Now TV – The Last Jedi
Possibly the most divisive film of recent memory, Rian Johnson’s The Last Jedi joined Now TV’s roster this past month. It’s a subversive, challenging sequel and a course-changing outing for our heroes and the villains; a film all about letting go of the past and embracing the future… plus Porgs! If you liked it when you first saw it, you’ll love it even more when rewatching; if you hated it, there’s no better time to give it a second chance; and if you haven’t seen it before, boy you’ve got some catching up to do. Get your Freshers squad together and take a trip to a galaxy far, far away together. The Force is strong with this one.
Amazon Prime – Terminal
First-time director Vaughn Stein’s Terminal is a hyper-stylised neo-noir thriller starring Margot Robbie as one of two assassins caught up in a deadly mission, and over the course of the film several other mysteries and mysterious characters come to the fore, leading to a humdinger finale. With a supporting class including Mike Myers, Simon Pegg, and Max Irons, and enough of a visual flourish and narrative hook to get you through its messier plot threads and unusual characterizations, Terminal is worth checking out. Heh, punny.
Netflix – To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
Lana Condor takes on a first-time leading lady role in Netflix Original high school rom-com To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. Following Condor’s Lara Jean, the film centres around five love letters Lara has written throughout her school days to the crushes who’ve had the biggest impact on her. When the letters are inevitably exposed, Lara undergoes an uncomfortable, comic, and transformational experience. This simple film is itself a love letter, to young love, to embracing our feelings no matter how conflicting or embarrassing we think they may be, and to the genre whose tropes it so refreshingly explores. It’s a great easygoing film, give it a go.