Underrated Movie #236 ~ Cropsey

Cropsey

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Directors Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio explore an urban legend that always disturbed them while growing up in Staten Island, N.Y. — a rash of child abductions that struck the area in the 1970s and 80s — in their gripping documentary. The legend became real when a handyman and drifter named Andre Rand abducted numerous young kids, setting off myriad motive theories, frightening residents in the community and tripping up the legal system. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #235 ~ 10 Years

10 Years

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When a group of friends reunites during their 10th high school reunion, they ponder old dreams and forge new connections. At the center of the crowd is Jake. Planning to propose to his girlfriend, he’s thrown for a loop when his old flame appears. (Netflix) My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #234 ~ I Like Killing Flies

I Like Killing Flies

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In this documentary, filmmaker Matt Mahurin peers into Shopsin’s, a hole-in-the-wall Greenwich Village restaurant that’s been dutifully serving comfort food to satisfied customers for more than 30 years. Lording over the eatery is hilarious, ersatz philosopher/owner Kenny Shopsin, who caters to his regulars while dispensing tough love with his okra chowder. And he’s just as likely to throw his customers out as he is to take their orders. (Netflix) This guy was the inspiration for Seinfeld’s “Soup Nazi” episode. My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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5 More Overlooked Movies That You Might Like

These movies were close, but didn’t quite make it to my own personal underrated/overlooked movies list. But I still liked them, and you may find them worth watching as well. Click on the title to read more about the movie on IMDB.com

Tristan + Isolde — Drama/Romance — Cast: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell

Do-Deca Pentathalon — Comedy/Drama — Cast: Mark Kelly, Steve Zissis, Jennifer Lafleur

The House of the Devil — Thriller/Horror — Cast: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov

After Innocence — Documentary — Director: Jessica Sanders

Meskada — Crime/Thriller/Mystery — Cast: Nick Stahl, Rachel Nichols, Kellan Lutz

Underrated Movie #233 ~ Safety Not Guaranteed

Safety Not Guaranteed

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A team of journalists are dispatched to find out who’s behind a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel, with payment on return. After tracking down their oddball prey, the team has to decide how best to approach their subject. (Netflix) My Rating: 4.75 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #232 ~ Great World of Sound

Great World of Sound

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When Martin (Pat Healy) answers an ad for record producers, he’s paired with a fellow trainee (Kene Holliday), and the two hit the road to find fresh talent. But with a mandate to sign anyone who will pay the $3,000 “producing fee,” Martin changes his tune fast. He realizes that he’s simply a huckster peddling fantasies of overnight success, and his victims are dreamers — like himself — who truly cannot afford his worthless promises. (Netflix) Bullseye! This is exactly what I’m on the look-out for… My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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Underrated Movie #231 ~ Lorenzo’s Oil

Lorenzo's Oil

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Susan Sarandon received an Academy Award nomination for her role as the mother of Lorenzo (Zack O’Malley Greenburg), a typical young child whose life is shattered when he’s diagnosed with a terminal disease. His parents, Augusto (Nick Nolte) and Michaela (Sarandon), feel helpless as they watch their son slowly succumb to the illness. Not satisfied with modern medicine, they research the disease and turn to a controversial remedy for help. (Netflix) Also nominated for Best Screenplay. My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Internet Movie Database

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