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    Locked Down (2021) Trailer

    Locked Down has Anne Hatheway and Chiwetel Ejiofor playing an ambitious couple who is trying to execute a heist while the whole world is in lockdown. The feuding couple is looking to steal a huge diamond. While the world is preoccupied their heist makes way for some of the most hilarious moments on screen.

    Releasing date: 5 March 2021

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    The Reckoning (2021) Trailer

    Set in the year 1665, the movie takes us to the time when the world is ravaged by the plague. Bodies are piled up in the streets and many believe that the judgement day is near. Unfortunately, Grace becomes a scapegoat of the horrors. She is labelled as witch and captured. From there things take a horrific turn with some terrifying supernatural happenings.

    Releasing date: 5 February 2021

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    Death to 2020 (2020) Trailer

    2020 was a tough year for all of us in many ways. With it finally coming to an end, Netflix decided to sum up all the dramatic events of the year into a mockumentary. Starring prominent actors like Samuel L. Jackson, Hugh Grant, Lisa Kudrow, and more, this comedic retrospective is a wonderful way to end the year and look forward to the future.

    Releasing Date: 27 December 2020.

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    The Marksman (2020) Trailer

    Liam Neeson is back and this time he is playing the role of a hardened Arizona rancher named Jim Hanson. The movie revolves around a character who wants to be left alone. However, the long trail of eviction notices has something else to say. Things escalate when the ex-Marine sharpshooter crosses paths with an 11-year-old migrant Miguel and his mother Rosa running from drug cartel assassins.

    Releasing Date: January 22, 2021

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    Palmer (2021) Trailer

    Palmer is the new drama from the fairly new streaming service of Apple TV+. The movie has Justin Timberlake in the leading role. The actor plays the role of a convicted felon who is determined to reform his life for the better. Directed by the famous 80’s movie icon Fisher Stevens, the movie is will be a new addition to the streaming platforms’ vibrant catalog. The central character named Eddie Palmer used to be a high-school football star. From being a hometown hero, his life takes an unwanted turn when becomes a convicted felon and is sentenced to twelve years in a state penitentiary. With his past still shadowing over him, Eddie looks to set his life back on track, while fighting the suspicious eyes of his small-town community.

    Releasing Date: January 29, 2021

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    Wrong Turn (2021) Trailer

    The famous horror franchise is getting a reboot with the new installment of Wrong Turn. The movie takes us back to the woods with a whole new round of gruesome cannibalistic madness. The movie is scripted by none other than the franchise creator Alan B McElroy and has Mike P. Nelson on the director’s chair.

    Release Date: January 26, 2020

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    Nomadland (2020) Trailer

    Nomadland is the feature-length adaptation of the book of the same name by Jessica Bruder. Directed by Chloé Zhao, the movie focuses on Fern, a woman who decided to live outside the conventions of society and its beliefs. The movie depicts more of an existential quest and struggles that Fern faces through her days of being alone and fighting her own perceptions.

    Releasing Date:30 December 2020

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    Outside the Wire (2021) Trailer

    Outside the Wire is a new action/sci-fi movie from Netflix starring Anthony Mackie. The actors are famous for playing the role of Falcon/Sam Wilson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Mikael Hafstrom, the movie has Mackie playing the role of Leo, a militarized android who is fighting technologically advanced enemies in the future. The movie is loaded with lots of action, robots, and explosions and comes from the same producers as that Extraction and The Old Guard.

    Releasing Date: January 15, 2021

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    The White Tiger (2021) Trailer

    Based on the bestselling novel by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger tells the store about an ambitious driver of a wealthy Indian couple. Using his wit and cunningness, he escapes from the poverty of his village and rising to the top by becoming an entrepreneur of his own. The movie is directed by Ramin Bahrani, with Ava DuVernay, Priyanka Chopra Jonas as the executive producer.

