In a world where so many films and TV shows are rehashed and recycled, this is a breath of dread-filled fresh air. Compared to Hollywood, foreign films often are. And this one absolutely delivers again. They don't just make good bacon, them Danes. The whole film is focused on one Police dispatcher who takes a call from a woman who has been kidnapped. That may sound simple but it's just done so well. And at a runtime of only 80 minutes, it's easy for you to fit in.
We've all had bad days at work but fucking hell. Picture the scene: you're at the bottom of the North Sea tethered to a diving bell which is tethered to your ship which is over 2,000 feet above you at the surface just casually trying to do your job. Then, for some reason, which you're totally unaware of as it's happening, the ship begins to drift, meaning your diving bell is dragged off course, as are you. Bad, right? Well, it gets worse. Imagine then that your tether, the only thing connecting you to the surface, gets caught on something and snaps... Yeah, exactly. The fuck do you do? Well, watch this to find out.
Freddie Mercury was fucking great, the story of his life is fucking great and Rami Malak playing Freddie Mercury is pretty fucking great too so, as you'd imagine, this film is pretty fucking great as well. Whether you're a Queen fan or not, this is worth a watch. The world is absolutely a worse place for not having Freddie Mercury in it.
A group of ex-military hardmen get together to go into the jungle to rob a drug lord of all his fortune. It's a decent watch but nothing I haven't seen a handful of times before. I'm delighted it was on Netflix though because it meant I didn't have to spend £10 on going to see it at the cinema. Although, had it been on the cinema, I probably wouldn't have bothered.
This highlights another case of the persecution of black people, this time during the Detroit riots in 1967. Basically a bunch of arsehole racists use their badges to try to strongarm a bunch of black people into admitting they were doing wrong. It's a real-life representation of the abuse of power and the power of obedience, something psychologist Stanley Milgram was studying in lab experiments around the same time. Sadly, shit like this is still going on, five decades later and, even worse, many racist arsehole cops are still getting away with it.