5 films on Netflix and HBO Go you don´t want to miss this February
There are more and more films and series on streaming platforms, but it is quite difficult to find the best ones to watch. We would like to help your decision.
Malcolm & Marie
Starring John David Washington and Zendaya, this film was made over two weeks during COVID-19 lockdown and is described intimate and emotional on Netflix. As a young couple they return home from his film´s premiere to face a long and stressful night as they wait for what the critics will say about the film. Unleashing long monologues about art, their relationship and love in general this movie is filmed in striking black and white and has an outside shot of earning Academy Award nominations this year given the circumstances of the industry. Available on Netflix from the 5th of February.
I care a lot
The film a lot of people are looking forward to. The main reason is “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike – who only had a few leading roles since the iconic movie in 2014. I care a lot is a dark comedy about Marla Grayson, a legal guardian who turns a profit by cheating the elderly out of their homes and assets until she runs into trouble with one client (Dianne Wiest) who has serious connections with a dangerous gangster (Peter Dinklage). Pike plays yet another unrepentantly evil character in this film. She just happens to run into some people who can truly match her viciousness. Debut on Netflix the 19th of February.
Released on the 5th of February on Netflix this South Korean sci-fi is set in the year 2092. The film is about a spaceship called Victory whose crew live off collecting space junk. After snatching a crashed space shuttle the crew members find a 7-year-old girl inside. Soon they realize that she´s the humanlike robot wanted by UTS Space Guards and decide to demand ransom in exchange. Apparently, the first Korean space blockbuster, this movie might be a substitute for those who really missed some true, impressive CGI moments in the not so pleasant absences of last year.
Judas and the Black Messiah
The true story of the famously assassinated Black Panther activist and leader is brought to life in this forceful drama. FBI informant William O´Neal (LaKeith Stanfield) infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked to keeping tabs on their charismatic leader Chairman Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). A career thief, O´Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler and with this a battle wages for O´Neal´s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means as FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (Martin Sheen) commands? See for yourself from the 12th of February on HBO Go.
This Danish series is about how police and prosecutors unraveled the case of the death of journalist Kim Wall, who went on Peter Madsen´s homemade submarine in 2017 to do a story about him and never made it out alive. Madsen not only dismembered her body and scattered the remains, but continuously told conflicting stories about how Wall died. In these limited series it is the investigative team who is in the center of the focus and they are the stars of the story instead of concentrating on the killer or the victim. Available on HBO Go from the 1st of February.