    Releasing Date: 22 January 2021

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    Psycho Goreman (2021) Trailer

    RLJE Films and Shudder are partnering to bring a new intense horror-comedy. The movie tells the story of a young brother and sister who brings back to life an ancient alien who once failed to destroy the universe. The movie is written and directed by Steven Kostanski and has Matthew Ninaber playing the titular role of  Psycho Gorman. Other main cast members include Nita-Josee Hanna, Owen Myre, and Adam Brooks.

    Releasing Date: January 22nd, 2021

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    Nobody (2021) Trailer

    We all know him from his brilliant performance in Breaking Bad and later as a lead role in its spin-off Better Call Saul. However, Emmy award winner Bob Odenkirk is all set and ready to surprise as with his new persona as an action star. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ilya Naishuller and is written by the narrative architect of the John Wick franchise, Derek Kolstad.

    Releasing Date: February 26, 2021.

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    Morbius (2021) International Trailer

    Upcoming comic book movie, Morbius dropped a new international trailer for the movie and it looks like the Marvel anti-hero’s first live-action adventure will have Jared Leto playing the role of the living vampire and it will be taking place in the Venom Universe. The movie is set to revolve around the enigmatic antihero named Michael Morbius, who tries to cure his rare blood disease and ends up accruing rare vampire-like superhuman abilities.

    Releasing Date: March 19, 2021

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    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (2021) Trailer

    After a long wait, we finally got our first look at the action-packed series of Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The events of the series are set to continue the Avengers: Endgame storyline, in which Steve Rogers passed his iconic shield down to Sam. With the original Captain America gone, Bucky and Sam are out on there on adventures and trying to find their own place in the world without their friend.

    Releasing Date: March, 2021

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    Matteo Garrone’s Pinocchio (2020) Trailer

    Academy Award-winning actor Roberto Benigni as Geppetto, the old woodcarver from the classic tale, this adaption brings us the stunning visuals from Italian locations. Pinocchio is a nine-year-old in the sorry and is on an adventure of his life as he is being chased and kidnaped by bandits.

    Releasing Date: 25 December 2020

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    Fatale(2020) Trailer

    Derrick is a successful sports agent who gets into a one-night stand with a sexy and mysterious woman. However, it turns out that the woman is actually a determined police detective who is looking to entangle him in her latest investigation. As things move forward, Derrick soon realizes that his colorful life is fading before his eyes.

    Releasing Date: December 18, 2020

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    10 Documentaries to Watch on Disney Plus

    by Kaylen Summers

    Documentaries are a great way of looking at the world and the various incidents that shape it. The element of reality in it makes each documentary a tangible source of introspection. Here are a few amazing documentaries streaming on Disney Plus that you can watch:

    The Boys: The Sherman Brothers Story

    Did you love the songs in the Disney films like Mary Poppins that made them iconic? Then you must watch this documentary about the makers behind all that amazing music, the Sherman brothers. This film captures the life and creative struggles of Robert and Richard Sherman. It documents their strained relationship, their artistic collaboration, and their eventual split up. This is a film that has music, life, and relationships under the scanner, and you will be amazed to see how it has been made so poignantly.

    The Imagineering Story

    This is a lovely documentary film on how the Walt Disney themed parks were created around the world. It focuses on the history, conceptualization, and the final execution of the parks. It also takes us through how the minutest details like the color of each ride, the selection of park icons, and so on were arrived upon by the team. If you are a lover of Disney characters and the whole Disney atmosphere, this one is for you.

    Frank and Ollie

    Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston were the two most important animators in the Disney team They were the creative hands behind some of Disney’s most loved hand-drawn animations like the Jungle Book. In this documentary, they discuss at length about their creative process, their conflicts, and how they decided upon the look and feel of some of the most iconic Disney characters. Watch this film for a deep delve into two of the most creative minds of the world.

    Waking Sleeping Beauty

    This is the inside story of how Disney revived itself with reinterpretations of fairy tales like The Little Mermaid and Sleeping Beauty. It documents the renaissance period of Disney by showcasing the inside meetings between creators and animators as they ideate on how to revive Disney and make their stories more relevant for the changing world of storytelling. If you like seeing the creative process behind films and listening to artists’ moot ideas, this is for you.

