Eric
Becoming Karl Lagerfeld
Hit Man
Land of Women
The Bikeriders

From captivating series to thrilling new movies, we round up what to watch this winter

With a wintery long weekend on the horizon, we are faced with the question of what to watch. From captivating and comedic series to thrilling new movies, these are the latest releases that should be on your radar.

New Movies


The Bikeriders

The Bikeriders

In cinemas July 4th

This rebellious but romantic, slow burning film fuelled by a charismatic cast (including Austin Butler) captures the raw energy and gritty reality of motorcycle culture in 1960s America. As a cadre of rugged bike riders descend to the darkside, writer-director Jeff Nichols explores themes of masculinity, identity, and the beauty of brotherhood, with sharply drawn characters portraying the highs and lows of life on the road.

The Crow

The Crow

Coming soon to cinemas

Bill Skarsgård and FKA Twigs star in this gritty, supernatural fantasy based on James O’Barr’s 1989 cult comic series of the same name. The film is the fifth in The Crow franchise, but is a marked departure from its predecessors, both in style and subject. Lauded director Rupert Sanders is at the helm, reimagining the story of Eric Draven for a new audience, tackling mortality, grief, and love with beauty and heart.

Twisters

Twisters

Coming soon to cinemas

This action-packed sequel to the 1996 disaster epic promises a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns, as a stellar ensemble cast (starting Daisy Edgar-Jones, Golden Globe nominee Anthony Ramos, and Glen Powell), each with disparate objectives, find themselves squarely in the paths of multiple storm systems converging over central Oklahoma, in the fight of their lives.

Hit Man

Hit Man

Watch now on Netflix

The Hit Man tale gets a reimaging in this new noir comedy take from director Richard Linklater, co-written by and starring Glen Powell (Set It Up, Top Gun: Maverick). Loosely inspired by an unbelievable true story, Hit Man sees a straight-laced professor adopting a killer alter ego (and alternate life) as a fake hit man, leading him down a murky path. He meets his match in a client who steals his heart and weaves a tangled web of deception and delight.

New TV Series


Becoming Karl Lagerfeld

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld

Watch now on Disney+

A captivating exploration of the iconic fashion designer’s legacy, from his childhood in Germany to becoming one of fashion’s most iconic names. Starring Daniel Brühl as Lagerfeld, this six-part series promises an intimate look into arguably fashion’s biggest name, his life, creative vision, and enduring legacy. With unprecedented access to archival footage and personal interviews, audiences are invited into the fascinating world of this utterly enigmatic figure.

Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

Watch now on Apple TV+

With a star-studded ensemble cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal (who also executive produces), Presumed Innocent is based on the New York Times bestselling novel of the same name by Scott Turow. Gyllenhaal dazzles in the lead role of chief deputy prosecutor Rusty Sabich, as the eight-part series takes viewers on a suspenseful journey as a horrific murder upends the Chicago Prosecuting Attorney’s office, with one of its own suspected of the crime. Exploring themes of obsession, sex and politics with gripping intensity, Presumed Innocent calls into questions the power and limits of love.

Eric

Eric

Watch now on Netflix

Oscar-nominee Benedict Cumberbatch stars in Eric, a propulsive thriller set against the intoxicating backdrop of 1980s New York. Vincent (Cumberbatch), a renowned puppeteer, faces his worst nightmare when his son disappears on the way to school and, blinded by grief, is driven to the depths of despair and darkness. As he battles inconceivable demons, his only hope lies in his son’s drawings of Eric the puppet. Created by Abi Morgan, this six-part series promises a gripping journey of desperation and determination.

Queenie

Queenie

Watch now on Disney+

The long-awaited TV adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams’s bestselling book of the same name, Queenie brings the furiously funny, moving, and at times devastating tale to life, set against the vibrant backdrop of south London. Queenie’s central character, a 25-year-old Jamaican-British woman whose life starts to unravel when she takes a break from her long-term boyfriend, navigates life as an under-represented millennial in the present day, explored through themes of identity and politics, love and friendship, family and community, and, at its heart, how our values shape our lives.

Sunny

Sunny

Watch now on Apple TV+

A mystery thriller with a darkly comic undercurrent, Sunny (based on the book Dark Manual by award-winning writer Colin O’Sullivan) stars Rashida Jones as Suzie, an American woman living in Kyoto, Japan, whose life is upended when her husband and son disappear in a mysterious plane crash. As she grapples with the aftermath, an unconventional partnership forms with Sunny, a domestic robot, as the unlikely pair unravel the dark secrets surrounding the disappearance of Suzie’s family, leading to stark revelations and a twisting, turning journey of discovery and suspense.

Land of Women

Land of Women

Watch now on Apple TV+

This riveting new drama/comedy stars Eva Longroria as Gala — a New Yorker whose world is thrown into chaos when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties. Fleeing to a picturesque Spanish wine town with her mother and daughter, Gala seeks to start anew, but as they settle in, buried secrets resurface, unravelling the family’s carefully guarded past.

Bridgerton

Bridgerton, Season 3 Part 2

Watch now on Netflix

Fear not, loyal watchers, the second part of Bridgerton‘s third season continues this winter, as Penelope’s growing presence in the ‘ton’ (a result of Colin’s lessons) makes it all the more difficult to keep her Lady Whistledown alter ego a secret.

House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon, Season 2

Watch now on Neon

Set to dominate screens and cultural chatter for a second year running, Game of Thrones’ successor, House of Dragon is back with the shocking intensity we’ve come to know and love. As the Targaryen civil war rages on, the conflict known as the Dance of the Dragons takes on new life, with old and new cast members (and dragons) ushering in the gripping second chapter of this atmospheric thrill-ride. 

Culture

Down South? Don’t miss these exceptional events at Ayrburn
Heading to Synthony Pride this August? We have everywhere to eat, drink and celebrate around the event
We talk to author Trent Dalton on his dark childhood, finding light between the cracks, and the girl who saved him