Every month, streaming providers in Australia add a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for October.
‘Diana: The Musical’
The writing and composing team of David Bryan and Joe DiPietro — who gained 4 Tonys, together with Best Musical, for his or her show “Memphis” — reunite for this high-energy, rock ’n’ roll fueled model of the Princess Diana saga. Jeanna de Waal plays the popular, scandal-plagued royal, in a narrative about her seemingly storybook romance with Prince Charles (Roe Hartrampf) and its sad ending. “Diana: The Musical” formally opens on Broadway later this yr, but the cast and crew taped a performance over the summer time, giving theater followers who can’t make it to New York an opportunity to see the show.
In this taut mystery-thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal plays a devoted but overzealous police officer, who’s caught working at a dispatch desk when he will get a call from a girl (Riley Keough) who claims to be in worry for her life. The director Antoine Fuqua and the screenwriter Nic Pizzolatto comply with the lead of the extreme 2018 Danish film on which “The Guilty” is predicated, telling the story largely from contained in the police station. The hero scrambles to make use of all of the investigative sources accessible to him from his pc and his cellphone, to try to figure out how one can cease what might or will not be against the law in progress.
Based on Stephanie Land’s memoir, the mini-series “Maid” stars Margaret Qualley as a broke single mother named Alex, with only a few viable choices for work, child-care or secure housing. When she takes a job working for a cleansing service catering to rich households within the Pacific Northwest, Alex turns into conscious about how much her survival is determined by a gradual paycheck and loads of good luck. Qualley provides an excellent performance on this riveting drama, which turns something so simple as having fuel cash (or a functioning automobile) right into a source of nail-biting rigidity.
‘There’s Someone Inside Your House’
The director Patrick Brice (best-known for the offbeat genre movies “Creep” and “Corporate Animals”) and the screenwriter Henry Gayden (who co-wrote the vigorous superhero movie “Shazam!”) have tailored Stephanie Perkins’s young grownup novel “There’s Someone Inside Your House” into a special sort of teen horror movie. Sydney Park plays Makani, the new lady at a Nebraska high faculty where college students with darkish secrets and techniques are being stalked by a serial killer who wears a masks that resembles the victims’ faces. While these children try to dodge homicide, they also hustle to keep away from having their deepest regrets made public.
‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ Season 2
One of 2020s most pleasant surprises returns for a second season of family-friendly television. Based on Ann M. Martin’s beloved book series, “The Baby-Sitters Club” is about a circle of industrious teenage friends who run a child-care enterprise whereas also serving to one another with their issues. The show makes use of the plots of the novels as a place to begin for contemporary tales about faculty, mother and father, relationships and duty.
‘Colin in Black & White’
The Colin within the title of “Colin in Black & White” is Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL quarterback and social activist who sparked controversy throughout the United States when he began kneeling before soccer video games during the singing of the nationwide anthem. Here, Kaepernick and the producer-director Ava DuVernay inform the athlete’s story by looking again at his childhood, revisiting moments when the biracial Colin (Jaden Michael) got here into battle along with his coaches, his classmates and his adoptive white mother and father (performed by Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker) as he tried to embrace his cultural roots.
Also arriving: “On My Block” (Oct. 4), “Backing Impossible” Season 1 (Oct. 6), “Pretty Smart” (Oct. 8), “Bright: Samurai Soul” (Oct. 12), “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis” (Oct. 12), “The Movies That Made Us” Season 3 (Oct. 12), “The Four of Us” (Oct. 15), “Karma’s World” (Oct. 15), “You” Season 3 (Oct. 15), “Found” (Oct. 20), “Night Teeth” (Oct. 20), “Stuck Together” (Oct. 20), “Sex, Love & goop” (Oct. 21), “Inside Job” (Oct. 22), “Locke & Key” Season 2 (Oct. 22), “Maya and the Three” (Oct. 22), “Hypnotic” (Oct. 27), “Army of Thieves” (Oct. 29).
‘Sort of’ Season 1
This Canadian dramedy stars Bilal Baig as Sabi, a gender-fluid child of Pakistani immigrants. While working as a nanny by day and a bartender by night, Sabi tries to keep up significant relationships with each their traditionalist family and their L.G.B.T.Q. friends — two very totally different factions who’re typically equally confounded by what it means to be nonbinary. This is a show about a person making an area for themselves, outdoors of the traditional classes.
