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A thread to recommend decent movies on Netflix / Amazon Prime?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Gerard124, Sep 24, 2015.

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  1. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    If you’re a ‘Mumblecore’ fan, both Safety not Guaranteed and Francis Ha are on Netflix just now.

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  2. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    The Terror: Infamy ( series2 basically). AMC

    After the first series based around the finding of the North West Passage that stood up well ( probably have been better without the mythical beastie injection), here is series 2 based around the USA Japanese community post Pearl Harbor.
    Heavy reliant on Japanese spookies and a load of horse-and-trap for the first 2 episodes.
  3. david ellwood

    david ellwood Kirabosi Kognoscente

    Enjoying series two of mindhunter.
  4. Amber Audio

    Amber Audio Trade: Amber Audio

    Just finished it - one of the better shows, if Fincher gets his way there will be 5 series in total, Netfix have not renewed Season 3 yet though.

    If you liked it then maybe Aquarius would be worth a look https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80026224

  5. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    3 episodes in and i'm not quite sure what to make of it. is the "evil quarterback/jock" cliche worthy of HBO? why don't they explore why america seems to be the only place in the world where this is a "thing". nonetheless, it was clever/ironic/naughty of them to hire star college quarterback trevor lawrence to play the trans character (jules), who i imagine will bring everything crashing down as part of the ersatz moralism.

    interesting that it's all escaped the fox news hollywood outrage radar.
  6. oldius

    oldius I miss baked beans and brown sauce.

    The American Factory was really good; a documentary about the set up of a Chinese glass company on the former GM Motors site in Dayton, Ohio. The cultural differences were very hard for both Chinese and US employees to navigate, especially the decisions around unionisation. Bringing employment back to the area, with a 500m investment, was a massive commitment but the attitudes of the employees in the US, compared to that in China, were huge obstacles for the leadership team to accept and then manage. Similarly, the footage of conditions in the Chinese factories and the compliance of the employees to accept such working conditions was eye-opening. Well worth a watch if you enjoy a good documentary but beware the threat of automation!

    Here's a really honest review.

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  7. foxwelljsly

    foxwelljsly Keep Music Vile

    NowTV is very much the gift that keeps on giving - allowing for the dreadful programme where Brian Johnson of AC/DC meets up with other rocks stars for no apparent reason whatsoever.

    Binged out on the whole of the superb, but utterly grim and horrifying, Chernobyl last night. Very, very good. Same goes for Julia Davis's Hunderby, which passed me by first time round.

    Now we are transfixed by Succession. Very intriguing that this has found a home on Sky Atlantic given it's obvious subject matter.
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  8. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Watched seasons 1 & 2 of DARK, excellent stuff , the paradoxes are mind blowing . I believe they are currently filming season 3 .
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  9. Wolfmancatsup

    Wolfmancatsup Empire State Human

    The wonderful film THE OLD DARK HOUSE is on Prime, in an absolutely beautiful print - one of the nicest prints of an early ‘thirties film I’ve ever seen.
    The cast is good but I loved Ernest Thesiger’s camp performance!

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  10. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Chernobyl was an excellent show, while utterly grim and horrifying .
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  11. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Watched the film "A Civil Action" on Netflix. An early Travolta film where he plays a brash lawyer who changes his attitudes when faced with a case which he turns down initially. Great film to spot other stars like Robert Duvall and James Gandolfini and oddly one of the Russian Nuclear Apparachnics from Chernobyl appears albeit briefly.
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  12. Andrew C!

    Andrew C! Been around a while....

    A bit late to this series, but started season 1 of Peaky Blinders.

    Four episodes in one sitting. Nuff said.
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  13. BJP

    BJP Pink is the new Blue

    Good init :)
  14. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Its become very stylised...but I do like it!
  15. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    Excellent show!

    I thought the first of the new series was a bit much but the second episode, totally gripping!

    BLACKMASS pfm Member

    Sadly very much style over content in the last series and what I've seen of the latest one.
    There’s only 6 episodes and most of the first two have been full of draw out slow motion shots. Come on get on with it! Grrr. The music by Anna Calvi is great though.
  17. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Yes...and in ep2 there is a Sabbath track...yay!
  18. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    I'm watching Carnival row on Prime. It reminds me a little of China Miéville's Perdido Street Station and Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga comic book series.

    Not sure after two episodes, but the pedigree is good and it is pretty entertaining despite the characters being a little more than one-dimensional accents at the moment.

    Looks great too. A mixture of the Czech Republic and CGI.

  19. stephen bennett

    stephen bennett Mr Enigma

    There was a Chris Squire track on the penultimate episode of series two of Good Girls on Netflix.

    What is the world coming to?

  20. madmike

    madmike I feel much better now, I really do...

    Stephen...it's silently falling that's what!
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