Friday, April 30, 2021

TV and Film Must Watch List

IRA BEST OF THE YEAR PICKS 

2021 

About Endlessness  (Hulu, rental for $4) 
Apples (Greek drama) (out of theaters, not yet a rental)
Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)  
The Card Counter (theaters, PVOD $20) 
C'mon C'mon (theaters) 
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (for Jessica Chastain esp) (Theaters)
The French Dispatch (theaters) 
Gunda (doc about pig) (Hulu; rental)  
I Carry You With Me (gay; rental) 
The Killing Of Two Lovers (Hulu, rental) 
Licorice Pizza (theaters, expands Dec 25) 
Moffie (South Africa gay war) (Hulu, rental) 
No Sudden Move (HBO Max) 
Passing (Netflix) 
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Hulu, rental) 
7 Prisoners (Netflix) 
Spencer (theaters) 
Stillwater (Matt Damon film) (rental) 
Summer of 85 (Ozon queer coming of age) (FUBU, Showtime, DirectTV, rental)
Summer of Soul music doc (Hulu) 
Undine (Hulu, rental) 
Val (Val Kilmer doc) (Amazon) 
The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes doc; Apple TV+) 

Rentals: this means a movie is widely available to rent for $4 or so via Apple, Amazon, etc.



AMAZON PRIME 


2021 

Joji (Amazon) 
Val (Val Kilmer doc) (Amazon) 


Invincible S1 animated (Amazon) 
The Underground Railroad S1 (Amazon)


2020 

Banana (Amazon) 
Beats (Amazon Prime, MUBI) 
Blow The Man Down (Amazon) mys
Boys (Amazon) 
Cucumber (Amazon) 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix) 
Pride (Amazon) 
Route One/USA (Amazon/Ovid) 
Saint Frances (Starz/Amazon) 
The Surrogate (Starz/Amazon, rental) 
Sylvie's Love jazz romance (Amazon) 



APPLE + 


2021 

Moffie (South African LGBT) (rental $7) 
The Velvet Underground (Todd Haynes doc; Apple TV+) 


For All Mankind (Apple + series) 
Girlfriends (1978 movie $4 rental) 
Mythic Quest S2 (Apple+) 
71: The Year That Music Changed Everything (eight part doc) (Apple+) 
Ted Lasso (Apple+ series) 


2020 

Beastie Boys Story (Apple+) 
Greyhound (WW II film, Tom Hanks) (Apple+) 
On The Rocks (Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola) (Apple+) 



CRITERION 


2021 



2020 

Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Cane River (1982 lost film) (Kanopy, Criterion) 
Compensation (1999, never released theatrically)
Pink Narcissus (Criterion) 
Vitalina Varela (Criterion) 
Zombie Child (French flick, Criterion) 


DISNEY+ 


2021

Luca (Disney+) 



Loki S1 (Disney+) 
The Muppet Show (Disney+) Feb 19 
[S1E5 (Rita Moreno) S2E8 (Steve Martin) S3E7 (Alice Cooper) S4E24 (Diana Ross) S5E15 (Carol Burnett) ] 
WandaVision S1


2020 

Soul (Disney +) 



FREEFORM 

2021 

Cruel Summer S1 (Freeform) 



FUBO 

Everything's Gonna Be Okay (LGBT series) 



fX 

Reservation Dogs (S1) (fX)



HBO MAX 


2021 

No Sudden Move (Soderbergh) HBO Max



Betty (HBO Max series) 
A Black Lady Sketch Show S1 (HBO Max) 
Exterminate All The Brutes 4 part doc (HBO Max) 
Hacks S1 (HBO Max series) 
The Investigation S1 (HBO, Swedish) 
It's A Sin (HBO Max miniseries) 
The Lady and the Dale 4-part doc on transgender car innovator (HBO Max)
Love Life S1 (HBO, guy from The Good Place) 
Mare Of Easttown S1 (HBO Max series) 
The Other Two S2 (HBO, Justin Bieber-like guy and his mom) 
Succession (S1-3) (HBO) 
Veneno S1 (HBO Max) 



2020 

American Utopia (HBO Max) 
Emma (HBO Max) 
Let Them All Talk (HBO Max) 
On The Record (HBO Max) 
We Are Who We Are (HBO Max)
Wonder Woman 1984 (HBO Max) 





