The return of Movie Mondays (Week One)

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Last year I’d put up a set of streaming recommendations each week, usually based on a theme. With all this [gestures around wildly to illustrate] it now felt the time for a joyous comeback. And, as with all iconic comebacks, it’ll be with a slight re-brand. Namely that I’ll be dropping the theme aspect. Each week I’ll put together 3 lists (Netflix, Amazon Prime and an interchangeable third) where pick 7 films that I would recommend. I’ll be covering all sorts of genres and era, so there really should be something for everyone. Now, without much ado here’s the Netflix list. Click here for Netflix and this week’s guest, Disney+.
Booksmart (2019 – 102 mins)

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends (Kaitlyn Denver and Beanie Feldstein) realise they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.

Hustlers (2019 – 100 mins)

Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees (led by Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu) who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.

Free Fire (2017 – 91 mins)

Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shoot-out and a game of survival.

American Animals(2018 – 119 mins)

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

If Beale Street Could Talk (2019 – 119 mins)

A young woman (KiKi Layne) embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover (Stephan James) innocent of a crime he didn’t commit.

Animals (2019 – 109 mins)

Long-time friends and party-lovers Laura (Holliday Granger) and Tyler (Alia Shawat) navigate life and love in Dublin, Ireland. However, the girls find themselves drifting apart when Laura becomes engaged. Based on the novel of the same name by Emma Jane Unsworth.

Cold War (2018 – 89 mins)

In the 1950s, a music director (Tomasz Kot) falls in love with a singer (Joanna Kulig) and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.

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