An explosive tour de force from one of our greatest filmmakers, Martin Scorsese's long-gestating passion project shares elements with several films on our list: sex, violence, Jesus Christ. But this reimagining of Nikos Kazantzakis' speculative novel about the Son of God's human fallibility easily ascends to the top of our countdown due to the sheer furor it inspired worldwide. Pundits denounced it.
Home Video Hell is where filmic outcasts—straight-to-video, straight-to-VOD, or barely released—spend eternity. The plot: Ah, the disreputable pleasures of a trashy exploitation thriller. Of course, at this point there are roughly 10 million of these kinds of things in existence, so it takes some ingenuity to try and stand apart from the crowd and give audiences a reason to check out your particular version of trash.
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Primer is the story of two engineers who accidentally discover the secret of time travel while working on a completely unrelated project in a humble domestic garage. The implications of their extraordinary breakthrough soon lead to some fascinating and frankly confusing results, as different realities and time-lines become increasingly muddled. Primer is a thoroughly smart and refreshingly mundane sci-fi drama that will leave you both baffled and delighted — even on a third or fourth viewing.
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One of the best things about living in the age of the Internet is having access to books, music, and—what we are going to talk about here—movies that otherwise might be lost. Things really get moving after she visits Abel Mustafov, a mathematical prodigy she has been caring for as part of her part-time job at a government facility. Because of the combination of the chip, the program, and her own consciousness, Edit finds herself sharing her body with a self-aware cybernetic entity she names Edi. Soon, though, she realizes that as Edi grows and expands her own health is deteriorating: meaning that only one of them will survive.
By John Serba jserba mlive. Michael Shannon stars in "Take Shelter. Here's to the forgotten, the neglected, the overlooked and undermarketed movies doomed to purgatory on late-night cable TV or in the dusty corners of video stores.
Kung-fu movies, spaghetti westerns, cult horrors, blaxploitation joints, direct-to-video action flicks, trashy thrillers and anything straight out of the grindhouse. These are the films that populate the deepest caverns of Netflix. Pity these great works that pad out the Netflix canon, for they are actually the films that make the subscription worth paying for. These 12 films are a good place to start.