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14 Great Films To Netflix In 2012

The Best Of 2011!
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We’re not movie critics, but we are movie-a-holics. We watch tons and tons of movies (that’s what you do when it’s freezing in New York and you don’t want to leave your apartment, natch). As such, we’ve assembled a very unofficial and unscientific list of our favorite films of 2011. If you missed some of these, no worries! You can catch ‘em all on DVD or Netflix in 2012. We’ve all got our specialties: Jess loves a strong leading lady, I love a documentary and Amelia loves (everybody say it with me) Ryan Gosling. Find something to watch — and love — in 2012. And tell us: what’s your favorite movie of this past year?

I Have “Rabbit Fever”

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“Rabbit Fever” is a documentary about the hidden America I’ve always wanted to discover. It’s like “Best In Show,” but real, and with rabbits. Gah! I want the giant, white fluffy one! I’m obsessed. I need to be the rabbit queen. And I need to see this film. [Buzzfeed]

Fashion On Film: “God Save My Shoes” Documentary

 

Fashion insiders, like Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and Tom Ford, are no strangers to the fashion-on-film documentary. But with “God Save My Shoes” we get an in-depth look at the relationship women have with their footwear. Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, and Bruno Frisoni are a few of the shoe designers who make an appearance in the doc, but some shoe-hoarders, like Dita Von Teese, Kelly Rowland, and Fergie, also speak from the heart about their love for shoes. The documentary will premiere in Paris during fashion week this fall, but we can check out more teasers until “God Save My Shoes” arrives stateside. [Racked] Keep reading »

Beyoncé Thinks She Was A Mermaid In A Past Life


I remember being thoroughly fascinated by MTV’s documentary special on Britney Spears, “Britney: For The Record.” And now the network had apparently done the same for Beyoncé. Here is the opening segment of “Year of 4,” which premiered last night. It begins with black and white footage of Beyoncé on the beach. “I’m always happy when I’m surrounded by water. I think I was a mermaid,” she said. “The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.” Did anyone watch the whole thing last night? Here’s hoping they replay it over the weekend. Luckily, MTV is known for their recycling. [Idolator] Keep reading »

“I Am A Girl” Documentary Looks Like A Sobfest

If “Babies” had you in tears, then “I Am A Girl” will be a 16 hanky affair. The Australian documentary, which is made possible by philanthropic donations, will show us the lives of 10 girls around the world to illustrate “the simple fact of being born female means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on the planet.” Did you know 62 million girls around the world do not go to school? Or that women under age 20 experience half the sexual assaults in the world? I didn’t. “I Am A Girl” is heavy stuff, but important stuff too — especially for us Americans who sometimes need a reminder that in many ways we’ve been really damn fortunate. [IAmAGirl.com.au] Keep reading »

Adrian Grenier’s Documentary, “Teenage Paparazzo,” Premieres Tonight


Looking for something to watch after the Britney Spears episode of “Glee” tonight? I’ve got the perfect thing. Back in January, Jessica Goldberg told you that “Teenage Paparazzo” was her favorite flick at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s a documentary made by Adrian Grenier—yep, the dude from “Entourage”—and it happens to be premiering tonight on HBO. The film is two-fold. It’s a look at the paparazzi industry, digging into how far photographers will go for shots and how images taken can influence celebrity gossip. And since he’s famous, Adrian interviews stars like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, who are two of the most stalked in Hollywood. But it’s also a closer look at Austin Visschedyk, a 13-year-old paparazzo. Austin finds out where celebrities are going, and either gets a ride from his mom or takes a cab to get there. When he’s done shooting, he runs rather than drives away. And he makes thousands of dollars for a single shot. Yep, this doc sounds like a winner to me. Keep reading »

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