All the movies added to streaming services in the past week that Natya has added to her watchlists and hopes to watch. But might not
I’m really going to get better at this. Promise. Just in case you were wondering, I have actually managed to watch all these films since I last reviewed anything:
- Belfast (2022)
- The Tragedy of Macbeth (2022)
- A Few Good Men (1992)
- Wasp (2003)
- Dave (1993)
- The American President (1995)
- Down With Love (2003)
- The Love Witch (2016)
- The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
See! I’m not shirking!
You’ll notice, I really, really hope, that at least two of those – okay, I admit it, just two – have featured here, so I’m not leading you astray, honest.
Let’s stick to one movie per service, though. Is that okay?
In 1920s New York City, a black woman finds her world up-ended when her life becomes intertwined with a former childhood friend who’s passing as white. Rebecca Hall’s feature directorial debut
In the early years of the 20th century, the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions. Yes, it’s a prequel to the Kingsman movies, all of which are now on Disney+.
An accident will force Vivien and Roy to come to a stop and reclaim their lives, one minute at a time, and finally start living in a present that perhaps will prove to be more exciting than any predefined.
The Eastern European masseur Zhenia possesses an almost magical gift. Working in a gated community in Poland, he quickly becomes a guru-like figure to his wealthy clients. However, Zhenia’s background remains a mystery—leaving the residents to wonder what secrets he might be carrying with him.
Врач (Doctor) (2016)
In his deeply personal directorial debut, Gosha Kutsenko explores the high-wire life of a neurosurgeon. Dr. Yury Mikhailovich spends his day in and out of the operating theatre, with only brief interludes to comfort patients’ relatives. As he distracts himself from the realities of his job with multiple love affairs, he is haunted by one thought: is he truly saving lives, or just prolonging suffering? Dedicated to his mother, who lost a two-year battle with brain cancer, Doctor is at once a personal thank you to medical professionals, and an honest acknowledgement of the crushing responsibility that comes with this line of work.
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Oscar-winning thriller about the bigoted sheriff in a small Mississippi cotton town who finds himself forced into collaboration with a black homicide expert from Philadelphia.
Sparta, Mississippi is a small, quiet town broiling on a steamy September night. At the train station Virgil Tibbs, a solitary black man from out of town, is arrested for the murder of a rich northern industrialist. Police chief Gillespie has no experience of a murder inquiry and subjects Tibbs to a bigoted, insolent interrogation. But when Tibbs reveals himself to be a top city homicide cop, his is just the assistance Gillespie can do without.