Things to stream

By Tymon Smith



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HIGH DESERT Apple TV + Patricia Arquette gives a committed physical comedy performance in this series in which she plays a middle-aged, recovering addict who, after the death of her beloved mother, decides to change her life by becoming a private detective in the small town of Yucca Valley, California. AIR Prime Video Ben Affleck and Matt Damon reunite for this engaging drama about the battle fought by Nike to sign a sponsorship deal in the ’80s with a new NBA draft pick named Michael Jordan. We all know how the story ended, but its origins and uncertainties are presented with just enough tension, humour and inspirational speeches to make it a story we thought we knew, but didn’t until now. PARALLEL MOTHERS Showmax Penelope Cruz reteams with Spanish maverick director Pedro Almodóvar in this devastating political drama from 2021, in which the lives of two women begin to intersect in strange ways after they meet in hospital on the day they are giving birth. ANNA NICOLE SMITH: YOU DON’T KNOW ME Netflix She was the blonde bombshell Playboy model of the ‘90s who became a globally recognised sex symbol before becoming a reality TV star and object of ridicule who died at the age of 39 in 2007. Using unseen archive footage, director Ursula Macfarlane’s documentary pulls back the curtain on Smith’s public persona to reveal her personal life and demons. WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP Disney + Kenya Barris pens this adaptation of the 1992 Woody Harrelson-Wesley Snipes comedy about a pair of street basketball hustlers as a vehicle for the untested acting talents of rapper Jack Harlow.