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Film + TV : What’s new to Netflix This week

There’s so many films to choose from when you flick through the selections on Netflix. So much so that it can be easy to miss new additions to the catalogue. With that in mind, here is a round-up of what’s new to the streaming service.

(Other streaming services are available)

 

FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened – this documentary, about the dramatic failure of a festival in the Bahamas designed for the elite, has been causing ripples on social media. The ridiculous tales of founder Billy McFarland, who attracted hundreds of social media influencers and rich youths to go and have a huge party, sees things take a turn for the worse as the festival doesn’t live up to the hype, or indeed cater for any of its party-goers. What better way to spend an evening than take pleasure in the misery of the self-obsessed, wealthy elite of social media?

Inception – Chris Nolan’s 2010 masterpiece is perhaps his greatest achievement to date. It’s high-concept sci-fi executed to absolute perfection. With jaw-dropping  visuals, inventive action sequences and a string of underrated performances from a stellar cast, it remains one of the finest pieces of cinema in the last decade. Not to mention it has one of the most memorable scores of all time from composer Hans Zimmer.

Pitch Perfect – for a slightly more lighthearted experience, Pitch Perfect provides a warm, entertaining comedic alternative. With a terrific female cast which includes Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, its popularity has spurred on two sequels.

Senna – this documentary about beloved Formula One legend Ayrton Senna won two BAFTAs in 2012. Intense, emotional and incredibly inspiring; it would be perfect viewing for sports fans everywhere.

The Punisher (Season 2) – Marvel and Netflix’s TV partnership seems to be coming to the end, with Disney themselves soon launching a streaming service, and the likes of Daredevil and Luke Cage being cancelled. That means that this second season of The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal, may be the last we see of the Marvel/Netflix partnership.

Star Trek: Discovery (Season 2) – For non-Trekkies it’s a challenge to keep up with all the different iterations of Star Trek. However, 2017’s TV reboot was fairly well received and is probably a nice entry point for the uninitiated. With the second season now on Netflix too, it seems the perfect time for fans new and old to dip into the iconic sci-fi universe.

 

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