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Recommended movies etc on Netflix/Amazon Prime II

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

  1. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Same here. I enjoyed Hereditary, but too much is only revealed at the end, and seems to come from nowhere (maybe a second viewing would change my mind).

    I think the director's second feature, Midsommar, is better. It's simultaneously more cohesive and wackier, and features a stunning central performance from Florence Pugh.
     
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  2. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Has The Third Day been mentioned yet?

    Only 6 episodes and keeps you interested. A dark, easy paced tale.
     
  3. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Midsummer reminded me of The Wicker Man. Same sense of dread.
     
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  4. AudioAl

    AudioAl pfm Member

    1917 on Prime was good
     
  5. kanwar

    kanwar pfm Member

    Olive Ketteridge was very good. a TV series without fireworks but nevertheless compelling and....you know you're on to a winner if Frances McDormand is in it; in fact she has the lead role.
     
  6. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    I loved Hereditary but hated Midsommar.....Style over substance for me.
     
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  7. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

    Interesting. I thought Pugh's central performance gave Midsommar real emotional heft, especially as the overall arc of her relationship with her partner resolves towards the end of the movie. Plenty of emotional substance in Hereditary too but I got a bit tired of the "action" sequences, which seemed formulaic. I think both movies are too long and would benefit from a sharper edit.
     
  8. ff1d1l

    ff1d1l pfm Member

    ...and plot....
     
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  9. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Finished it just now, one of the best things I’ve watched all year, so what’s worth a go next?
     
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  10. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    Just realised I've binge watched The Queen's Gambit on Netflix. I have a know weakness for redheads, but that aside, I rather enjoyed it.
     
  11. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    must check it out
     
  12. tqineil

    tqineil Ubi fides ibi lux et robur

    If you've an hour to spare there's always my film about WW1 war poet, Wilfred Owen ;)

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7996170/
     
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  13. bernardhepworth

    bernardhepworth pfm Member

    This may have been mentioned before, but the Staircase is very watchable.
     
  14. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Suburra season 3 dropped today on US Netflix, and it is off to a flying start in episode 1!
     
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  15. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    That is next on my list! Great stuff. Makes Inspector Morse look rather tame.
     
  16. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    Latest Borat, unless you’re a hardened fan, probably give it a miss.

    Usual mix of (massively) cringy antics, the odd funny bit.

    Shame, the first one I thought was very good.
     
  17. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Not a fan of cringy/uncomfortable comedy, didn’t enjoy the majority of the first film. I never got into The Office either but a lot of folk really rated it.

    Doing the Marvel series in order late at night when the Mrs has nodded off, DD1 done now on JJ1, I blame C19 :)

    i take it you’re from or live in Castleford?
     
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  18. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    I can do cringe, but this took it to a whole new level, I love The Office btw.

    Yes, from Castleford and still here, do you have connections? (Seeing that you’re half way round the world :D).
     
  19. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio This is the Day

    Aye, family originally from Fryston & Goole - I lived in Airedale and Carlton for a while, in-between living Scotland. We moved back and forth until I left school and moved into a butt n ben with my Grandad near Aberdeen for a bit. Not been back down for a while but have been back a few times and stayed in York.
     
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  20. PhilofCas

    PhilofCas pfm Member

    It’s a small world, I’m from Airedale, mum from Fryston. Just nipping out, will PM later if that’s OK, thanks.
     

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