A Valentine’s Day at home? Why not ! Here are some suggestions of movies and series that you can watch on streaming platforms.
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Lady Chatterley’s lover
French director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre is adapting the DH Lawrence novel, published in 1928 and once considered obscene. According to journalist Marc-André Lussier, the director who changes the universe manages to maintain a “very physical, very sensual approach to filming living beings”. Emma Corrin (Diana in season 4 of The Crown) portrays Lady Chatterley and Jack O’Connell (the lover) “modulates her character’s inner anguish with great accuracy,” according to our journalist.
To all boys: Always and forever
To All the Boys: Always and Forever is the final installment in a rom-com trilogy as we follow Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and her lover Peter (Noah Centineo) as they graduate… and choose a career in college . “When the visual aspect is charged and striking, the interpretation is without particular relief. The scenario still has the breath it needs to convey from the screen to the viewer the sense of loss that accompanies the transition to adulthood, the characteristic indecision of that age, but also the importance of not lying to oneself. “, explained André Duchesne in his review of February 12, 2021.
In 1960s Wyoming, two young men hired to watch sheep herds (Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhall) developed a romantic relationship. The film, directed by Ang Lee, won three Oscars in 2006. In his review published on December 17, 2005, journalist Marc-André Lussier acknowledges “the great achievement of the director who managed to unveil the dramatic aspect of this story with sobriety , intelligence and subtlety. The emotional charge of the story gradually feeds on the sense of waste that this story hides. »
Director Steven Spielberg offers a remake of the 1961 classic without changing the time frame. Set in 1957, the Jets gang and the Sharks gang fight for control of a territory that is destined to disappear after the construction of Lincoln Center and condominiums. Notable appearances include Rachel Zegler (Maria), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Ariana DeBose (Anita), and David Alvarez (Bernardo). “It’s not certain that this new version will surpass in the collective imagination the 1961 West Side Story that has enshrined there for decades, but Steven Spielberg was right to want to refresh a work that deserves to be passed on to new generations. He undoubtedly wins his bet,” wrote journalist Marc-André Lussier in his review published on December 10, 2021.
The love story between Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) crosses time in this miniseries, presented as a situation comedy for the first few episodes. “You don’t have to be a superhero fan to love this TV UFO. Fans of American series will be delighted with the first few episodes, which honor some of the biggest hits of the last five decades on the small screen. Disclaimer: You will be unsure at first, and that’s okay. Get caught up in the action, be patient and you will have all the pieces of the puzzle in your hands,” wrote Marc-André Lemieux in December 2021.
Beauty and the Beast
A little less than 30 years after the animated film, it is Beauty and the Beast’s turn to be presented in live action. The film stars Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (the Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline (Maurice) and Josh Gad (LeFou) and the objects that dwell in the Beast’s castle: Ewan McGregor for Lumière, Emma Thompson for Mrs Potts, Ian McKellen for Cogsworth, Gugu Mbatha-Raw for Plumette. “In a more down-to-earth register (since carried by the ‘People’), it’s impossible not to laugh at Gaston or tremble during Kill the Beast, which is rendered far more sombre than in the animated film by the presence of actors. And LeFou, “gone” gay? It is perfectly integrated into the story and even very funny in its final pirouette. In short, a beautiful and really not silly production than this beauty and the beast,” noted journalist Sonia Sarfati in her review published on March 17, 2017.
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The Lost City
Author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is kidnapped by billionaire Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe) so she can help him find hidden treasure thanks to clues published in one of her books. Model Alan (Channing Tatum) comes to her aid. “Of course, the story presented to us doesn’t last longer than three seconds, but it still has enough good gags, murderous jokes and unbridled situations to offer good-natured entertainment in the company of engaging characters,” said journalist Marc-André Lussier in his March 25, 2022 published review.
A cult New York Times column is brought to the small screen in a series starring Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and Andy Garcia, among others. The series explores relationships, love and human connections. Three seasons are offered on the platform.
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The second television adaptation of Claude-Henri Grignon’s work is available on Extra de Tou.tv. We see the love triangle between Séraphin, Donalda and Alexis in Sainte-Adèle at the time of the priest Antoine Labelle. “One of the best Quebec TV series in recent years,” said columnist Hugo Dumas in February 2021.
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