the main character insane or is he really being haunted? Everyone thinks he’s crazy and he’s at risk of losing his son to the state and alienating everyone who loves him. Smart, slick, and very well done, this one is highly recommended for fans of things that go bump in the night.
This Australian adventure/biopic is about young woman in 1977 who decides to take a 1700 mile journey across Australia to the western coast alone with only a few camels and a dog. Inspiring, beautiful, and realistic, this film had my attention grabbed tight.
Who doesn’t love werewolves? Even better? A werewolf cop that kills bad guys with gory fury. This Canadian flick delivers the gore big time as well as a new twist to the werewolf mythology. I’m not gonna lie, I love werewolf flicks but usually they stink big time. This one doesn’t. It’s only 76 minutes too so no time is wasted in this fast action packed gory fun flick.
Starry Eyes (2014)
Another horror movie? You betcha! The genre is having a small renaissance and Starry Eyes is yet another worthy horror film you should be watching. This one is about a young actress that would do anything to escape her world of fake friends, terrible jobs, and become a star. It oozes menace and occult creepiness before it devolves into a bloody horror massacre. It sports a great synthwave soundtrack and great performances.
The Green Prince (2014)
The Green Prince is a fantastic espionage documentary that puts to shame all recent thrillers. The elite squad of Israeli intelligence convinces the son of a Palestinian resistance leader to turn traitor and inform so that lives aren’t lost on either side. Fantastic, gripping, and brilliantly edited, this should have won an Oscar. Once you start this one, you won’t be able to shut it off until it’s over.