Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week
Alice Wu’s coming-of-age comedy-drama “The Half Of It” picked up the Best Narrative Feature award at Tribeca this year. (Supplied)
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Updated 15 May 2020

Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

Becoming

Starring: Michelle Obama, Barack Obama

Where: Netflix 

This inevitable documentary follows former US First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour for her bestselling memoir of the same name. The fact that it’s made by the Obamas own production company is a sign of the level of impartiality you can expect. Still, the subject is absorbing company. 

All Day And A Night




This movie is on Netflix. (Supplied)

Starring: Ashton Sanders, Jeffrey Wright 

Where: Netflix 

Despite trying to avoid the path followed by his convict father, aspiring rapper Jahkor Lincoln has been drawn into Oakland’s gang war, and ends up in prison. The same one in which his father is incarcerated. Time inside gives the pair the opportunity to repair their damaged relationship. 

The Half Of It

Starring: Leah Lewis, Daniel Diemer, Collin Chou 

Where: Netflix 

Alice Wu’s coming-of-age comedy-drama picked up the Best Narrative Feature award at Tribeca this year. It tells the story of lonely student Ellie Chu, who is hired by inarticulate jock Paul Munsky to write a love letter to a girl at their school. 

Hollywood




You can watch this show on Netflix. (Supplied)

Starring: David Corenswet, Darren Criss, Laura Harrier 

Where: Netflix

Miniseries about a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in Hollywood’s ‘Golden Age’ (post-World War II). The show follows their efforts to make it big in showbiz, “no matter what the cost and is billed as “exposing and examining decadesold (industry) power dynamics.” 

Into The Night

Starring: Jan Bijvoet, Nabil Mallat 

Where: Netflix 

“Netflix’s first Belgian original series” might not be the blurb to get your pulse racing, but this sci-fi thriller about passengers on a hijacked airplane heading west in an attempt to outrun suddenly deadly sunlight has garnered favorable reviews.