HULU 

2021 

About Endlessness  (Hulu, rental for $4) 
Gunda (doc about pig) (Hulu; rental)
Homeroom (doc) (Hulu) 
The Killing Of Two Lovers (Hulu, rental) 
Moffie (South Africa gay war) (Hulu, rental)  
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Hulu, rental) 
Saint Maud (Hulu, Paramount+)
Summer of Soul music doc (Hulu) 
Undine (Hulu, rental) 


Freaks & Geeks S1 (Hulu) 
In My Skin S1 and 2 (Hulu) 


2020

After Parkland (DOC) (Hulu)  
Beach Rats (Hulu) 
Everything's Going To Be Okay (Hulu) 
Please Like Me (Hulu) 
Premature (Hulu) 
The Secrets We Keep (Hulu)
Tesla (Hulu)






KANOPY 

2021 


2020 

Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Cane River (1982 lost film) (Kanopy, Criterion)
Tom at the Farm (Kanopy) 


MUBI 


2021 

Beginnings (Georgian Oscar entry) (MUBI) 
 


2020 

Beats (Amazon Prime, MUBI) 
Beyond Clueless (2014 doc on film Clueless) (MUBI) 
Citadel (short by John Smith) MUBI 
Dead Pigs (Feb 12; dir of Birds Of Prey) (MUBI) 
Meanwhile On Earth (doc on funeral homes)
Overseas (Filipino nannies doc) (MUBI)  
Spring Night Summer Night (1967) 
White On White (MUBI)





NETFLIX 

2021 

Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix) 
Crack: Cocaine, Corruption and Conspiracy (Netflix) 
The Dig (British period porn for mom) (Netflix) 
Passing (Netflix) 
Procession (church abuse doc) (Netflix) 
7 Prisoners (Netflix)


Lupin S1 AND S2 (Netflix) 
Maid (miniseries) (Netflix) 
Pretend It's A City S1 (Netflix) 
Squid Game S1 (Netflix) 
We The People S1 a la Schoolhouse Rock (Netflix)  


2020 

Bounding (Netflix) 
Circus of Books (porn shop doc) (Netflix)  
Grand Army S1 (Netflix) 
Handsome Devil (Netflix) 
I Care A Lot (Netflix) 
I'm Thinking Of Ending Things (Netflix) 
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix) 
Nobody Knows I'm Here (Jorge Garcia) (Netflix) 
A Sun (Taiwan) (Netflix) 
The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (Netflix) 
Yes God Yes (Netflix) 
Your Name Engraved Herein (Netflix) 



PARAMOUNT+ 

2021 

Saint Maud (Hulu, Paramount+)



PEACOCK 

2021

We Are Lady Parts S1 (Peacock) 


ROKU 

Sherlock Holmes (TV series)  


SHOWTIME 

2021 



2020 

Relic (horror) (Showtime, rental) 
Shithouse (Showtime, rental for $7) 
La Verite/The Truth (Showtime, rental)




THE FILM DETECTIVE (FREE APP) 

Arthur Wontner -- numerous Sherlock Holmes movies


 


THEATERS OR AVAILABLE TO RENT 



2021 

About Endlessness  (rental)
All Light, Everywhere (rental) 
The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (for Jessica Chastain) (Theaters) 
The French Dispatch 
Gunda (rental) 
Identifying Features (rental) 
No Ordinary Man (rental) 
The Sparks Brothers (rental) 
Spencer
State Funeral (rental) 


2020 

American Utopia (HBO Max) 
Assassins (rental doc) 
Bacurau (Criterion/Kanopy; rental elsewhere) 
Beats (MUBI, Amazon) 
News Of The World (theaters; PVOD soon) 
The Painted Bird (Hulu) 
The Platform (Netflix) 
Relic (rental) 
Route One/USA (Amazon/Ovid) 
Two Of Us (rental) 
La Verite/The Truth ((FUBO, Showtime, DirecTV, rental on YouTube for $4, Amazon for $7) 
Vitalina Varela (Criterion) 
We Are Who We Are (Luca Guadagnino) (HBO Max)
Young Ahmed (Dardenne film) (Criterion, Kanopy, rental) 




