We have finally made it to dead week. In all honesty, campus has been dead coming up on a month now, but you know what I mean. There is only one week left of school for the 2019-2020 academic year. What will we do once school is out? It is not as if there will be an endless line of summer job opportunities ready to start up as soon as finals are over. We can expect to stay cooped up at home for at least a few more weeks once school ends. What will we dedicate our time to with no school to distract us? In lieu of my normal Monday review, here is my quarantine watchlist for this summer.
The Korean film which made a huge splash at the Oscars this year, becoming the first movie not in the English language to win Best Picture, Bong Joon-ho’s thriller/comedy/social drama has earned universal praise and attention. With it now taking up an exclusive streaming home on Hulu, take the opportunity to finally see what the hype was all about. I can assure you, you will not be bored. Reading while watching a movie might seem distracting at first, but once you get invested, it just seems to fade into the background and become intuitive. Check out my original review of “Parasite” here.
The Death of Stalin (Netflix)
Joseph Stalin is one of the most evil figures in history. He is responsible for the deaths of untold millions of people. A movie about the fallout and political maneuvering surrounding his death does not scream comedy, yet “The Death of Stalin” is one of the funniest movies I have seen in years. More impressive, it is actually pretty historically accurate. Definitely give it a try if you have any interest in Russian history or sharply written and performed comedy.
Minority Report (Netflix)
In a world where all crimes are predicted and stopped before they happen, a police officer is forced on the run to clear his name when he is accused of committing a murder in the future. This team-up between Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise, a pairing almost assured to crank out a pretty entertaining movie together, mixes elements of sci-fi and action/thriller to create a fun and exciting adventure almost anyone can enjoy.
The Wicker Man (Netflix)
Not to be confused with the remake starring Nicolas Cage, though that is worth a watch for different, “so bad it is good” reasons, 1973’s “The Wicker Man” follows a detective searching for a missing girl. One of the most iconic cult movies, “The Wicker Man” is a short and well-executed psychological thriller most people either seem to love or like. I may not be as big a fan of it as most, but I definitely will recommend it.