New to Netflix: Trial of the Chicago 7 – Court procedural delivers witty dialogue and weighty moments with machine gun-pace

In August 1968, the Democratic National Convention in Chicago was transformed into a political powder keg as peaceful demonstrations turned into riots pitting police against protesters. Eight men were singled out as the ringleaders of the fracas, and the world watched on as this rag-tag group of counter-culturalists faced the wrath of the federal government … Continue reading New to Netflix: Trial of the Chicago 7 – Court procedural delivers witty dialogue and weighty moments with machine gun-pace

New to Netflix: Calm with Horses – Gritty Irish crime drama balances light and dark in an intense cinematic ride

Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong (Cosmo Jarvis) finds himself caught between his role as the imposing enforcer for the feared drug-dealing Devers family and his love for his estranged partner (Niamh Algar) and child (Kiljan Moroney). Torn between the two families, Arm's loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time. Calm with … Continue reading New to Netflix: Calm with Horses – Gritty Irish crime drama balances light and dark in an intense cinematic ride

New to Netflix: His House – Haunting British horror brings us face-to-face with the trauma of the modern refugee plight

Refugee couple Bol and Rial (Sope Dirisu and Wunmi Mosaku) make a harrowing escape from war-torn South Sudan in search of safety. They arrive in a small English town and the government place them a seemingly normal estate house. But the couple struggle to settle into their new life when they hear scratching and banging … Continue reading New to Netflix: His House – Haunting British horror brings us face-to-face with the trauma of the modern refugee plight

Now on Amazon Prime: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Cohen’s Kazakh comic is back in a sequel with a lot more teeth

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It’s been 14 years since Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) embarked on his American road trip to gain cultural learnings. He’s spent the interim in a gulag as punishment for his failure. But now he has a shot at redemption. The Kazakhstan government has asked him to deliver a gift to the US presidential hierarchy; a … Continue reading Now on Amazon Prime: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Cohen’s Kazakh comic is back in a sequel with a lot more teeth

New to Netflix: Enola Holmes – Bubbly detective drama gives Holmes-esque mystery a YA makeover

When Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) – Sherlock's teen sister – discovers that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has vanished in the night, she sets off to find her. Journeying to London, she puts her unconventional education to the test as searches for her mother while trying to stay one step ahead of her older … Continue reading New to Netflix: Enola Holmes – Bubbly detective drama gives Holmes-esque mystery a YA makeover