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Face 2 Face - Drama, Netflix                             Frost/Nixon - True Story, NowTV

Family Blood - Horror, Netflix                             Fruitvale Station - True Story, Netflix 

Family, The - Comedy, Action, Netflix                Fundamentals of Caring - Drama, Netflix 

Fast Color - Sci-fi, Netflix                                   Funhouse, The - Horror

Father of the Year - Comedy, Netflix                 Funhouse Massacre, The - Horror, Netflix 

Fear of 13 - Documentary, Netflix                      Funny People - Comedy, Netflix 

Feedback - Drama, NowTV

Fighting - Drama, Netflix 

Fever - Thriller, NowTV

Fighting With My Family - True Story, Netflix 

Filth - Black Comedy, Drama, NowTV

Final Destination 5 - Supernatural, Netflix 

Final Score - Action, NowTV

Fire in Paradise - Documentary, Netflix 

First Man - True Story, NowTV

First Match - Drama, Netflix 

First Sunday - Comedy, Netflix 

First Reformed - Drama, NowTV

FirstBorn - Supernatural, Netflix 

Fish Don't Blink - Comedy, Netflix 

Fist Fight - Comedy, Netflix 

Five Easy Pieces - Drama, NowTV

Five Nights in Maine - Drama, Netflix 

Flatliners - Sci-fi, Netflix 

Fled - Action, Netflix 

Fletch - Comedy, NowTV

First Kill - Action

For The Love of Spock - Documentary, Netflix 

Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashnau Story - Documentary, Netflix 

Force, The - Documentary, Netflix 

Foreigner, The - Action, Netflix 

Forever Chape - Documentary, Netflix 

Foxy Brown - Action, Netflix 

Fractured - Psychological Drama, Netflix 

Frank and Cindy - Documentary, Netflix 

Fred - Documentary, Netflix 

Friday Night Lights - Sports, Drama, Netflix 

Friends With Benefits - Comedy, Netflix 

Fright Fest - Horror, NowTV

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Face 2 Face (2016)

Daniela Bobadilla, Daniel Amerman, Kevin McCorkle, Emily Jordan

Directed by: Matthew Toronto

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.9/10

Runtime: 104 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: Over a series of video chats, a teenage outcast reaches out to his childhood friend, but finds that behind the veneer of popularity and a seemingly perfect life, she hides a disturbing secret.

Verdict: Out of the wave of overused "found footage" movies comes the next gimmick, the Face Time films. Watching this from the start I thought it was going to be a teen comedy and while I was giving it the usual 15 minutes screen time I was oddly engaged and compelled to keep watching. I enjoyed the actors performances which made me want to watch to the end, while you will figure out one of the secrets one of the characters holds its dealt with too lightly to have as much impact as it should. This is only the 2nd movie I've seen to use this gimmick as a film method but its been the best one so far.

 

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Family Blood (2018)

Vinessa Shaw, James Ransone, Colin Ford, Ajiona Alexus

Directed by: Sonny Mallhi

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.2/10

Runtime: 92 Minutes (Watched 15)

Synopsis: Ellie, a recovering drug addict, has just moved to a new city with her two teenage children. She has struggled to stay sober in the past and is determined to make it work this time, finding a stable job and regularly attending her meetings. Unfortunately, new friends, a new job, and the chance of a new life, can't keep Ellie from slipping once again. Her life changes when she meets Christopher - a different kind of addict - which forces her daughter and son to accept a new version of Ellie.

Verdict: Dull, extremely dull.

 

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The Family (2013)

Based upon the French novel "Malavita" (2010) by Tonino Benacquista

Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Diana Agron, John D'Leo, Tommy Lee Jones

Directed by: Luc Besson

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.3/10, RT: 29% Rotten

Runtime: 112 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the Witness Protection Program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging, as their old habits die hard.

Verdict: I actually quite enjoyed this, the performances and the comedy make up for its lack of depth or characters that you shouldn't like. You can see Besson's style throughout and he doesn't paint a great picture of his rural countrymen, the end descends into predictable fare but its done tongue in cheek so gets away with it. It gets pretty bad reviews but screw them, I enjoyed it and I would recommend watching it.

