New to Netflix: Have a Good Trip – Comedy documentary about acid is a funny 90-minute joyride through the human mind

Becoming one with the bed. Helping to birth a calf. Hanging out with homeless people. Actors, musicians, and other celebrities share their sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always out-there stories about their experiences on acid. Strap yourself in – it’s going to be a helluva trip. One of the first lines in Have a Good … Continue reading New to Netflix: Have a Good Trip – Comedy documentary about acid is a funny 90-minute joyride through the human mind

New to Netflix: Tigertail – Taiwanese family drama will leave you misty eyed with a tale of missed opportunities

A Taiwanese factory worker (Hong-Chi Lee) with lofty aspirations leaves his homeland – and the love of his life – for New York and a new life. However, he struggles to balance his job and connecting with his wife. As the years go by, he becomes a shell of himself, full of regret and unable … Continue reading New to Netflix: Tigertail – Taiwanese family drama will leave you misty eyed with a tale of missed opportunities

New to Netflix: The Platform – Spanish horror fable leaves you hungry for more

Idealistic Goreng (Ivan Massagué) wakes up in a cell with only an older man (Zorion Eguileor) and holes in the floor and ceiling for company. Goreng soon learns there are hundreds of prisoners in cells above and below, all waiting on the same platform to bring them food – or whatever is left after the … Continue reading New to Netflix: The Platform – Spanish horror fable leaves you hungry for more

The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

Abused and manipulated by her sociopathic scientist boyfriend Adrien (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), Cecilia (Elisabeth Moss) makes a daring escape from his control. However, even after he is found to have killed himself, his mind games still don’t stop. Cecilia must risk her life and sanity to prove Adrien is still around – even if no one … Continue reading The Invisible Man – Classic horror tale gets a #MeToo twist – with mixed results

One from TriCoast: Bombshells & Dollies – Interesting documentary sheds light on misunderstood pin up girl culture

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Celebrating pin up culture and all things vintage, the annual Miss Viva Las Vegas Pin Up Contest sees 1950s enthusiasts battle it out onstage out for the chance to win the coveted crown. We follow twelve contestants from all over the world as they prepare for the biggest day of their lives in sunny Las … Continue reading One from TriCoast: Bombshells & Dollies – Interesting documentary sheds light on misunderstood pin up girl culture

The Lighthouse – Retro black-and-white horror is a slow burning mad house that leaves viewers at sea

In the 1890s, crude lightkeeper Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) and his new aide (Robert Pattinson) man a lonely and remote New England lighthouse. What starts off as a battle with boredom descends into insanity as endless storms trap them on the island with diminishing supplies and increasing suspicions. It’s a been a long time between … Continue reading The Lighthouse – Retro black-and-white horror is a slow burning mad house that leaves viewers at sea

New to Netflix: Uncut Gems – The Safdie/Sandler combo rages with hyperactive energy over a two-hour mood swing

Sleazy, well-connected New York jeweller Howard Ratner (Adam Sandler) comes into a rare black opal that may be his ticket to a major financial windfall. While flogging the jewel, Ratner tries to balance his high-stakes gambling habit, appease debt collectors, and keep his family life together. Since Uncut Gems co-directors and writers Josh and Benny … Continue reading New to Netflix: Uncut Gems – The Safdie/Sandler combo rages with hyperactive energy over a two-hour mood swing