Outside regular the normal movies and series categories, documentaries are also known to provide enthralling entertainment. This is thanks to their realism and their untainted nature usually exploring real people mostly living unbelievable realities. One place you’ll be able to find some of the best documentaries is on Showmax who have a great offering this month:
HOW TO WITH JOHN WILSON S1 | Binge now
“It’s kind of like that show, Planet Earth, but if it was only in New York and David Attenborough was forced to film everything himself,” says John Wilson in the trailer to How To with John Wilson, Rotten Tomatoes’ third highest-rated docuseries of 2020, with a 100% critics rating.
As the Rotten Tomatoes’ critics’ consensus puts it, “Surprising, thoughtful, and superbly strange, How to with John Wilson’s blend of documentary styles comes together to create a singularly delightful experience.”
TRANSHOOD | Stream now
Filmed over five years in Kansas City, Transhood follows four kids – beginning at ages 4, 9, 12, and 15 – in a never-before-told chronicling of growing up transgender in the heartland of America. Directed by multi-award-winner Sharon Liese, the HBO documentary has an 86% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and won the Audience Award at the 2020 AFI Docs Festival.
FAKE FAMOUS | First on Showmax | Stream now
The HBO documentary Fake Famous follows a social experiment in which an actress, a fashion designer and a real estate assistant attempt to become social media influencers by buying fake followers and bots to boost their popularity.
“While their tales don’t unfold entirely as planned, the HBO documentary exposes how ripe for manipulation this whole culture is, and the powerful incentives to game the system,” says CNN.com.
WESTERN STARS | Stream now
Bruce Springsteen fans will be swept away by Western Stars, the live, intimate concert performance of the 20-time Grammy winner’s 19th studio album, released in 2019.
Filmed at the artist’s own ranch, the film documents an intimate gig in a 100-year-old barn, where Bruce is backed by a band and a full orchestra as he performs all 13 songs from the album, taking us on a journey of love, loss, loneliness, family and the passage of time.
It doesn’t end there, there’s more to look forward to including classics such as WIG, IT WILL BE CHAOS, STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM and much more. Check them all out on Showmax this month.
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