 

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Fast Color (2019)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney, Christopher Denham

Written & Directed by: Julia Hart

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 82% Fresh

Runtime: 100 Minutes (Watched 40)

Synopsis: A woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Verdict: This is a slow burn grounded superhero movie that I just couldn't get into, I often found it to be dull even with a thoughtful performance by the lead actress, I may go back and rewatch it another time.

 

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Father of the Year (2018) - A Netflix Original Movie 

David Spade, Nat Faxon, Joey Bragg, Matt Shively, Bridgit Mendler

Directed by: Tyler Spindel

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.2/10, RT: 0% Rotten 

Runtime: 94 Minutes (Watched 30)

Synopsis: Before NYC, college valedictorian Ben visits his trailer park loser dad. Same evening Ben argues with Larry about whose dad can kick the other dad's . Loser dad hears of this and tries to beat up doormat dad and chaos follows.

Verdict: Yep, the whole movies premise is based on "my dad could beat up your dad", the first 20 minutes are some what amusing but after that it gets dull real quick.

 

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The Fear of 13 (2015)

Documentary 

Directed by: David Sington

Platform: Netflix 

Runtime: 96 Minutes (Watched All)

Subject: A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Thoughts: A captivating documentary following the life in prison of Death Row inmate Nick Yarris, told entirely by him not only covering his time in prison but his early life and how he ended up there. Yarris himself is an excellent story teller which made this doc as interesting as the story he was telling. Recommended.

 

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Feedback (2019)

Eddie Marsan, Paul Anderson, Ivana Baquero, Richard Brake, Oliver Coopersmith, Alana Boden, Anthony Head

Directed by: Pedro C.Alonso 

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.3/10, RT: 75% Fresh

Runtime: 98 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: A radio star experiences the worst night of his life when stalkers assault the radio station where he's working.

Verdict: A very good British thriller that takes place solely inside a radio station booth, it builds and builds to the point it gets predictable but a great performance by Eddie Marsan overshadows any weakness in the story. Recommended.

 

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Fighting (2009)

Channing Tatum, Terence Howard, Luis Guzman, Zulay Henao, Anthony DeSando, Roger Guenveur Smith, Brian White

Directed by: Dito Montiel (Empire State)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.6/10, RT: 40% Rotten

Runtime: 105 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

Verdict: Its practically the same story as "Never Back Down" which came out the year before but not as fun or tongue in cheek, its grittier with the fights (which aren't many) being brawls than anything choreographed. Tatum is fine in the role even though he sleep walks through quite a few scenes and I always enjoy Terrence Howard, the plot is entirely predictable but I still kind of enjoyed it even though it was mostly on in the background.

 

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Fever (2017)

Known as "Mountain Fever" outside of U.K.

Julien Caplan, Anya Korzun

Written & Directed by: Hendrik Faller

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 3.5/10

Runtime: 92 Minutes (Watched 20)

Synopsis: Hostage in his own home, an incompetent Englishman is forced to team up with his captor to fight off the survivors of a fatal flu epidemic.

Verdict: Some great cinematography at the start is the only thing good thing I can say about this dull thriller.

 

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Fighting With My Family (2019)

Based upon the life of WWE wrestler Saraya "Paige" Knight-Bevis

Florence Pugh, Jack Lowden, Vince Vaughn, Lena Headey, Nick Frost & Dwayne Johnson

Written & Directed by: Stephen Merchant (The Office, Extras, Life's Too Short)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 7.1/10, RT: 92% Fresh

Runtime: 107 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Verdict: You don't have to be a fan or have knowledge of wrestling to enjoy this feel good drama, sure it may come across as cliched but it really does follow the real life of Paige who was signed to WWE on a developmental contract and became the youngest Women's Champion in WWE history. Being a wrestling fan since the age of 7 and having dipped my toe in and out every few years I knew the story of Paige and felt that Pugh did a really good of portraying her and the film overall has Merchants comedic touch.

 

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Filth (2014)

Based upon the novel "Filth" (1998) by Irvine Welsh

James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, John Sessions, Jim Broadbent, Joanne Froggatt, Kim Dickie

Directed by: Jon S.Baird (Cass)

Platform: Film 4

IMDB: 7.1/10, RT: 65% Fresh

Runtime: 97 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: A corrupt, junkie cop with bipolar disorder attempts to manipulate his way through a promotion in order to win back his wife and daughter while also fighting his own inner demons.

