Losing Alice

Apple TV+ | S1, E1-3 | TV-MA

An erotic, psychological, Neo noir thriller inspired by Faust's tale - Sigal Avin's 'Losing Alice' follows forty-eight-year-old film director Alice as she becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie, and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success. The Israeli thriller is presented in Hebrew with English subtitles.  

Nuts - A Surveillance Mystery

Apple Arcade | Simulation | 9+

Joining Apple Arcade this week is Noodlecake's 'Nuts - A Surveillance Mystery'. Sporting an incredibly cool low-fi art style, the game sees you play the role of a rookie field researcher, placing cameras during the day and watching footage at night as you track the movements of a scurry of untrustworthy squirrels.

Spire Blast

Apple Arcade | Puzzle | 4+

Orbital Knight's physic based match puzzler already has me addicted mere hours into my playthrough. You control a dragon that launches projectiles in an effort to blast towers across the land having you compete with up to 11 players in a chase for high-scores. Highly recommended!  

Servant

Apple TV+ | S2, E2 | 26 min | TV-MA

After last week saw the M.Night Shyamalan thriller register more than twice its original audience, follow up episode 'Spaceman' sees Sean and Julian uncover disturbing details about the Church of the lesser Saints as Dorothy sacrifices her career reputation, prioritising her family.  

Dickinson

Apple TV+ | S2, E5 | 27 min |TV-14

'Forbidden Fruit a flavor has' marks the half-way point of 'Dickinson's second season. Emily learns that Sam plans to publish her poem all the while beginning to embrace becoming his latest discovery as she attends one of Sue's salons.

Other Apple TV Highlights:

MLK/FBI

TV App | Rental | 1 hr 46 min | Unrated

Award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged Martin Luther King's activism throughout the '50s and '60s led by J.Edgar Hoover. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr may be remembered today as an American hero but this documentary atests to the fact that true progress is long-fought and hard-won.

UFC 257: Poirier vs McGregor 2

ESPN+ | MMA | PPV | January 23rd

Justin Poirier and Conor McGregor compete in a light-weight bout seven years after competing at feather-weight in which McGregor was the victor in devastating fashion. A stacked card showcasing a number of light-weight fighters who are eyeing a championship opportunity following the retirement of former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Live from the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Pixar Popcorn

Disney+ | 10 Shorts | TV-PG

This collection of 10 bite-sized shorts features characters from Pixar favourites like “Toy Story,” “Finding Nemo,” “Cars” and “The Incredibles” in all-new, bite-size stories created by Pixar Animation Studios’ talented animators. Funny and engaging, these are the perfect inbetweens to add to your up next queue during family movie night.

Painting With John

HBO | S1, E1 | TV-14

Painter, actor, director, producer and Grammy nominated musician John Lurie returns to television for the first time since 1991's 'Fishing With John' in another unscripted mini-series as he reflects on all manner of subjects whilst painting watercolours. John's dry humour was the clincher for making this weeks list. “I felt I should use this beautiful moment to say something poetic, but I don’t have anything. So just imagine I’m saying something poetic...”

The White Tiger

Netflix | 2 hr 5 min | R

Based on the bestselling novel, this searing satire on modern India follows an ambitious driver for a rich Indian family who uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and become an entrepreneur. Slumdog Millionaire this is not, offering a host of contradictory feelings and outlooks. A must watch.


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