This weekend you already have a list with four very good films that next week you will no longer be able to see on Netflix -also keep an eye on our review of the best cinema on this platform so far this year-, but we were not going to missing our appointment investigating the cinema available on platforms. Today I propose a selection of 4 very controversial films at the time of their release but also great that you can find in different streaming services.
Before going through them, I remind you that we also have a list with great erotic movies in streaming, another of excellent science fiction movies set in space, one of essential movies that unfairly failed or another of amazing horror movies on platforms. Without further ado, let’s go with today’s picks.
Direction: Craig Zabel. Distribution: Betty Gilpin, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Wayne Duvall, Ethan Suplee, Amy Madigan, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Sylvia Grace Crim, Dean J. West, Macon Blair, Hans Marrero
A priori a mere escape film along the lines of the fundamental ‘The Evil Zaroff’, but in the United States a lot of controversy arose, first because it coincided with some shootings in the United States and then because of the furious reaction of donald trump learning of its existence. The result is not that it is too deep, but it does have a lot of bad milk and one can have a great time with it as soon as you connect with the tone it adopts.
Review of ‘The Hunt’
‘A clockwork orange’
Direction: Stanley Kubrick. Distribution: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Adrienne Corri, Warren Clarke, John Clive, Aubrey Morris, Carl Duering, Paul Farrell, Clive Francis, Michael Gover, Miriam Karlin, James Marcus
One of the few X-rated films to earn an Oscar nomination, it was accused of provoking actual acts of violence, heavily criticized for its use of violence, and was also banned in several countries – including Stanley Kubrick it was withdrawn from circulation in the UK for almost 30 years. I don’t think it will become a masterpiece as some say, but I do believe that the world of cinema is better thanks to its existence.
Review of ‘A Clockwork Orange’
‘The stop of the monsters’ (‘Freaks’)
Direction: Todd Browning. Distribution: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates, Henry Victor, Harry Earles, Daisy Earles, Rose Dione, Daisy Hilton, Violet Hilton, Schlitze, Josephine Joseph, Johnny Eck
Little more than an hour this jewel of the seventh art lasts, but initially it lasted half an hour more than its director was forced to cut after some disastrous test passes, where it was described as aberrant and disgusting. Even today it is perfectly understood what could have bothered at the time, since it is a very daring film and an ode to what is different, but also a much more twisted and macabre work than titles acclaimed for it decades later.
Criticism of ‘The parade of the monsters’
‘Monty Python’s Life of Brian’
Direction: Terry Jones. Distribution: John Cleese, Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Sue Jones-Davies, Carol Cleveland, Terence Bayler, Andrew MacLachlan, Charles McKeown
Labeled blasphemous and sacrilegious by different religious groups, its premiere was temporarily banned in several countries and was persecuted by some associations in the United States. All of that didn’t stop this biblical spoof from becoming an instant comedy classic and one of the best comedies in movie history.
Review of ‘Life of Brian’