This year was always going to be a strange one for us but none of us expected it to be like this. I hope that you are all staying safe and finding plenty of things to keep you occupied. One good thing that I’ve seen is an amazing sense of community from so many people and there’s no shortage of film recommendations and opportunities for group watch alongs at home.
Hopefully you are already aware of the Hyde Park Picks, daily recommendations from the Hyde Park Picture House team along with some great extras. Our old friends at MiniCine have started a Self Isolation Season on Instagram, picking out two films each day. I’m trying to share as many of these recommendations as I can over on Twitter (and less so on Facebook) so do follow us there if you are not doing so already.
I was going to pick out some films coming up on Freeview TV this week but there are so many to go through and Mark Kermode already does a good job of this on his Radio 5 show/podcast. Instead I thought it would be worth pointing out that many of the films shown on the BBC are also available to watch on iPlayer. Here are my recommendations from what is currently available:
- Jane Eyre – be quick, it expires today, see Keith’s post.
- Midnight Special
- Score: Cinema’s Greatest Soundtracks
- Captain Underpants – we don’t always have to be so serious
- Margin Call
- The Lost City of Z
- The Lady Vanishes (1938)
- Personal Shopper – (See Keith’s post)
- Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool– (See Keith’s post)
- The Beguiled
- The Queen of Versailles
- and my favourite film of last year Minding The Gap is still available.
It’s also worth noting that from Monday BBC2 will be screening a classic film every afternoon around 3pm, usually preceded by an episode of the Talking Pictures documentary. This week it’s (mostly) Ealing comedies:
- School For Scoundrals
- The Man In The White Suit
- The Titfield Thunderbolt
- Whisky Galore
- The Lavender Hill Mob
Enjoy, stay safe and do let us know if you spot anything else we should be watching.