Let Brie Larson Introduce You to the World of Magic Mushrooms in This Captivating Documentary

Brie Larson, as shots of the Earth as seen from space zoom into to sweeping close-ups of waterfalls and moss. We brought life to Earth. You cant see us, but we flourish all around you, everywhere, in everything, and even inside you. A pregnant pause. Whether you believe in us or not. Over a musical crescendo, Larson quickens the delivery of her lines, building up to the big reveal: We are creation, we are resurrection, condemnation and regeneration. We are mushrooms. The 74-minute film works to prove to viewers that the mushrooms and fungi beneath our feet live up to these promises in the dramatic (and at times seemingly hyperbolic) introduction. Through interviews with experts and breathtaking close-up shots that …

The TV Show Infuriating Real-Life Children of Medical Rape

The Lizzos Good as Hell is creator Jason Katims called it a This Is Us set against the backdrop of fertility fraud. At one point in the premiere episode, Emily Osments Roxie, who is ecstatic over this new development in her life, cheers, Finding a new family is kind of the best thing thats happened to me in years. In Wednesday nights second episode, she giddily bonds with Dr. Leon Bechley (that of Dr. Donald Cline, a fertility specialist in Indianapolis who, based on DNA testing, Australian series, Sisters, which Almost Family is based on. But they report being shocked by how more light-heartedly the Fox series seemed to approach the subject. They are disappointed in how the series glosses …

Couples Therapy: why would anyone agree to televise their therapy sessions?

The showrunners behind an honest, if uncomfortable, new series explain how they got four couples to allow cameras in the room with their therapist Before the closed glass door of a therapists office in New York, a series of couples brace themselves for a slog. One man fidgets with a 3D puzzle; a woman, eyes closed, grips the chair arms. In the chairs, facing a Rorschach-esque painting, the couples seem aware of, if not reacting to, a discreetly installed camera one womans attempt to tuck in her partners shirt tag, met with a shrug and rebuff, morphs into a shoulder rub. But the anticipation seems to cut through any self-consciousness, landing back on the two people their unit, about to …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …