If there’s one thing more compelling to a US small town than a high school prom queen, it’s her disappearance. Amazon Prime’s Cruel Summer, set in a decade for which millennials feel increasing nostalgia, takes up a gripping story of loss and betrayal.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of those actors loved on the indie movie scene and now he brings us Mr Corman, about a depressed LA teacher with a broken heart who way back in the day was very nearly a rock star. It’s funnier than it sounds…
Told through two men who planned the operation, this is the engrossing tale of how a team of hired assassins attempted in 1989 to assassinate the “King of Cocaine” Pablo Escobar, under orders from a rival drugs cartel.
Think Real Housewives with more vodka, roubles and murder, and you get a sense of just how wildly tacky this Russian-language series is. Then there’s champagne for breakfast, a fair bit of sex, and gold, gold and more gold.