New to Netflix: White Tiger – Oscar-nominated social drama meets all the awards hype as a hardened Slumdog Millionaire

The ambitious Balram (Adarsh Gourav) sees a local landlord’s family as his ticket out of poverty from his small village in rural India. But he will need to use his wit and cunning to avoid being trapped by a life of servitude and become a wealthy entrepreneur in charge of his own destiny. There’s a … Continue reading New to Netflix: White Tiger – Oscar-nominated social drama meets all the awards hype as a hardened Slumdog Millionaire

Now on Amazon Prime: I Care a Lot – Black comedy about aged-care scams delivers a rollercoaster of feeling and fun

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Crooked legal guardian Marla (Rosamund Pike) makes a modest living out of scamming the wards under her legal protection. However, when a massive cash opportunity in the form of the aging Jennifer (Dianne Wiest) turns out to be more than she first appears, Marla will have to contend with dangerous people connected to Jennifer just … Continue reading Now on Amazon Prime: I Care a Lot – Black comedy about aged-care scams delivers a rollercoaster of feeling and fun

New to Netflix: Pieces of a Woman – Emotionally wearing drama boasts powerful performances but drifts through an indifferent narrative

When a mother's (Vanessa Kirby) home birth ends in horrendous tragedy, her relationships with her husband (Shia LaBeouf) and loved ones begin to slowly drift and deteriorate over a year-long odyssey of mourning and misery. Can she survive the unfathomable grief and find meaning in her life again? Pieces of a Woman is nothing if … Continue reading New to Netflix: Pieces of a Woman – Emotionally wearing drama boasts powerful performances but drifts through an indifferent narrative

New to Netflix: Malcolm & Marie – Stylish drama pits lovers against one another in a brutal and beautiful battle of wills

Director Malcolm (John David Washington) and his girlfriend Marie (Zendaya) arrive home from the premiere of his debut film. He pours himself a drink. She makes Mac n Cheese. And they watch one another. As the night drags on, the pair start to argue. Bitter pasts are revisited, old wounds reopened, and by morning nothing … Continue reading New to Netflix: Malcolm & Marie – Stylish drama pits lovers against one another in a brutal and beautiful battle of wills

New to Netflix: Savage – Rough and ready drama shines a light on state abuse over generations and NZ’s ugly gang culture

Wellington, 1989. Damage (Jake Ryan) is the brutal enforcer of one of the region’s most notorious gangs – but he wasn’t always. He once was Danny, a scared young boy abandoned by his family and failed by the government. Living in a state home for young boys, he befriends Moses (John Tui) and the two … Continue reading New to Netflix: Savage – Rough and ready drama shines a light on state abuse over generations and NZ’s ugly gang culture