MOVIES 2019 TO SEE

All Is Well (Netflix)
Anthropocene: The Human century (Kanopy)
Arctic
Asako I and II
Ash Is Purest White
The Beach Bum
The Brink (Hulu) (Steve Bannon film)
The Burial of Kojo
The Chambermaid (Starz/Amazon)
The Competition (French doc on entry to film school)
Diane (Hulu)
The Edge Of Democracy (Brazil docu) (Netflix)
Everybody Knows (Ashgar Farhadi) (Netflix)
Fast Color
The Gospel Of Eureka
High Flying Bird (Netflix)
The Hottest August (Roku channel, Amazon fee)
I Lost My Body (Netflix)
Jay Myself (doc)
The Kingdom (Netflix  K period zombie)
Klaus (Netflix)
The Laundromat (Netflix)
Leaving Neverland (HBO)
The Lighthouse
Light Of My Life
Little Woods
Marriage Story (Netflix)
Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Missing Link (Netflix)
The Mustang
Non-Fiction (Assayas)
One Child Nation (Amazon)
One Cut Of The Dead (Jap zombie) (Amazon, maybe)
Permanent Green Light (Dennis Cooper) (Kanopy)
Rojo
Rolling Thunder Revue (Netflix)
Shadow (wuxia by Zhang Yimou) (Netflix) 
Slut In A Good Way (Amazon)
Sorry Angel (French gay; Honore) (rental Amazon Apple)
The Souvenir (Amazon)
Sunset (dir Nemez) (Starz/Amazon)
Thunder Soul (2010 doc)
Too Late To Die Young (Criterion Kanopy)
Transit (Amazon)
Two Plains and a Fancy (Amazon, Kanopy)
The Two Popes (Netflix)
Uncut Gems
Under The Silver Lake (Amazon)
The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylon)
Woman at War (Hulu)



MOVIES 2018 STILL TO SEE

Araby
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Ben Is Back
Bisbee '17 (doc)
Bodied
The Cakemaker
Crime and Punishment (doc)
Custody
Don't Worry,  He Won't Get Far On Foot
El Angel
Everybody Knows
The Green Fog (Guy Maddin)
The Guilty
Happy As Lazzaro
The Insult
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (doc)
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992 (John Ridley)
Nico, 1988
Reversing Roe (Netflix doc)
A Simple Favor
Skate Kitchen
Sollers Point
Stan and Ollie
The Third Murder (Kore-eda film)
Thoroughbreds
Vazante
Western
You Were Never Really Here
Zama



1980s etc MOVIES TO WATCH for IRAS

Berlin Alexanderplatz (Criterion)
Cutter's Way (Pluto w ads)
The Elephant Man (Amazon rent)
The Last Metro (Truffaut) (Criterion/Kanopy)
Lola (Fassbinder) (Criterion)
Marjoe (Amazon? Vudu Roku? )
Mon Oncle d'Amerique (Criterion)
The Night Of Shooting Stars (Amazon rent)
A Passage To India (Amazon rent)
Raising Arizona (Starz/Amazon)
S.O.B. (Amazon rent)
Taxi Zum Klo (Pantaflix rent)
They All Laughed
The Vanishing (Criterion)
Videodrome (Amazon rent)
The Whole Shootin' Match (70s) Amazon

MOVIES TO SEE ON SHORT LIST

Under The Skin (2013)


