Christopher Nolan’s war epic Dunkirk (which has received soaring reviews), the next Breaking Bad and a new documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death are all worth staying in for tonight.
ON TV: DIANA OUR MOTHER: HER LIFE AND LEGACY
In the 90-minute documentary, Princes William and Harry discuss the death of their mother, Princess Diana, which occurred almost 20 years ago in Paris. Throughout, they open their mother’s own home photograph album, featuring pictures of the princes as children, as a way of sharing with the public “happiness and the warmth that we had with her” and talk about the last time they spoke with her. It doesn’t provide any major revelations but is hugely moving and the first time the brothers have spoken together, so publically about their mother.
Diana Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy will air tonight on UTV for those with Virgin Ireland at 9PM and next Monday, July 31st at 9PM on TV3
ON THE BIG SCREEN: DUNKIRK
Nolan’s much-anticipated €150 million epic takes in history: In May 1940, in the early days of World War II, some 400,000 British and Allied troops were flanked and entrapped by Germany on the beaches of Dunkirk in northern France. So how is it that 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated? It’s a remarkable story turned into an incredible, visually stunning war film that is the best we’ve seen in years. Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy star.
Dunkirk is in cinemas nationwide now
ON NETFLIX: OZARK
The Byrdes, husband and wife Marty (Jason Bateman) and Wendy (Laura Linney), their teenage kids Charlotte and Jonah are for all intents and purposes an ordinary family. Well not quite. Average save for Marty’s job: The top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico. Sound familiar? Marty is Chicago financial advisor, who has been quietly laundering money for a drug kingpin but must quickly uproot his family and move the operation to The Ozarks, after his partner is caught cheating the business. If you miss Breaking Bad, this may fill that hole.
Ozark is available on Netflix now