New releases added to Netflix this September

By Danielle Rice || Arts & Leisure Editor

Photo courtesy of IndieWire.

With the amount of time we’re staying inside these days, Netflix has become a close companion to many. However, with enough watching time, it can sometimes feel like you’ve seen everything it has to offer. Netflix is constantly releasing new content, though, and there have been a few especially noteworthy releases in September. Here is a list of new releases perfect for your next movie night! 

The Social Dilemma 

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, The Social Dilemma (2020) is a documentary-drama that started gaining popularity soon after its Netflix release on September 9. The film explores our use of technology and social media. Featuring notable technology experts, it covers everything from mental health and conspiracy theories to the intentionally addictive design of social media sites. 

I’m Thinking of Ending Things

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020) is a psychological drama film written and directed by Charlie Kaufman. Released on Netflix on September 4, it follows a young woman (Jessie Buckley) during her trip to visit her boyfriend’s parents on a secluded farm. As soon as she arrives, strange things begin to happen, and she starts to question what is going on around her. With a mysterious tone, this film creates a distinctly unsettling feeling that hooks you in from the start.

The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show was originally released in 2010. As its name implies, it is a British baking show following the competition between twelve amateur bakers in a series of baking challenges to be named the best baker. It is always fun to see what kind of scrumptious or incredible-looking desserts the contestants whip up. The two judges, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, eliminate one baker after each round. The Great British Baking Show is currently releasing its most recent season, one episode at a time, on Netflix. If you need an uplifting and comforting break from the module system, this is the show for you.

The Good Place

Originally released in 2016, The Good Place is a comedy series that takes place in “The Good Place” (aka heaven). Our protagonist Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) has just arrived in The Good Place, but we soon find out that she—a shallow and selfish person on Earth—is there by mistake. Her soulmate, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), a professor of moral philosophy, helps her on her journey to being a better person after death. When strange things start happening in her neighborhood, though, Eleanor teams up with The Good Place’s architect, Michael (Ted Danson), to help conceal her mistaken placement. The Good Place just released its fourth season, which is now available on Netflix. 

Junior Danielle Rice is the Arts & Leisure Editor. Her email is drice1@fandm.edu.

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