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 (mostly free with prime). 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
Where Hope Grows ... A
Community ... A (Season 1)
Bliss ... A
Mully ... A (It's a doc, but the "recreations" are quite realistic. Emotionally impactful.)
I Am Big Bird ... A
Thanks For Sharing ... A
The Map of Tiny Perfect Things ... A/A-
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel ... A/A- (Season 1 & 2)
Juliet, Naked ... A/A-
Hired Gun ... A/A-
It's Kind of a Funny Story ... A/A-
Hope Gap ... A/A-
Sound of Silence ... A-
We Love You, Sally Carmicheal! ... A-
Are You Here ... A-(a little slow to get started, but wow, great dialogue, and originality, and theme.)
Selma ... A-
Get Low ... A-
Marshall ... A-
Pippa Lee ... A-
Ghosttown ... A-
Still Alive ... A-
ACOD ... A-
One Night in Miami ... A-
Rudderless ... 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-
Coming to America (1988) ... A-
Kindess of Strangers ... A-
The Grand Seduction ... A-
Bombshell ... A-
The Bachelors ... A- (Not crazy about this title, though. How about "I Dream of Jeannie" ?
Playing it Cool ... A-
The Dangerous Lives of Alter Boys ... A-
Hector and the Search for Happiness ... A-
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet ... A-
Kindness Diaries ... A- (Season 1)
Dear God ... A-
Jimmy Carter: Rock n Roll President ... A- (100% pro-Jimmy, but still a lot of fun, and very interesting)
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+
Nomadland ... A-/B+
Letters from Juliet ... A-/B+
Finding Your Feet ... A-/B+
Qwerty ... A-/B+
Savage: Alice Fraser ... A-/B+
I Give it a Year ... A-/B+
No Men Beyond this Point ... 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.)
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School ... A-/B+
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 Rewrite ... A-/B+
The Little Hours ... A-/B+ (surprisingly well shot, directed and acted for a silly comedy.)
Unlikely Angel ... A-/B+ (hokey, but really sweet.)
The Secret: Dare to Dream ... B+
Chemical Hearts ... B+
Danny Collins ... B+
The Beautiful Fantastic ... B+
Kidding ... B+ (Season 1)
Skeleton Twins ... B+
Coming 2 America (2021) ... 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+
One Special Night ... B+
Wendall Baker Story ... B+
Untogether ... B+
The Nanny Diaries ... B+
Fathers & Daughters ... B+
My Month with Mrs. Potter ... B+
The Children Act ... B+
Super Size Me 3 ... B+
Almost an Angel ... B+
Almost Friends ... B+
Uncle Frank ... B+
Out of the Wild ... B+
Kensho at the Bedfellow ... B+
How to Lose Friends... ... B+
Sensitivity Training ... B+
PINK: All I Know So Far ... B+
Stuck ... B+ (Wonderful first half.)
Grantham & Rose ... B+ (Fresh interesting middle, but the start and finish don't work.)
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+
My Blind Brother ... B+
The Little Prince ... B+ (Faulted, but worth seeing.)
Change in the Air ... B+
The Healer ... B+
Operator ... B+
Love Happens ... B+
So (Peter Gabriel) ... B+
Adult Beginners ... B+
A Year and Change ... B+
Forever My Girl ... B+
Hello I Must Be Going ... B+ (Great directing & acting, and most of the dialogue is very good.)
No Strings Attached ... B+
The Deal ... B+
Chasing Happiness ... B+ (Jonas Brothers Doc)
Courageous ... B+
Home Again ... B+/B
Step Dave ... B+ (S.1 Ep.1)
Piccadilly Jim ... B+/B
Terri ... B+/B
Supervised ... B+/B
Humor Me ... B+/B
IQ ... B+/B
Army of One ... B+/B
Forget Me Not ... B+/B
Tropic Thunder ... B+/B
Hearts Beat Loud ... B+/B
Friends with Children ... B+/B
Coming Through the Rye ... B+/B
Sound of Metal ... B+/B
Jack Goes Boating ... B+/B
Magic in the Moonlight ... B+/B
Lucky 13 ... B+/B (What's with that ending?)
Just Add Water ... B+/B
Watching the Detectives ... B
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen ... B
Frank Zappa Goes to Sicily ... B
I Will Make You Mine ... B
Jimmy ... B
The Confirmation ... B
The Expendables ... B
Lost Heart ... B
Catching Faith ... B
Running for Grace ... B
The Current ... B
Not Another Happy Ending ... B
IQ ... B (Cheesy, but charming)
Write When You Get Work ... B
Paperman ... B
Time of Their Lives ... B
Brat Academy ... B
Electric Dreams ... B (Season 1 Ep.1,2)
Somebody Up There Likes Me ... B
House of D ... B
Never Too Late ... B (At the center is a beautiful story, but the silly capers hold it back. Jacki Weaver's marvelous performance kept me in till the end.)
Fear, Love and Agoraphobia ... B
Milton's Secret ... B
Destination Wedding ... B
Daisy Winters ... B
Hotel Splendide ... B
Tinker ... B
A Big Love Story ... 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
Broken English ... B
Just Wright ... B
Paradise ... 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)
Breaking and Exiting ... B
Burn After Ready ... B/B-
Last Cab to Darwin ... B/B-
All at Once ... B/B-
The Love Punch ... B/B-
The English Teacher ... B/B-
Gloria Bell ... B/B-
Apple Mortgage Cake ... B/B-
I'm Your Woman ... B/B-
The Meaning of Van Life ... B/B-
American Loser ... B/B-
Last One Laughing LOL ... B- (S1.Ep.1)
Jackie & Ryan ... B-
Bird of the Air ... B-
Don't Read This on a Plane ... B-
Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm ... B- (Like the first one though!)
Toast ... B-
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World ... B-
Running from My Roots ... B-
Trucker ... B-
Sylvie's Love ... 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+
Tenure ... B-/C+
Good Intentions ... 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)
Lazy Susan ... C+
Good Deeds ... C+
Serious Moonlight ... C+
The Hero ... C+(I'm a Sam Elliot fan, but not a fan of this film. Try "off the map")
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)
Wish You Well ... (The two kids act well, otherwise pretty rickety... I bailed)

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