Verdict: The movie lives up to its name, its a gritty, crime, black comedy that has a great performance at the heart of it by McAvoy. If you are a fan of Welsh's other adaptations you will like this also, I really enjoyed it.

Trailer NSFW

 

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Final Destination 5 (2011)

Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Arlen Escaparta, Ellen Wroe, David Koechner, Courtney B.Vance & Tony Todd

Directed by: Stephen Quale

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.8/10, RT: 62% Fresh

Runtime: 92 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: Survivors of a suspension-bridge collapse learn there's no way you can cheat Death.

Verdict: After a really cool disaster opening the film gets rather dull, the acting is actually ok and it follows the same beats as all the other sequels, to be honest I don't understand why they keep making them. The overuse of CGI blood is annoying, some of the deaths are ok but overall this was a background movie while I was doing other things. There is a nice twist at the end if you have seen the other movies.

The end credits shows the deaths from all the other movies to AC/DC's "If you want blood (you got it)".

 

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Final Score (2018)

Dave Bautista, Ray Stevenson, Amit Shah, Ralph Brown, Lara Peake, Alexandra Dinu & Pierce Brosnan

Directed by: Scott Mann

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 5.7/10, 69% Fresh

Runtime: 104 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: After deadly terrorists abduct his niece at a soccer match, an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills wages a one-man war to save her and prevent mass murder.

Verdict: I really enjoyed this, leave your brain outside old school action film, a perfect vehicle for Bautista. A film to watch with beer & pizza. The plot is very similar to the Van Damme movie Sudden Death (1995) but bigger and louder. Worth a watch.

 

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Fire in Paradise (2019) - A Netflix Original Documentary 

Documentary 

Directed by: Zackary Canepari & Drea Cooper

Platform: Netflix 

Runtime: 40 Minutes (Watched All)

Subject: On the morning of November 8, 2018, a seemingly small fire broke out in Butte County, California near the town of Paradise. Over the course of a few short hours, the Camp Fire grew into the country's deadliest wildfire in over a century, killing 85 people and destroying Paradise. Through first-hand footage of the disaster and personal interviews with survivors and emergency responders, FIRE IN PARADISE vividly retells the terrifying survival stories from that day.

Thoughts: A short but sobering documentary showing real footage at the time it happened and interviews with those that survived it. If people don't realise that global warming are making things like this worse than there is not much hope for the future.

 

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First Man (2018)

Based on the official biography "First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong" (2005) by James R.Hansen

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Cory Stoll

Directed by: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 7.3/10, RT: 87% Fresh

Runtime: 138 Minutes (Watched 45)

Synopsis: A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.

Verdict: BO-RING. This film is basically "Neil in a plane", "Neil moping around his house", "Neil at work", expertly portrayed by the personality vacuum that is Ryan Gosling. It boggles my mind why he gets as much work as he does, sure his muted performances work in Driver or Blade Runner but I have to believe Neil Armstrong wasn't like this in real life. The first 45 minutes of this movie is just DULL, yet it got rave reviews, I must be missing something.

 

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First Match (2018) - A Netflix Original Movie 

Feature length remake of the 15 Minute short film "First Match" (2010) by the same director

Elvire Emmanuelle, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Colman Domingo, Jharrel Jerome, Jared Kemp

Written & Directed by: Olivia Newman

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 6.4/10, RT: 84% Fresh

Runtime: 102 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: Hardened by years in foster care, a teenage girl from Brooklyn's Brownsville neighborhood decides that joining the boys wrestling team is the only way back to her estranged father.

Verdict: Not an original story but its led by two very good performances by its two leads, at its heart its a story of family with a young girl doing all she can to forge a relationship with her father. I really enjoyed it and would recommend this.

 

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First Sunday (2008)

Ice Cube, Tracy Morgan, Katt Williams, Loretta Devine, Keith David, Regina Hall

Written & Directed by: David E. Talbert

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.5/10, RT: 12% Rotten 

Runtime: 98 Minutes (Watched 20)

Synopsis: Durell Washington and LeeJohn Jackson are best friends and bumbling petty criminals. When Durell learns that his ex-girlfriend plans to move to another state with their son Durell Jr.--unless they can get her $17,000 to pay off a debt-- and so Durell and LeeJohn ultimately comes up with a desperate scheme to rob their neighborhood church. But when the duo fumbles their way through the break-in, they discover someone has beaten them to the punch. In order to get their hands on the money, Durell and LeeJohn are forced to spend the night in the presence of the Lord and his followers--and end up getting a lot more than they bargained for.

