This week’s a lighter week, but it has good range over different streaming platforms. On top of this, we’re getting a constant inflow of quality horror movies. This week’s Irish “You Are Not My Mother” and Sandra Oh-starring “Umma”, last week’s generational horrors “She Will” and the South African “Good Madam”, and Laotian time travel horror “The Long Walk” from the week before have meant a steady stream of early summer horror.
That’s not all there is, and this week’s new series arrive from Brazil and the U.S., while new films come from Australia, Ireland, and the U.S.
Rap Sh!t (HBO Max)
showrunner Syreeta Singleton
A rap group composed of women try to find success in Miami’s music industry.
While Issa Rae helped develop the concept, Syreeta Singleton showruns. She’s also written on “Insecure” and “Central Park”.
You can watch “Rap Sh!t” on HBO Max. The first two episodes have premiered, with new ones arriving every Thursday.
All the Same…or Not (Disney+)
co-directed by Suzy Milstein
In this Brazilian coming-of-age series, Carol is navigating both the pressures of high school and the new family her mother’s marriage introduces.
Based on the novel “Na porta ao lado” by Luly Trigo, the series is directed by Suzy Milstein and Marcelo Trotta.
You can watch “All the Same…or Not” on Disney+. All 10 episodes are available immediately.
You Are Not My Mother (Hulu)
directed by Kate Dolan
Char’s mother goes missing from their housing estate. She returns seeming…different. Char begins investigating around North Dublin for an answer, coming across family secrets that were long hidden away.
Writer-director Kate Dolan started out in art direction and set dressing before shifting into writing and directing.
directed by Iris K. Shim
Sandra Oh plays Amanda, who works a farm with her daughter. When the remains of her estranged mother arrive, Amanda fears she’s turning into her.
The horror film is written and directed by Iris K. Shim, an accomplished documentary filmmaker and editor.
Love and Penguins (Tubi)
directed by Christine Luby
Tilly works in animal sanctuary management, and lands a project to rehabilitate a resource-starved penguin sanctuary in Australia. There she meets their zoologist Fletcher, and sparks fly.
“Love and Penguins” is directed by Christine Luby, who got her start as a production manager and assistant director in Australian film.
You can watch “Love and Penguins” on Tubi.
Alone Together (VOD)
directed by Katie Holmes
During the pandemic, a pair of strangers in stressful relationships are booked for the same Airbnb in upstate New York. Katie Holmes, Jim Sturgess, Derek Luke, and Melissa Leo star in Holmes’s debut as a writer and second film as director.
Holmes is most famous for her roles in films like “Disturbing Behavior”, “Pieces of April”, and the series “Dawson’s Creek”.
Take a look at new shows + movies by women from past weeks.
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