New to Netflix: Anelka: Misunderstood – Musing on one of football’s bad boys is intriguing but unconvincing

Diva. Mercurial. Arrogant. Scorer. Precocious. Genius. None of these accurately describe one of football's most heralded young stars and notable journeymen, Nicolas Anelka. Netflix's new documentary guides us through the clubs and controversies of Anelka's storied career while unravelling the myths and misinformation around the former France international. He was once the most sought-after young … Continue reading New to Netflix: Anelka: Misunderstood – Musing on one of football’s bad boys is intriguing but unconvincing

GFF 2020 Special: Arracht – Sombre period drama as Gaeilge is impactful but misses the chance to deliver a knock-out blow

In the remote west of Ireland on the eve of the Great Famine, Colmán Sharkey (Dónall Ó Héalai), fisherman, father, and husband, takes in a Napoleonic War veteran (Dara Devaney). As crops start to rot in the field, the pair travel to meet the local landlord and discuss how they can save their community. But … Continue reading GFF 2020 Special: Arracht – Sombre period drama as Gaeilge is impactful but misses the chance to deliver a knock-out blow

New to Amazon Prime: Dating Amber – Sincere coming-of-age rom-com reflects society’s progress – and the work still to do

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Kildare, Ireland. 1995. Two outcasts (Fionn O'Shea and Lola Petticrew) in their final year of school have more to contend with than homework and the boredom of life in rural Ireland – both are gay. To cover it up, they decide to start a pretend relationship in order to fit in. Dating Amber is a … Continue reading New to Amazon Prime: Dating Amber – Sincere coming-of-age rom-com reflects society’s progress – and the work still to do

New to Netflix: Da 5 Bloods – Spike Lee’s Vietnam war drama makes bold political statements, even if the conflict drags on

Four African-American vets reunite after years apart on a trip to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squadron leader and a stash of gold he helped them hide. But the Bloods will have to face the challenges of the Vietnamese jungle, bandits, and the unresolved trauma of their years spent at war before they … Continue reading New to Netflix: Da 5 Bloods – Spike Lee’s Vietnam war drama makes bold political statements, even if the conflict drags on

New to Netflix: Have a Good Trip – Comedy documentary about acid is a funny 90-minute joyride through the human mind

Becoming one with the bed. Helping to birth a calf. Hanging out with homeless people. Actors, musicians, and other celebrities share their sometimes hilarious, sometimes poignant, and always out-there stories about their experiences on acid. Strap yourself in – it’s going to be a helluva trip. One of the first lines in Have a Good … Continue reading New to Netflix: Have a Good Trip – Comedy documentary about acid is a funny 90-minute joyride through the human mind