‘One of Us Is Lying’ Season 1
Like the Karen M. McManus young grownup thriller novel on which it’s based mostly, the teenager drama series “One of Us Is Lying” is a component “The Breakfast Club,” half “Gossip Girl” and half Agatha Christie whodunit. When 5 college students are framed by a troublemaking peer and caught in after-school detention, 4 of them become homicide suspects after certainly one of their group — an incorrigible gossip named Simon (Mark McKenna) — drops useless beneath strange circumstances. To clear their names, the opposite children work together, forming an “us against the world” bond as their secrets and techniques become public.
The cinephile favourite writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson has a new movie popping out later this yr: “Licorice Pizza,” a teen dramedy set in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley within the Nineteen Seventies. So now’s the proper time to revisit Anderson’s breakthrough film, 1997’s “Boogie Nights,” also set within the Valley within the ’70s (and ’80s). Ostensibly the story of a fast-living, sweet-natured porn star named Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg), “Boogie Nights” is basically about L.A. misfits forming a makeshift family after which fighting to hold it together as medication, cash, fame and altering cultural attitudes start pulling all the pieces aside.
Looking for some traditional horror this October? You can’t go improper with 1982’s “Poltergeist,” a witty and frightful story about historical spirits terrorizing a pristine new suburban subdivision. Directed by Tobe Hooper (best-known for “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre”) and produced and co-written by Steven Spielberg (driving high on the time from the success of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “E.T.”), “Poltergeist” begins out as a dryly humorous portrait of a nice middle-class family. Then all hell breaks free, turning an atypical American neighborhood right into a village of the damned.
‘Love Life’ Season 2
The romantic comedy anthology series “Love Life” returns for a second season with a new story, that includes just a few of the primary season’s characters in smaller roles (together with last yr’s protagonist Darby, performed by the show’s co-producer Anna Kendrick). This time out, William Jackson Harper takes the lead as Marcus, a New Yorker still reeling from a recent divorce from the lady he thought can be his partner for all times. As he re-enters the dating world, which has modified drastically because the last time tried to discover a mate, Marcus takes the chance to re-evaluate what he actually needs from a relationship.
Also arriving: “A Good Man” Season 1 (Oct. 13), “Canada’s Drag Race” Season 2 (Oct. 15), “Hightown” Season 2 (Oct. 17), “All American” Season 4 (Oct. 26), “The Last O.G.” Season 4 (Oct. 27), “Sisterhood” Season 1 (Oct. 29), “Walker” Season 2 (Oct. 29).
‘Welcome to the Blumhouse’ Season 2
The second spherical of original feature-length horror movies for Blumhouse Productions’ anthology series “Welcome to the Blumhouse” follows a barely totally different method from last yr’s batch. The movies “Bingo Hell” (about senior residents defending their gentrifying neighborhood from a demonic villain), “Black as Night” (about a New Orleans teen searching vampires who prey on the homeless), “Madres” (about Mexican American migrant employees suffering from terrifying premonitions), and “The Manor” (about a nursing home beneath siege from supernatural forces) put unique twists on typical genre fare, telling tales about people on society’s margins who battle insidious evils.
‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ Season 1
Based on a 1973 Lois Duncan horror novel (and its hit 1997 movie adaptation) the teenager slasher series “I Know What You Did Last Summer” follows a bunch of high faculty friends and acquaintances whose lives change after a terrible accident. As a serial killer targets the youngsters concerned in a deadly automobile wreck, they realize they must abandon their fastidiously crafted public personas to allow them to clear up the thriller of who is aware of their terrible secret.
‘Fairfax’ Season 1
In this edgy animated satire, the voice actors Skyler Gisondo, Kiersey Clemons, Peter Kim and Jaboukie Young-White play a bunch of Los Angeles teenagers who dedicate most of their vitality and talent to turning into social media influencers. “Fairfax” is partly a realizing have a look at plugged-in American youth within the 2020s, and partly an absurdist comedy in which the pursuit of clout regularly turns into surreal adventures.
Also arriving: “All or Nothing: Toronto Maple Leafs” (Oct. 1), “My Name Is Pauli Murray” (Oct. 1), “Justin Bieber: Our World” (Oct. 8).