Most of the movies and TV series I watch come from my Netflix Instant Queue. It has been my go to for over five years now. I like to use it to find hidden gems, but not everyone wants to commit two hours of their free time to a decent looking movie poster. I’ve watched a ton of garbage over the years, but have missed even more, so there’s always something I want to watch, whether it’s revisiting an old favorite, or finally catching something I missed over the years. Instant Cinefessions will list some weekly recommendations based on what’s new on the Netflix service. It will also include my “Pull List”, which are films I’m interested in watching in the coming weeks. Look for reviews of the movies in my pull list in future columns. Also featured are brief reviews of films I’ve watched off the Pull List.


Netflix BigNew Films added to Netflix as of 06/24/2015
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Advantageous (2015)
All the Wilderness (2015)
Cake (2014)
Confessions of a Prodigal Son (2015)
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle (2015)
Daddy’s Home (2014)
Girlhood (2013)
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013)
Point and Shoot (2014)
Revolver Rani (2014)
Supremacy (2014)
The Farm: Life Inside Angola Prison (1998)
The Magdalene Sisters (2002)
Ugly (2013)
Walking with the Dead (2015)

Ashe’s Seal of Approval
These are the films or series that are on Netflix that get my seal of approval. In lieu of something not showing up that I’ve seen with recent additions to Netflix, which is a good problem to have if you’re looking for something new, I’ll recommend something that I’ve seen recently or that I know will be on the service for a while.

Ascension – Season 1 (2014)
I don’t actually have anything I’ve seen that’s new here film-wise, and I will admit that I haven’t seen this yet, but besides Game of Thrones and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., this is the other TV show I’ll be getting caught up with once the Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge is over.  While this got mixed reviews, I’ll watch anything with Tricia Helfer in it, and it being an event science fiction series had it pegged on my radar immediately.

Ashe’s Pull List
The Pull List is a list of films I’m interested in but haven’t seen that have been added to Netflix since the beginning of the year. These listed below are the films that have been added to the Pull List since last issue. Look for reviews of some of these in future issues of Instant Cinefessions. Don’t be surprised if I don’t end up clearing out this entire list either.  Even I can be picky sometimes.

Girlhood (2013)
All the Wilderness (2015)
A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Gori Tere Pyaar Mein (2013)
Revolver Rani (2014)
Cake (2014)
Walking with the Dead (2015)
Ugly (2013)
Advantageous (2015)

Ashe’s Pull List Picks of the Week
So what did I watch off my Netflix Pull List for this week? With Cinefessions Summer Screams Challenge 4 in full effect I have to be a bit pickier than my normal whims when it comes to my Netflix and film choices. In it to win it, and all that. I did manage one film off my list, and after next week I can go back to hitting up the Pull List a few times a week. We shall see. So what have I got for you this week? A film I added to my Pull List back in April.

Preservation (2014, Dir. Christopher Denham)
Three family members head deep into the woods for a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. When all of their gear is stolen, they turn on each other, but soon realize there are much more treacherous forces at work. I wanted to like this one as it fits the idea, but they’re so desperate to have that “last woman” survivor that the two male leads in this are idiots, making mistakes that they shouldn’t have given the situation. It’s a shame because it is shot really well, and the moment where our female lead has to make her choice is handled beautifully.
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Make sure to check back here on the site for more reviews and recommendations from the Netflix Instant Queue in Issue 23 of Instant Cinefessions!


Source: Whats on Netflix and Netflix

Ashe Collins
Film Critic at Cinefessions
Born the same year as Star Wars, it seems Ashe was destined to be into films with big impacts, explosions, and laser swords. With a love for sci-fi and horror, Ashe has a thing for games of both the tabletop and video variety. He is living a charmed, married life of sixteen years, along with several cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon. Ashe currently writes for Diehard Gamefan, covering video and tabletop games since 2008. Starting with Cinefessions just a few years ago, he has decided to tackle one of his original passions: film.