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

Runaway Train

‘Runaway Train’ Is an Action Movie with Brains


The Cannon Group’s train movie stays on track, which might surprise viewers who associate the studio with off the rails actioners.


‘Jallikattu’ Is a Raw Stunner About Filthy Animals and Non-Humans Too


Less of an ‘animal attack’ movie, and more of an ‘animal trying to get the hell away from people for obvious reasons’ movie.

Berlin Job

Fans of Guy Ritchie’s Cockney Crime Capers Will Enjoy ‘Berlin Job’


An all-star cast of British genre heavyweights does what they do best — swear, act tough, and deliver some solid entertainment about bad blokes getting up to no good.

The Final Comedown

‘The Final Comedown’ Offers Wisdom, Bloodshed, and Angry Catharsis


A film fueled by emotion and rage with themes that in a better world would be seen as historical instead of evergreen.


‘Manborg’ Shows You Don’t Need Money to Make a Masterpiece


The word “masterpiece” has been applied loosely here, but that doesn’t mean that this slice of schlock isn’t majestic in every way.

Conduct Unbecoming

A Few Bad Men Display ‘Conduct Unbecoming’


A timely film from 1975 about the failure of authority and the importance of standing up for the truth.

Cast A Deadly Spell

H.P. Lovecraft Meets Raymond Chandler in ‘Cast a Deadly Spell’


Head on over to Amazon Prime, watch this movie, and thank us later.

Strange Shadows In An Empty Room

‘Strange Shadows in an Empty Room’ Is a Canadian Whodunit With Attitude


Part giallo, part poliziottesco, and all Canadian.

Dead Birds

Fans of Horror Movies and Westerns Should Seek Out ‘Dead Birds’


And it’s from the guy who wrote ‘You’re Next’ and ‘The Guest.’