    One Day at Disney

    This is a fun tour of the many departments of Walt Disney. The documentary captures a typical workday which includes creative discussions, designing, executing, and everything that happens at the Disney studio in a day. The visuals are a joy ride into the world’s pioneer storytellers who have shaped the imagination of several generations of animated movie lovers. This is a must-watch documentary for every Disney fan.

    Jane Goodall: The Hope

    This is an extensive, intimate look into the life and work of one of the most renowned primatologists, Jane Goodall. She studied animals extensively and has been very vocal about their rights and needs. Her work in Zanzibar is especially focused in the documentary where she built an auditorium outside the forest to encourage young people of the community to gather and work together for the betterment of their own fellow beings as well as the animals native to their place. Watch this to know an extraordinary woman up close.

    Empire of Dreams: The Story of the Star Wars Trilogy

    This is a documentary every Star Wars fan will not want to miss. It takes us deep into the world of Star Wars. Exclusive interviews featuring the makers and actors showcase how the Star Wars universe was conceptualized, made, and executed. It is a fun and exciting film that documents the making and creative process behind one of the most successful franchises of world cinema.

    Marvel 75 years, From Pulp to Pop

    This is again a must-watch for fans of the Marvel universe. It documents the thoughts and process of the makers of the cinematic installments of the Marvel comics. You can also listen in on how the creators converse about the relevance of these stories in the present world. Captain America is discussed at length and so are many other Marvel heroes with respect to their creation and impact on moviegoers.

    The Plausible Impossible

    In this movie, Walt Disney himself takes the viewers through how animation is conceptualized and made tangible. He dwells on the scope of human imagination, and its crossover with technology to bring alive anything that can be imagined. It is a film that opens up the immense possibilities of animation to visualize whatever it is that a person imagines. It shows us how animation has changed our visual culture and taken us to a world that until now only existed in our minds.

    Apollo: Missions to the Moon

    This is the documentation of how NASA put 12 men on the moon between 1969 – 1972. It was released to mark the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s moon landing. Considered one of humanity’s biggest scientific achievements, this series documents the obstacles, grit, and determination of space scientists to open for humanity a vast arena of data and wonder. It is a story that has been filmed many times, but it never gets old. It is a proud achievement that was arrived at with much effort and it deserves to be told many more times over.

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    10 Best Adam Sandler Movies to Watch on Netflix

    by Kaylen Summers

    One of the best comedians and content creators of today, Adam Sandler is the most popular performer of our times. Here are some of his must-watch films that are now streaming on Netflix:

    Hubie Halloween

    This is the story of Hubie who loves his hometown Salem. But he is not that well-loved or respected by his townsfolk. Humiliated and considered a dimwit, Hubie lives his life. But when the town is in danger as Halloween approaches, it is only Hubie who can save everyone. This is a film that has its heart in the right place and is sure to engage you if you are looking for something warm, simple, and feel-good to watch. As with any other Adam Sandler movie, this one also has its humor intact with all those laughs placed at the right points.

    Murder Mystery

    This is the story of a policeman who takes his wife on a vacation after many years of promising. When they board the flight, they become friends with a mysterious millionaire who invites them to a flashy yacht party. At the party, the millionaire is murdered and the two get entangled in the whole mess. This is again a funny dramatic film that is quintessentially Adam Sandler’s brand of comedy. It also stars Jennifer Anniston, the queen of comedy who does not fail to impress in this one also.

    The Ridiculous 6

    This is a film that has situational comedy at its best. It follows the life of a man who was raised by native-Americans. He figures out that 5 infamous outlaws are actually his brothers and the 6 of them set out on an adventure to save their deadbeat father. The film has humor, surprise, and some action. It is packed at a pace that is easy and can be watched to cool off after a long day. Adam Sandler brings out his usual, frothy sense of humor into the film and it is easily one of his laid-back performances that do the trick as always.

