I won’t kid you, Up until recently I would definitely have been classified as a ‘Netflix gal’. However, my boyfriend is an avid Amazon Prime fan and kept harping on about their new fire TV stick… and, well, who am I to say no to an increase in snuggly Sundays?
As there’s seemingly hours of endless finger scrolling to be had through their hayuuuge bank of amazing films and shows, here are some of the favourite we found following the rather sluggish months of December and January –
An absolute gut punch of a film about an introvert and isolated 15-year-old living in an East London council estate. Starring Mia, a volatile teenager who rarely has a conversation with her mother or younger sister that doesn’t snowball into mental abuse, the plot along with Mia’s life swings into action when her mother gets a new ‘charming’ boyfriend and her closed-off existence is flipped on its head. The film won a Jury Prize at Cannes in 2009 a BAFTA for Best British Film, so it’s not just me who thinks it’s pretty darn great.
Manchester by the Sea
A desperately depressing plot which is as beautiful as it is sad. The film follows Lee, a wallowing misunderstood divorcee back to his old hometown where he has to pick up the pieces of his old life. The film tackles big issues boldly and masters a mix of funny and awkward. Relatable in so many ways, unfortunately!!!
When I finishing binge watching Stranger Things 2 I was at a dire loss. I still had a hankering for a life-affirming watch and Super 8 graciously stepped into the void. With heavy hits of nostalgia from movies such as The Goonies and E.T, it’s another amazing Sci-fi meets real-world hit with some absolutely amazing visuals.
I was pointed in the direction of this film by my boyfriend’s mum who thought it was just about the best thing to hit screens….ever…. And to be honest it was three hours pleasantly spent. It’s an erotic psychological thriller set in Japanese-occupied Korea which focuses on a con man’s attempts to win the heart of an heiress with the help of her handmaiden. Outrageous twists and turns throughout with a feminist undertone throughout. Me likey.
My absolute favourite discovery of all on the Amazon Fire TV. This is a true story about The Boston Globe‘s Spotlight team of investigative journalists and their ground-breaking exclusive on sexual abuse in the Catholic church. I don’t want to say much more as I really want you to all to be as shocked, appalled, fascinated and hooked as I was, but trust me, watch it!
Rainy days, you aren’t lookin’ so bad from here. Not so bad at all!