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Star­ring Jes­sica Biel, who also ex­ec­u­tive pro­duces, and based on the book by Pe­tra Hammes­fahr, The Sin­ner ex­plores the mo­tives be­hind an ap­par­ently mo­tive­less crime. Cora Tan­netti (Biel) has a pleas­ant life, mar­ried to Ma­son ( Girls’s Christo­pher Ab­bott), with whom she also works. They have a son to­gether. So far, so nice … un­til Cora stabs a man to death dur­ing a fam­ily day at the beach. Harry Am­brose (Bill Pull­man) is the cop who wants to find out why. “There’s a mo­ment where she starts to ques­tion what she knows, and that’s the point where the un­re­li­able nar­ra­tor be­comes very un­re­li­able, even to her­self,” Biel told Va­ri­ety. “She’s now in­vested in find­ing the an­swer, too, be­cause the story she thought was true is just not.” The sixth and fi­nal sea­son of Long­mire, a con­tem­po­rary western star­ring Aus­tralian ac­tor Robert Tay­lor in the ti­tle role, be­gins stream­ing this week. It was saved af­ter be­ing can­celled by the A&E chan­nel af­ter its third sea­son, so a sec­ond chance of an­other three sea­sons seems like a rea­son­ably fair shake. Set in Wy­oming’s fic­tional Ab­saroka county, and based on the Walt Long­mire Mys­ter­ies by Craig John­son, last sea­son con­cluded with Lou Di­a­mond Phillips’s Henry staked to the ground in the desert in mor­tal peril; the Ir­ish mafia muscling into the lo­cal heroin mar­ket; the mayor team­ing up with Ja­cob Nighthorse to take the sher­iff down; and the prospect of Walt’s prop­erty be­ing for­feited in a civil law­suit and turned into a 36-hole golf course. Hope­fully Long­mire — the char­ac­ter and the show — gets a fit­ting fi­nale. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond Stream­ing on Net­flix from Fri­day Just as many feel the doc­u­men­tary Hearts of The Great Beyond Jim & Andy: Dark­ness sur­passed its sub­ject, Apoca­lypse Now, so too may this doc­u­men­tary about the mak­ing of Man on the Moon out­shine the orig­i­nal. Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (sub­ti­tled Fea­tur­ing a Very Spe­cial, Con­trac­tu­ally Ob­li­gated Men­tion of Tony Clifton) shows Jim Car­rey’s method act­ing an­tics as he por­trayed the sin­gu­lar co­me­dian Andy Kauf­man in the 1999 film. Car­rey says the stu­dio in­tended never to re­lease the be­hind-thescenes footage be­cause it made him look like “an ass­hole”. But I’m will­ing to bet it will be great. The main thing to know about Per­sonal Shop­per (Satur­day, 8.30pm, Mas­ter­piece) is that it isn’t the pre­text for Kris­ten Ste­wart to mince around Paris that it sounds like. Writ­ten and di­rected by Olivier As­sayas, it is a ghost story, with psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller el­e­ments. Ste­wart stars as Mau­reen, a per­sonal shop­per for a celebrity named Kyra (Nora von Wald­stat­ten). Mau­reen’s twin brother has died and ei­ther she is re­ceiv­ing mes­sages from him or los­ing her mind. An­other mis­lead­ing ti­tle: A United King­dom (Thurs­day, 10.05pm, Mas­ter­piece), that’s noth­ing to do with Brexit. (It ac­tu­ally has more in com­mon with Ed­die Mur­phy’s Com­ing to Amer­ica.) Based on a true story set af­ter World War II, it stars David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama, the heir to the throne of Bechua­na­land, who meets and falls in love with Ruth (Rosamund Pike). Gods of Egypt (Satur­day, 10pm, More) is a per­fect pop­corn movie. The story of the con­test for power be­tween Niko­laj Coster-Wal­dau as Horus and Ger­ard Butler as Set feels fresh; the ac­tion chore­og­ra­phy is thrilling; the hu­mour is wry. Why didn’t more peo­ple like it? Could it be the pre­ced­ing Ex­o­dus: Gods and Kings made peo­ple feel like they’d seen it? If so, that’s a shame.

Jim Car­rey in a scene from

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