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Emmy nominations came out this week, and no matter how many shows you thought you missed in the past year, double the number. While you can find out about each of the nominated shows here, we’re focusing on the new — and some old — shows and movies that are available. So plan your cinema date or sit back at home and take advantage of one of our recommendations.
bubbly and whimsical, Mrs. Harris goes to Paris delivers what it promises. It’s a breezy film about a woman (Lesley Manville) who fulfills her dream of raising enough money to go to Paris and buy a Dior couture dress. With its simplicity and sweetness, Mrs. Harris is just the kind of relaxing watch to wind down on your day off.
The gray man is a far cry from Ryan Gosling’s Technicolor Barbie, but if you’re looking for a gritty action film (or background noise), check out the Russo brothers’ new Netflix film – a week before its debut on the streamer in select theaters. Gosling plays a man on the run as he uncovers some ill-fated CIA assets. Hunted by Chris Evans Pornstache and Regé-Jean Page, he crosses paths with another agent (played by Ana de Armas). It probably won’t be the next John Wick, but it’s got all the feisty celebrities you or your parents need to spend an afternoon watching.
Nathan Fielder’s latest series is a journey. Imagine having the luxury of rehearsing great conversations or moments in your life before actually doing it. Well, Fielder’s show times this ten and is equal parts mesmerizing and terrifying as it seeks to iron out the social anxieties of literal life. In season one, Fielder meets up with various real people while setting up sets on a sound stage and helping them rehearse their dilemmas (like a man feeling guilty about lying to his trivia group).
One of the biggest films of 2021 is now available to stream – no rental required. You’ve probably already seen Tom Holland, Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire weave webs across New York in the cinemas, but if you want to relive the culmination of decades Spiderman Movies in the comfort of your own living room, now is the time. Although I’m sure it will be a strange experience to watch without the screams of the audience.
Watching newcomer Iman Vellani play Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel) is an extreme treat. And now that the six episodes are on Mrs Miracle is over, you latecomers who prefer a feast can finally catch up and see what I’m talking about. Mrs Miracle may be dealing with big MCU-esque globetrotting adventures, but the heart of the series (and Kamala’s family) is bursting at the seams, and it’s likely to make you cry.
Funny girl. Have you perhaps heard of her? It’s the role that Barbara Streisand created and earned her a Best Actress Oscar after the stage musical was made into a film. The musical revival, directed by Beanie Feldstein (future Lea Michele), marks the first time the show has seen the light of Broadway since Streisand, and if you’ve seen it once Funny girl, it is clear why. Streisand really shone as Fanny Brice, a young woman juggling her dreams of stardom and complicated love. Singing, acting, comedy – she’s the biggest star.
Likewise! Read our streaming recommendations from the Weekend of July 8th. The next list of Vulture’s weekend streaming picks goes online on Friday 22nd July.