Feeling like you’re drowning…but are you off the couch? Welcome to the age of great content overload.to navigate choppy situations digital wavesHere are The Globe’s weekend picks streaming.
What to watch in 2023: The best movies (so far)
Night Agent (Netflix)
A few weeks ago, I said I was skimming a video on Netflix. diplomat, a political thriller that successfully straddles the line between semi-smart and super-dumb that the streaming giant seems to excel at.Well I finally caught up night agent – The show quickly became one of the most popular series in Netflix history when it was released in March of this year – diplomat It looks like Mensa’s work. It’s not necessarily a knock. night agent, Tracking an impossibly large-scale conspiracy from the perspective of an FBI agent (Gabriel Basso) and the hacker he’s tasked with protecting (Lucian Buchanan), the film will help you get through a weeknight. It’s a kind of fun that the more you know, the more you can enjoy without using your head. It helps that the series mastermind is Sean Ryan (terrier, shield), someone who can inject a sense of humor into this adaptation of Matthew Quark’s “Oh Come On” novel. And I like whatever Hong Chau shows up here as the White House Chief of Staff, but I’m pretty sure he’s actually evil. (No spoilers please, I’ve only seen episode 3.)
The world needs more movie stars. We can only kick Tom Cruise and Charlize Theron over and over and eventually kill ourselves. Enter Sydney Sweeney, the young breakout star of HBO’s twin hits. euphoria and white lotusAnd it looks like thousands of different projects are planned to push her further into the cultural stratosphere.like that reality, an experimental interpretation of the sages of US National Security Agency whistleblower Reality Winner. Instead of dramatizing the events leading up to Winner’s arrest, writer-director Tina Sutter adapted FBI records of her interrogation verbatim. Sweeney’s meandering, non-blinking acting is something to keep an eye on, but the originality of the script can’t outweigh the set-up’s dramatically diminished returns.
Indiana Jones Collection (Disney+)
It’s the right time to be disappointed this summer Indiana Jones and the Dial of Fate – At least according to a review from the Cannes Film Festival – Disney+ now has all four features of the franchise (plus a TV series) The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones) to the streaming catalog. Rewatching the movie can actually be a useful exercise in dealing with expectations. Raiders of the Lost Ark Unapproachable in its magnificence. Temple of Ruin Adorably youthful, yet not overwhelming. the last holy war A shining example of how powerful true movie stars can be (both Harrison Ford and Sean Connery).and Crystal Skull Kingdom It’s a reminder why franchises rarely cross the three-movie mark.
Queens of the Qing Dynasty (digital TIFF lightbox)
Following Ashley Mackenzie’s stunning debut, the soulless tale of two Cape Bretons struggling to establish themselves in a strange and hostile world. Werewolf It focuses on a teenage star (Sarah Walker) and a twentysomething Anne (Ziying Zheng). The two meet after Starr is hospitalized after a suicide attempt and Ann is tasked with looking after her as part of a volunteer assistance program. At first glance, it may sound like a practice of maritime misery, but it’s actually fun, playful, energetic, and deeply relatable. Mackenzie expands upon previously explored themes, Werewolf – The thrills and dangers of codependency, how easy it is for a person to stay in one place – She also pushes the boundaries of Canadian cinema (low budget, few locations, few actors) to make it resilient and thrilling. and create new things.
John Wick: Chapter 4 (Including On Demand, Apple TV, Google Play, Cineplex Store)
Recorded a very huge 165 minutes, John Wick: Chapter 4 is an all-you-can-eat buffet that is both thrilling and stressful, and you have to fill your stomach before it spills. That said, there are enough action movie moments of bliss to make this movie an experience worth sticking around for. Brawls between samurai, sumo wrestlers, and gunmen unfold in a stylish Japanese hotel. A long, uninterrupted overhead shot of a battle set in an apartment building. The camerawork ripped off Brian De Palma almost as much as De Palma ripped off Alfred Hitchcock. A dizzying battle set in a vortex of colliding cars around the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The technical skills on display here are amazing. You know that dozens of stuntmen gave their lives for this movie, and that somewhere deep underground in Hollywood, there’s a top-secret lab whose only mission is to create new clone copies of Keanu Reeves. You will walk away with certainty. .