Movie Time. What I have been watching. And a new release by Natalie Rodriguez.

Due to corona times, for the past months my attention has fully been focused on home-based activities and work, which I actually enjoyed. I’ve been painting and working on my books, a job which continues to be rather thrilling.

But, I have also spent time watching MOVIES. As a fan of cinema (see my latest picks and highest rated movies at IMDB), I am happy that I found time to watch some true gems. I’ve been especially trawling through YouTube. This is not as easy as it sounds, as some of the best movies aren’t listed by movie title, but by some unrelated (and sometimes obscure) description, AND it is hard to browse through the movies on YouTube. Yet, here are my top three picks:

  • Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock. A propaganda movie from 1944, Based on a story by John Steinbeck, so high quality. Survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the Germans who sunk it.
  • Call Northside 777 by Henry Hathaway. With James Stewart. A newspaper reporter is put on an extraordinary ad for information about a murder case that happened years ago.


My social media activities about cinema aren’t unnoticed. I get many requests for reviews of art, literature and movies – alas for time reasons I have to reject most :-( Here’s an exception: I was contacted by Natalie Rodriguez, an independent¬† writer, director, and producer in Los Angeles. She wrote, directed, and produced a movie, “The Extraordinary Ordinary,” a thoughtful story about issues that affect actual people – exactly the kind of story that I like. Its focus is on trauma and mental health during youth, an issue that affects more and more young adults (even in the absence of corona). Definitely worthwhile to watch, both gripping and positive.¬†

Check it out! its available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, wand YouTube. Official Trailer via Extraordinary Pictures: 

I am sure we will hear more from Natalie Rodriguez.

Interested in some cool adventure books? Find them here at Apple Books / iTunes.

Originally posted 2020-09-08 17:33:58.

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