NWR What films have you been watching?

Watched probably the most absurd documentary I have ever seen last night - Operation Odessa.

Difficult to seperate fact from fiction, but it's an absolutely wild ride that's made me wonder what people like this got up to that weren't so self serving to put it on film!

Not for the faint hearted nor the family - it's really quite crude.
 
Schitt's Creek is just so good - we only discovered it in the summer and will be watching the last epsidode - episode 14 of series 6 - tonight. Brilliant ensemble cast and evolves in its own very unusual style and pace, so might take a couple of episodes to get into it. Moira is one of the great comedy characters - my heroine :).

I needed some comedy to brighten my mood after the recent announcement. I've never seen Schitt's Creek before - it's hilarious!
 
The Upside on Amazon Prime is a really good watch. Hollywood remake of a French film called Untouchable/The Intouchables which is also available on Amazon (and scores better on IMDB)
Based on a true story, it’s a little in the same vein as a modern day green book with roles reversed.

13 Hours: the secret soldiers of Benghazi
Another great film. Both Netflix and Prime
Another based on true story. Great and tense action film. Don’t be out of by it being directed by Michael “kaboom” Bay

As well as giving these recommendations it’s my duty to also warn you off Wonder Woman 1984. Utter crap! save yourself the 2.5hrs (and £16) and avoid this film like the plague.
 
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Just refreshing this thread.

Watching the stunning Steve McQueen documentary Uprising about 1981 fire in New Cross at a house full of black teenagers. Incredible visceral social history and happened just down the road from where I live. Essential viewing.

Also, watching on Now Tv Gommorah the Series. This makes The Wire look like kids TV, Really brutual, slow moving.
 
Watching the stunning Steve McQueen documentary Uprising about 1981 fire in New Cross at a house full of black teenagers. Incredible visceral social history and happened just down the road from where I live. Essential viewing.
I have his Small Axe set of films to work through. I haven't looked into how to get hold of the New Cross documentary here. From Small Axe, Mangrove was excellent and reminded me of parts of my youth spent in Ladbroke Grove, occasionally venturing into All Saints Road and once into the Mangrove during the Carnival. I read a review of "Mangrove" by a U.S. viewer somewhere and they had described it a s a "feel good movie"! I think they might have missed the point.
 
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Watched The Dead Don't Die the other night. If you like your humour as dry as a dessicated corpse... Wonderfully deadpan Jim Jarmusch zombie film. Completely inconsequential and more than a little silly but well stocked with laugh out loud moments and more celebrity cameos than you can shake a severed arm at.
 
Re: Gomorrah: Ciro di Marzio is a piece of work. The transformation of Genny from softie to hard case is a bit implausible, but I’m glad he makes it ! Interestingly, the actor reprises the character in the latest series of Fargo starring comedian Chris Rock of all people, which also includes Mayor Royce from the Wire, who also appears in the most excellent Ma Raineys Black Bottom, which was Chadwick Boseman’s last film (Ithink) and a bloody good job he made of it too !
 
Watched "Shane" a couple of nights ago, a bio pic about Shane McGowan of Pogues fame. The movie itself is a rather nice collection of different material known and unknown - mostly known. But it lead to a lot of interesting reflections about talent, wasted opportunities, human dignity and the character of Johnny Depp.
So I would recommend it - but definitely something for the aficionados.
 

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"Little Girl" on Prime (maybe BBC) is incredibly moving and leaves lots of questions: French documentary about a 7-year-old with gender dysphoria and parents battling against a school system who won't accept it. You swing from suspicion to such deep sympathy for the mother, but the child's quiet dignity will have you close to tears. Verite style, with no commentary, just filmed observations and a few pieces to camera by the mother.
 
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