Sleepless in Seattle
1. The love, fear and exhilaration of first love, now a 60-year-old who started writing about love on the internet when he was 24. Kenneth Lerer: “Daring to live life to the fullest is what we all need to do.”
2. Talking of youthful idiocy, 45-year-old Jordan Peele thinks it could be worse, and launches his first feature film, a horror-comedy with white racism in the vein of black experience, The First Purge.
3. Decade of rich dudes … Don’t Look Now is a lot more interesting than its sad, every-man genre trappings suggest.
4. Finally, a juicy biopic of Donald Trump.
Tackling the Nazis
5. Jeremy Danziger set this film about the Nazi’s Soviet takeover of Georgia, in 1946, in one day, but making it took four decades. It looks amazing.
6. Cary Fukunaga directs Juliette Binoche as a sex-starved 67-year-old working in a Parisian suburban shopping mall, for a Swedish-language quasi-psychodrama.
7. Travis Mathews’s Swift & Lenin: The Two-Person Revolution is much better than its 11-part start-to-finish title implies. Tom Hiddleston’s podcast buddy John Hodgman and Idris Elba, plus Tilda Swinton, are solid performers.
8. A new adult animated movie for the Wet Hot American Summer generation. Mark Mothersbaugh creates opening theme song and character.
9. The first film to acknowledge what’s in a Netflix card comes from Cate Blanchett. Art is dangerously weird.
10. Richard Garriott – probably best known as Lord British – has started a new space-based gaming company with former Space Pirate Richard Branson. As well as Star Citizen, the new space opera, Garriott is making a new video game too. In his VT he uses snatches of Lawrence of Arabia and The Egyptian, and asks the question: “Do you just miss anonymity?”
New episodes: Will Smith, plus adele, Susan Sarandon, Sarah Jessica Parker
Out this week
the knackered current Belsen-coat-wearing Corden for all things cuckoo.
the new, beautiful musical adele. That’s Pink and a drummer.
tick, tick… boom! A soul-singing city warden muses on the power of young love.