Easter films for (avoiding) the family

Nothing says enforced family time like staring at a screen for a few hours without making eye-contact. Let us help you this long, long weekend.
Whatchya lighting there, McLane, an Easter candle? Image: Twentieth Century Fox.

Easter is upon us – those special few days when, for the first time since Christmas, many of us are socially obliged to have a plan of action for things to do with family, or at least concoct a decent excuse for not doing so.

Yes, there are Easter egg hunts, hot cross buns, yes, there are church services … but – also yes – there are many hours in which you might want to kick back, stare at a screen and bite off the head of a chocolate bilby.

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Paul Dalgarno is author of the novels A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Poly (2020); the memoir And You May Find Yourself (2015); and the creative non-fiction book Prudish Nation (2023). He was formerly Deputy Editor of The Conversation and joined ScreenHub as Managing Editor in 2022. X: @pauldalgarno. Insta: @dalgarnowrites