on netflix-dealin’ with idiots

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Today, the newest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy opens up in theatres. For most movie studios, the tentpole feature is now their bread-and-butter, a proven way to get audiences to the cinema. Thanks to Netflix and other Video on Demand (VOD) services, smaller films have an easier time of finding a wider audience. I’d like to examine some of those pictures, starting with Jeff Garlin‘s Dealin’ With Idiots.

 

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let’s go to the movies

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Netflix is a vast universe of a poorly curated section of videos on the Internet that exists in nearly every home with a broadband connection. Recently, I had been using it to watch older episodes of King of the HIll. Unfortunately, they hit their expiration date.  My dad bought a smart TV, and I set up Netflix for him. A technological luddite if there ever was one, he’s devoured the service at an astonishing rate. When I ran across this small piece on The Dissolve about the way film students take in their curriculum, I was less surprised then I should have been. 

 

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