"Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world." - Jean-Luc Godard
Best of amazon prime video december 2020
Gandhi (1982): Richard Attenborough’s film following the life of Mahatma Gandhi with Ben Kingsly in the titular role is one of the most Oscar winningest films of all time and that alone should sell you on a watch. A powerful film about a great man who changed the world not with violence but with peace.
The King’s Speech (2010): Unfortunately remembered as the film that beat The Social Network for Best Picture at the 2011 Oscars, and let’s be honest The Social Network should’ve won and no one outside of your grandma remembers The King’s Speech, but it’s still a good film with great performances from Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. Since the release of this film and the Best Director win for Tom Hooper he has gone on to direct Les Misérables, The Danish Girl, and Cats. Two films I didn’t especially care for and a third that admittedly I have not seen but oh boy...Cats...
Tombstone (1993): one of the most underrated and entertaining movies of the 1990s, Tombstone stars Kurt Russell as Wyat Earp, a retired sheriff who moves to Tombstone, Arizona with plans to retire when a group of outlaws throw a wrench in his plans. He teams up with two of his brothers played by Sam Elliot and Bill Paxton and the suave Doc Holliday played by Val Kilmer to take down the outlaws in explosive fashion. It’s a gunslinging, twirly-mustache western with Val Kilmer in one of his most memorable roles.
Sound of Metal (2020): debuting on December 4th on Amazon Prime, Sound of Metal stars Riz Ahmed as a heavy metal drummer who loses his hearing. Directed by Darius Marder who wrote The Place Beyond the Pines, this is a film I’m excited to see and though it may not be an awards contender, will hopefully be an inspiring film with a great performance from Ahmed.