Streaming Reviews–week of November 1, 2020   Leave a comment

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1) “Holding The Man”–Netflix–Australian Movie–2 hours 7 minutes–in 1995 Timothy Conigrave wrote his memoir and died a year later and the adaption of his book was made into this movie and released in 2015. I have seen this movie a few times and believe I may have even reviewed it but, to me, it is such a great love story, with warts and all, I am writing about it again. It covers a period of 20 years when Tim and John meet in high school and 15 years later AIDS comes on the screen. The movie is a salute to young love but it also shows an era that faces an apocalyptic which both young people and adults have to face each other and themselves. I am unable to watch the last 25 minutes without tears streaming down my face no matter how many times I see it though there are many laughs and sweet times along the way. A MUST SEE.

2) “Young Wallander”–Netflix–Swedsh Series–Season 1–6 episodes–4 hours 44 minutes–a young, not yet cycnical, detective tackles a case–entertaining–good detective story–looking forward to season 2.

3) “Holidate”–Netflix–Movie–1 hour 44 minutes–not as bad as the reviewswere-a bit, well, a lot, vulgarity–no out and out laughs but a few chuckles–expected ending but touching–pleasant.

4) “Elite”–Netflix–Spanish series—3 seasons–season 1–8 episodes–6 hours 40 minutes–best description I heard of it “horny teens behaving badly”–putting it mildly! It took me 8 episodes to get hooked (hey, it was better than watching the ‘news’ this week!) will watch the other 2 seasons–maybe.

5) “Someone Has To Die”–Netflix–Spanish series–season 1–3 episodes–2 hours 29 minutes. You think you have a crazy family? This family is NUTS! P.S. Not all grandmothers are sweet old ladies! Loved it.

6) “Edge of 17″–Netflix”–Movie–1 hour 40 minutes–I didn’t realize this was made in 1999 until I saw them using landlines and not a cell phone in sight! I don’t know how many teenage coming out films I have seen but I usually avoid them.  This is a bit different in a few ways and worth seeing especially bt teenage kids who are coming out and those who know some who may be struggling with it. It should also be seen by people who really don’t undertsand why no kid would ‘choose’ to be gay! Worth seeing!

Posted November 6, 2020 by greatmartin in Uncategorized

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