Sometimes in times of stress and uncertainty, it is best to switch off the news, turn off your phone, and get invested in a brand-new series or movie. We totally get it. So, without further ado, here are our top picks of must-see TV and movies to watch right now.
This show is a wild ride from start to finish and has made the name ‘Joe Exotic’ a household one in a matter of days.
Ozark delves you into the shady world of money laundering and the drug cartel, whilst also exploring how far two people are willing to go to dig themselves out of trouble.
This show brings a group of the world’s top documentarians together, all working to uncover the dirty little secrets that lurk behind the doors of ‘big business’. Dirty Money takes you deep into the slimy world of corruption, and includes interviews with major players, providing you with all the dirty little secrets these business owners never thought you would find out.
Explained comes to you from news site Vox, and breaks down big, popular topics, in new and innovative ways. Each episode is a 15-minute-deep-dive on a range of topics from cryptocurrency to astrology!
Master of None
Comedian and actor Aziz Ansari brings you a refreshingly honest and clever show about a thirty- something actor living in New York, just trying to figure it all out.
Cillian Murphy stars as Tommy Shelby, the head of the ruthless Shelby British crime family. Follow Shelby in this beautifully shot but tragically harrowing show of deceit, deception and drama, sure to keep you invested from start to end.
Before the Kardashians, this Royal Family was constantly providing the drama, lies, deceptions and betrayals. The Crown follows the life of Elizabeth II, and the constant hardships, sacrifices and decisions she must face as the Queen of England.
Atlantics offers everything you could possibly need from a show; passion, escape, mystery, and is not to mention shot beautifully.
This Oscar winning documentary produced by Barack and Michelle Obama is an insightful look at the dynamic between employee and their employers, and what this relationship means in today’s globalised society.
This documentary takes its viewers through a journey of American portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman, and the subjects (poets, rock stars, families) that helped to inspire her. Armed only with her large-format instant Polaroid camera, you too will fall in love with Dorfman’s work, and the way she sees beauty in the little details.
The Bling Ring
Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring depicts the true story of a group of fame and money hungry teenagers who use the internet to track down celebrities’ houses and rob them. Emma Watson transforms into the bratty Nicki whose greed leaves her entangled in a messy web of deception and lies.
Martin Scorsese’s enchanting film is a love letter to cinema and cinematic innovation itself, told through the story of real-life French director, Georges Melies.
A young man must choose between his family and his troubled gangster past when he is released from jail and encounters his old crowd.
Noah Baumbach’s delicately sorrowful take on divorce, and what it truly means for two people who share a child, to separate. It’s easy to see why this film was nominated for Best Picture in this year’s Academy Awards.
Paul Thomas Anderson lines up an all star cast for this film, masterfully utilising the talents of Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Rami Malek to explore the tantalisingly sinister world of cults.
This fantasy/ mystery is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, as you follow psychic sisters Laura and Kate Barlow, as they travel around Paris in the 1930’s, putting on shows contacting the dead. But the question always lingers, do these sisters really possess the gift? Or is it simple an elaborate façade?
A Serious Man
Set in Minnesota, 1967, the ‘man’ in question is physics teacher Larry Gopnik who must navigate life with his kleptomaniac daughter, stoner son, loafing brother, and cheating wife who wants a divorce
Directed by visionary director Ava DuVernay, this documentary takes a gritty and honest look at the American prison system, and in doing so highlights the systemic racial prejudice that has long existed in America.