Under The Influence
Billed as a documentary about rock 'n' roll legend Keith Richards and the people and sounds that inspired him.
I think you can divide the world up into those who like the Beatles and the rest of us who prefer the Rolling Stones. So I couldn't wait to watch this.
I'll get the criticism over first: he's a bit smug, but then according to most of the rules of healthy living, he should have been dead years ago, so perhaps that's why. It was full of PR-friendly sound bites, so I was left wondering how much was real and how much was scripted, especially as I suspect that it was basically an extended ad for his new solo album.
But I loved it: he's so laid back and still sticking two fingers up at convention, and I believe the world needs people like that to shake our certainties. He's very articulate and insightful, and his obsession with music shone through the whole broadcast and of course it was stuffed with great tunes too - rock 'n' roll, country, reggae, and the blues, lots of blues. It reminded me why I often wish I was ten years older, so I could've been young in the '60s...
'Under the Influence' is streaming now on Netflix.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
Not loved by the critics, this was possibly my favourite film of the past year (we won't talk about The Hobbit) probably because it features people fighting for their beliefs even at enormous cost to themselves, yet at the same time the causes becomes blurred, and you begin to wonder what the real motives of all the leaders actually are. In many ways the film is a PR battle between the two sides that leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake.
Watch it while you can, as there are reports that the whole series of The Hunger Games films will be removed from Netflix at the end of this month.
Sons of Anarchy
"After seizing control of its town, gun-running motorcycle club the Sons of Anarchy soon butts heads with rival biker gangs, racist groups and the law. Meanwhile, young Jax Teller finds himself torn between protecting his son and loyalty to his gang."
The Life of Mammals
"Naturalist David Attenborough hosts this in-depth examination of the most diverse class of life on Earth: mammals, from the smallest shrew to the biggest whales and the most advanced primates."
The Code - an Australian crime drama that features on Stuff and Nothing blog.
Black Mirror - this darkly comic dystopian drama gets and extended run on Netflix with the commission of new episodes.
What have you enjoyed watching recently?
Disclosure: I have received free Netflix streaming, and a streaming device as part of my membership of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.