To reiterate a suggestion I previously made, if you're a filmmaker/producer/distributor reading this, and your film is streaming on Netflix, please let me know. Netflix unfortunately doesn't have what I feel should be a more efficient search/sort method, and it can be quite a chore trying to find something worth watching. So, help me out if you can.
The same goes for non-filmmakers. If you stumble across any titles that you think should be featured in this weekly series, let me know!
But as usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films and TV shows we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.
Without further ado, here is this week's list of 5:
1 - Boaz Yakin's 1994 drama Fresh, a film I rarely hear mentioned anymore, despite how fresh (pun intended) the movie is, with a stellar cast that includes Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright, and Sean Nelson, as the title character.
In Fresh, Boaz Yakin's feature debut, a 12-year-old drug runner nicknamed Fresh (Nelson), a precocious, introspective kid, uses chess philosophy, steadfastly taught to him by his estranged father (Samuel L. Jackson), a speed chess player/hustler, as the chess board becomes a metaphor for life, as seen through the eyes of young Fresh, who plots a cold and brilliant plan to save himself and his junkie sister (Wright) from a world of drugs and violence.
If you haven't seen Fresh, it's well worth a look! And lucky for you, it's streaming on Netflix.
Here's a scene: