Friday, December 18, 2020 | Scene-It Streaming Guide

Feature Friday Movies:

Nolan Recommends:

  1. Waves (2019) – Prime Video
    Following the lives of teenagers as they try to navigate highschool life and the pressures put upon them from their parents. Beautifully shot with a soothing colour palette. 
  2. Time (2020) – Prime Video
    This documentary follows Fox Rich, a woman who has been pushing for her husband’s release from prison for 20 years after they had robbed a bank together. During that time period she raised six boys, who have now turned into successful young men. The use of archival footage from Fox’s own collection, projected in a monochromatic black and white, provides the viewer with a sense of Time slipping away. This had me in tears.
  3. You Were Never Really Here (2017) – Prime Video
    We follow a man with PTSD who tracks down child predators and returns kidnapped children to their families. Joaquin Phoenix’s performance is, in a sense, a reverse Joker. He packs on weight for the role and has PTSD rather than a laughing condition. He also climbs into a fridge, is extremely close to his mother and comes from a violent past. Stunning performance, gritty violence and a lot of fist pump moments. I stan a child saving king.

Stephanie Recommends:

  1. Motherless Brooklyn (2019) – HBO Max
    A tale of NYC back when the politics were run by the underground and the races didn’t get along. Characters emerge to show compassion and fight for what is right
  2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010) – Syfy and USA apps
    The first part of the final chapter of a great magical story. The Dark Lord is back with full power and is seeking revenge on Harry Potter . Harry and his friends must hurry to find and destroy the remaining horcruxes before it’s too late. 
  3. Crazy Rich Asians (2018) – HBO Max
    A stunning cast of excellent actors (including Constance Wu and Henry Golding) bring this beautiful romantic comedy to life. Set in Singapore, this film reminds us that money isn’t everything and true love conquers all. 

Weekend Worthy Binges:

Nolan Recommends:

  1. Hanna (Prime Video)
    Following the film starring Saorise Ronan, the TV series expands upon the story of a young girl who is not what she appears. Action packed and a thrill ride, these episodes breeze by.
  2. Below Deck (Prime Video)
    This reality show follows the crew of a super yacht as they navigate each other, the guests and the environment. Filled with drama this show is great to throw on in the background while we are all stuck at home.
  3. Atlanta (Hulu)
    It is December 18th and we are well into Robbin’ Season, the time of the year where petty crime rates rise as people try their best to have a merry Christmas for their families. The most popular episode in the show’s history is probably S02 E06 Teddy Perkins, however I really love S02 E05 Barbershop. We’ve all been in a situation where we have to tag along or wait for someone and be nice in order to get what we want/need and this episode takes that to the extreme.
  4. Westworld (HBO Max)
    Akane no Mai S02 E05 is some of the best cinematic television you’ll ever see. Many call backs and some great action.
  5. Shahs of Sunset (Prime Video)
    This reality TV show follows a group of wealthy Persians in L.A.
  6. Black Mirror (Netflix)
    My personal favorite episode is Playtest S03 E02.

Stephanie Recommends:

  1. Designing Women – Hulu
    Prepare to laugh as you binge this 80s comedy with a cast that never quits bringing their “A game”.
  2. Underground – Hulu
    A gritty look at one of the nations darkest times. This show follows a group of slaves as they fight for their lives and freedom.
  3. The Walking Dead – Netflix
    The zombie apocalypse has arrived and we follow a group of survivors as they fight the undead and the living to try to stay alive.
  4. American Horror Story Season 2 ”Asylum”– Netflix
    Creepy and twisted. This season of AHS is set is an insane asylum where the treatment of the patients is as terrifying as it gets
  5. Law & Order (the original) – Peacock Premium App
    Assistant DA McCoy is a legend. ENOUGH SAID!
  6. Friends From College –Netflix
    A group of friends from college, now in their early 40s find themselves living in NYC and coping with life’s obstacles and a bond that is often tested. The comedy is fresh and the cast is stellar.

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