Sunday is a good day to watch movies or discover series. Of course, without having to think about it much, neither when choosing them nor when you face the viewing. So that fictions of proven effectiveness come in handy, with a reputation for being entertaining and that serve as a distraction of height, no matter how flimsy the argument on which they support may be. As for raising sophisticated entertainments above the most lacerating void, Guy Ritchie he is quite a teacher.
Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds (Netflix)
The British director recently released The Covenant in the USA: a thriller warlike with Jake Gyllenhaal as protagonist. It’s a film that illustrates the variety of registers Ritchie can play in, but he’s certainly never more comfortable than when he recruits Jason Statham and finds himself immersed in a sly gangster fiction. Snatch: Pigs and Diamonds supposed the consolidation of both after Lock & Stockand the years have not gone through it: it is still hilarious and it goes away in a breath.
The White Lotus (HBO Max)
In recent years there has been a very curious outcropping of fictions that make fun of the elites. The White Lotus does not have the ferocity of succession nor the kaleidoscopic gaze of parasitesbut there is a capacity to entertain that is not far behind or bong joon-ho nor his cousin HBO Max. Two seasons are available in the platform’s catalog, while the third is already on the way.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2: The Movie (Amazon Prime Video)
sonic was one of the last films to be released before the pandemic crisis, and sonic 2 one that arrived when it was about to conclude. It is a minor coincidence, but one that may forever accompany the image of this diptych. The overcome curse of video game adaptations to the cinema has here a somewhat anecdotal exponent, but very enjoyable on account of the interpretation of Jim Carrey like Robotnik. Much more threadbare in the sequel, of course.
Arrested Development (Netflix)
And while we were talking about succession… this series is already old, but it is surprising how much its approach and characters resemble what it did later Jesse Armstrong with the Roys. In this case, the black humor tends towards the absurd, but the meanness is more or less the same and it may be a good alternative plan to The White Lotus.
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