Colin Farrell returns to the big screen in one of his best roles to date, Margaret Atwood’s gripping new mini-series finally arrives on Netflix and Louis Theroux’s Scientology film gets a TV premiere.
ON THE BIG SCREEN: The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
Colin Farrell, Dunkirk’s Barry Keoghan and Nicole Kidman star in this must-see psychological horror film from the director of The Lobster. In what is one of his best roles to date, Farrell plays a prominent surgeon who strikes up a close friendship with a mysterious teenager (Keoghan) but it’s not long before events take a dark turn. Keoghan is the one who really shines; sinister and menacing in the most unexpected of ways, he holds his own opposite screen heavyweights Kidman and Clueless star Alicia Silverstone. You’ll never guess the twisted ending. Stay away from spoilers and streaming – this was made for the cinema.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is in Irish cinemas now
ON NETFLIX: Alias Grace
We’ve been gearing up for this one all week. Netflix has finally adapted Atwood’s award-winning novel Alias Grace into a six-episode miniseries starring actress Sarah Gadon as the titular Grace Marks, a poor Irish servant in the 1840s in Canada who finds herself convicted of brutal murders – without memory of why. Along with stable hand James McDermott, she was convicted of the brutal murders of Thomas Kinnear, who employed them both, and his housekeeper and lover, Nancy Montgomery. But did she do it? You’ll be gripped from the get-go.
Alias Grace is available to stream on Netflix now
ON TV: Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie
In a film that caused controversy worldwide when released, Theroux’s Scientology film finally gets its TV premiere. He set out to investigate the controversial religious organisation, but found himself denied access to anyone involved. Upon realising his usual approach wouldn’t work, he told the story of the church’s controversial leader David Miscavige by having actors recreate some of the more disturbing anecdotes and personal accounts offered by ex-Scientologists – only to realise he himself was under surveillance by the church. The result gives the audience a unique insight into its goings-on, without directly infiltrating the lives of its members.
Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie airs on BBC2 on Sunday, November 5th at 9pm