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Ethan Hawke delivers a fiery sermon in The Good Lord Bird

By Emma Fraser

He stars as the controversial abolitionist John Brown in Showtime’s Civil War-era historical drama.

We Are Who We Are aches with longing for the summer of youth

By Roxanne Sancto

Luca Guadagnino’s coming-of-age series sees a group of teenagers discover their identities on a coastal army base in Italy.

Netflix’s Ratched is an over-stylised origin story misfire

By Emma Fraser

Some motives are better left undiagnosed, as Ryan Murphy’s glossy prequel series, starring Sarah Paulson as the titular nurse, shows.

Hulu’s PEN15 continues to capture the joy and horror of being 13

By Emma Fraser

Anna Konkle and Maya Erskine play versions of their teenage selves in the hit growing-pains “traumedy”.

HBO’s Lovecraft Country delivers a fierce broadside against bigotry

By Charles Bramesco

Misha Green and Jordan Peele’s 10-part series externalises the darker implications of Lovecraftian lore.

Perry Mason revival delivers with the case of the enticing origin story

By Emma Fraser

HBO’s prequel series sees Matthew Rhys take on the role of the famed Los Angeles defence lawyer.

Michaela Coel delivers a searing performance in I May Destroy You

By Emma Fraser

A young women’s life is derailed by sexual assault in this painfully honest yet humorous 12-part drama.

The Eddy review – A haunting melody that quickly fades

By Charles Bramesco

Damien Chazelle’s eight-part Paris jazz drama scarcely misses a note, but we’ve heard this tune before.

Netflix’s Hollywood is an enticing look at a town of big dreams

By Emma Fraser

Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s limited series reveals the price of stardom in Tinseltown’s Golden Age.

Normal People faithfully captures the intensity of Sally Rooney’s novel

By Emma Fraser

This complex tale of first love and friendship is brought to life on screen by two terrific young leads.

Podcasts become strange adventures in The Midnight Gospel

By Kambole Campbell

The new show from the makers of Adventure Time filters personal experiences through psychedelic animation.

Mrs America is a powerful look at the never-ending fight for equal rights

By Emma Fraser

Cate Blanchett leads the charge in an ambitious portrayal of a divisive period in US history.

Hulu’s Hillary is an intimate portrait of a polarising figure

By Emma Fraser

This four-part profile of the former Presidential Candidate reveals a woman who keeps the world at arm’s length.

Creative homeschooling – the best educational shows to stream online

By Roxanne Sancto

Some of our series for families with young children, from Bino and Fino to Dino Dan.

Self-Made is a beautiful celebration of black hair and power

By Roxanne Sancto

Octavia Spencer is on scintillating form in this four-part dramatisation of the life of haircare pioneer Madam CJ Walker.

Self-isolate with On Cinema at the Cinema

By Brianna Zigler

The world is stuck inside and looking to binge – look no further than the Victorville Film Archive.

Lockdown lessons from five of the best TV bottle episodes

By Roxanne Sancto

From Seinfeld to Breaking Bad, here are some of our favourite single-location episodes to stream online.

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