In today’s edition of What to watch, we have two such drastically different titles which we hope will offer what you and your loved ones need in such dire times — a dash of escapism with a good dose of reality.
|The Mauritanian||Amazon Prime Video||English|
|Super Monsters: Once Upon a Rhyme||Netflix||English|
Dealing with the subject of unethical torture, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tahir Rahim and Jodie Foster’s 9/11 drama The Mauritanian has been directed by acclaimed filmmaker Kevin Macdonald. The movie is based on the real-life story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who was imprisoned wrongfully and held for a period of 14 years without so much as a fair trial. It is his journey that the film seeks to tell in this procedural thriller.
This one is admittedly for kids, but it is something that you can enjoy too with your children. A 25-minute musical saga, the feature reimagines classic fairy tales like Goldilocks and Hansel and Gretel among others, but with a fresh twist!