At present, there is no getting away from hearing about some of the devastating news happening across the world. Not least in Ukraine and the people affected by the conflict. Harrogate and District and Community Action have a wealth of information if you’re looking to find out more about how you can support.
As much as we may want to keep up-to-date with what is being broadcast in the news, it is also important for our own health and wellbeing to take a break from it as well. Of course, there are many different ways to do this, one of which can be grabbing the popcorn, getting cosy on the sofa and escaping into the world of a movie. With the BAFTAs taking place last Sunday (13 March), I thought I would share some recommendations (new and old) from the team…
CODA (child of deaf adults), is an up-lifting film starring Emilia Jones as the only hearing member of a deaf family and portrays her struggle to help them with their family business whilst also following her own dreams/life goals.
House of Gucci (2021)
Based on the book The house of Gucci: A sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed, this film follows a young Italian couples journey from young lovers to a bitter relationship fighting for control of the Italian fashion brand. Lady Gaga is powerful as the female lead.
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
For any Queen fans, this is a must! Rami Malek is mesmerising as Freddie Mercury portraying the characters life from the formation of the band, Queen, through to their outstanding 1985 Live Aid performance at Wembley.
Another one for the music fans, Rocketman follows the life of Elton John. Much like the man himself, the film is quirky and flamboyant.
About Time (2013)
Tissues at the ready; About Time is a romantic comedy about a young man (Tim) who has the ability to travel in time. While using his special ability has its pros and helps him to find love, he discovers that it cannot shield him and his loved ones from the ordinary struggles of life.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021)
If you are looking for a bit of action, this Marvel film follows martial-arts master Shang-Chi as he confronts the past he thought he left behind as he is drawn into the web of the mysterious Ten Rings Organisation.
14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible (2021)
If you are looking for some motivation then look no further. This documentary film is about ‘Project Possible’ and follows Nepali High Altitude climber Nirmal Purja who fights the odds as he and his team attempt to climb all of the world’s 14 highest peaks with an altitude of more than 8,000 metres within a record seven months.
King Richard (2021)
Starring Will Smith as this lead, this film is about Richard Williams, the father and tennis coach of the famous sisters, Venus and Serena. Richard planned for their success from before the girls were born and the film portrays his determination to make his plan succeed and how the girls defied the odds to get to where they are today.
Starring Emma Stone as the lady herself, this film is set in London during the punk rock movement of the 1970s and follows Estella Miller, an aspiring fashion designer, as she follows her dream and becomes the notorious designer known as Cruella De Vil.
I hope that the above might give you some inspiration for something to watch and if you have any recommendations to share, I’d love to hear them.
A word of warning, if you head to the cinema, be careful of the cows…they’re big moovie fans!