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Velvet Buzzsaw, Netflix

After paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art. Directed by Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler), Velvet Buzzsaw is a Netflix-only release and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen and John Malkovich. Given that we loved eerie Nightcrawler (which also starred Gyllenhaal and Russo), we’re intrigued.
Out: 1st February

Russian Doll, Netflix

Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) gets caught in a mysterious loop, repeatedly attending the same party and dying at the end of the night, only to awake the next day unharmed. Starring American Pie and Orange Is The New Black actor Lyonne, and created by Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, this eight-episode US comedy series lands on Netflix today. We’re getting Black Mirror vibes.
Out: 1st February

Nightflyers, Netflix

From the mind of George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), Nightflyers is a psychological thriller, set in deep space on the eve of earth's destruction. A crew of explorers, journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, and work to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to the planet's survival. But as the crew nears its destination, they discover that mysterious forces and even their own minds are working against them.
Out: 1st February

Dirty John, Netflix

Dirty John, starring Eric Bana and Connie Britton, is an eight-part true crime anthology series based on the Los Angeles Times podcast of the same name. This sexy, provocative and harrowing real-life thriller follows the true events of an online dating relationship turned dangerous that rocked headlines and shocked the world.
Out: 14th February

The Umbrella Academy, Netflix

From the minds of My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way and Brazilian comic book artist Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy is the story of a super-dysfunctional family of superheroes who have eight days to get it together and save the world. Stars Ellen Page, Robert Sheehan, Mary J Blige, Tom Hopper and Kate Walsh.
Out: 15th February

The ABC Murders, Amazon Video, 1st February

John Malkovich leads the cast as Poirot himself in the Beeb’s latest Agatha Christie outing. It's 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot has fallen out of the public eye. But when he receives anonymous letters threatening murder, he must take matters into his own hands. The murderer uses the alias ABC and leaves a copy of the ABC railway guide at the scene of each kill. But as Poirot attempts to investigate, he is thwarted on every front.
Out: 1st February

Generation Wealth, Amazon Video

Lauren Greenfield examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost. This visual history of the growing obsession with wealth uses first-person interviews in Los Angeles, Moscow, Dubai, China and around the world to bear witness to the global boom-and-bust economy, and to document its complicated consequences.
Out: 1st February

White Dragon, Amazon Video

British Professor Jonah Mulray’s (John Simm) life is turned upside-down after his wife, Megan, is killed in a car-crash in Hong Kong. Wracked with grief, Jonah has no choice but to cross the ocean to bring home the woman he loved. But when he discovers that Megan led a secret life, it seems to destroy everything they built together in London. With Megan’s death leaving so many unanswered questions, Jonah struggles to make sense of it. Did their relationship amount to anything more than a lie?
Out: 8th February

The Matrix Trilogy, Amazon Video

A key reference point for last year’s tiny sunglasses and vinyl coat trends, now seems as good a time as any to rewatch the early noughties’ coolest film franchise. Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question – what is the Matrix? It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.
Out: 1st February

The Party, Amazon Video

Janet (Kristen Scott Thomas) hosts an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension. After her acerbic best friend and others arrive, some with dramatic news to share, an announcement by Janet's husband Bill (Timothy Spall) provokes a series of revelations. As the sophisticated soiree starts to unravel, a night that began with champagne soon ends up with arguments, shouting and a pointed gun. Also stars Cillian Murphy, Patricia Clarkson and Emily Mortimer.
Out: 17th February

Love Simon, Now TV, 1st February

This tender, yet comical film focuses on Simon Spier, a closeted gay teenage boy who is forced to balance his friends, family, and the blackmailer threatening to ‘out’ him to the entire school. Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel star.
Out: 1st February

Dark River, Now TV, 5th February

Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns home to Yorkshire for the first time in 15 years to claim the tenancy of the family farm she believes is rightfully hers. Once there, she encounters older brother Joe (Mark Stanley), a man she barely recognizes. Joe is thrown by Alice's sudden arrival, angered by her claim and finds her presence increasingly impossible to deal with. Battling to regain control in a fragile situation, Alice must confront traumatic memories to find a way to restore the farm. Also stars Sean Bean and Joe Dempsie.
Out: 5th February

The Negotiator, Now TV, 9th February

Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike star as CIA agents in this intelligent thriller. The collateral damage of civil war is all-encompassing and unforgiving; a brutal setting for tense negotiations, especially when the results could have monumental consequences. This is a suspenseful drama that questions government loyalties, how far one person is willing to push themselves in the pursuit of justice and where the moral line in the sand is drawn when faced with the severest of situations.
Out: 9th February

Chef’s Table – Series 6, Netflix

 The new season of David Gelb’s award-winning, highly-influential culinary series Chef’s Table is back at the end of the month. This four-episode series focuses on Mashama Bailey, chef at the Grey in Savannah, Georgia; Sean Brock, the creator of Husk in Nashville, Tennessee; Asma Khan, the chef/proprietor of London supper club-turned-restaurant Darjeeling Express; and famed butcher Dario Cecchini, who operates a meat shop and a range of eateries in Panzano, Italy.
Out: 22nd February
 

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