- Netflix recommendations
Watched Dolemite is my Name last night.Posted 2 months ago
It was very entertaining. Murphy was excellent in it, as was Wesley Snipes.StuESubscriberPosted 2 months agodingabellMember
Also watched Don’t f### With Cats and thought it was gripping TV. Particularly enjoyed the way the characters in it provided the commentary rather than another droning narrator.Posted 2 months ago
Really dodgy subject matter but very well handled.
Fighting With My Family – great feelgood film, funny and moving.
Also noticed Blue Ruin is on there now, highly recommended action movie that subverts the genre in a really interesting way.Posted 2 months ago
Blue Ruin is fantastic. I’m sure that was on and then removed.Posted 2 months agocat69ukMember
I’m way behind, but loving Money Heist.Posted 2 months agosmudgeMember
If you like Money Heist which I though was brilliant, watch Elite next which has three of the Money Heist cast also in it – Alison Parker, Denver & Rio. Also really good.Posted 2 months ago
League of Gentleman and all the specials on the iPlayer… including this live show that I missed last year
The League of Gentlemen, Live Again!: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0004gpp via @bbciplayerPosted 2 months agoerictwingeMember
think im pretty robust when it comes to violence and gore in films, Dont F*** with cats had me hiding behind the cushion!! absolutely horrific!Posted 2 months agosenor jSubscriber
I finally watched The King this weekend – it was ace.Posted 2 months ago
& a big plus 1 for Dont **** with cats….
Also watched Don’t f### With Cats and thought it was gripping TV
I couldn’t watch it! Those 2 self-appointed detectives were such annoying **** I had to switch off.
True Romance is on Netflix. So brilliant… Christopher Walken! Christian Slater! Gary Oldman! Samuel L Jackson! Dennis Hopper! James Gandolfini!.. all out performed by Patricia Arquette! Can’t think of any film with a cast to top it. It ain’t white-boy day is it?Posted 2 months ago
True Romance is just superb.
Sex education series 2 is out and just as good as series 1.Posted 2 months ago
True Romance is on Netflix. So brilliant… Christopher Walken! Christian Slater! Gary Oldman! Samuel L Jackson! Dennis Hopper! James Gandolfini!.. all out performed by Patricia Arquette! Can’t think of any film with a cast to top it. It ain’t white-boy day is it?
You forgot Val Kilmer, in his finest role 😂 Probably my all-time favourite film. Tony Scott directing a Tarantino script. Amazing 😃Posted 2 months ago
Finally found 3.5 hours last night to watch the Irishman and… well, let’s say you can see why it ended up on Netflix rather than having a big cinema distribution. I’m glad I saw it, but it’s kind of a sad way to round out the Scorsese/ De Niro anthology of films, and as a film it’s in need of a robust editorPosted 2 months ago
I liked it but unlike say, Goodfellas or Casino, I don’t think I’d ever sit down & watch it again. The only part I found really unconvincing was De Niro giving that guy a shoeing (and reading online most people seem to have felt the same way about that bit!)Posted 2 months agotomdSubscriber
I enjoyed the Irishman, but I watched it in 3 sittings almost like a mini series. I think I’d have struggled in a one-er. The characters were interesting and a bit mysterious which I liked. The bit where he’s giving the guy a kicking is funny – it looks like something out of Still Game. High quality content for not a lot of money.Posted 2 months ago
and as a film it’s in need of a robust editor
To be fair – it’s got one of the best editors in the business.
Irishman was an experiment for me – Scorsese for Netflix – with free reign. It didn’t work for me and I went to see it at the cinema!Posted 2 months agoneilnevillMember
Yep, enjoying Otis, Maive and co in sex education. Gillian Anderson …she gets better with age!Posted 2 months ago
To be fair – it’s got one of the best editors in the business.
Was s/he having an off day? The entire last 20 minutes could go with zero loss to the film, and throughout there’s a lot of bagginess. I’m glad I saw it, but Goodfellas/ Casino are much better filmsPosted 2 months ago
I actually enjoyed the latter part of the film better to be honest. It moved in a different direction.
