Don’t let the animated format put you off of this thoughtful series full of imaginative designs and compelling, layered characters. It finds the sweet spot between mature themes and lighter, more whimsical fare.
A stunning, often magical and emotional documentary that inspires awe and empathy, My Octopus Teacher brings a personal narrative to a nature documentary and captures the brilliance of a familiar sea creature like nothing before it.
Producers Colin and Nick Barnicle pace their true crime whodunit for maximum entertainment value, laying out pieces of evidence that build up to twists and reveals that make you feel like you’re watching The Departed.
The history and stories from this part of the world really have not been told before. It’s a revelation, and in many ways, heartbreaking. The title comes from an African proverb, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe.”
It’s great to see Disney and Marvel taking a chance with an original series that makes the most of the television medium. Although, considering the popularity of the Avengers movies and the talented cast involved, it was a pretty safe bet.
An entertaining and enlightening slice of history that celebrates these giant personalities and their impact on the generations that followed them. Expect to hear a lot about this film as awards season heats up.