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Streaming Delights: Nyad's Must-Watch Movie Selections for an Entertaining Week on TV

Streaming Delights: Nyad’s Must-Watch Movie Selections for an Entertaining Week on TV

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The Seven Best Films to Watch on TV This Week

Pick of the week: Nyad

In this week’s lineup of films to watch on TV, one of the highlights is “Nyad.” Directed by Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, the duo behind the exhilarating climbing documentary “Free Solo,” “Nyad” tells the story of veteran LA sportscaster Diana Nyad. Known for her long-distance swims, including a failed attempt to cross from Cuba to Key West, Nyad, now 60 years old, takes on the challenge once again. Anchored by a magnetic performance from Annette Bening as Diana Nyad, this fact-based drama explores the themes of extreme determination and self-assuredness. With a cast that includes Jodie Foster, the film delves into the complexities of Nyad’s character, highlighting her unwavering drive for success. Catch it on Netflix on Friday, November 3.

Pain Hustlers

If you’re in the mood for a Wolf of Wall Street-style takedown of Big Pharma, then “Pain Hustlers” should be on your watchlist. Inspired by real events, this film explores the world of drug wheeler-dealers and their role in the opioid addiction crisis. Emily Blunt delivers a compelling performance as Liza, a jobless single mom who discovers a talent for pushing a fentanyl-based cancer drug to doctors. With Chris Evans as the pushy sales rep and Andy García as the firm’s owner, “Pain Hustlers” offers a comedic angle to an otherwise serious topic. As the plot unfolds, Liza begins to question the legality of her actions, leading to a compelling exploration of morality. Stream it now on Netflix.

Under the Skin

For fans of thought-provoking science fiction, “Under the Skin” is a must-watch. Directed by Jonathan Glazer, this 2013 film features Scarlett Johansson in a standout performance as an alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow, picking up men and engaging in enigmatic and disturbing encounters. With its eerie atmosphere, Mica Levi’s unsettling score, and a documentary-like style, “Under the Skin” delves into themes of empathy, identity, and the blurred lines between humanity and otherness. Tune in to Film4 on Saturday, October 28 for this mind-bending cinematic experience.

Infinity Pool

Alexander Skarsgård takes on a different kind of role in “Infinity Pool,” a warped horror film directed by Brandon Cronenberg. Skarsgård plays James, a failed writer who finds himself immersed in a morally questioning situation while on holiday with his wealthy wife in an unnamed, corrupt country. When James accidentally kills a local man, he pays for a clone of himself to take the blame. As he falls deeper into a cycle of orgiastic crime and clone death, the film explores themes of morality, tourism, and the dark side of human nature. Catch it on Sky Cinema Premiere on Sunday, October 29.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

In this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic horror novel, “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde,” the story is relocated to the streets of Edinburgh. Directed by Hope Dickson Leach, this black-and-white production of the National Theatre of Scotland delves into the historical and political landscape of Stevenson’s home city. With a focus on the social divide between the working class and the elite, this production presents Hyde as the embodiment of Victorian society’s fear of the lower classes. Tune in to Sky Arts on Monday, October 30 for this unique take on a timeless tale.

The Nest

Directed by Sean Durkin, known for his work on “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” “The Nest” is an 80s-set drama that explores the concept of hubris within a family dynamic. Jude Law delivers a captivating performance as Rory, a commodities broker who convinces his American wife Allison, played by Carrie Coon, to move to the UK with their children. Promising her a dream house and a successful life, Rory’s grand aspirations start to crumble, revealing the emptiness of Thatcherite aspiration. Catch this compelling drama on BBC Two on Friday, November 3.

Mean Streets

It’s hard to believe that Martin Scorsese’s breakthrough film, “Mean Streets,” is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Set in the Little Italy of Scorsese’s childhood, this crime drama follows low-level criminal Charlie, played by Harvey Keitel, as he tries to navigate the complexities of friendship and loyalty with his childhood friend Johnny Boy, portrayed by Robert De Niro. “Mean Streets” is a vivid portrayal of urban life, showcasing Scorsese’s early exploration of Mafia narratives. Tune in to Film4 on Friday, November 3 to experience this classic film.

With this week’s selection of films, there’s something for everyone, from gripping dramas to thought-provoking science fiction and classic crime films. So grab your popcorn and tune in to these must-watch movies on TV.


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G'day, mates! I'm Greg Buckley, and I've been reporting here in the land Down Under for the last 15 years. I'm all about sports and culture, so if there's a footy match or an art exhibit, you'll likely see me there. Let's give it a burl together, Australia!

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