What did I watch this week? Well, obviously, I watched what everybody else did: the latest episode of Better Call Saul, the latest episode of Picard, and the first two episodes of The Mandalorian. If you came here looking for hot telly tips then I’m afraid I have nothing to offer except crushing disappointment. Soz.
So, to make up for that, here is my list of
FIVE FILMS THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE SEEN BUT ARE VERY GOOD AND CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON ONE OF THE TELEVISION PROVIDER THINGS
Girl Asleep (Amazon Prime)
This is probably my favourite film of the last five years or so. It is warm and funny and weird and kind. I don’t want to tell you anything about it, because spoilers, so just go and watch it already. You too could love it as much as I do*.
Is Catfight a searing satire of privilege or an hour and a half of Sandra Oh and Anne Heche punching each other in the face. It’s both. It’s both.
The Big Sick (BBC iPlayer)
You only have until 2.05am on Monday until this disappears so maybe watch this one first. It’s a romantic comedy, so if you don’t like that sort of thing (i.e. if you are dead inside) maybe give it a miss. Or don’t. It has an excellent giraffe joke. It has Ray Romano being superb. There’s something for everyone is what I’m saying
Is this the best Disney film ever made? Yes. Yes it is.
Dangal is the true story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and how he trained his daughters to be champion wrestlers. OK, so this being a Bollywood film, certain situations, characters, events and/or huge musical numbers may not be exactly true to real life but if you are feeling a bit grumpy or sad after a week locked in your house then this will pep you right up, all warm inside. Historical accuracy be damned, yeah?
*although, to be honest, my wife didn’t really care for it, so you might not love it. But there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? Watch it. Waaaaaatttcchhh it.