Wayne’s 4 X 2: Avenue 5, Love + Pop and MORE!

Do you want something to watch but aren’t sure where to start?  2SER’s entertainment wizard, Wayne Massingham is back and he’s got you covered with his reviews of the latest and greatest in film, music and television.

It’s Wayne’s 4 by 2! 4 Reviews, 2 minutes each. Here’s what Wayne had for us this week:

Film: Alcarràs

Directed by Carla Simón and winner of the Golden Bear at the 72nd Berlinale last year, this Spanish-Italian drama film follows the lives of a multi-generational family of peach harvesters who suddenly find their way of life uprooted after a large corporations begins buying up the agricultural land they have been working on in order to install solar panels. They don’t have a legal claim to land ownership, despite working it for decades, leading to a fight to preserve their way of life and their communities.

Alcarràs is in cinemas now. Watch the trailer here.


Television: Tiny Beautiful Things

Based on the 2012 book of the same name by Cheryl Strayed and starring Kathryn Hahn, this comedy drama series is about Clare (Hahn), a woman who is dissatisfied with her life working in a nursing home and wondering if she will ever become a writer like she’s always wanted. While dealing with her teenage daughter and marriage issues, Clare unexpectantly receive and offer to write a personal advice column. Taking a chance on something new, Clare learns about what it means to help others and help yourself over the 8 episode run.

Tiny Beautiful Things is out now on Disney+. Watch the trailer here.


Television: Avenue 5

This sci-fi comedy series focuses on the crew and passengers of Avenue 5, an interstellar luxury space ship. Hugh Lurie stars as Captain Ryan Clark who has to keep panic under control when a malfunction causes the ship to drift off its intended course turning an 8 week return to Earth cruise into a 3 year journey instead. A funny and charming satire about privilege, social class and the human condition sees Avenue 5 deliver the laughs one after another.

Avenue 5 is out now on Binge. Watch the trailer here.


Album: Love + Pop, Current Joys

The new album by American Alt/Indie band Current Joys goes all out in a varied and surprising record. The project of solo musician Nick Rattigan is a DIY masterpiece even as each song only runs for about 2 minutes. But in those short tracks hides a plethora of music genres and styles; everything from indie rock to rap, noise pop and more is present on this album, which is all the more impressive seeing as Rattigan recorded everything in his home alone. Clocking in a runtime of 30 minutes Love + Pop is is sure-fire way to introduce yourself to the quirks and boundless creativity of Current Joys. 

Love + Pop is out now on Bandcamp and Spotify

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