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  1. The writing's weak, with several inconsistencies in character, clunky dialogue, and events that are rushed. The show is supposed to take place a decade before TOS but introduces technology that is barely mentioned in any of the TV shows and movies that depict future events in the timeline.

     


  2. "Netflix, Streaming Video and the Slow Death of the Classic Film"

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    Netflix’s selection of classic cinema is abominable—and it seems to shrink more every year or so. As of this month, the streaming platform offers just 43 movies made before 1970, and fewer than 25 from the pre-1950 era (several of which are World War II documentaries). It’s the sort of classics selection you’d expect to find in a decrepit video store in 1993, not on a leading entertainment platform that serves some 100 million global subscribers. Netflix’s DVD subscribers enjoy a much wider selection (four million customers still opt to receive discs in the mail), but as the company shifts its focus to streaming and original content, cinephiles fear the cinematic canon is being left behind.


     

    http://www.newsweek.com/2017/09/22/netflix-streaming-movies-classics-664512.html

     


  3. Once a Moth, where a nurse whose dreams of working in the U.S. are shattered by the death of her brother:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minsa'y_isang_Gamu-gamo

    Also, Oro, Plata, Mata, where a pleasant "age of gold" is roused by the realities of war:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oro,_Plata,_Mata

    This is How We Were. How Are You Doing Today?, where a young peasant awakens to ideas of nationhood:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ganito_Kami_Noon,_Paano_Kayo_Ngayon

    And Jaguar, a superb film about a publishing press security guard who is befriended by the boss' son and slowly wakes up to the dark undergrowth of Manila:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_(1979_film)

     

     


  4. I cannot watch everything, so I rely on ratings from others. In this case, I prefer the 1- to 4-star rating or lists of recommended films, and preferably from professional reviewers. I read the written reviews if it's an often-mentioned film.

    Side note: it's similar for TV shows, radio plays, etc. In general, the star ratings in IMDB are helpful and the same in fan sites for certain shows.

     

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