RECENT-ISH TV SHOWS NEED TO SEE

Adventure Time (Hulu)
American Crime (three seasons, ABC) (Netflix)
The Americans (Amazon)
American Vandal (Netflix)
America To Me (Starz doc)
AP Bio (Hulu)
Archer (Hulu)
Avatar: The Last Airbender (Amazon?)
Babylon Berlin (Netflix) 
Better Call Saul (Netflix)
Betty (HBO) skating boarding chicks 
Big Mouth (Netflix animated)
Blackadder (Amazon and Hulu)
Black Mirror (Netflix)
Blue Planet II (BBC America)
Bodyguard (Netflix)
Bojack Horseman (Netflix)
The Bridge (Hulu)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) 
The Bureau (French TV thriller, five seasons) (Amazon) 
Casa de los Flores aka House of Flowers (Netflix)
La Casa De Papel aka Money Heist (Netflix)
Crashing UK w Phoebe Waller-Bridges (Netflix)
Dark (German Stranger Things on Netflix)
Das Boot (Hulu)
Dickinson (Apple)
Drew Michael (HBO standup, no audience)
Elite (Netflix high school drama, Spain)
The Half of It (Netflix teen Cyrano Asian)
Los Espookys (HBO)
Euphoria (HBO)
Fargo (Hulu)
Fauda (Israeli-Palestinian) (Netflix)
F1: Drive To Survive (Netflix)
Forever (Amazon)
GLOW (Netflix) 
The Great (Hulu w Nicolas Hoult Russian period) 
Hannah Gadsby Douglas (watch Nannette first) (Netflix) 
Happy Valley (Netflix)
Homecoming (Amazon)
The House of Flowers (La Casa de las Flores, Mexico) (Netflix)
I Know This Much is True (HBO) 
I May Destroy you (HBO) 
Insecure (HBO)
I Think You Should Leave (Netflix)
Kidding (Showtime)
Kid Gorgeous at Radio City: John Mulaney stand up (Netflix)
The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
The Leftovers (HBO)
Letterkennny (Hulu)
The Little Drummer Girl (Amazon?)
Lodge 49 (Hulu)
Mira, Royal Detective (Disney Channel)
Money Heist aka La Casa De Papel (Netflix)
Moone Boy (Irish Wonder Years)(Hulu)
Mr Inbetween (Amazon) 
Mrs America (Hulu w Cate Blanchett as Phyllis Schaffly) 
Mum (Britbox, Amazon)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Nanette: Hannah Gadsby standup (Netflix)
Nathan For You (Comedy Central) 
Never Have I Ever (mindy Kaling high school comedy) (Netflix) 
The Other Two (gay, Comedy Central)
Our Boys (HBO) 
Outer Banks (Netflix, Aussie teens Pogues, dawson's creek) 
Patriot (spy guitar) (Amazon)
Pen15 (Hulu)
Perpetual Grace LTD (creators of Patriot) (Epix)
Please Like Me (Irish gay, mother attempted suicide etc) Hulu
Ramy (Muslim American) (Hulu)
Random Acts Of Flyness (HBO)
Rectify (Sundance) 
Red Oaks (Amazon, country club tennis 80s) 
Rick And Morty (Cartoon Network/Adult Swim) (Hulu)
Russian Doll (Netflix)
Salt Fat Acid Heat (Netflix cooking show)
Sex Education (Netflix, Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson)
Shangri-La Rick Rubin doc (Showtime)
Sherman's Showcase (Hulu)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Six By Sondheim (HBO)
Sorry For Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
Steven Universe (Cartoon Network)
The Story Of Minglan (Chinese drama on YouTube)
Succession (HBO)
Tamborine: Chris Rock special (Netflix)
The Terror (AMC)
This Close (Sundance)
This Is England (Amazon)
Tig Notaro: Happy to be Here standup (Netflix)
The Trip (rentable) 
Truth Seekers (Amazon, Simon Pegg) 
Unbelievable (Netflix)
The Untamed (Netflix)
Veep (HBO)
The Vicar of Dibley (BritBox Amazon)
The Vietnam War (Amazon)
Warrior (Cinemax)
Watchmen (HBO)
What We Do In The Shadows (Hulu)
When They See Us (Netflix Ava DuVernay)
Wild Wild Country (Netflix doc)
Years and Years (HBO)



VINTAGE SHOWS I NEED TO SEE FOR THE FIRST TIME
OR RE-WATCH (BECAUSE IT'S BEEN SO LONG)

Alan Partridge
An American Family (1973 PBS documentary)
Anne Of Green Gables (1985)
The Avengers
Baseball (Ken Burns)
Blackadder
Brassed Off
Broken Trail (2006 TV movie)
Buffalo Bill
Civilization
Cosmos
Danger UXB
The Day After
Eleanor and Franklin
Elizabeth R
Gulliver's Travels (1996 miniseries)
Jazz (Ken Burns)
The Kids In The Hall (1988 sketch)
The Jewel In The Crown
Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts
Mr. Show
The Paper Chase
Party Down
Planet Earth
Reilly: Ace Of Spies
The Rockford Files/Maverick
S.C.T.V. (1976 sketch) 
Sherlock Holmes (starring Ronald Howard from 1954, on Roku) 
Shogun
Sons Of Anarchy
St. Elsewhere (1982 drama)
Tattingers (1988 light drama)
Victory At Sea
The Waltons (1971 drama)
The World At War
World on a Wire (Fassbender TV four hours, Criterion)




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