Culture Streaming | Our Top 5 Picks to Watch in February

The holiday season may be over, but winter is not – so bundle up on the sofa! There’s a mix of great shows and movies coming up.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Directed by comedian Tina Fey, the fourth and final season of Kimmy Schmidt’s misadventures around New York brings the series to a close. Strong and determined, Ellie Kemper stars as the 29-year-old doomsday cult survivor who escapes after 15 years underground, adapting to surface life in her trademark hapless, heart-warming fashion. Click here for the trailer.

UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (c) Eric Liebowitz: Netflix

ABC Murders
Sarah Phelps’ new adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s best mysteries is set in the 1930s, a time when Britain was more divided than ever, hatred was on the rise and the gap between the wealthy and the poor was widening. Starring John Malkovich as the iconic sleuth Hercule Poirot and Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome, the two detectives race against time to stop a serial killer known as “A.B.C.” Click here for the trailer.

THE ABC MURDERS (c) Mammoth Screen

The Umbrella Academy
Based on the popular, Eisner Award-winning comic book series of the same name by musician Gerard Way (formerly of My Chemical Romance) and directed by Steve Blackman, the series follows a motley group of dysfunctional superheroes, who form the Umbrella Academy and attempt to avert a global apocalypse in just eight days. Click here for the trailer.

The Umbrella Academy (c) Christos Kalohoridis: Netflix

Paris is Us
Netflix’s latest original French film has director Elizabeth Vogler tells the story of a young Parisian girl, Anna, who survived a deadly plane crash and is struggling to cope with the trauma. While reminiscing about her life, Anna is caught between dream, reality, past and present as Paris explodes with political turmoil. Click here for the trailer.

Paris Is Us (c) Netflix

The Giant Beast That is the Global Economy
Director Adam McKay (The Big Short) brings smart and funny storytelling to actor (and former Obama administration official) Kal Penn’s curious and thoughtful mind, offering a compelling primer to the global economy. Every episode provides answers to burning questions like: Is money even real? How can I launder a bag of dirty cash? And is it easier for jerks to get rich? Featuring interviews with specialists, entrepreneurs, journalists and policy experts, this documentary shows the connections within world finance and how it impacts the lives of 7 billion people. Click here for the trailer.

This giant Beast that is the global Economy (c) Photo courtesy of Amazon Prime
Paraskevi Peglidou
Born in Greece, Peglidou moved to Vienna in 2009 and then continued north to study Politics at the University of Edinburgh. Over the years, her interest in social, political and environmental issues pushed her to research and share stories.

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