NY Times Recommendations

1. Murder at the CottageIrelandDocumentary1 SN | 5 EPS

SYNOPSIS  A documentary presenting original evidence and previously unseen footage in an effort to revive the still-unsolved murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in 1996.

WHAT  The main suspect was tried and convicted in Paris in absentia in 2019. He maintains his innocence and still resides in Ireland.

WHY  Filmmaker Jim Sheridan has been nominated for six Oscars.

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2. NoxFranceCrime1 SN | 6 EPS

SYNOPSIS  When her police officer daughter disappears, retired cop Catherine embarks on a race against time to find her.

WHAT  Crime thriller set in the sewers and catacombs of Paris.

WHY  Top French actors; Inspired by Heart of Darkness, Seven & True Detective.

3. PhilharmoniaFranceCrime1 SN | 6 EPS

Hélène returns to Paris to conduct a prestigious orchestra. On top of proving herself in a male-dominated field, now she must dodge a deadly curse and clear her name. Lethal secrets merge with soaring symphonies in this sexy psychological thriller.

4. Philly D.A.United StatesDocumentary1 SN | 8 EPS

SYNOPSIS  An inside look at Larry Krasner's first two years in office as he tries to reform the city's criminal justice system.

WHAT  A civil rights defense lawyer wins a landslide victory to become the first progressive district attorney in a notoriously conservative, corrupt city.

WHY  2022 Peabody Award Winner.

5. Prisoners of WarIsraelThriller Suspense2 SN | 24 EPS
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SYNOPSIS  Two out of 3 soldiers come home after 17 years in captivity to families who have moved on and a government with questions.

WHAT  Inspired Showtime’s Homeland. Same themes but not the same stories.

WHY  NYTimes #1 Best International TV Show of the Decade. Winner of multiple Israeli TV Academy awards including best drama.

6. The Accidental WolfUnited StatesThriller Suspense3 SN | 14 EPS

SYNOPSIS  A bored housewife answers a call from an unknown number only to hear the caller plead for help for his pregnant wife and then suddenly get murdered.

WHAT  The series dances around the questions of who is right and what is real.

WHY  Writer/director Arian Moayed plays Stewy on HBO’s “Succession.” Stars Tony Award Winner Kelli O’Hara.

7. The KillingDenmarkCrime3 SN | 40 EPS

SYNOPSIS  Available for the first time to North American streaming audiences.

WHAT  Each season follows a different murder case, with each episode covering 24 gripping hours of investigation.

WHY  BAFTA winner for Best International TV Series. Basis for the American remake on AMC/Netflix.

8. The ReturnedFranceDrama2 SN | 16 EPS

SYNOPSIS  In a small French mountain town where everyone knows each other, some dead inexplicably return as if their death never happened.

WHAT  A ‘sad, spooky, sexy’ suspenseful drama about life and loss. Plus one of the resurrected was a serial killer.

WHY  International Emmy Award winner, #23 on NYT Best Intl TV Shows of the Decade, 100% on Rotten Tomatoes & Stephen King is fan.

9. Blessed ChildUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 17 Mins

SYNOPSIS  A former cult member interviews her parents, who are still active members of the Unification Church of Reverand Sun Myung Moon, about its affects on their family.

WHAT  A complex and raw look at family dynamics driven by the rules and structure of a cult.

WHY  The filmmaker and cameraman are the daughter and son of the main subjects.

10. Love, AntoshaUnited StatesDocumentary1 Hour 33 Mins

Before his untimely passing, 27-year-old actor Anton Yelchin enjoyed a successful and promising career. ‘Love, Antosha’ offers a deeper portrait of the beloved star through the exploration of his journals, writings, and interviews from colleagues.

11. Nafi's FatherSenegalDrama1 Hour 49 Mins

SYNOPSIS  A young woman In a provincial town in Senegal is caught in a fight between her father, a religious leader, and his fundamentalist brother.

WHAT  A gripping and devastating film about he dangers of religious fundamentalism.

WHY  Senegal’s submission for “Best International Feature” Oscar in 2021.

12. The Act of KillingDenmarkDocumentary2 Hours 40 Mins

Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer and documentary titans, Werner Herzog and Errol Morris examine a country where Indonesian death squad leaders are celebrated as heroes, challenging them to reenact their real-life mass-killings.

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