September Previews: Netflix and Amazon

As we move into mid-September, ASFF collates the latest streaming releases from online platforms – discovering the latest in series that range from psychological thrillers to UK-based documentaries.

Hold The Dark (Netflix) 

With new movies by Paul Greengrass (22 July), the Coen Brothers (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) and Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Netflix’s autumn roster of original movies is hugely exciting. Before this trio comes Hold The Dark, the new thriller by Jeremy Saulnier, who made the superbly intense Green Room. Jeffrey Wright plays a retired naturalist and expert on wolves who ventures into the Alaskan wilderness to find the creatures who took the 6 year-old boy belonging to an Iraq war veteran and his wife.

Forever (Amazon)

Arriving under a shroud of secrecy comes Forever, the new comedy series co-created by Alan Yang (Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock). Former Saturday Night Live co-stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen play June and Oscar, a suburbanite couple whose marriage has gradually become routine. The eight-episode series features a cool support cast, from Peter Weller to Julia Ormond and Catherine Keener. Definitely intriguing enough to invest some of your precious sofa time in.

Maniac (Netflix)

“This is some multi-reality brain-magic shit,” says Oscar-winner Emma Stone in the trailer for this trippy-looking mind-bender of a show. Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) directs while Jonah Hill co-stars with Stone, as they play two strangers with psychological issues drawn into a weirdo three-day pharmaceutical trial that looks like it’s been designed by Charlie Kaufman. Co-starring Sally Field and Justin Theroux, this cerebral series might well be the cult show of the autumn.

All shows / films available from September 2018 onwards. For more details, visit Netflix and Amazon.

James Mottram

Credits:
1. Still from Maniac. 
2. Still from Hold the Dark.
3. Still from Forever.
4.Still from Maniac.