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Godmothered

3 Dec 20203 stars

Disney's solidly delightful, live-action fairytale mixes festive film traditions with a sprinkling of subversion

Disney's famous formula gets an in-house ticking off in this endearingly performed and earnestly intentioned fairytale from Sharon Maguire. Sprinkling just enough magic and feminist messaging across its Christmas-set story, it's a sweet and silly comedy…

Best films to stream this week: 2 Dec

2 Dec 2020

Our weekly guide to the best films available on home entertainment platforms

Here at The List we tend to look forward to what's on the horizon but, with entertainment options limited, knowing what to watch right now in the comfort of your home is still much needed. To help ride out these challenging times, we'll keep casting our…

The Prom

2 Dec 20204 stars

Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and more, light up Ryan Murphy's wonderfully wild high school musical

'This is our moment to change the world. One lesbian at a time!' trill a quartet of self-important luvvies of varying degrees of success, as they seek to boost their own flagging profiles by jumping on the back of a high-schooler's cause. Glee…

County Lines

1 Dec 20204 stars

Empathetic drug trafficking drama from debut writer-director Henry Blake

The explosion in 'county lines' drug trafficking is explored with empathy in the feature debut of New Zealand-born, London-based filmmaker Henry Blake. Building on his 2017 short, he draws on his considerable experience as a youth worker to fashion a…

Falling

1 Dec 20203 stars

Lance Henriksen is impressively horrible in Viggo Mortensen's directorial debut

'I'm sorry I brought you into this world so you could die,' a father tells his infant son at the outset of a film made up of many such episodes of spirit-crushing negativity. Written and directed by one of its stars, Viggo Mortensen, in his feature…