On the drama entrance, the Amazon Prime Video library is admittedly trying slightly bit skinny for April — except you depend the James Bond additions among the many dramatic lot. That mentioned, in the event you’re on the hunt for one thing slightly extra low-key that Bond’s adventures in MI6, you are hardly going to be starved by Amazon’s April 2020 choices.
On the highest of the record of drama movies headed to the streamer is a largely forgotten 1998 masterpiece from future Twilight Saga helmer Invoice Condon: his Oscar-winning 1998 movie Gods and Monsters. Tailored from Charles Bram’s novel Father of Frankenstein, Gods and Monsters unfolds circa the 1950s, and finds once-famed Hollywood director James Whale (Sir Ian McKellen) trying driving out retirement in sunny California. (In the event you’re questioning who James Whale is, he is the man who directed the groundbreaking horror movie Frankenstein in 1931 and its extensively adored sequel Bride of Frankenstein 4 years later.)
As portrayed in Gods and Monsters, Whale is near-suicidal in his outdated age. He spends most of his time retreading his tortured previous, daydreaming of the attractive younger males he as soon as shared his mattress with, and haggling together with his overbearing housekeeper Hanna (Lynn Redgrave). Whale’s temperament modifications when a good-looking gardener (Brendan Fraser) enters the image — and from then on, effectively, let’s simply say Gods and Monsters will get difficult in somewhat outstanding methods. Belief us after we say you ought to be fascinated about discovering out how.
That being mentioned, if brooding, low-budget character research aren’t your vibe, you may be a bit extra fascinated about these different dramatic titles.
Gorky Park (1983)
The Bodyguard (1992)
The Hoodlum (1951)