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My Top 19 Netflix/Amazon Movies and Series for 2016

  Here are the reviews I wrote this year with the criteria that they were available online and were not widely distributed through movie theaters.   Of the 43, here are my favorites.  It was much more difficult than in past years, since this year was absolutely stunning. Both television and cinema have continued to produce phenomenal story-telling. The following list is not ranked –only grouped by genre. I could not limit my choices to only 10. INDIES and FOREIGN CINEMA   1) “No”–Mad Men in Politics (June 19, 2016 review):  In this Chilean film, with uncanny similarities...

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“Snowden”—A Companion Piece to “Citizenfour”

  In Oliver Stone’s new biopic thriller, “Snowden”, we see the humanization of a young 20-something US software engineer who is self-taught and brilliant in his deciphering the surveillance agenda of the CIA and the NSA in 2013. In what is now the most well-known disclosure of US intelligence and surveillance practices, Snowden has opened a window to how counterintelligence is carried out in the global arena. “Snowden” opens with the naïve yet idealistic twenty-one year old going through Army bootcamp. Injured, Snowden is discharged, obtains his GED and a master’s degree online and then...

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