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What's On, May 2024


May 10, 2024


Check out our recommendations of what to watch this weekend.


if you WANT A great film that moms will enjoy

the braid

Vincent Georgie: We have shown many well-loved films in 2024 during our WIFF Presents series. This incredible film had audiences absolutely raving about its exquisite, intertwined stories. 

Synopsis: Smita, Giulia and Sarah are from different parts of the world and have never met but are bound by something intimate and unique.

Available on Apple TV, Paramount+, YouTube and Amazon Prime.

if you WANT some great music entertainment

stop making sense

Vincent Georgie: This is arguably one of the very best concert films of all time. Directed by the late, great Jonathan Demme.  

Synopsis: Filmmaker Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads as they perform hits such as ‘Psycho Killer’ and ‘Take Me to the River’ at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983.

Available on Crave and Amazon Prime.

if reality tv fascinates and baffles you

the contestant

Vincent Georgie: This one is a fascinating social experiment gone wrong, just like all reality TV. 

Aspiring comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, nicknamed Nasubi, unwittingly becomes an extreme case study on a Japanese reality TV show.


ALL HAIL, laurence fishburne

Vincent Georgie: One of our very best actors, take a look at two outstanding lead performances by Fishburne. The first film is a moody hidden gem, while the second film earned Fishburne a Best Actor Oscar nomination. 

deep cover

David Jason (Jeff Goldblum) is the biggest drug dealer in Los Angeles, and Russell Stevens (Laurence Fishburne) is an undercover cop who wants to bring him down. Posing as a dealer, Stevens begins to earn the trust of the L.A. drug underworld, eventually making his way to Jason himself. But along the way he has to take his cover to depths he never thought he would have to see, including selling drugs and going to great lengths to eliminate potential competitors for Jason’s drug cartel.

Available on Apple TV and YouTube.

what’s love got to do with it

Based on the life of the legendary soul singer, Tina Turner (Angela Bassett) — born Anna Mae Bullock — discovers her love of singing in her Tennessee church choir. She moves to St. Louis to pursue a career, and there she meets the charismatic Ike Turner (Laurence Fishburne), who rechristens her Tina and offers to help her succeed. As a musical team, Ike and Tina take the charts by storm. But as his physical abuse worsens, Tina has to make the tough decision to leave Ike and set out on her own.

Available on Apple TV, Crave, Disney+ and Amazon Prime.


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