    You Don’t Mess with Zohan

    This is yet another Adam Sandler movie that will keep you hooked with its knotted storyline. It follows an Israeli Special Forces soldier, Zohan, who fakes his own death and travels to America. He leaves behind his old life to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist. Sounds unbelievable? That is exactly what makes this film spot on in its wit and ease of narration. It is a story of second chances and how the past is always something that is permanent and unchangeable.

    Uncut Gems

    This is a film that proves that Adam Sandler can handle serious roles with utmost commitment. It is the story of a jeweler in New York City with a serious gambling addiction. He finds a rare diamond and tries to maximize his profits by using quite a few complicated back door methods. The rush of a win, the thirst for luxury and the nexus involved in the business world are all showcased well in this film that packs intrigue, action, and thrill. Sander pulls off his character with believability and it is refreshing to see him in a role like this.

    Click

    What would you do if you were given a remote that lets you change your life instantly? This film is about a frustrated, worn-out young man who is handed a magical remote that allows him to channel his life in ways that seem unimaginable. Sandler pulls off the workaholic, bored man with his usual charm and ease. The film is a fantasy comedy-drama that is very smooth to watch on a day when you need some feel-good humor in your life.

    The Week Of

    This comedy-drama follows the week of the marriage of a couple. The fathers of each of them are polar opposites and find it extremely hard to endure each other for the whole week. The film is a fun, breezy take on family, relationships, and love. It has all the elements you would expect in an Adam Sandler movie. It is easy, relaxed, and extremely witty in its storytelling pattern. It is also one of Sandler’s good performances in recent years.

    The Do-Over

    This is a fun story of two buddies who meet up at their 25th school reunion. They are both fed up with their current lives and decide to reimagine their lives ahead. They fake their own deaths and pretend to be new people and start new adventures from scratch. But soon, they figure out that pretending to be other people is harder than they imagined. With every step, they encounter problems after problems that not only upset them but also put their whole lives at stake.

    Just Go With It

    This is a film about an unhappy doctor who pretends to have a difficult family life to go out on new dates every week. When he lands a young attractive woman who he wants to keep seeing, he must put together a pretend-family to convince her that he is married and unhappy. This is a classic Adam Sandler kind of comedy that is feel-good, exciting, and extremely witty. It also stars Jennifer Anniston who aces her role and compliments Sandler as always with her presence. This is a film that can be a great movie night watch with some nice food to binge on.

    The Waterboy

    The is a sports comedy-drama that follows a man who loves to swim. An innate trait for sports makes him a member of a college football team and his life gets entangled between the game, his overbearing mother, his supposedly dead father, and a former love interest re-surfacing. This is again a film that is an easy watch with some situational humor that saves a bad day. Sandler is his usual charming, witty self and he brings forth very casual ease to the character. It is a film you can put on and immerse in when you want some time to cool off a hectic day.

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    Locked Down (2021) Trailer

    by Kaylen Summers

    Locked Down has Anne Hatheway and Chiwetel Ejiofor playing an ambitious couple who is trying to execute a heist while the whole world is in lockdown. The feuding couple is looking to steal a huge diamond. While the world is preoccupied their heist makes way for some of the most hilarious moments on screen.

    Releasing date: 5 March 2021

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    10 Documentaries to Watch on Netflix

    by Kaylen Summers

    Documentaries connect with us because they bring together facts, personal experiences, historic references, and real emotions of people. They remind us what the real world is like and help us make sense of it. Here are some amazing documentaries on Netflix for the lovers of reality out there:

    American Murder: The Family Next Door

    This is a true-crime documentary about the multiple murders in the Watts family that happened in Colorado in 2018. It begins with the disappearance of the woman of the family and her children and follows on to the investigation of the husband who is a suspect. The film reflects on the themes of privacy, the involvement of social media in our safety, and the conflicts of modern relationships. This is a documentary that will open up several insights into our lives for anyone who wants to delve deeper.

