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07th Apr 2017

Four films on Netflix that are definitely worth watching over the weekend

Paul Moore

They’re all highly recommended.

With the weekend fast approaching, it’s very likely that you’ll be making your plans for the coming days. If you fancy a night on the couch, here are some titles on Netflix that we highly recommend.

This week, we’ve opted for an eclectic mix of music and murder.

Brother’s Keeper

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%

Plot: This documentary explores the odd world of the four elderly Ward brothers, illiterate farmers who have lived their entire lives in a dilapidated shack. When William dies in the bed he shared with his brother Delbert, the police arrest him for murder.

The critics said: “A discomforting, almost surreal study of a rural murder case, which offers fascinating insights about both family and community dynamics.” – Variety

Watch it if you’re in the mood for:  One of the finest documentaries that you’ve never seen. Here’s a small description of it.

Clip via – Subcomandante Marcos

Whiplash

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 94%

Plot: Ok, if you *still* haven’t seen it  and are in need of further convincing, our tribute and this description should do it. Seriously, why haven’t some people not seen Whiplash yet?

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability-and his sanity.

The critics said:  “Simply outstanding”- The Sunday Times.

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A toe tapping, authentic and absorbing drama which features one of THE great performances from the last decade.

Clip via – Sony Pictures Entertainment

Get On Up

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 80%

Plot: Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.

The critics said: “Energising, stylish and engrossing” – Empire

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: A very good biopic of a musical genius.

Clip via – Mick Jagger

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Rotten Tomatoes rating: 86%

Plot: Nick Broomfield returns to the subject of an earlier film, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, for Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer. Twelve years after the first film was made, Wuornos was still in contact with Broomfield from her cell on death row, and he was called as a witness in her final death penalty appeal before the state.

Broomfield uses the opportunity to interview Wuornos several more times and to examine the horrific details of her childhood, interviewing her acquaintances and surviving members of her family. Desperate to escape death row, she has abandoned her convincing claim that she committed murder in self-defense, and she now wants to be executed as soon as possible.

The critics said: “Digs into the soul of this abused child, who never got the treatment she needed. Her eyes, radiating madness, will haunt your dreams.” – Rolling Stone

Watch it if you’re in the mood for: An unflinching look at what actually makes a murderer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EG2_oetIGIo

Clip via – Sundance Now

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