Quarantine Streaming
Amazon Prime Reviews
Review by Ross Anthony

Stuck at home? Here's a list of what I've been streaming on Amazon Prime (A+ to C-) during the quarantine. I do hope this is helpful to you. I invite your thoughts. Stay safe and healthy! (This list is updated periodically.)

Undone ... A+ (season 1 Ep1-5)
Leaving My Fatherís Faith ... A+
Still Mine ... A+
Thin ... A
Life of a King ... A (Great performance by Malcolm Mays)
American Folk ... A (Tough open, but stick with it, this is a beautiful film.)
Rainman Twins ... A
Community ... A (Season 1, Eps 1 and 2)
Mully ... A (It's a doc, but the "recreations" are quite realistic. Emotionally impactful.)
I Am Big Bird ... A
Thanks For Sharing ... A
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ... A/A- (Season 1 & 2)
Juliet, Naked ... A/A-
Are You Here ... A-(a little slow to get started, but wow, great dialogue, and originality, and theme.)
Selma ... A-
Marshall ... A-
Pippa Lee ... A-
Ghosttown ... A-
Still Alive ... A-
ACOD ... A-
Confessions of a teenage Jesus Jerk ... A-
Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot ... A-
Modern Love ... A- (Season 1)
Morning Glory ... A-
The Lorax ... A-
What if ... A-
Kindess of Strangers ... A-
The Grand Seduction ... A-
Bombshell ... A-
Playing it Cool ... A-
Hector and the Search for Happiness ... A-
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet ... A-
Kindness Diaries ... A- (Season 1)
She's Out of My League ... A-
The Bookshop ... A- (Gentle slow pace, beautifully nuanced performances and direction)
Life Itself ... A- (Not for the faint of heart. Has its faults, but also has some great acting, writing, directing.)
Rango ... A-/B+
Letters from Juliet ... A-/B+
Finding Your Feet ... A-/B+
Love the Coopers ... A-/B+ (I absolutely love the first half of this film. Great two person interactions. Unfortunately, the second half doesn't live up to the first half.)
What We Did on Our Holiday ... A-/B+
Mozart in the Jungle ... A-/B+ (Season 1-4)
Instant Family ... A-/B+
A Brilliant Young Mind/ X Plus Y ... A-/B+
Our Girl ... A-/B+ (Season 1)
Only Love ... A-/B+ (Season 1 Ep.1) (Liked it, unfortunately there are issues with the sound on this copy. Sadly, it's annoying enough that I won't continue with the series.)
The Secret: Dare to Dream ... B+
Chemical Hearts ... B+
Danny Collins ... B+
The Beautiful Fantastic ... B+
Kidding ... B+ (Season 1)
Skeleton Twins ... B+
I Want to Marry Ryan Banks ... B+
The Hippopotamus ... B+
Youth in Oregon ... B+
33 Postcards ... B+
Ashby ... B+
If I Were You ... B+ (Silly premise, weak start, builds well, ends strong.)
Time Freak ... B+ (Cool premise, strong start, peters out, ends weak.)
It Had to be You ... B+
One for the Money ... B+
Natural Selection ... B+
United States of Tents ... B+
Untogether ... B+
Fathers & Daughters ... B+
The Children Act ... B+
Super Size Me 3 ... B+
Uncle Frank ... B+
Kensho at the Bedfellow ... B+
How to Lose Friends... ... B+
Sensitivity Training ... B+
Stuck ... B+ (Wonderful first half.)
Radioactive ... B+ (Kudos to the experimental filmmaking and score, and Pike's performance, uneven, but moments of genius.)
William and Mary ... B+ (S.1 Ep.1-3)
Jacob ... B+
Operator ... B+
So (Peter Gabriel) ... B+
Forever My Girl ... B+
No Strings Attached ... B+
The Deal ... B+
Chasing Happiness ... B+ (Jonas Brothers Doc)
Home Again ... B+/B
Step Dave ... B+ (S.1 Ep.1)
Terri ... B+/B
IQ ... B+/B
Almost an Angel ... B+/B
Friends with Children ... B+/B
Coming Through the Rye ... B+/B
Watching the Detectives ... B
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen ... B
Frank Zappa Goes to Sicily ... B
Jimmy ... B
Not Another Happy Ending ... B
IQ ... B (Cheesy, but charming)
Write When You Get Work ... B
Paperman ... B
Brat Academy ... B
Electric Dreams ... B (Season 1 Ep.1,2)
Somebody Up There Likes Me ... B
House of D ... B
Fear, Love and Agoraphobia ... B
Milton's Secret ... B
Destination Wedding ... B
Daisy Winters ... B
Hotel Splendide ... B
Tinker ... B
Young Adult ... B
A beautiful Now ... B
(Very creative start) I Can I Will I Did ... B
Barefoot ... B
Walking in Sunshine ... B (Brilliant performance by Greg Wise in a smaller role)
The Giant Mechanical Man ... B
Phil ... B
The Vast of Night ... B
Like Sunday, Like Rain ... B
Absolutely Anything ... B
10 Things We Should Do Before We ... B
Sean-Claude Van Johnson ... B (S.1 Ep.1)
The Love Punch ... B/B-
The English Teacher ... B/B-
Gloria Bell ... B/B-
Last One Laughing LOL ... B- (S1.Ep.1)
Jackie & Ryan ... B-
Bird of the Air ... B-
Trucker ... B-
The Soloist ... B-
Wonderstruck ... B- (needs aggressive editing and score rework. That said, beautiful concept with a heartwarming yet, chilling third act.)
All Creatures Big and Small ... B-
Lucky Numbers ... B-/C+
Gigantic ... B-/C+
Alex & The List ... B-/C+ (great acting, fun direction, strong start, but once the main character makes an important choice out of character, what follows is a bit of a mess)
Fits & Starts ... C+(Good Acting, but just frustrating to watch.)
Tales from the Loop ... C+ (S.1 Ep.1)
Love Again ... C-
Troop Zero ... (Got halfway through, and then lost my patience with it ... bailed.)
Ride ... (Didn't grab me after 10 minutes I bailed)
Not Since You ... (Didn't grab me after 10 minutes I bailed)

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