Best films to stream this week: 10 June
- Emma Simmonds
- 10 June 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 when that's a whole lot of staying in knowing what to watch right now in the comfort of your home has never been more needed. To help ride out these challenging times, we will be casting our expert eye over what's new to TV and streaming services each week, bringing you the cream of the current movie crop. Let us do the decision-making for you, and then just sit back and enjoy.
Dating Amber ★★★★☆
Deftly combining comedy and politics and offering a welcome twist on the teen rom-com, this enjoyable Irish film from sophomore director David Freyne (The Cured) follows two gay teenagers (Fionn O'Shea and Lola Petticrew) as they provide cover for each other against a backdrop of homophobia and the Irish divorce referendum. Its talented young stars share ample chemistry and get some shimmering support from the ever-excellent Sharon Horgan and Barry Ward, playing an unhappily married couple.
Watch now on Amazon Prime Video.
Woman at War ★★★★☆
This wonderfully cheering Icelandic effort from Of Horses and Men director Benedikt Erlingsson was one of the lesser-seen gems of last year, delighting on the festival circuit, and MUBI have sensibly snapped it up. It follows a fearless, fiftysomething environmental activist (Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir) who is in the midst of a campaign of extraordinary action when her application to adopt a child comes through. Eccentric, inspiring and emotional, it's highly recommended to anyone looking for a lockdown lift.
Watch now on MUBI.
What We Do in the Shadows ★★★★☆
With the TV spin-off returning for its second series on BBC2 / iPlayer this week, why not revisit the 2014 feature where it all began? Written, directed by and starring Flight of the Conchords' Jemaine Clement and Jojo Rabbit's Taika Waititi, this fang-tastic Kiwi comedy adopts a mockumentary structure, taking us into a vampire house-share as the centuries-old creatures of the night wrangle hopelessly with the modern world and face off against a werewolf pack, led by the great Rhys Darby.
Watch now on iPlayer.
The Dead Don't Die ★★★★☆
The deceased appear in a different guise in this shamelessly silly and characteristically dead-pan offering from Jim Jarmusch which opened the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and is new to Sky Cinema. Set in a sleepy US town, whose residents are both poorly and amazingly equipped to deal with the encroaching zombie hordes, it brings together a fine cast, including previous Jarmusch collaborators Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tom Waits and, most enjoyably, Tilda Swinton as a Scottish undertaker with highly employable sword skills.
Watch now on Sky Cinema.
The Disaster Artist ★★★★☆
Hitting Netflix this week is the story behind 'the greatest bad movie ever made'. The making of cult fixture The Room becomes a hysterical, Oscar-nominated comedy directed by and starring James Franco. Franco nails the unique demeanour of delusional filmmaker and terrible thespian Tommy Wiseau, a man of indeterminate age and cultural origin who possesses a seemingly vast fortune which allows him to bring his vision to the screen, resulting in a film of historic awfulness. James's brother Dave Franco plays younger actor Greg Sestero, who falls strangely under Tommy's spell in a brilliantly bonkers bromance.
Watch now on Netflix.
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