Agree it could be tightened up. But that’s what happens when a Director is given full control.Posted 2 months agofunkmasterpSubscriber
I’m trying to watch Messiah, but just can’t get in to it. Not sure if it is how it’s shot or the script. Just very boring and I keep falling asleep. Also has the lady from Man in the High Castle. She’s up their with Keanu Reeves in the looking very confused stakes.Posted 2 months agojimmySubscriber
Sex Education 2 is just superb.Posted 2 months agoandrewreayMember
+1 for Sex Education.
Now I’ve got used to the style and weird visual cues to the US and the 1980’s, it’s all good. Love the cars in particular. Some awesome location shots. Wye Valley has never looked so good.
Story is gripping, tragic and funny.
Stephen Fry cameo too!
Can’t wait for S3.
If you are not sure it’s for you, give it a go. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. Unless you’re a bit prudish. S2 has been preety graphic.Posted 2 months agooomidamonSubscriber
Watched the first ep of The Stranger last night, I’ll be watching the rest of it. Hopefully Shaun Dooley’s character will develop into something similar to the one he played in Misfits.Posted 2 months agoandywnptMember
another +1 for Sex Education, anyone else spotted Cwmcarn Forest drive being used as a location?Posted 2 months agoDrJMember
We watched “The Phantom Thread” which seems unpromising at first but builds up to a brilliant finale.Posted 2 months ago
We watched “The Phantom Thread” which seems unpromising at first but builds up to a brilliant finale.
That was an excellent film. Virtually no thematic appeal but completely winds you in.
Love the stuff at Robin Hood’s bay.
Is that on the ‘flix?Posted 2 months ago
Liked Messiah, very more-ish.
Final episode of The Good Place out today, I believe.Posted 2 months ago
another +1 for Sex Education
Good so far, not what I expected 😊Posted 2 months ago
Bit odd that a US High School has been transposed to the UK but I’m sticking with it…scott_mcavennie2Member
Watched uncut gems tonight. Can’t stand Adam Sandler normally.
It was excellent. Very good watch.Posted 2 months ago
I lasted 30 minutes of that looked like it had potential but Sandler’s horrendous acting ruined it so I switched it off.Posted 2 months ago
I lasted 30 minutes
You missed out then.
I thought Sandler was pretty good in it, a massive leap away from his earlier roles, and nice to see him in something more serious.
Enjoyed the film and would say it’s worth 135mins of anyone’s time.Posted 2 months ago
The story seems like it would Ok but Sandler was Sandler, not even as good as his early stuff where he was bearable just well rubbish.Posted 2 months ago
I think I just liked him acting in an actual role, rather than being a goof. He is very Marmite though.Posted 2 months ago
Yeah I wanted to give him the benefit of doubt and thought this may put him some way to being Ok playing a serious part. I just found too much of that goof coming through and the bad acting wasn’t enough. Shame as I say the story did show it could be ok.
Still we can’t all like the same thing.Posted 2 months agowordnumbMember
His acting wasn’t the problem, the whole plot was utter nonsense. Apart from the fish.Posted 2 months agoboomerlivesSubscriber
+1 for The Stranger.
Episode 1 was good, 2 was even better. Lots filmed around here (Bury town centre! Bolton Grammar School!)
I’m hookedPosted 2 months ago
Uncut Gems was a full on riot. Loved how it just kept going from one untidy episode to another.
I was completely gripped to see how things would pan out.
Sandler (who I don’t normally mind) does one of those really painful anti-hero performances where some people will hate him but I was totally sucked in.
Great cinematography and score. And the editor does a fab job of keeping this particular style focussed by the end.
Would like to have seen this at the flix.
What with Marriage Story, Roma, Irishman and this under their belt Netflix are starting to do a decent job with a really interesting blend of slightly risky commercial cinema.Posted 2 months ago
Only 2 episodes into sex education so far and enjoying it. Still can’t fathom when it’s meant to be set, there are 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s themes…. Maybe that’s the idea so it’s timeless?Posted 2 months ago
When was it actually filmed (yes could just google it) ? I can remember seeing ‘that’ vid of Anderson a fair while back
Maybe that’s the idea so it’s timeless?
Yup I’m sure I read that was the idea whatever the reason it works very well.
Oh and Wye Valley, some on here gave a lot more detail though when S1 was on.Posted 1 month ago
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