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From Plan A Plan B to Theerppu, films and shows to watch on OTT this week
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From Plan A Plan B to Theerppu, films and shows to watch on OTT this week

Just like every week, there’s a lot to watch this weekend on OTT this week as well. Right from Prithviraj Sukumaran's Theerppu to Riteish Deshmukh’s Plan A Plan B.

Luck review: Apple TV+ serves a sub-Pixar exercise whose ideas don’t really mesh
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Luck review: Apple TV+ serves a sub-Pixar exercise whose ideas don’t really mesh

Earnest intentions aren’t enough to prevent this Apple TV+ animated feature from slipping on a banana peel and falling flat on its face.

Shining Girls review: It’s impossible to take your eyes off Elisabeth Moss in Apple TV's riveting crime series
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Shining Girls review: It’s impossible to take your eyes off Elisabeth Moss in Apple TV's riveting crime series

Shining Girls tackles bold ideas by using oppressive pasts as a foundation to leap into the traumas of the present

Why Slow Horses theme song Stranger Game is a masterclass in singing swagger, thanks to Mick Jagger
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Why Slow Horses theme song Stranger Game is a masterclass in singing swagger, thanks to Mick Jagger

If Slow Horses is about Gary Oldman’s masterclass of a performance, then 'Strange Game' is Mick Jagger’s reminder that he may not be the most prolific rock and roll singer around but there is still so much surprise left in his voice.

Roar review: Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Alison Brie shine in rewarding Apple TV+ series
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Roar review: Nicole Kidman, Issa Rae, Alison Brie shine in rewarding Apple TV+ series

Roar is enlivened primarily due to affecting turns by a star-studded cast and a genuine curiosity in investigating gender inequality at the intersection of power, money, race, trauma, and memory.

Slow Horses review: Gary Oldman delivers yet another memorable performance in Apple TV's espionage drama
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Slow Horses review: Gary Oldman delivers yet another memorable performance in Apple TV's espionage drama

By the time you have fallen for the plot and the world Slow Horses, you would have fallen for Gary Oldman as well. Or vice-versa.

Dasvi, Mai, Gullak Season 3, Roar, The First Lady: What's streaming in April on Netflix, SonyLIV, Apple TV, Voot Select
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Dasvi, Mai, Gullak Season 3, Roar, The First Lady: What's streaming in April on Netflix, SonyLIV, Apple TV, Voot Select

Other notable titles in April include Drive My Car on MUBI, A Very British Scandal on Amazon Prime Video, Russian Doll Season 2 on Netflix, and Kaun Pravin Tambe on Disney+ Hotstar.

In defense of CODA: Apple TV's Best Picture winner at Oscars 2022 sang like no one's listening and made us feel heard
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In defense of CODA: Apple TV's Best Picture winner at Oscars 2022 sang like no one's listening and made us feel heard

CODA tells the underdog tale of a girl with a voice in a deaf ecosystem. That was also the story of Apple TV, and the film itself, at Oscars 2022.

Oscars 2022: Apple TV trumps Netflix as CODA becomes first streaming title to win Best Picture
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Oscars 2022: Apple TV trumps Netflix as CODA becomes first streaming title to win Best Picture

Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog on Netflix seemed the initial frontrunner in the race but CODA emerged a favourite in the last leg of the promotions.

WeCrashed review: Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway sparkle in this otherwise familiar startup story 
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WeCrashed review: Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway sparkle in this otherwise familiar startup story 

The lead characters' relationship in WeCrashed seems both toxic and endearing at the same time, primarily because of the two actors.

The Samuel L Jackson interview | 'I always wanted to do television, but they just wouldn't let me'
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The Samuel L Jackson interview | 'I always wanted to do television, but they just wouldn't let me'

"I always wanted to be in a show like The Sopranos or The Wire. But my agents and managers, being the wonderful people they are, made sure I never had the time to do any of that stuff," says Samuel L Jackson ahead of debut show on Apple TV+.

The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey review: Samuel L Jackson powers a harsh, an impactful exploration of being Black in America
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The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey review: Samuel L Jackson powers a harsh, an impactful exploration of being Black in America

Travelling the gamut between utterly helpless to invigorated with purpose, Jackson’s turn is moving, endearing and heartbreaking. This will go down as one of Samuel L. Jackson’s best.

Oscars 2022: Why Troy Kotsur's affecting performance in CODA should make him a frontrunner
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Oscars 2022: Why Troy Kotsur's affecting performance in CODA should make him a frontrunner

Watching Troy Kotsur in CODA is like coming face-to-face with what it really means to act, and just how small a part dialogue plays in the grammar of acting.

How Adam Scott's life and career so far — including COVID-19 isolation — helped him cracked his part in Severance
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How Adam Scott's life and career so far — including COVID-19 isolation — helped him cracked his part in Severance

Adam Scott caught COVID-19 in February 2021 on the set of Apple TV's Severance. He was taken to a Tribeca apartment where he spent his nights alone, which made an odd parallel with Ben Stiller's workplace drama itself.

Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth
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Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth

Oscar voters rewarded Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon films with nearly 40 Oscar nominations — 27 for Netflix alone, with Jane Campion’s Western The Power of the Dog recognised in an impressive 12 categories, including best picture.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller on turning their focus to live action with The Afterparty
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Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse directors Phil Lord, Christopher Miller on turning their focus to live action with The Afterparty

"I don’t know if it’s that our sense of humour is just juvenile enough to appeal to children also, but in all cases, we’re trying to do something that we haven’t quite seen before," says Phil Lord, who has co-directed The Afterparty with Christopher Miller.

Sandra Bullock credits the new lease of life in her career to Netflix; here's how streaming is giving Hollywood women their due
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Sandra Bullock credits the new lease of life in her career to Netflix; here's how streaming is giving Hollywood women their due

Netflix has not only helped revive Sandra Bullock’s career but has also pushed forward the filmographies of several other aging actresses, ensuring they continue to be as prolific and get to play meaty, layered, and interesting characters on screen.

Watch: Apple TV+ releases trailer of Severance, workplace thriller starring Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette
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Watch: Apple TV+ releases trailer of Severance, workplace thriller starring Adam Scott, Patricia Arquette

Directed by Ben Stiller and created by Dan Erickson, this dystopian Apple TV+ drama series will release on 18 February.

What makes Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth the finest Shakespeare screen adaptation yet
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What makes Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth the finest Shakespeare screen adaptation yet

The Tragedy of Macbeth is, without a shadow of doubt, the finest Shakespeare movie I have ever seen; better than Akira Kurosawa, better than Vishal Bhardwaj.

Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Joel Cohen on The Tragedy of Macbeth: 'We're still waiting to take risks'
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Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, Joel Cohen on The Tragedy of Macbeth: 'We're still waiting to take risks'

"The three of us are at the top of our game,” Frances McDormand says. "Denzel Washington is 66. I’m 64. Joel Cohen is 67. We’re still willing to fall flat on our faces."