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In lockdown this weekend? Here's what to watch

Updated: Feb 16

Some top-tier distraction content to get you away from the news app and to use as a cool-down after a tense 8th game of family Monopoly this weekend.


7. Your Honour

Available on: Stan


The gist?

Bryan Cranston plays an esteemed judge whose son kills the child of a major and organised crime boss. With the knowledge that coming clean will lead to both of their murders at the hands of the criminal network, they endeavour to cover up the unintentional death.


Our view?

It stressed me out at approximately seven hundred different points BUT it was a definite 4.1/5




6. Bump

Available on: Stan


The gist?

This ten episode Australian series centres on Oly, a high-achieving, feminist teen who has a surprise baby and the complications that ensue for two families.


Our view?

Classic teen shit done with a left wing lens, 3.7/5.



5. The Politician

Available on: Netflix


The gist?

Privileged student Payton has known since he was 7 years old that he is going to be the president of the United States. The first step toward that goal is to become his school's student body president.


Our view?

Think politically engaged Gossip Girl. 3.8/5.



4. Pieces of a Woman

Available on: Netflix


The gist?

A painstaking home birth leaves a woman with severe grief and emotional fallout, isolating her from loved ones.


Our view?

Vanessa Kirby is astonishing in what may be deemed the performance of her career. It is an electric film focussed on long-term trauma, not a light afternoon watch, 4.1/5.




3. The Comey Rule

Available on: Stan


The gist?

Two movie length episodes following two distinct plots. Episode 1 follows the FBI investigation into the Hillary Clinton email saga in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election. Episode two deals primarily with the election of Donald Trump and the controversial relationship between the 45th President and the FBI Director.


Our view?

Excellent, nitty gritty political viewing. A great question of ethics and the relationships between politicians and public servants. 4.3/5.




2. Coco

Available on: Disney+


The gist?

Miguel fights against his families long-term ban on music. Consequently, he is transported into the Land of the Dead, where he learns about his great-great-grandfather who was an iconic entertainer.


Our view?

Honestly one of my top 3 PIXAR films. So, so beautiful and warm. 4.5/5.





1. The Trial of the Chicago 7

Available on: Netflix


The gist?

Based on the 1969 trial of seven defendants charged by the U.S Federal Government with conspiracy which arose from protests in Chicago at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. A pointed and currently relevant film, which also tipped to take home a bag full of awards in the 2021 season.


Our view?

Important and enjoyable viewing, 4.6/5.