The first horror film to win the U.S. Grand Jury prize at Sundance, Nanny is a thought-provoking psychological thriller and “existential fever dream,” as the writer-director Nikyatu Jusu describes it. The story: Newly arrived from West Africa, Aisha (Anna Diop, Titans) takes a job as an au pair for a wealthy New York City couple, despite having a master’s degree. Just as she’s on the brink of bringing her young son over from Senegal, a violent force begins to haunt her reality. The Watercooler take: A thoughtful social critique of the state of the American dream, Nanny mixes moments of joy and romance into its slow simmering horror, all while shining its light on the plight of undocumented workers dropped into care work.
more RELEASES this week:
From the creator of “Friday Night Lights,” this heart-rending drama follows the life of a 12-year-old boy after he becomes the sole survivor of a plane crash and the intersecting families who lost their loves ones along with his. A complex but ultimately hopeful look at grief and the unexpected rela …
The return of the upbeat, sharply written comedy series from writer Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”) about four ambitious best friends in Harlem navigating their careers, life, and love. The series has been praised for its warmth, wit, and the chemistry of the cast.
An eye-opening true-crime docuseries produced by Colin Kaepernick that exposes police corruption in Bakersfield, California. The three-part series tells the story of the deadly hotel shooting that took Jorge Ramierez Jr.’s life, and how his family fought to get the truth.
An inspiring and suspenseful biopic from Australia that captures the story of teenaged Jessica Watson (Teagan Croft), who was determined to chase her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world solo. An adventure story about overcoming fear that’s ideal for a family watch.
An inventive teen coming-of-age mystery-comedy spin-off of “On My Block” from creator Lauren Iungerich, Freeridge follows a group of four high school friends working to reverse a curse after an old box brings misfortune into their lives. Despite an new cast and lighter, more comedic tone, Iungerich …
After a lifetime of slavery, a woman with mysterious supernatural abilities seeks revenge against those who wronged her in Copenhagen’s criminal underworld. The six-episode Danish noir thriller series is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive,” “Pusher”) and stars Angela Bundalovic, Andreas Lykke …
A droll British history mockumentary that follows a character named Philomena Cunk as she travels the world interviewing experts — real and questionable — to understand the human history from the earliest to the latest events, questioning whether progress has been made. Silly, satirical, and some …
The premiere of a British YA mystery/fantasy series based on a book about three renegade teens in a ghost hunting agency who fight deadly spirits in London. Critics have praised the cast performances, plot twists, and genuine scares of this lively adaptation.
Darcy (Jennifer Lopez) and Tom (Josh Duhamel) gather their families for a destination wedding, but the ceremony is put into jeopardy when gunmen take everyone hostage in this action-packed rom-com. A lighthearted and fun escapist watch with a strong supporting cast.
A warm and endearing comedy series about a therapist grappling with the loss of his wife who tells his clients exactly what’s on his mind. From the team that created “Ted Lasso,” the series stars Jason Segel (also a creator), Jessica Williams, and Harrison Ford in his debut as a series regular.
A feel-good, witty rom-com following a new couple (Jonah Hill, Lauren London) as they take the next step in their relationship to meet each other’s families (Eddie Murphy, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Duchovn) while managing clashing cultures, racial tensions, and generational differences.
Clooney, Snoop Dog, Coldplay’s Chris Martin … and surely some of his exes like Ben Affleck, Sarah Silverman, and her ex Matt Damon toast the late night broadcast comedian’s big milestone. Expect some surprises and throwbacks. 10pm on ABC or Hulu Live.