Watch Weekly – 3

December 9, 2020

Our Community Cinema Manager Alice has put together a great mix of films for this week’s Watch Weekly, including two phenomenal foreign language films, a biopic, and two critically acclaimed big-screen hits. A few of these – Shoplifters, BlacKkKlansman, The Peanut Butter Falcon – have been screened by our volunteer community cinema promoters over the past couple of years, and you might have seen them too! As always, if you do check out any of our Watch Weekly recommendations then comment below to let us know what you think, or let us know on social media!

1. System Crasher

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

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

This is Mark Kermode’s Film of the Week on BFI Player this week. Given 5 stars in The Guardian, this “searing portrait of a broken pscyhe” stars Helena Zengal, who’s next role is opposite Tom Hanks in upcoming western ‘News of the World’. Mark Kermode calls it “the birth of a star”.

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

2. Shoplifters

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

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

This Japanese (with subtitles) Palme d’Or-winning drama is about a family who survive through petty crime, whose lives are transformed when they take in an abandoned little girl. Described by critics as ‘life-affirming”, “complex, subtle and mysterious” and “beautifully felt”.

Click here to watch on All4

3. BlackKklansman 

Where to watch: Netflix

Starring: John David Washington, Adam Driver

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%

“BlacKkKlansman slips seamlessly from borderline-absurdist humour to all-too-real horror, conjuring an urgent blend of sociopolitical period satire and contemporary wake-up call.” – Mark Kermode for The Observer

Click here to watch on Netflix

4. Billie

Where to watch: New release – buy on Amazon Prime for £7.99, DVD/BluRay

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

The definitive story of Billie Holiday, the world’s greatest and most controversial jazz singer, with archive, drama, animation and still images capturing the complexities of a legend.

Check it out on Amazon here

5. The Peanut Butter Falcon

Where to watch: Available on Netflix, to rent on BFI Player for £3.50, and DVD

Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

Starring: Zack Gottsagen, Shia LeBeouf, Dakota Johnson

This modern Mark Twain-style adventure story was a favourite amongst our CAE Screen Promoters. A man with Down’s Syndrome runs away from a residential nursing home, and forms an unlikely friendship with an outlaw.

Watch it on Netflix here

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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