Thursday, January 04, 2007

There's no place like home. For movies.

Ah...SO glad to be back home. We arrived after an uneventful but looong (11 hour) drive. Nose to the grindstone tomorrow.

But! Until then, I'm going to post a list of my favorite Netflix rentals of 2006. A lot of people know I watch a lot of movies, and often ask what they should see, so I'm going back through my queue and post a list of those that rated from four to five stars (out of five stars):

(Of course, mostly documentaries. Real life baby, it's the biggest trip of all).


Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties, doc
Rize, doc
Mad Hot Ballroom, doc
Ben Franklin, doc
Mark Twain (Ken Burns Documentary, a 2-CD series)


Festival Express, doc
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, doc
Junebug, drama
Dead Like Me, TV series, seasons one thru three
Thumbsucker, drama


Hustle & Flow, drama


Good Night and Good Luck, drama
Walk the Line, drama
North Country, drama
Grey Gardens, doc


Nine Lives, drama


Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony, doc
Wallace & Grommit: Curse of the Were Rabbit, animated comedy
Transamerica, drama
Howard Zinn: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train, doc
Country Boys, doc (2-disc series)


Thirteen Days, historical drama
Visions of Light, doc
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, doc
Harlan Country, USA, doc
Weeds, TV series, season one, a two-disc series
Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices, doc


Project Runway, TV series, seasons one and two, multiple discs
Jarhead, drama
Curb Your Enthusiasm, TV series, specifically season five HILARIOUS
Liza with a "Z", concert from 1970's
Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, doc
Paradise Lost 2: Revelations, doc (sequel to above, must see)


Stephane Grapelli: A Life in the Jazz Century, doc

Our Brand is Crisis, doc

Water, drama

Lost, TV Series, seasons one and two, multiple discs

The Future of Food, doc

Lewis & Clark: Journey of the Corps of Discovery, doc (two disc series)


Street Fight, doc (5-star)

Trudell, doc (5-star)

Sketches of Frank Gehry, doc
The Devil and Daniel Johnson, doc
Who Killed the Electric Car?, doc


Neil Young: Heart of Gold, doc
The Hobart Shakespeareans, doc
Terrorstorm: A History of Government Sponsored Terrorism, doc

And there you have it. If you watch any of them on my recommendation, please let me know what you think of them!

And now, I'm off to watch a movie (of course).

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