September is shaping up to be a great month for quality film and television. While the weather is warming up in some parts of Australia and the outdoors beckon, many of us are still in lockdown (feeling like you’ve binged everything there is to binge? You’re possibly correct.)
Thankfully, there are some excellent-sounding new flicks and series hitting streaming services through September. Here are our picks.
The Comey Rule
Based on former FBI Director James Comey’s best-selling book A Higher Loyalty, this two-part drama series stars Emmy Award-winner Jeff Daniels in the titular role, looking at the events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, in particular the involvement of Russia. Political intrigue at its finest.
September 27, Stan
Alongside a cast including Helena Bonham Carter and Henry Cavill, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown plays Sherlock Holmes’s teenage sister who, upon the disappearance of her mother, follows leads that unravel a dangerous conspiracy. September 23, Netflix
The live-action remake of this Disney classic about a young woman who becomes a heroic warrior to save her father is landing on Disney+ this month. After numerous Covid-19 setbacks to its premiere, it’s one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2020.
Streaming now, Disney+
This nine-part documentary series delves into the infamous American self-improvement group NXIVM, including the alleged secret society in which women were forced into sexual slavery. Streaming now, BINGE
Another series from the mind of Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story, Hollywood), Ratched is a prequel to One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and looks at how psychiatric nurse Mildred Ratched became the tyrant she is. Murphy fave, Sarah Paulson stars in the titular role.
September 18, Netflix
Pen15 Season Two
Emmy nominated for Outstanding Writing, this series won hearts with its portrayal of 13 year olds, played by adult actors Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle. The second season lands this month, with all episodes at once – the perfect light-hearted binge session.
September 19, Stan
A new docuseries from directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Academy Award-winning Jesus Camp), Love Fraud follows the search for one man, Richard Scott Smith, who for 20 years preyed upon unsuspecting women looking for love.
New episodes weekly, Stan
I’m Thinking Of Ending Things
The most talked-about film this month already, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things is a mind-bending thriller about a young woman who travels to her new boyfriend’s secluded family farm. That’s all we can tell you – go ahead and break your brain with this crazy plot.
Streaming now, Netflix
Matt Smith stars as controversial photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in this film about his life, his relationship with artist Patti Smith and life in 1970s New York. Streaming now, Stan
The 2020 Greta Gerwig-helmed film is coming to Amazon Prime this month, so if you failed to see it at the cinemas, now is the time to immerse yourself in the Louisa May Alcott classic.
September 8, Amazon Prime