Netflix always has some great stories on offer, and 2020 is no different. Grab your popcorn, change into a different pair of pyjamas and get ready to unwind. Well… sort of.
- The Social Dilemma
Created by American director Jeff Orlowski, this expository documentary combines clippings of interviews with tech professionals, uncovering the dark truth behind our favourite social media platforms. Beware – this is not a light-hearted film, and you may want to check your privacy settings.
2. Sorry to Bother You
This 2018 Boots Riley film has all my friends talking, and for good reason. The story follows Cassius ‘Cash’ Green, a struggling artist who excels at a job that gets progressively worse (I don’t want to give too much away!). The black comedy-drama, which first premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018, uses symbolism to tie themes present in both the dystopia of WorryFree and our reality. A must-see.
3. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Although we all love the familiar, soothing voice of David Attenborough, this documentary is slightly different from the rest. As the 93-year-old storyteller takes us through his 60-year documentary career, he also comments on an issue we all face: global warming.
As a prequel to Ken Kesey’s 1962 novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, this psychological thriller series follows Nurse Mildred Ratched, played by Sarah Paulson. Created by Evan Romanksy, this one gets a little weird. Trust me when I say you won’t be able to take your eyes off the screen.
5. I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Based on the 2016 novel of the same name, Charlie Kaufman expertly delivers this psychological drama to the big screen. Again, I can’t give too much away, but if you love a movie that leaves you with more questions than answers, congrats! This one’s for you.
Any recommendations for me? I’d love to hear your thoughts!