What to Watch w/c 16th August

An exciting week for film as we see the return of S.O.U.L Fest and a host of exclusive previews…

Such as the long-awaited Candyman by Nia DaCosta over the weekend. The hybrid nature of the festival provides the option to attend in person and from home maintaining the much-needed accessibility of post lockdown events. Alongside this, we have our top TV and Film pics for you to view over the upcoming week. Enjoy!

The White Lotus – Monday 16th August @ 9pm | Sky Atlantic and NOW TV

With an ensemble cast including Natasha Rothwell, this six-part social satire follows the vacations of various hotel guests over the span of a week as they enjoy the Hawaiian paradise. But with each passing day, a darker complexity emerges in these picture-perfect travellers, the hotel’s cheerful employees, and the idyllic locale itself.


Mixed-ish: Season 1 – Wednesday 18th August | STAR On Disney+

An 80’s prequel spin-off from ‘Black-ish’ following a young version of the mother Bow as an intellectually brilliant but also clueless, confused and awkward 12-year-old.


Off Camera: Octavia Spencer – Thursday 19th August @ 10pm | Sky Arts

Sam Jones talks to the Academy Award-winning star of The Help and Hidden Figures, Octavia Spencer, about how she found success in acting and writing despite debilitating stage fright and dyslexia. Spencer talks about overcoming these factors through a strong work ethic (inherited from her mother), a love of mysteries and an unshakable faith in her own talent.


Nine Perfect Strangers – Friday 20th August | Amazon Prime Video

Nine stressed city dwellers visit a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The resort’s director is a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. Starring Tiffany Boone, Regina Hall and Melvin Gregg.


Truth Be Told: Season 2 – Friday 20th August | Apple TV+

A true-crime podcaster tries to solve the mystery surrounding a family patriarch’s death. Starring Octavia Spencer.


The Walking Dead: Season 11a – Friday 20th August | Star on Disney+

The series about life life after a zombie apocolypse returns for the first part of the 3-part final season.


Synchronic – Available to view now | Sky Cinema

When New Orleans paramedics and longtime best friends Steve and Dennis are called to a series of bizarre and gruesome accidents, they chalk it up to a mysterious new drug found at the scene. But after Dennis’ oldest daughter disappears, Steve stumbles upon a terrifying truth about the supposed psychedelic that will challenge everything he knows about reality –and the flow of time itself. Starring Anthony Mackie.


Film events to attend:

S.O.U.L Fest – Friday 20th August-Sunday 22nd August

The third annual S.O.U.L Fest returns to BFI Southbank for a special hybrid experience, once again celebrating Black film talent on both sides of the camera. Co-Founded by The British Blacklist, The New Black Film Collective, We Are Parable and S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect, expect exclusive screenings of films such as the long-anticipated Candyman directed by Nia DaCosta and Rebel Dread.

For more on where to watch and how, visit the website S.O.U.L Fest

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