NY Times’ lists of 50 best movies currently on Netflix and Amazon Prime

The NY Times also has a weekly email with suggestions on what to watch during the upcoming weekend. It can be alternatively helpful or overwhelming. These two lists are more useful for me as they make the universe a bit smaller and less decision-fraught. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/arts/television/best-movies-on-netflix.html? https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/arts/television/best-movies-on-amazon-prime.html

AMC is doing well with its subscription model for frequent moviegoers

AMC has a large presence in NYC so I have three theatres relatively nearby and a few more that are doable. Since I joined almost immediately, I'm currently paying $19.95 a month for AMC's A-List. For that one fee, I can see up to three movies a week including those in Dolby or IMAC theatres. … Continue reading AMC is doing well with its subscription model for frequent moviegoers

Why not keep an eye out for award-worthy movies year-round?

It's somewhat absurd to read articles that predict now which movies may receive awards a year from now. So why do it? Because you'll be alert to theatre movies show up in your local theatre (but only in NYC and LA) for the bare week that makes them eligible for award condition. Or, if they're … Continue reading Why not keep an eye out for award-worthy movies year-round?

Should movies made for global streamers like Netflix compete for awards with studio films?

There is no doubt that movies that are streamed on a global platform such as Netflix are simply a different commodity (consumption-wise) than movies designed to be seen in a theatre by a relatively limited audience. Those who pay any attention at all to annual movie award season just saw how that matters. Netflix was … Continue reading Should movies made for global streamers like Netflix compete for awards with studio films?

Fine starting point to the museums you’ll want to see first in New York City

Handy list of museums worth seeing even if you have only a short time in New York City. Have lived here long enough so that several of these are favorites. Enjoy. https://www.thrillist.com/lifestyle/new-york/best-museums-in-nyc? Dinos! Nukes! Nudes! The Best Museums in NYC By¬†JONATHAN MELMOTHUpdated On 02/27/2019 at 10:11AM EST The American Museum of Natural History |¬†Clari Massimiliano/Shutterstock.com … Continue reading Fine starting point to the museums you’ll want to see first in New York City