Here at MovieBabble, we like to watch movies, obviously. However, the Coronavirus has created a sudden drop off in the number of new movies for us to watch. But we will not be stopped, and we’ve turned to the many decades of cinema preceding us for our entertainment. Some of us have gotten into familiar favorites, others have chosen to dive headfirst into the artsiest of artsy movies, and the rest of us are somewhere in between. For the duration of this crisis, we will be keeping you in the know about these quality gems through our Quarantine Staff Picks. So, without further ado, here are some of the movies we’d recommend for your viewing pleasure this week.
You Can’t Take it With You (1938)
Patricia Henderson: A Frank Capra classic about choosing fulfillment over money. The impressive cast includes James Stewart, Jean Arthur, and Lionel Barrymore. It’s a sweet and simple story, with a message that is still relevant. (Available to rent on VOD.)
Boys State (2020)
Spencer Henderson: One of the best films I have seen this year and I urgently suggest anyone to watch it. It is at times discouraging on a deep level, but it is also sprinkled with a hope that I really needed in 2020. (Available to stream on Apple TV+.)
Brian Connor: A MacGruber-esque parody of Bulldog Drummond and the 1930s “Boys Own”-type pulp fiction. Has a who’s who of British comedy of the time and is a rollicking good time. From Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, writers of The Commitments, Flushed Away, and all the best British comedy TV of the 70s. (Available to stream on The Criterion Channel.)
Ingrid Dendievel: Think life under lockdown sucks? Imagine living in an apartment without any food. Or anything to drink… Amid a zombie invasion! (Available to stream on Netflix.)
Anna Campion: This Senegalese paranormal romance is one of the most jaw-dropping films I have seen this year. The acting, the music, the cinematography, the writing, it all comes together in such a gorgeous and perfect way. Plus, my favorite, it’s fewer than two hours! (Available to stream on Netflix.)
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