The 7 Best Movies and TV Shows to Watch This Weekend

Television enthusiasts and avid viewers are in for a treat this week as we unveil the seven top TV shows capturing the attention of audiences worldwide. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies and thrilling adventures, these shows offer an array of captivating storylines and unforgettable characters. Whether you’re seeking intense plot twists or lighthearted entertainment, join us as we delve into the exciting lineup of must-watch television programs that have taken the spotlight this week. Get ready to immerse yourself in the world of television and indulge in the latest and greatest offerings from the small screen.

Victim/Suspect

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Nancy Schwartzman’s documentary, a harsh indictment of US police conduct, chronicles reporter Rae de Leon’s investigation of women who reported sexual assaults but were later charged with lying about their attacks. 200 of these cases were found during her four-year investigation, and it’s horrifying to hear and witness – through police interview videos – how helpless young people can have the tables turned on them. Detectives who adhere to stereotypes are seen neglecting the fundamentals of their work and are even given legal permission to lie (what they refer to as “ruses”) in order to get victims to confess. The film focuses on how this has harmed the lives of the women, but De Leon’s commitment to justice gives viewers hope that things are beginning to change.

23 may, Netflix

Anna Nicole Smith: You Don’t Know Me

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A darker companion piece to the most recent Pamela Anderson movie. The turbulent childhood, Playboy fame, questionable relationships with men (in this case, aging billionaire J. Howard Marshall), and swift fall from grace are all present. Sadly, Smith passed away at the age of 39 from an accidental drug overdose before he could discover the redemption Anderson has. The movie by Ursula Macfarlane is an intriguing cautionary tale about how luck may run out quickly and how success can amplify a person’s worst traits (“Bad pays better,” says one interviewee)

.Out now, Netflix

White Men Can’t Jump

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Director Calmatic (who also recently revamped House Party) gives the 1992 comedy-drama about two street basketball hustlers a pleasant makeover with a few changes to the racial politics and a more relaxed attitude to the pair’s comic rivalry. While they don’t possess the same star power as Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson, Sinqua Walls and rapper Jack Harlow, who play those characters, impress in the outside court sequences as they strive to win a lucrative tournament that will cure their financial woes.

Out now, Disney+

Loveless

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With this somber but moving story, Andrey Zvyagintsev continued the biting Leviathan theme. A Moscow couple named MaryanaSpivak and Aleksey Rozin are getting set to divorce, but neither of them wants custody of their 12-year-old son since they have other plans for him. It is a snowy fall. They are compelled to address their self-centered, emotionally stunted behaviors when the boy goes missing and a volunteer search team gets involved. It’s not a stretch to see the pair’s empty lives as a microcosm of Russian society, despite the fact that the movie is intimate.

SW, 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, Film4

Do the Right Thing

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Kids splashing around in a fire hydrant’s water in the beginning and a fire hose clashing fiercely with them at the end of Spike Lee’s sharp drama. Between the two floods, a summer day in a Brooklyn neighborhood is vividly observed. The uneasy coexistence between groups reaches a boiling point at Sal’s (Danny Aiello) pizza, where Mookie (Lee) works while attempting to maintain order. A subtle view of racial identity can be found within the sparks.

SW, Monday, May 22, 11.15 p.m. on BBC Two

Spring

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A beautiful holiday romance that turns into an altogether queasy love story comes from Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the trusted suppliers of low-budget sci-fi oddity. Evan, played by Lou Taylor Pucci, leaves the US for Italy when his mother passes away and he beats up a man in a pub. He meets Louise (Nadia Hilker), a young Italian studying evolutionary genetics, at a picture-postcard coastal village and they fall in love. His lack of roots contrasts with her interest in history. She does, however, have a peculiar skin condition that becomes more significant as their relationship takes unforeseen turns.

SW, 22 May at 10.50 p.m. on HorrorXtra

Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle

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A gift to fiction is the actual account of a Japanese soldier from the Second World War stationed in the Philippines who concealed away on an island and didn’t give up until 1974. To organize a guerilla campaign, Hiroo Onoda (played as a young man by EndôYûya and as an older man by Tsuda Kanji) is sent to Lubang. He is forced to camp in squalor with three others after US forces enter, but he is still adamant about obeying orders and won’t accept that his beloved nation has lost. The movie by Arthur Harari features a lot of humor, but at its core, it is a heartbreaking tale of futility about a man who has no choice but to try to survive.

12:00:35 AM on May 25th, Film4

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