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Recommended movies etc on Netflix/Amazon Prime II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by tones, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Wife read good reviews but neither of us enjoyed it much at all
     
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  2. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    Enjoyed BBCs Last Wave.
     
  3. Marc O'Brien

    Marc O'Brien pfm reMember

    Death Wish, I think they have 1, 3 and 5, all of them are brilliant and Bronson is a role model for OAPS everywhere.
     
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  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Good Girls on Netflix, very good.
     
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  5. jtrade

    jtrade pfm Member

    Not sure if already mentioned, but I'm enjoying Queen of the South on Netflix. Will finish Season 2 this evening (Season 5 was approved for production, but waiting for Covid improvement to restart).

    I find I start many Netflix series these days, but give up after 2 or 3 episodes : usually well-produced and visually appealing, but ultimately banal. Although yet another narco series, Queen of the South is sufficiently different and well acted to hold my attention, so it's worth a try...
     
  6. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    I take it that Queen of the South is not a heartwarming story about a once-mighty Scottish football team.
     
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  7. Cootie

    Cootie Member

    Might have been mentioned already but ‘This is us’ on Amazon is enjoyable feel good (but not soppy) television. Have recommended to a few people and all have enjoyed it.
     
  8. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    If you haven't seen Official Secrets on Amazon it is well worth catching. A docudrama based on a true story, Keira Knightley plays Katherine Gun. The latter is a British intelligence specialist working for GCHQ during the Iraq War.

    Set in the taut months leading up to the second UN Security Council resolution, it follows Gun and her decision to break the Official Secrets Act.

    The American secret service asked GCHQ to spy on diplomats who were going to vote on the second UN resolution, which would lead to the invasion of Iraq. She was told to investigate certain members of the UN, to see if there was enough dirt to lever them into voting in favour of the resolution. This move was illegal.

    Gun was so disgusted by this she decide to break the Official Secrets Act. She sent a copy of the American/GCGQ email to Martin Bright, a journalist on The Observer.

    The editor of The Observer wasn't initially in favour of running the story. When they did it created a big stink on both sides of the Atlantic, although it obviously didn't stop the war.

    The film has footage of Bush, Blair, the UK Attorney-General Lord Goldsmith, and the London demo against the war. It looks in detail at why and when Goldsmith changed his mind about the legality of going to war with Iraq.

    What comes over is what nasty, lying, evil men Bush and Blair are. I hope one day they are tried in The Hague for war crimes.

    The real hero though is Katherine Gun. She decided to plead guilty and asked for government documents about Iraq to be made public. She was facing at least two decades in prison. However, the government's prosecutor asked the judge to waive the charges and Gun was set free.

    You can see footage of her outside the Old Bailey at the end. This incredibly brave lady said she would do it again. Keira Knightley captures her rebellious spirit well.

    Jack
     
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  9. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    We watched official Secrets last night Jack. Really excellent, some very good acting and a tight script. Highly recommended!
     
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  10. jackbarron

    jackbarron Chelsea, London

    I'm glad to read it isn't just me who thinks it's good, Tony.

    Jack
     
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  11. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    Series 3 has gotten very dark.

    Stephen
     
  12. gary

    gary pfm Member

    Watched Official Secrets last night too. Very good film and expose of govt corruption
     
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  13. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Still on series 2
     
  14. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I thought this was terrific on Prime

    Super (2010)

    It starts off as a kind of parody, but mutates into something much more brutal and scary.

    Great cast too.

    Stephen
     
  15. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

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  16. BLACKMASS

    BLACKMASS pfm Member

    Finished The Handmaid’s Tale on Sunday. Though it was a good but very heavy going at times. I found it relentless and extremely brutal. I can’t remember the last time I needed to take a break from a TV show before?

    All seasons available on Amazon Prime.
     
  17. waxkinglyrical

    waxkinglyrical pfm Member

    Another plug for The Bureau on Amazon Prime/Sundance Now.

    Have watched seasons 1-4 of this excellent contemporary French Drama, hats off to Canal+ for the production, realism and relevance.
    Quite simply something the BBC could not or would not attempt.

    Anyone know how to get season 5?
     
  18. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    Three Identical Strangers on Netflix - completely unbelievable if it wasn’t a true story - set in 1980s US. The Jewish angle on the story considering what they went through at the hands of Mengele is harrowing.

    In contrast, The Peanut Butter Falcon is an uplifting tale of triumph over adversity. Similarly, the story of Neil Baldwin in Marvellous.
     
  19. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    I think you have to subscribe to the Sundance channel to see season 5.
     
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  20. waxkinglyrical

    waxkinglyrical pfm Member

    Spoke with Amazon today, seems that British viewers will have to wait until the last quarter of this year to watch on Sundance.
     

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