Verdict: Another unfunny Ice Cube comedy. Yawn.

 

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First Reformed (2018)

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Victoria Hill

Written & Directed by: Paul Schrader (Writer of Taxi Driver & Raging Bull)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 7.1/10, RT: 93% Fresh

Runtime: 108 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future.

Verdict: A very good understated performance by Ethan Hawke kept me watching this slow burn drama, from the same writer of Taxi Driver it certainly hits a lot of the same beats and feels like the environmentalist version of that movie. Its a movie that takes its time, tries to deal with a lot of weighty issues of the day all pushed through Hawkes performance and narration.

 

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FirstBorn (2016)

Antonia Thomas, Luke Norris, Thea Petrie, Eileen Davies, Jonathan Hyde

Directed by: Nirpal Bhogal

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.8/10

Runtime: 85 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: A young couple's lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child is accompanied by terrifying entities that threaten their newly-formed family.

Verdict: Not exactly an original story but an enjoyable British supernatural horror nonetheless even if the buildup is better than the end.

 

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Fish Don't Blink (2002)

Lea Thompson, Wil Wheaton, Richard Grieco

Written & Directed by: Chuck DeBus

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.1

Runtime: 90 Minutes (Watched 10)

Synopsis: A desperate young couple, on the run from the mob, drop anchor at a remote rundown restaurant in the middle of the desert named the Nautilus. At first, it seems like a great place to hideout but soon they find themselves smack dab in the center of a family that gives a whole new definition to the word crazy and makes them think that maybe they'd be better off with the mob.

Verdict: God this was awful, listed as a Dark Comedy but the first 10 minutes of acting was soooo terrible I turned it off. My god THIS was bad. Yikes!

So bad I can't even find a trailer!

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Fist Fight (2017)

Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks, Jillian Bell, Dean Norris

Directed by: Richie Keen

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.6/10, RT: 24% Rotten

Runtime: 91 Minutes (Watched 20)

Synopsis: When one school teacher unwittingly causes another teacher's dismissal, he is challenged to an after-school fight.

Verdict: Another unfunny Ice Cube comedy, yawn.

 

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Five Easy Pieces (1970)

Jack Nicholson, Karen Black, Billy Green Bush, Lois Smith, Susan Anspach, Ralph Waite

Directed by: Bob Rafelson (The Postman Always Rings Twice)

Platform: NowTV

IMDB: 7.5/10, RT: 88% Fresh

Runtime: 98 Minutes (Watched All)

Karen Black won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress

Synopsis: Robert Dupea has given up his promising career as a concert pianist and is now working in oil fields. He lives together with Rayette, who's a waitress in a diner. When Robert hears from his sister that his father isn't well, he drives up to Washington to see him, taking Rayette with him. There he gets confronted with his rich, cultured family that he had left behind.

Verdict: A fantastic performance by Nicholson is what kept me watching, the story was ok but not always compelling, I know this is considered a classic but it didn't exactly hit the mark for me entirely.

 

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Five Nights in Maine (2016)

David Oyelowo, Diane Wiest, Rosie Perez

Written & Directed By: Maris Curran

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 4.5/10, RT: 28% Rotten 

Runtime: 82 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself confronting guilt and grief over her daughter's death.

Verdict: Its very well acted and deals with the weighty subject of grief which it does explore, the films biggest problem is you learn absolutely nothing about the main characters that the whole exercise is pointless.

 

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Flatliners (2017)

Remake of "Flatliners" (1990)

Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, Kiersey Clemons & Kiefer Sutherland 

Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.2/10, RT: 4% Rotten 

Runtime: 108 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

Verdict: Its ok for what it is, acting is fine the story descends into predictable supernatural territory with the usual tropes, its watchable but ultimately forgettable. I've never seen the original so have nothing to compare it to.

 

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Fled (1996)

Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke, Victor Rivers, Ken Jenkins, Salma Hayek

Directed by: Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57)

Platform: Netflix 

IMDB: 5.4/10, RT: 16% Rotten 

Runtime: 98 Minutes (Watched All)

Synopsis: Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Verdict: Entertaining 90s action fluff, decent lead performances, decent action, typical buddy cop convict movie.

 

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