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Weekend Watchlist: ‘Loving Vincent,’ ‘Lucifer,’ and classic Filipino films

By Kara Santos Published May 28, 2021 3:58 pm Updated May 28, 2021 4:10 pm

The big-must watch show this week has undoubtedly been Friends: The Reunion. The nostalgic unscripted special crashed HBO Go as soon as it was released Thursday. In case you've already seen it and are looking for other shows to watch this weekend, there are a few new offerings to keep you occupied.

Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, just dropped on Netflix this week. The 2017 experimental animated biographical drama about the life of painter Vincent Van Gogh was nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 90th Academy Awards.

New CG anime series Eden, a coming of age story in a robot future,  looks very promising. 

The second half of season 5 of Lucifer, which was originally meant to be the final season of the show, is also due out on Netflix globally on May 28.

The UPFI Film Center is also holding free online film screenings of Filipino classic films for a limited time in honor of National Heritage Month.

Here’s a roundup of new films and series to watch this weekend.

Netflix

Loving Vincent

Synopsis: Rendered in the style of the beloved Dutch master, this animated biopic recounts the tortured last days of Vincent van Gogh.

Eden

Synopsis: A human girl secretly raised by robots starts to uncover the dark secrets behind her lush, utopian world where humanity has all but vanished.

Lucifer Season 5 Part 2

Synopsis: Bored with being the Lord of Hell, the devil relocates to Los Angeles, where he opens a nightclub and forms a connection with a homicide detective.

Blind Side

Synopsis: In this sports drama based on a true story, an affluent couple takes in a homeless teenager and nurtures his growth into a football powerhouse.

Ghost Lab

Synopsis: After witnessing a haunting in their hospital, two doctors become dangerously obsessed with obtaining scientific proof that ghosts exist.

Blue Miracle

Synopsis: To save their cash-strapped orphanage, a guardian and his kids partner with a washed-up boat captain for a chance to win a lucrative fishing competition.

Get Carter

Synopsis: After his brother is “accidentally” killed, gun-for-hire Carter retursn home to make his peace, but soon seeks retribution rather than redemption.

Love of My Life

Synopsis: An architect from an affluent family tries to build a life with a business owner, but pain and tragedy soon put their love and happiness to the test.

UPFI Film Center

From May 27 to 31, 2021 you can also tune in for free online screenings with UPFI Film Center in celebration of National Heritage Month.
National Artist Lamberto Avellana's Lapu-Lapu: https://bit.ly/3wBdcit
National Artist Kidlat Tahimik's Balikbayan #1: Memories of Overdevelopment Redux VI: https://bit.ly/34i3zJA and Celebrating The Year 2021, Today: https://bit.ly/34q0ffe
Mike De Leon's Sister Stella L: https://bit.ly/3oRDiv9

(Banner image via LovingVincent.com/Altitude Film Distribution)