Bite-Sized Reviews

'The Weight of Gold', 'Sky Rojo': Five new things to stream now

Worth binge-watching or a waste of time? We weigh in on the newest documentaries and movies to be added to top streaming platforms

28 March 2021 - 00:01 By tymon smith
The cast of 'Sky Rojo'.
The cast of 'Sky Rojo'.
Image: Netflix

SKY ROJO

The creators of the runaway Spanish series Money Heist offer plenty of action, smart one-liners and memorable characters in this fast-paced action thriller series about three sex workers on the run after they kill their abusive pimp.

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 3 hours

WATCH | 'Sky Rojo' trailer.

THE WEIGHT OF GOLD

Winning an Olympic gold medal is the highest athletic achievement, turning already extraordinary athletes into gods. But what happens once you've scaled this ultimate peak? According to Michael Phelps, who forms the main anchor for this HBO sports documentary, winning the gold is not always everything it's cracked up to be and even immortals face the difficult mental health challenges that afflict so many of us mere mortals.

Where to stream it: Showmax

How much time you'll need to binge it: 1 hour

WATCH | 'The Weight of Gold' trailer.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS

Tim Wardie's 2018 documentary presents a story so crazy and surreal it could only be true. The story of identical triplets separated at birth and raised by three different families who discover and find each other years later to the wonder of the world's media, only to find out that there's an even deeper and darker secret to their story. This will have terrible repercussions and throw their entire sense of who they really are into doubt.

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 90 minutes

WATCH | 'Three Identical Strangers' trailer.

CODE UNKNOWN

Maverick director Michael Haneke's first French film is now 21 years old but its examination of the alienation, racism and rage that boils under the respectable façade of Paris seems even more relevant and gut-wrenching now. Starring Juliette Binoche, it's an increasingly psychologically horrific examination of the ripple effects of one seemingly banal incident on the lives of those who witness and participate in it. The film asks big questions about who we really are and how we construct our social identities in relation to those around us.

Where to stream it: Mubi.com

How much time you'll need to binge it: 2 hours

WATCH | 'Code Unknown' trailer.

UNDER SUSPICION: UNCOVERING THE WESPHAEL CASE

A true crime docuseries that examines the story behind the tabloid frenzy that surrounded the 2013 murder of the wife of shady Belgian politician Bernard Wesphael, who was the main suspect. Wesphael tells his story with a slippery self-serving egotism that's both revolting and fascinating and makes sifting the truth from the lies even harder than it was at the time.

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 4 hours

WATCH | 'Under Suspicion: Uncovering the Wesphael Case' trailer.


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