    The Speed Cubers

    If you are someone who is intrigued by the Rubix Cube, this documentary is for you. It follows a Rubix Cube expert from Australia who was an undisputed cuber in the world until an American rival arrived. One would expect this to turn into a story of rivalry and hate. It is anything but that. The film documents the beautiful friendship between these two champions who are pitted against each other. They learn and grow together, encouraging each other to be better. It is a story that is much needed in today’s world of ruthless competition and it will leave you absolutely heart-warmed.

    Crip Camp

    This is the first-ever documentary where Barack and Michelle Obama. It is set in 1971, at Camp Joined, a camp for differently-abled teenagers. From then on, it chronicles the lives of these spirited, focused teenagers who turned themselves into pioneers for the disability rights movement. The film also raises important questions about the inadequacies in our legislation and public utilities for the differently-abled. It is an important film because it opens up the debate about a crucial issue that must be discussed at length.

    Miss Americana

    This is a deep dive into the life and mind of Taylor Swift, one of the most famous icons in the world. The film captures her journey of coming to terms with society’s expectations of her and being her true self. It reflects on her feminist awakening, and her struggles to express her political opinions without fear of judgment. This is a film that has all the elements of glamour, pomp, and vulnerability that are expected in an intimate portrait of someone as sensational as her. But what also makes the film extremely relatable is the baring of her personality as an individual like any of us, with weak spots, conflicts, and break downs.

    The Great Hack

    This documentary is an insight into our lives in the digital world. It focuses on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal. Through accounts of journalists and especially Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser, the film brings out the problematic data harvesting of Facebook that the company vehemently denies. It is one of the most disturbing documentaries to watch because it explains how data has become the most important commodity and how we are all left tied in a situation where we cannot do without the internet, but we also have to be extremely cautious of it.

    Knock Down the House

    This is a film that follows Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and her struggles of fighting against the establishment. The film does not only focus on the left-right political divide as some of us may expect. It zooms out and takes stock of the larger picture, panning over the lives and efforts of other female politicians seeking to win primary battles. It brings forth the real struggles of grassroot workers and how they painstakingly build a campaign and a movement.

    Five Came Back

    This is an adaptation of Mark Harris’ non-fiction book of the same title. It documents the events of World War II through the eyes of five different film makers. These directors were all designated to make documentaries, cover footage of horrific human experiences, and shot visuals for rallies and propaganda during the war. They have all witnessed the terrible aftermath of the war in close quarters and their experiences come forth as a real eye-opener of the atrocities of war and the need for the world to stop the violence.

    Ugly Delicious

    This is a documentary for all food lovers out there. Hosted by ace chef David Chang, it chronicles his journey into different parts of the world exploring the tastes of the most loved food items from there. The documentary is not just a feature of foods but delves deep into what tastes and flavors make the foods as delicious as they are. It explores cuisine as a cumulative output of culture, and the respective tastes of the people of each region. It draws a very detailed picture of what makes the food we love what we love.

    Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

    This is one of the most sensational documentaries out there. It chronicles the life of one of the most diabolic serial killers who murdered 30 women. The series has footage from an interview with him before his execution. It is a chilling account to watch because of how normal Tend Bundy appears. It explores the fine line between normalcy and criminality in each of us. The unique fact that he did not confess to his crimes until a few days before his execution is testimony to the fact that criminal tendency is something that is still a layered mystery to us.

    Audrie and Daisy

    This is a film that is difficult to watch, but extremely important. It focuses on two young school-going girls who were sexually assaulted and threatened using social media. One of them gave in to the pressure and committed suicide. The film speaks about how women are shamed and cornered by institutions that are bound to protect them. It also critiques the ways in which we approach sexual assault and offer very few coping mechanisms to the victims in terms of moral and social support. It is an intense watch, but an absolutely necessary one as well.

