I entitle this section NETFLIXOBIA because I am afraid to really tell people what I really watch. =O
Apparently I have a BBC period piece habit. But isn’t that was the BBC is notorious for? Just call me M Masterpiece Theatre G.
BBC Production based on the novel by Edith Wharton, with Mira Sorvino
Love in a Cold Climate
BBC Production based on the novel by Nancy Mitford (see “The Leaning Bookshelf”)
You see, I have good reason to be afraid to really tell people what I really watch!
My other habits, besides this BBC / period piece habit, include movies set in London and foreign titles…
Happy Go Lucky
Poppy (Sally Hawkins, in a Golden Globe-winning role) is a perpetually cheerful 30-year-old London teacher. When her beloved bike is stolen, she decides to take up driving, and is paired with Scott (Eddie Marsan), an instructor who’s her polar opposite. Their relationship is strained until Poppy’s bright personality attracts a co-worker, making Scott unexpectedly jealous. Alexis Zegerman and Karina Fernandez co-star in Mike Leigh‘s effervescent comedy (nominated for a Best Picture Golden Globe).
Set in the 1980s, this cross-cultural drama follows young Nazneem (Tannishtha Chatterjee), a Bangladeshi woman who’s immigrated to London for an arranged marriage to a middle-aged man, leaving her beloved family, including her sister Hasina, behind. While Hasina leads a life of adventure back home, Nazneem struggles to accept the isolation and unhappiness in her new life, until an unexpected visitor comes along and changes everything.
El-Alamein / La Battaglia di El Alamein
Enzo Monteleone directs this realistic World War II drama, revealing the horrors and hopelessness of battle. Leading a group of Italian soldiers fighting in Egypt, Lieutenant Fiore (Emilio Solfrizzi) rallies his troops (including Paolo Briguglia and Pierfrancesco Favino) to fend off circling Allied forces. But when the lines of communication jam and Fiore can’t understand his orders from base command, the squad’s mission is clouded with doubt.
The Apartment / L’Appartement
A chance sighting of his ex-girlfriend, Lisa (MJ Bellucci), sends Max (Vincent Cassel) into a tailspin, as he ditches travel plans and his fiancée to get closer to her. But when he busts into her apartment, he gets dangerously entwined with A (Romane Bohringer), a woman who looks like Lisa. Meanwhile, a wealthy and shady lover trails Lisa. Jean-Philippe Écoffey co-stars in writer-director Gilles Mimouni‘s romantic mystery