We have a few good movies that have become available recently, so let’s get right to them!
New on Hulu
Okay so there aren’t many new offerings on Hulu aside from the ones I have already mentioned, so today, I’ll mention some I have overlooked thus far. First is Their Finest, a 2016 British comedy-drama, about Britain during World War II. It stars Gemma Atherton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy. It’s about a woman who joins a group making morale boosting movies for the British. It’s a funny period piece, and gets an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. Another newer movie on Hulu is The Commune, a Danish movie directed by Thomas Vinterberg. It stars Ulrich Thomsen,Trine Dyrholm and Julie Agnete, it is about a family(in the 70’s) who start a commune, more for economic reasons, than anything else. It won some acting awards at the Berlin Film Festival and is an interesting study on the 70’s in general and the downside(and upside) to communal living. And finally, The Looming Tower is coming February 28th, with Jeff Daniels and an all-star cast, so don’t miss that. I reviewed it earlier here.
New to Netflix
One new offering at Netflix is Irreplaceable You, a Netflix original movie. It is the story of a woman, who on finding she has cancer, wants to find a new girlfriend for her partner. I know, it sounds a little corny, but it is a comedy and has a wonderful cast, including Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Huisman and Christopher Walken. Also on new on Netflix is Everything Sucks, a t=series about a group of teens in the Audio-Visual club in 90’s Oregon. I already mentioned it here, but now it is available, ready for viewing! And finally, on Netflix is The Frozen Dead, a French mystery-thriller from French television. It is about a body found in the French Pyrenees, and what ensues. It stars Charles Berling, Julia Piaton and Nina Meurisse. It is graphically violent, to humans and animals and too scary for me, but Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 90% , and the scenery is spectacular. One note: it is in French and you can choose between dubbing(not too good) and subtitles, which I prefer, before you view.
New to Amazon Prime
One new offering on Amazon Prime is The Secret Scripture, starring Rooney Mara and and Vanessa Redgrave. It’s the story of a woman in a mental hospital and the unfolding of her life story. It gets a 6.7 on IMDb , but gets a 33% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has such a great cast, that I’m including it. Also on Amazon is Breathe, starring Clare Foy and Andrew Garfield, in the true story of Robin and Diana Cavendish.After Robin (Andrew Garfield) develops polio, the pair fought for rights for the disabled for decades, with great results. It’s cast is great, not just because of Claire Foy(The Crown) , a favorite of mine, but also Hugh Bonneville and others. It gets a 7.1 on IMDb, a 66% on Rotten Tomatoes, but the cast is so good, I’m including it. And , finally on Amazon, is Black Spot, a french thriller series. It is a new mystery every episode, in the town called Villefranche, a tiny hamlet in the middle of a vast forest, where even making phone calls is difficult. It stars Suliane Brahim, Hubert DeLattre and Laurent Capelluto. It gets a 7.7 on IMDb and Euro TV calls it “gripping”.
So, there’s great stuff to watch out there, and no reason not to nestle with a blanket in front of your TV, and binge.