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    The Best Documentaries to Watch on Hulu This January 2020

    by Kaylen Summers

    Are you in the mood to watch something other than a rom-com or a series? Here are 10 amazing documentaries on Hulu that are bound to catch your attention:

    Minding the Gap

    This is a documentary film about the lives of three young boys who live in Illinois. They are united by their love for skateboarding, but as life gets in their way, they all are forced to move. The film captures how they navigate life and thereby draws a picture of how relationships grow, expand, sometimes shrink down and how we attempt to preserve them over time. The film was acclaimed critically and was nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards.

    Ask Dr. Ruth

    Dr, Ruth Westheimer was America’s most sought-after sex therapist. She is a holocaust survivor and a woman of great resolve. This is a documentary that chronicles her life in all its depth. It reflects on her difficult past, years of growing up, and all the various turning points that led her to her successful life and career. She is revealed to the viewer in all her nuanced glory and the film is engaging, just like a work of fiction!

    Becoming Bond

    This is a documentary film about Australian model George Lazenby, the first to be cast as James Bond in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. He eventually left the role and his career took an impact. The film takes us through the inner workings of the actor’s mind, what his responses to the role were at that time, and how he looks at that decision now, over time. This is a gripping documentary, especially for those of you who like understanding what goes on in the minds of creative personalities.

    Untouchable

    This is one of the most relevant, hard-hitting documentaries that one must watch. It chronicles the rise and fall of Hollywood big shot Harvey Weinstein. In the wake of the #metoo movement, Harvey faced multiple trials and public criticism. This documentary chronicles his journey through all of it with chilling accounts from the victims of his abuse. This film touches upon important conversations on power, gender, and how men are entitled to keep behaving the way they do in workspaces with zero accountability. Watch it, it is one of the most significant documentaries out there.

    Ballet Now

    This is a film for all ballet lovers. It documents the inside world of the dance form, chronicling how it developed and how the dancers struggle. It is told from the perspective of the first woman ballet dancer who curated The Music Center’s famed Ballet NOW program in Los Angeles. She is the city’s most coveted ballerina, and her point of view is effectively used in the film to explore the many facets of the art and its lesser-known layers.

    Jane

    If you are a lover of the animal world, this documentary is for you. It is the story of renowned primatology scientist Jane Goodall, who worked in Tanzania studying Chimpanzees. The film includes original footage from her travels and some heartwarming moments of revelations during her interactions with the animal. Her life is worth knowing intimately, and her incredible body of work is something the world must not miss.

    RBG

    This is a striking, intimate visual portrait of Justice of the U.S Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a badass legal expert who opened many doors for women through her disposal of justice. She did significant work while looking into matters related to women and brought many constructive changes in the legal framework that ensures equal footing for women. She is a much respected, loved, and revered figure in the legal world. Watch this documentary to get to know this genius of a woman.

    Crime + Punishment

    This is a potent, sharp documentary about a group of Black and Latino whistleblower cops in New York City as they speak about the illegal policing quotas and pressure to make a targeted number of arrests. The film critiques the racial and class divide in the policing system. It also draws a picture of the struggles of minorities in the force who struggle to function within the existing system.

    The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

    This is a documentary film that follows the last tour of a dying magician. It focuses on the struggle of the artist with health and his passion for magic. The documentary begins on a very objective note, but later shifts pace to an illusion. The maker gets entangled in the amazingly polar mind of the magician and it is hard to tell fact from illusion. The film is an intimate experience that must be watched to be fully understood and appreciated.

    Margret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power

    This is an interesting film that takes you into the lesser-known private life of phenomenal author and Booker Prize winner Margret Atwood. The author is known for her deeply political, imaginative novels that critique gender roles and the settlement history of people across the world. She has created numerous literary wonders that are now taught in many Universities. This documentary takes us into her intellectual and personal world and fascinates us with its committed approach.

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    The Reckoning (2021) Trailer

    by Kaylen Summers

    Set in the year 1665, the movie takes us to the time when the world is ravaged by the plague. Bodies are piled up in the streets and many believe that the judgement day is near. Unfortunately, Grace becomes a scapegoat of the horrors. She is labelled as witch and captured. From there things take a horrific turn with some terrifying supernatural happenings.

    Releasing date: 5 February 2021

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