Things to stream
IF YOU HAVE 2 HOURS
Without Remorse Amazon Prime Video Michael B Jordan does his best to breathe some new life into this origins story of John Clark, one of author Tom Clancy’s most popular flag-and-country defenders. It’s all solid enough espionage-, intrigue and action-filled entertainment, though a little too by-the-numbers to stand out from the crowd of Clancy adaptations already out there.
IF YOU HAVE 2 HOURS
The Mitchells vs The Machines Netflix This is a hugely entertaining piece of energetic and original animated glee that delivers plenty for family members of all ages. Featuring the voice talents of Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Olivia Colman, it’s a smart, funny, fast-paced action adventure that has at its heart some good, oldfashioned and some new and nicely inclusive ideas about family.
IF YOU HAVE 3 HOURS
The Mosquito Coast Apple TV
Justin Theroux stars in this series adaptation of the bestselling novel by his uncle Paul. Early indications are that in spite of its fine cast, there’s a little too much going on and some unfortunate cultural tone deafness that does no favours to either the series or its source material. Whether or not it will, like the family at its centre, manage to save itself remains to be seen, with the first three episodes now available and new episodes added every Friday.
IF YOU HAVE 4 HOURS
The Sons of Sam Netflix
A fascinating twist on the true crime docuseries in which the infamous terror wreaked by David Berkowitz — the man convicted of the Son of Sam killings that plagued New York in the grimy 1970s — is only the beginning of the story. The series follows the decades-long obsession of journalist Maury Terry to prove that Berkowitz was only the tip of a very nefarious and chilling iceberg of a series of murders that he believed pointed to more than one man and a web of darkness that stretched its tentacles far beyond the Big Apple in the late 1970s.
IF YOU HAVE 9 HOURS
The Vow Showmax
The chilling ruthlessness and terrible actions of the notorious NXIVM cult, which was revealed to be involved in a host of heinous crimes from sex trafficking to forced labour and racketeering, is painstakingly revealed through interviews with former members. They paint a depressing but relatable picture of an organisation that exploited the desire of so many people for personal improvement to the detriment of members and victims alike.