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Bite-sized Reviews

‘Kedibone’, ‘The Girl from Plainville’: Five things to stream now

Movies and shows to binge this week

29 May 2022 - 00:00
A scene from 'Kedibone'.
A scene from 'Kedibone'.
Image: DSTV Box Office

KEDIBONE

Thomas Gumede directs this local drama about a young woman leading a double life. At home in Soweto she’s a “good girl”, with a devoted childhood sweetheart . On the ruthless streets of Johannesburg she’s something else entirely. When her double life catches up with her, things spiral out of control.

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 100 minutes

WATCH: The trailer for Kedibone'.

THE GIRL FROM PLAINVILLE 

Elle Fanning gives a memorably icy performance as Michelle Carter in this disturbing dramatisation of the true story of Carter’s involvement in the “texting suicide” of teen Conrad Roy, which led to a much-publicised case that shocked America.

Where to stream it: Showmax

How much time you'll need to binge it: 6 hours

WATCH: The trailer for 'The Girl From Plainville'.

NIGHT SKY 

Part elderly-couple love story, part sci-fi and part conspiracy theory thriller this strange mix of genres works best when it focuses on the touchingly real relationship of the couple at its centre, played with tender humanity by the Oscar-winning actors Sissy Spacek and JK Simmons. When the couple decide to investigate a chamber in their backyard that acts as an interplanetary portal, things take a decidedly weird and mixed turn.

Where to stream it: Amazon Prime Video

How much time you'll need to binge it: 8 hours

WATCH: The trailer for 'Night Sky'.

FOSSE/VERDON 

Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams give Emmy-winning performances in this extensive, empathetic portrayal of the relationship between legendary musical choreographer and film director Bob Fosse and his brilliant dancer muse Gwen Verdon.

Where to stream it: Disney+

How much time you'll need to binge it: 8 hours

WATCH: The trailer for 'Fosse/Verdon'.

STRANGER THINGS SEASON 4 PART 1

The long-awaited further adventures of the small town Indiana teens and their supernatural adventures in the Upside Down returns for the first part of its fourth season, darker, more 80s horror-homage filled and even more bingeable than ever.

Where to stream it: Netflix

How much time you'll need to binge it: 9 hours

WATCH: The trailer for 'Stranger Things'.


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