Duck, You Sucker (1971)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

Aka A Fistful of Dynamite – this is an entertaining Sergio Leone action movie with some interesting alterations from his Clint Eastwood features. James Coburn is great in the lead role. I suspect that Al Pacino in Scarface was just doing an imitation of Rod Steiger’s Juan Miranda character here. This one also has cult movie hero David Warbeck (The Beyond, Twins of Evil) in it, which is fantastic bonus.

Blu-ray available from Kino Lorber.

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Starred Up (2013)

Streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

Here’s a high quality, brutal English prison film. Action and drama are both highlighted, and well done. The seasoned criminal father is played by Ben Mendelsohn (pictured above right), who is good in everything I’ve ever seen him in. When it’s over you’ll have gotten your violence jollies, and also be able to stroke your chin whilst pontificating on the ills of the penal system.

Not available on domestic Blu-ray.

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Goya’s Ghosts (2006)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

Most people missed that the director behind One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest made a very good historical drama revolving around “the father of modern art” Francisco Goya. It stars Stellan Skarsgård, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, and Randy “Cannibal Father Knows Best” Quaid. As I often say, it isn’t perfect. However Goya’s Ghosts is a solid choice if you’re looking for a movie off the beaten path.

Blu-ray available from Samuel Goldwyn Films.

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Quick Amazon Prime List

I have an overflow of movies on Prime that I’m not going to get around to recommending individually. I know some of you out there have tomorrow off for Memorial Day so, stay up late and watch a weird movie. All titles are linked to their imdb pages.

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The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)

Dead and Buried (1981 – The version with no cover art is 1080p HD.)

Death Walks on High Heels (1971)

The Driller Killer (1979 – The more colorful cover is a restored 1080p HD version.)

A Field in England (2013)

The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Southern Comfort (1981)

The Town that Dreaded Sundown (1976 – The version with no cover art is 1080p HD.)

The Wailing (2016)

Witchhammer (1970)

Happy viewing. -Jonathan

Inferno (1980)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

This is one of my favorite Dario Argento films, and is arguably his weirdest. The movie also features some of his most memorable set pieces, so buckle up if you’ve never seen it before. The key to truly appreciating Inferno is to keep in mind that it’s intentionally constructed using dream / nightmare logic. I saw a film screening of this once and someone near me kept making self-righteous noises any time something illogical happened. That jerk missed out on a really special experience. This movie has a few flaws, but you’ll forgive them in the end… unless you’re a jerk.

Blu-ray available from Blue Underground.

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The Rape of Europa (2006)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

We all know Hitler was an asshole. Did you know that the cherry on top of his asshole behavior was stealing and destroying great works of art? It’s true. You can learn all about it in this excellent documentary. I honestly I give The Rape of Europa my highest recommendation.

Not available on Blu-ray.

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Black Book (2006)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

Who would have thought that the man behind RoboCop and Showgirls would go on to make an excellent fact-based World War II movie? Not me. I’ve been a fan of most of Paul Verhoeven’s output, but I was still absolutely floored at how good this movie is. I give it my highest recommendation.

Available on Blu-ray from Sony Pictures.

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Angela’s Ashes (1999)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

Here’s a sad, funny, and excellent drama based on Frank McCourt’s autobiography. I liked the film so much that I read the book. I didn’t think less of the movie after reading it either. To me that’s the sign of a solid adaptation.

Blu-ray is coming out May 26th from Paramount.

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May 2020 Streaming Movie Picks

Here are some Anomalous Cinema approved picks for May, 2020 that are streaming on Amazon Prime, Netflix, or Hulu. All titles are linked to their imdb page. These are not all new to their respective services, but they are good to great films that I personally enjoyed.

Yes, several of these are seemingly obvious choices. That is why they’re here, and not a featured recommendation. Also, I’ve met a lot of younger people that have never seen movies I consider essential (Taxi Driver, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, etc).

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Recommended movies streaming on Amazon Prime – updated 6.1.20
Blind Woman’s Curse

Bloodsport (also on Netflix)
Capote
The Dead Zone (just added 5.1)
Downfall
The Final Countdown (just added 5.1)
Gods and Monsters
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (also on Netflix)
The Lighthouse
The Mutilator
Paths of Glory
Train to Busan (also on Netflix)
Wake in Fright

Recommended movies streaming on Netflix
Bloodsport (also on Amazon Prime)
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (also on Amazon Prime)
I Am Divine (just added 5.1)
Inglorious Basterds
It Comes At Night
Let It Fall
Overlord (also on Hulu)
The Runaways
Taxi Driver
Train to Busan (also on Amazon Prime)

Recommended movies streaming on Hulu
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
The Descent
Overlord (also on Amazon Prime)
Tickled
Walking Tall (just added 5.1)

Happy viewing. -Jonathan

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Streaming on Amazon Prime | imdb | trailer

I’ll watch Robert Mitchum in anything, but this is one of his very best roles. He plays a con artist “priest,” and man is he despicable. I would love to recommend more good classic films like this here on Anomalous Cinema, but it seems pre-‘60s movies are not often available in 1080p HD. This one is, and it looks great.

Available on Blu-ray from Criterion Collection.

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