EW Must List: Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Moonlight, more
The CW’s spirited comedy is back, serving up more musical hilarity across its second season. Rachel Bloom’s starring turn as Rebecca Bunch, a young woman who gives up a prestigious job at a law firm to reconnect with a former flame in West Covina, California, won the 29-year-old actress a Golden Globe earlier this year, so it’s about time you checked in on this ace satire that’s far more clever than its simple title implies.
Season 2 of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend premieres Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.
Pay attention, because you’ll be hearing the names Barry Jenkins, Mahershala Ali, and Naomie Harris repeated many times during the Oscar race ahead, thanks to their brilliant performances in Moonlight, one of the best-reviewed dramas of the year. Earning raves from critics after traveling the festival circuit from Telluride to Toronto, Moonlight is Jenkins’ first feature-length directorial effort since 2008’s Medicine for Melancholy. The film follows a young, gay boy, Chiron, across three stages of his life as he comes of age on the streets of Miami. Harris plays Chiron’s crack-addicted mother with fierce committment, while Ali soars in the role of Juan, a father figure who takes the misunderstood youngster under his wing.
Moonlight opens in limited release on Oct. 21.
Master South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook returns with The Handmaiden, his first full-length feature in three years. The film premiered to glowing reviews at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in May, where it competed for the Palme d’Or. It later traveled the festival circut from Toronto to London, where critics praised its gorgeous visuals, striking production design, and tantalizing plot, which follows a petty thief hired to serve a Japanese heiress in 1930s Korea.
The Handmaiden opens in limited release on Oct. 21.
The British cult series returns to Netflix for a third season with six new sci-fi centric episodes, each featuring a different cast, director, and plot. Season 3’s installments were directed by acclaimed filmmakers like Joe Wright (Atonement) and Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), and feature actors like Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Cherry Jones.
Black Mirror‘s third season premieres Oct. 21 on Netflix.
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