As we slowly watch the summer fade away, there are lots of interesting new shows on Netflix to make us feel better. Highlights this week include new horror movie The Heretics, and Sacha Baron Cohen in his first serious role, playing Israeli spy Eli Cohen in the limited series The Spy.
New on Netflix - September 2-9
The Heretics (2017) – 4 September
This Canadian horror film starring Nina Kiri mixes the psychological drama of cult with the physical horror of demonology. Gloria is kidnapped by a cult who perform a grizzly ritual with her under a locust moon before killing themselves. While Gloria initially seem unharmed, whatever the cult group has called forth is only dormant.
The World We Make (2019) – 4 September
Starring Caleb Castille and Rose Reid, two young people, one a spirited equestrian and the other an academic and football achiever, are ready to start their life after school together. But their story tale life is threatened when racial issues begin to emerge in the seeming progressive small town.
Article 15 (2019) – 6 September
This Hindi-language crim drama follows the police investigation into the disappearance of three teenage girls from a small village. This movie deals with the very real problems of possession of women’s bodies in India, and local village justice against India’s article 15, which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of religion, race, caste or gender.
Archibald’s Next Big Thing (Season 1) – 6 September
The latest show from Dreamworks TV and Netflix, Archibald is a care-free chicken going about his own business. He is busy trying to find his place in the world and figure out what he is good at and what he likes. His journey is about to change when he received a letter in the post that says “your next big thing is here”.
Elite (Season 2) – 6 September
Our favourite Spanish teenagers are back at their elite private school, trying to find their place as scholarship students in a world of privilege. But this time around they must deal with the after math of the secrets of murder and betrayal revealed at the end of season one. But are the answers that they think they have what really happened?
Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father (Season 3) – 6 September
This travel docu-series in which comedian John Whitehall partners up with his stuffy father Michael Whitehall to travel the world is back. South-East Asia and Eastern Europe are done, where will the pair travel this time around? Their unique and contrasting views of the world make for entertaining and educational viewing.
The Spy (Limited Series) – 6 September
Written and directed by Gideon Raff and Max Parry, and starring Sacha Baron Cohen in his first serious role, the comedian plays top Israeli spy Eli Cohen on his adventures in Syria. Baron Cohen is surprisingly good in his role as the Zionist James Bond. Set in the 1960s, he infiltrates Syria and reses to the position of Deputy Minister of Defence, a position that gave him access to invaluable intelligence. Based on true events, where reality ends and the drama of fiction begins is impossible to determine.