Adapted from the 2019 hit theatrical feature film of the same name, The Journalist follows a determined reporter as she works to expose political crimes and scandals in modern Japanese society. With its thrilling developments and stylish visuals, the film won awards in three major categories at the 43rd Japan Academy Awards, including Best Picture of the Year. This new series stars Ryoko Yonekura as Anna Matsuda, the ‘maverick of news media’ who strives to expose issues in modern Japanese society. Guaranteed to get hearts racing. On Netflix.
Being The Ricardos
One of Hollywood’s most iconic comedy duos, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, have been brought back to life in this long-awaited drama from The West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin. Nicole Kidman (who won a Golden Globe for her performance) and Javier Bardem are brilliant in the lead roles, as the film delves into their tumultuous relationship on and off the set of their classic sitcom, I Love Lucy. Both actors completely transform into their characters making this a sure-fire precursor to an Oscar win. On Prime Video.
Imagine being run off the road in the Australian outback and waking up with amnesia to discover someone wants you dead and you have no idea why. This is the premise of a new HBO thriller helmed by Jamie Dornan who plays ‘The Man’. Watch from behind a cushion as he attempts to retrace his missteps, encountering some exhilarating twists and turns along the way. On Stan.
Set in a dystopian future, Station Eleven is based on Emily St. John Mandel’s scarily prophetic 2014 novel about the aftermaths of a global flu outbreak. Haunting, beautifully made and heartfelt, it’ll provide you with an end-of-the-world vision that will lift you up as much as it will terrify you. On HBO Max and Stan.
Razor sharp, full of innuendo and with a plot not beholden to historical accuracy, this refreshingly quirky period drama set in 18th-century Russia returns for a second brilliant season. Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult excel as Catherine the Great and Emperor Peter. A must-watch. On Stan.
Beth Macy’s book on how one pharmaceutical company sparked the most prolific opioid epidemic in the States was truly harrowing – and now the scandal has been made into an exceptional eight-part miniseries that is as heartbreaking as it is infuriating. With Oscar-winner Barry Levinson (Rain Man) directing, and a superb cast including Rosario Dawson, Michael Keaton (who just won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Limited Series) and Peter Sarsgaard, it’s sure to scoop more awards. On Disney+.
Pam & Tommy
Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee were one of the most iconic couples of the ’90s. This eight-part series promises a deep-dive into their sex-tape saga and the world’s “first-ever viral video”. With I, Tonya’s Craig Gillespie directing Lily James and Sebastian Stan, who look uncanny as the Baywatch actor and her rockstar husband, it is sure to be talking-point TV. On Hulu.
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