Following the life of Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mum, expect cringes and giggles in equal measure. Due to his mother's teachings, plus the endless manuals and books he’s been exposed to, he uses his specialist knowledge to elevate his social status in school. … [Read more...] about The 55 best Netflix series to watch right now
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Many documentary heads, asked to pick a football film, would select Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno’s 2006 film about Zinedine Zidane, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. I found it over earnest, even pampering. Jollier, clumsier was The Class of ’92, about a gang of spotty young locals (and one imported Cockney, David Beckham) who came up through the ranks of Manchester United under Alex Ferguson. They’d win a lot together, but this film focused as much on the clumpy everyday-ness of their lives as junior footballers. A simple scene in which Gary and Philip Neville, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Beckham reminisce about Ferguson’s imaginative ways of dropping them without seeming to drop them is wonderful. … [Read more...] about The 10 best sports documentaries
The cheapest day for flights? Today! Passengers told to ignore their Friday the 13th superstition to get the best travel dealsAirlines across Europe have slashed their prices for Friday 13th UK flights are £52 less than any other day in June'friggatriskaidekaphobia' affects consumer behaviour, survey shows By Catherine Eade … [Read more...] about The cheapest day for flights? Today! Passengers told to ignore their Friday the 13th superstition to get the best travel deals
Melissa McCarthy is desk-bound CIA analyst who is sent into the field on dangerous missions. Feeling unequipped and having had her former partner (Jude Law) fall off the grid she goes undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer in order to prevent global pandemonium. Action comedy with Jason Statham and Rose Byrne. … [Read more...] about The 60 best movies on Netflix to watch now
Young people who haven’t had exams cancelled are also concerned. Noor Hashmi, 17, from Manchester, takes her A-levels next year. She feels that her cohort has been “overlooked”, because they’re having to teach themselves the syllabus at home, using online learning. “If I was in college I would be properly absorbing the information,” Hashmi says. “But there are only so many emails you can send to your teacher without feeling you’re being annoying.” Hashmi’s classes have all moved online, but she worries she’s not understanding the material fully. “I feel the teachers are going through the content too quickly,” she says. “It’s stressful knowing that everything we’ve covered so far won’t be revisited in depth before our exams.” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m stuck in limbo’: will the Covid generation of young people face long-term fallout?