Lockdown & Chill with Matt Christie: The Two Popes

Updated: Jun 21, 2020

Behind the Vatican walls, Pope Benedict and the future Pope Francis navigate through their differences to find common ground and forge a new path for the Catholic Church.

Matt explores the powerful award winning story.

The Two Popes

As the lockdown continues so does our deep dive into the depths of Netflix and a slight change of pace by moving away from a full series for this next instalment.

Despite my deep reservations about the scary power that religion holds over people and a severe dislike for it being used as a means to acquire wealth and control people (a trait I see more and more of across the world); I found the Two Popes to be a fascinating and captivating watch as the story did not hide from the abuse cultivated within the Catholic Church for many years.

Jonathan Pryce puts in a masterful performance as his ideology of what religion should be used for clashes with Hopkin’s ailing and conservative Pope.

Set across what I would term to be five main ‘acts’ the premise behind this film is simple: two powerful men, engaged in verbal and theological battle about the role of the Church in modern society.

Deserving of the many awards it has won and been nominated for, if you’re looking for a fantastic weekend watch with a bottle of vino, this could be for you!

Rating: 8.75/10

About Matt:

Matt is a Director at a fast growing networking business in Leeds which focuses on bringing together all the major stakeholders associated with investment and economic growth.

A graduate in the realm of Broadcasting and PR, he has spent the lockdown trying not to overindulge on food and booze but instead overindulging in Netflix and Prime Video!

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