In truth, the bare-bone plot is merely the chassis upon which director Mati Diop drapes a hallucinatory romance and mystery with elements of the supernatural. Lana Condor plays a shy high-school student who writes pretend letters to her crushes. All together now, “toss a coin to your Witcher, oh ratings of plenty…”. The first five episodes are a confused hodgepodge of exposition and world building. But when the missives are stolen and made public, she feels obliged to enter a fake relationship in order to preserve her dignity. Season three is due in March 2020. Due to the pandemic, that hope would be fulfilled as scarcity of content continues. Rickety-looking science fiction thriller I Am Mother delivers where it counts with a twisting, turning plot and several genuine surprises. Prince Harry also goes on to add, “Yes, lives have been changed on the track, but lives are also being changed in the stands”. Reality TV, the Netflix way. Prairie (Marling) is an inter-dimensional wanderer with a strange past and an even weirder future. A gothic adult cartoon based on an obscure video game does not sound enticing. Baumbach is on solid ground marshalling the inter-familial tension. Ali Wong and Randall Park play former childhood sweethearts from San Fransisco whose lives take very different paths after they consummate their friendship. Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Mad Men’s Alison Brie is our entry point into this comedy-drama inspired by a real life all-female wrestling league in the Eighties. And it’s too early to say whether adaptations of the Witcher or The Wheel of Time will be any use. Murphy brings this complex figure to life with an alternately hilarious and affecting turn. Video Source — Netflix (Netflix YouTube Channel) Netflix has become a main source of content these days. And then things turn dark and weird – as you’d expect from the creator of Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s a great sports film and also a commentary on the racial and social schisms that divide America. Moore’s “Dolemite” character was based on old black homeless man he encountered in San Fransisco and caused both a sensation and a scandal at the time. It only occasionally makes sense – but, as an experience, it's unforgettable. Carey Mulligan and Mary J Blige head the cast, while Dee Rees guides the story with tremendous tautness. In Private Life, a bohemian middle-aged couple struggle to have a child. Watched Greyhound with Tom Hanks and thought it was pretty good. You can almost smell the shoddy sanitation and horse-manure in this lavish murder-mystery set in 19th New York. With his Doctor Sleep adaptation forthcoming, Mike Flanagan has established himself as the latter-day top dog off Stephen King retellings. 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There she must remain above the suspicions of seemingly well-meaning but disorganised angel Michael (Ted Danson) whilst also negotiating fractious relationships with do-gooder Chidi (William Jackson Harper), spoiled princess Tahani (former T4 presenter Jameela Jamil) and ex-drug dealer Jason (Manny Jacinto). Netflix’s libra ranges from action to romance to Documentary films. Ten artists test their glass blowing mastery in a series of challenges. But there are enough surprises – and one hilarious cameo – to prevent Always Be My Maybe feeling hopelessly formulaic. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? Though all the twists and turns, highs and lows, Money Heist is never less than gripping. We’re firmly in Martin Scorsese's Gangs of New York territory, with a serial killer bumping off boy prostitutes across Manhattan. When Netflix asked the Coen brothers to make a binge-friendly TV series, Hollywood’s quirkiest siblings obviously went their own way. Netflix has become a main source of content these days. So far, so cliche. Shunted back because of Disney’s own “live action” Jungle Book remake, this one is far grittier – a children’s movie with enough tooth and claw not to feel like a fairytale. A list of the best sad movies on Netflix in November 2020, which will bring tears to the eyes of any viewer. There are also parts for Peter Bogdanovich and Dennis Hopper. Season five has just arrived and journeys even deeper into the Breaking Bad expanded universe. Bateman, usually seen in comedy roles, is a revelation as is Laura Linney as his nasty wife Wendy. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. The Summer of Hollywood’s Step-Sequel Problem, The Intricacies of Wrongful Conviction and Death Row. The winner walks away with $60,000 and a residency at the Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Co-written with John Ronson, this is a by turns heart-warming and chilling story of a young girl (Ahn Seo-hyun) and her friendship with the titular bio-engineered super-pig. Miranda Otto and The Office’s Lucy Davies play her eccentric aunts. El Camino would be higher on the list were it not for the fact it really isn’t a film. He discovers a cult headed by Michael Sheen’s crazed preacherman, a whole lot of trouble and something terrible hiding in the dark. more in common with fairy tales than horror, this is a movie that looks at the real fear based in the real world and sees the world of creatures as a place to escape. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, and Emma Thompson head the cast in Noah Baumbach’s comedy drama The Meyerowitz Stories about worldly Manhattanites struggling with their lives of sophisticated privilege. With Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite winning the Palme d'Or, what better moment to revisit his brilliantly weird and charming morality fable from 2017. The ultimate hate-watch or game attempt at reinventing a classic thriller? Richard Armitage plays a loving dad and husband whose world falls apart when a mysterious woman tells him his wife (Dervla Kirwan) faked her pregnancy.