As a deadly storm approaches the coast of Iceland a headless torso is hauled aboard a small fishing boat. Local police suspect it has been dumped from a ferry just arrived from Denmark and keep the passengers and crew on board for questioning. Below, on the car deck, a ruthless sex-trafficker is holding two African girls captive, while on land corrupt local officials plot to sell off their town to a shadowy Chinese consortium. Are these events related and will the killer strike again in the town now cut off by the storm from the outside world? This 10 part television series is Nordic Noir at its nail-biting best!
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict $32.95
A colourful character who was not only ahead of her time but helped to define it, Peggy Guggenheim was an American heiress who became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th Century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Alexander Calder and Marcel Duchamp, and was instrumental in advancing the careers of several modern artists including Jackson Pollock and Max Ernst. While fighting personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art, now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.
This is the first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. Featuring powerful live performances, rare archival footage, and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, Mavis! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. At 75, she’s making the most vital music of her career, winning Grammy awards, and reaching a new generation of fans. Her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.
99 Homes: Dir. Ramin Bahrani $32.95
Hard-working single father Dennis Nash (Andrew Garfield) and his mother (Laura Dern) are cruelly evicted from their home. Desperate to get his house back, Nash goes to work for the wealthy and ruthless businessman Rick Carver (Michael Shannon)—the very man who repossessed Nash’s home. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost—on Carver’s orders, Nash must evict families from their homes; in return, Nash is promised a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. As Nash falls deeper into Carver’s web, he finds his situation grows more brutal and dangerous than he ever imagined.
Shetland: Complete Series 1–3 $69.95 Region 2
Created from one of Janice (Wilder Aisles) favourite crime series written by Ann Cleeves—Shetland follows Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez (Douglas Henshall) and his team as they investigate crime within an isolated close knit island community. Set against a hauntingly beautiful landscape, Shetland series 1 and 2 the books Red Bones, Raven Black, Dead Water and Blue Lightning. In the third series of Shetland, in a single original story, Perez tackles a case that extends from the beautiful Shetland Islands back to the Scottish mainland; one that will exact a terrible personal toll on both him, and his team.
Fargo: Year 2 $49.95
Fargo returns for a critically acclaimed second season. Set in 1979, this all-new ‘true crime’ saga kicks off with violent foul play at a South Dakota Waffle Hut. In a flash, the case ensnares a small-town beautician (Kirsten Dunst), a Minnesota state trooper (Patrick Wilson) and a local sheriff (Ted Danson)—all set against the backdrop of an explosive Midwestern mob war. Is Fargo Year Two chock full of riveting suspense, brilliant performances and darkly hilarious humour? You betcha.
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