Netflix launched Our Planet today–a gorgeous look at the creatures of Earth that is utterly spellbinding, with a deep message of preservation that goes further than I’ve seen in any series before.
Texan filmmaker John Lee Hancock is no stranger to tackling often uncelebrated and sometimes controversial historical figures, but the subjects of his latest reality based project, The Highwaymen (premiering on Netflix on Friday, March 29 and currently seeing a limited run at TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto), have been stuck in the omnipresent shadows of the criminals they helped capture in 1934.
Welcome to Oscar weekend! The votes have been cast, and the countdown is on to Hollywood’s biggest night, and while it’s possible there will be some surprises, there are clear favourites for the big prizes.
David Castañeda, Robert Sheehan, and Cameron Britton, were pretty relaxed when we sat down to chat about their new series, Umbrella Academy. The trio of actors were lounging around a hotel room barefoot when I met them last week, but they had a lot to say about the series, filming in Toronto, and their co-stars.
Bird Box is the type of apocalyptic horror thriller that has positively nothing stimulating or original to say, despite expert direction and an astoundingly overqualified cast doing everything in their power to wrestle something this tiresome and done to death into respectability.
Season three of Travelers has arrived on Netflix, and it’s the show’s best to date. The binge-ready sci-fi series hits a quick reset button to clear up some of the mess that was left after the end of season two, and proceeds to leap into new turmoil, while digging deeper into questions about what’s really happening in the present, and the future.
A remarkable and captivating blend of autobiography, performance, and motivational speaking, Springsteen on Broadway distills everything that makes one of America’s greatest singer-songwriter-rock stars such a formidable, genial, and inviting personalities into a single, visual volume.
For their latest longform true crime project, Netflix partners up with author John Grisham to adapt one of his few non-fiction books, The Innocent Man, into an effortlessly binge-worthy series that maintains the writer’s status as one of America’s preeminent purveyors of pageturners.
A daring, but dazzlingly realized reworking of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle is a successful risk that might not be suitable for the youngest of children, but is certainly one of the better and more soulful effects driven blockbusters of the year.
Rich in plot and subtext, Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s allegorical and twisty drama Happy as Lazzaro is an ambitious and mostly successful look at how the fears of marginalized people have rarely changed over time.