Category Archives: Netflix Generathon

Netflix Gener-a-thon: Cerebral Independent Movies (Post 1/5)

Another Earth (2010) Director: This is Mike Cahill’s first foray into fiction filmmaking after his 2004 documentary Boxers and Ballerinas. Country: USA Cast Highlights: Brit Marling has become somewhat of an indie darling in recent years. After Another Earth, she … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon Round-up: Emotional Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead

And there you have it, I have come to the end of my sampling of Netflix’s Emotional Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead. Based on the five films that I viewed, I found that Netflix’s categorization of these films is … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional movies featuring a strong female lead (Post 5/5)

Imitation of Life (1959) Director: Douglas Sirk, king of the ironic 1950’s melodrama. Country: USA Cast highlights: Juanita Moore and Susan Kohner are stand-outs in the stronger of the film’s two narrative strands. Both actresses were both nominated for Academy Awards for … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional movies featuring a strong female lead (Post 4/5)

(Writer’s Notes: Due to lack of variety in this current Gener-a-thon, I have made a few changes to my selection of films for this particular slate. I was originally going to review The Stoning of Soraya M. (Cyrus Nowasteh), but I have already included a … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional movies featuring a strong female lead (Post 3/5)

The Tree (2010) Director: Julie Bertuccelli. Her first feature film after years of playing AD to the likes of Krystof Kieslowski. Country: Australia/France Cast highlights: Possessing androgynous, unusual looks and a wispy British accent, Charlotte Gainsbourg –the offspring of British model Jane Birkin and French … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon: Emotional Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead (Post 2 of 5)

Secret Sunshine (2007) Director: Chang Dong-Lee, also notable for Poetry, a film that garnered wide praise and appeared on many critics 2011 top 10 lists. Country: South Korea Cast highlights: Do-yeon Jeon is somewhat of a Kate Winslet in her home country, … Continue reading

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Netflix Gener-a-thon : Emotional Movies Featuring a Strong Female Lead (Post 1 of 5)

XXY (2007) Director: The first film of Lucia Puenzo, daughter of Luis Puenzo, who directed critically acclaimed The Official Story (1985). That film is also available on Netflix under the same cateogry as XXY. Like father, like daughter. Country: Argentina Cast highlights: Viewers may recognize … Continue reading

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