Monthly Archives: March 2016

Scarface (1983)

Brian De Palma is a fairly unusual director who oscillates from making great critically-acclaimed films (Carrie), to overrated critically-acclaimed films (Dressed to Kill), to exploitation movies (Sisters), and occasionally mainstream Hollywood fare for good measure (Mission: Impossible). He is one of the ‘70s American New Wave auteurs, and, as such, wears his influences proudly on

Netflix’s US Catalog Has Shrunk by More Than 2,500 Titles in Less Than 2.5 Years

It’s not your imagination – Netflix’s catalog is getting smaller. As competition in the OTT streaming space has increased, Netflix’s once-massive selection has decreased. In fact, it has shrunk by a third in less than two and a half years. The statistics are simple and remarkable: in January of 2014, Netflix offered its US-based users

Here Are All of the Changes Coming to Your Netflix Lineup in April 2016

New to Netflix in April 2016: April 1 16 Blocks (2006) 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) A Clockwork Orange (1971) Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown: Season 5 The Ascent of Woman: A 10,000 Year Story Beat Bobby Flay: Season 1 Best in Show (2000) Bob’s Burgers: Season 5 Boogie Nights (1997) Breathe (2014) Chaplin (1992) Charlie

The Exorcist (1973)

The Exorcist stands in the pantheon of greatest horror films ever made, maybe even at the top. Much has been made about this film over the years; it was a cultural phenomenon upon release, with some waiting in line for hours to get tickets, and inspired an increasingly secular nation to consider that the devil

Saturday Night Fever (1977)

Saturday Night Fever became such an iconic moment in the American pop culture landscape it is easy to overlook exactly why it was popular in the first place. The film has been so often parodied and satirized for the last 39 years that genuinely loving it is a secret guilty pleasure. Believe it or not,

Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day is brilliant. One of the prime indicators for determining if a movie is truly great or not is how it holds up the more you think about and/or discuss it. The further you delve into Groundhog Day, the deeper it gets. The popularity, academic study, and cultural relevance of this movie have been