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Watch Weekly – 2

December 2, 2020

We hope you enjoyed some of our first Watch Weekly suggestions last week! Our Community Cinema Manager Alice has put together another great list of recommendations this week to see you nicely into December – and only one Christmassy film in sight! We’ll ease you in gently, but we can’t promise we’ll hold off the jingle bells for much longer…

Each of our Watch Weekly lists will feature a real mix of films, usually including a new release, a free-to-watch film on either BBC, ITV and Channel 4 players, something from a subscription service, film critic Mark Kermode’s ‘Film of the Week’, and a film that was or would be popular in our rural community cinema venues. Check out this week’s suggestions are below!

1. Harmonium

Where to watch: BFI Player (Subscribe to watch – first 14 days free then £4.99 per month)

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

This Japanese drama/thriller is Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week on BFI Player this week. It won the Jury Prize at in the Un Certain Regard section of 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Click here to watch Mark Kermode’s introduction to the film and see exactly why he recommends it!

2. Diego Maradona

Where to watch: Free on All4 for 25 days, and also on BFI Player to rent for £3.50

Rotten Tomatoes: 90%

A real eyeopener and insight into one of the world’s most infamous footballers. Brush up on your knowledge following his untimely death last Wednesday.

Click here to watch on All4

3. Marriage Story

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

Awarded 5 stars in The Guardian and The Observer, this character study of a divorcing married couple was one of our Comms Officer Zoe’s favourite films of 2019!

Click here to watch on Netflix

‘This wonderfully sweet, sad and funny film simply delivers…’ – The Guardian

4. A Christmas Gift From Bob

Where to watch: DVD, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, or in cinemas

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%

The film is dedicated to Bob the cat who died in June, and is based on the international best-selling follow up to A Street Cat Named Bob.

Check it out on Amazon here

5. The Personal History of David Copperfield

Where to watch: Watch on Amazon Prime, buy on DVD, or rent on BFI player for £4.50

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Starring: Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie and many other British stars.

This was a favourite amongst our CAE Screen Promoters, and features a stellar cast of British actors. It was also filmed locally, on location in places including King’s Lynn, Weybourne and Bury St Edmunds.

Fun fact: Charles Dickens once stayed at The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds and part of his first novel The Pickwick Papers is set there!

Here it is on BFI Player

Have you watched any of our recommendations, either from last week or this week? Comment below or tell us what you think on socials with #CAEWatchWeekly


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