WATCH, LISTEN & LEARN...
By Danielle Daggett, for Aspire Magazine (Blue Leaf Media Ltd) August/September 2020
TOP TV READY TO STREAM…
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
Series Creator: Liz Tigelaar
Set in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights, Ohio during the late 1990s, with an all-star cast led by Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington (both of whom also executive produced), Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an enigmatic mother and daughter who upend their lives. Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestselling novel, this Hulu original series consists of eight, thrilling episodes. The story explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, the ferocious pull of motherhood and the danger in believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
STREAM NOW ON HULU and AMAZON PRIME.
I MAY DESTROY YOU
Series Creator: Michaela Coel
I’ve just finished watching this excellent series from rising British star, Michaela Coel, and I can’t recommend it enough! Binge watching the 12, half hour episodes is the only way to go when streaming this enthralling, modern drama, expertly spliced with moments of comic relief through the deep, dark and painfully topical subject matter.
Written, co-directed and executive produced by Michaela Coel for BBC One and HBO, the series is set in London and stars Coel as Arabella, a young woman who seeks to rebuild her life after being raped and uncover the mystery of her assault.
Exploring race, modern dating and sexual consent, critics have praised the show's willingness to push boundaries, hailing it both brave and delicate.
STREAM NOW ON BBC iPlayer.
COMING SOON TO CINEMAS…
UK RELEASE: 11th September
Described by Sight&Sound as "a must see riot of girl power", this coming-of-age British indie - set in 1990s Scotland - tells the story of a group of Catholic school girls who make the most of their opportunity to go into Edinburgh. Though they're there for a choir competition, the feisty group of friends seem more interested in drinking, partying and hooking up than winning the competition.
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Writers: Michael Caton-Jones, Alan Warner (novel)
Release dates may still be subject to change. Please check local listings carefully.
In the interest of preventing the spread of Coronavirus, please be sure to follow all establishment guidelines and be respectful of others when visiting your local cinema!
POP ON A PODCAST…
GROUNDED WITH LOUIS THEROUX
Whilst stuck at home during Lockdown, award-winning British documentarian, journalist, author and broadcaster, Louis Theroux has spent his time chatting to his most high-profile friends from both sides of the Atlantic. In talks with friends from all walks of life, including Miriam Margolyes, Rose McGowan, Lenny Henry and KSI, compelling and enlighting tales await.
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