The Lost Daughter, Netflix
Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her directorial debut from a script she adapted from the novel by Elena Ferrante. Alone on a seaside vacation, Leda (Olivia Colman) becomes consumed with a young mother and daughter as she watches them on the beach. Unnerved by their compelling relationship, Leda is overwhelmed by her own memories of the terror, confusion and intensity of early motherhood. An impulsive act shocks Leda into the strange and ominous world of her own mind, where she is forced to face the unconventional choices she made as a young mother and their consequences. Also stars Dakota Johnson, Jessie Buckley, Ed Harris, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Mescal and Dagmara Dominczyk.
Paris In Love, Hayu
New wedding docuseries Paris in Love will be available to stream in the UK and Ireland from 3rd December. The 13-part series follows Paris Hilton’s journey to the altar and gives viewers a front row seat to the three-day wedding extravaganza, with new episodes dropping every Friday. The series gives fans direct access to an authentically real side of Paris that only her closest friends and family have so far seen, all while navigating and balancing the struggles of adulthood, including a demanding work schedule and plans for her future.
The Rescue, Disney+
Documentary film The Rescue chronicles the 2018 rescue of 12 Thai boys and their football coach, who were all trapped deep inside a flooded cave – a story that captivated the world. Filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin reveal the perilous world of cave diving, the bravery of the rescuers, and the dedication of a community that made great sacrifices to save these young boys’ lives.
A Boy Called Christmas, Now
Based on the novel by Matt Haig, an ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Ideal for keeping kids entertained over the Christmas break.
JoJo Rabbit, Disney+
Writer/director Taika Waititi brought his signature style of humour and pathos to Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Despite the insistence of his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi), Jojo opts to confront his blind nationalism instead.
And Just Like That…, Now
The iconic comedy drama returns after 17 years. Follow the beloved characters as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
Adapted from the celebrated 1929 novel of the same name by Nella Larsen, Passing tells the story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the colour line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance in late-1920s New York. After a chance encounter reunites the former childhood friends one summer afternoon, Irene reluctantly allows Clare into her home, where she ingratiates herself into Irene’s family. As their lives become more deeply intertwined, Irene finds her once-steady existence upended by Clare.
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol, Now
Based on Dan Brown’s international bestseller, The Lost Symbol follows the early adventures of young Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.
The Unforgivable, Netflix
Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Sanda Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past. Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.
Dettori: Show Me How Good You Are, Now
Frankie Dettori is one of the most decorated sportsmen of all time. Winner of over 3,000 races and fondly seen as the happiest man on the circuit, Dettori has led a seemingly charmed life. But his true story is one of struggle, transformation and renewal that has seen Dettori emerge with his inimitable charisma, determination and trademark mega-watt smile. A must for sports fans.
Selling Tampa, Netflix
Binged all of Selling Sunset? Strap yourself in for this new spin-off. Along the Florida coast, Allure Realty stands out among the crowd. Owned by military vet Sharelle Rosado, this all-Black, all-female real estate firm has its eyes set on dominating the Suncoast. These ladies are as fun as they are fiercely ambitious, with all of them vying to be on top of the lavish world of luxury waterfront real estate.
Gomorrah – Series 5, Now
This award-winning series set a new standard for gangster series when it debuted in 2014. In its final season, the clash between the Levantes and Patrizia has left Naples as a pile of rubble, forcing Genny to give up his dream of normality. The police are hot on his heels, forcing him into a bunker alone without Azzurra and Pietrino. His only ally is now 'O Maestrale, the mysterious crime boss of Naples’ eastern district, Ponticelli. War is imminent and the enemies are fierce, but Genny is about to make a sensational discovery.
Emily In Paris, Netflix
Now more entrenched in her new life in Paris, Emily’s getting better at navigating the city but she’s still struggling with the idiosyncrasies of French life. After stumbling into a love triangle with her neighbour and her first real French friend, Emily is determined to focus on her work – which is getting more complicated by the day. In French class, she meets a fellow expat who both infuriates and intrigues her.
In The Heights, Now
As the scent of a cafecito caliente hangs in the air just outside of the 181st Street subway stop in Washington Heights, a kaleidoscope of dreams rallies this vibrant and tight-knit community. At the intersection of it all is the likeable, magnetic bodega owner Usnavi who saves every penny from his daily grind as he hopes, imagines and sings about a better life.
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, Now
Airing on New Year’s Day and filmed at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, this reunion special will see everyone’s favourite three wizards (and other cast members) join Chris Columbus as they reunite for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the iconic franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Including in-depth interviews and making-of, it is not one to be missed.
Stay Close, Netflix
With trademark thrills, gripping suspense and secrets of past crimes beginning to unravel, Harlan Coben’s Stay Close questions how much you really know someone. Four people each conceal dark secrets from those closest to them; Megan (Cush Jumbo) a working mother of three, Ray (Richard Armitage), a once-promising documentary photographer, Broome (James Nesbitt) a detective unable to let go of a missing person’s cold case, and Lorraine (Sarah Parish), an old friend of Megan's. As the past comes back to haunt them, threatening to ruin their lives and the lives of those around them, what will be their next move?
Queer Eye – Series 5, Netflix
The Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye returns in a search for a whole new roster of heroes in need of a little TLC. This season, the Fab Five head to the Lone Star state with a homebase in Austin, Texas.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, Now
On 29th December, Helen Mirren will host a four-part event titled Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses which will see fans of the Wizarding World put their magical knowledge to the test for a chance of winning the House Cup Champion title.
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