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Old 29.12.2020, 04:50
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Good Movies during COVID

Just watched a very good film "Hanna" and thought I would start a thread to find out other good films you EFers would suggest...

"Hanna" stars Saoirse Ronan and Kate Blanchett. It is well acted, written and edited. I highly recommend
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Old 29.12.2020, 06:34
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

Thank you for this post!


Maybe not during COVID (That's bee a long time!), but in the past week or so:


Tenet: I was completely confused and had no idea what was going on. I had a look at some explanatory YouTube videos and while all the details and concepts are really clever, there is no way I would have worked them out watching the movie


Wonder Woman 1984: I'm not a huge superhero fan to start off with, but this movie wasn't much to write home about


What I have lined up:


On the Rocks: Bill Murray, what more can I say?
Promising Young Woman: Looks like a nice revenge movie
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Old 29.12.2020, 12:31
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

Soul is a good one I watched the other day. It goes in a direction I didn't expect, which was enjoyable.
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Tenet: I was completely confused and had no idea what was going on. I had a look at some explanatory YouTube videos and while all the details and concepts are really clever, there is no way I would have worked them out watching the movie
I was planning to watch Tenet soon. Now I'm all the more curious about it after seeing your post.

I recently watched The Midnight Sky on Netflix (with George Clooney), which was pretty good, albeit a bit slow at times. I wasn't expecting the ending.

Not sure if series count, but a few of my favorite series are Ozark, The Handmaid's Tale and Orange is the New Black. I also watched a series on Netflix titled "Away" a few months ago that was really good.
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

The Shining.

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The Shining.

Tom

I worked in a hotel when I was younger and when escorting Juliette Lewis to her room, she said that the hotel reminded her of the hotel in the Shining! Although that was trumped by Greta Scacchi exclaiming, in a packed lift, that the difference between my hotel and others was the quality of the prostitutes!
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I was planning to watch Tenet soon. Now I'm all the more curious about it after seeing your post.

I'm going to look a little thick if everyone else gets it!
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

I just finished the first season of Fargo (inspired by the 1996 Coen brothers film, also a must) and highly recommend it. The suspense and cold atmosphere, the storyline and the dialogues are incredibly well done and manage to hold viewers at the edge of the couch at all times.
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

These are the most recent ones that I've watched and liked - The Pianist, Into the wild, Green Book, On the basis of sex.
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Ha haa. Nolan did "Inception," didn't he? I remember feeling a bit confused when I saw that, many years ago. I should watch that again.

Speaking of complex plots... I watched a German series titled "Dark" a while back but had to give up on it because the plot became so ridiculously complex, with time-jumping, etc., that I wasn't able to understand anymore who was who and what was what.
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Speaking of complex plots... I watched a German series titled "Dark" a while back but had to give up on it because the plot became so ridiculously complex, with time-jumping, etc., that I wasn't able to understand anymore who was who and what was what.
Sounds like the tv series of The Flash. They had so many breaks, changes, twists, and reboots of the time stream that it just became ridiculous.
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

Knives Out is excellent.
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

Just watched the first part of the Tiger Woods documentary on HBO. Very well done and worth the watch.
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

The death of Stalin.

Brilliant!
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

The Hunt, from last year https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8244784/

A bit of slasher, satire and witty one-liners.
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

My OH and I just watched a really great film which apparently swept the Sundance Film Festival this past year. It is called "Coda" and in brief, is about a teenage girl whose parents and brother are deaf but she can hear. So well acted and this actress who plays the lead role is a standout. A really great feel-good movie. I highly recommend!
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

If you haven't by now: watch "Contagion".

It was of course much better to watch pre-pandemic and see it all unfold in real-time - but it's also nice in retrospective.


Afterwards, you can make educated guesses which other films projecting a catastrophic event are going to turn out as pretty good predictions.
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If you haven't by now: watch "Contagion".

It was of course much better to watch pre-pandemic and see it all unfold in real-time - but it's also nice in retrospective.

Watched it recently. Amazing how close it is to what we're experiencing!
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

Watched an excellent documentary recently: Shiny Flakes - The teenage drug Lord


It's about a 19 year old who creates an online drug empire from his bedroom. It's in German, but if I recall there are subtitles


It's really interesting!
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Re: Good Movies during COVID

Not a movie but watched The Good Doctor a few days ago. Excellent realism, it was interesting how an autistic doctor deals with the 1st days and weeks of pandemics/lockdown/crush...
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