The Prime Sublime

The Prime Sublime is a weekly column dedicated to the underseen and underloved films buried beneath page after page of far more popular fare on Amazon’s Prime Video collection. We’re not just cherry-picking obscure titles, though, as these are movies that we find beautiful in their own, often unique ways. You might even say we think they’re sublime…

“Sublime /səˈblīm/: of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe”

Explore the archives for The Prime Sublime below

A Melon Farmer Delivers Justice in the Under-Appreciated ‘Mr. Majestyk’

Charles Bronson picks melons and kicks ass in his other movie from 1974. Read More

‘Castle Keep’ Sees the Real and Surreal Collide During Wartime

The great Sydney Pollack directs the great Burt Lancaster in an underseen but, well, great film. Read More

‘Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat’ Has Bloody Fun in the Sun

Bruce Campbell, Deborah Foreman, and more in a vampire western... what's not to love? Read More

Jack Lord Has a Devil of a Time in ‘The Name of the Game Is Kill’

Jack Lord finds a mystery he can't solve in sixty minutes. Read More

‘War’ Brings Awe to Your Action-Loving Heart

Say hello to a gift for every goddamn one of your senses. Read More

‘Starfish’ Finds a Sad Beauty At the End Of the World

Sometimes even the best effort isn't enough, but the effort is no less important. Read More

‘Black Moon Rising’ is an Action Movie That Doesn’t Trust the Government

John Carpenter, Tommy Lee Jones, and a wickedly high-tech car come together for an anti-capitalist adventure. Read More

‘Dark Was the Night’ is a Nifty Little Creature Feature

Kevin Durand and Lukas Haas versus a monster in the woods? Sure, why not. Read More

‘Miami Blues’ Brings Sunshine and Humor to the Life of Crime

Alec Baldwin leads this Charles Willeford adaptation, and it's one of the most entertaining performances of his career. Read More