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Celebrate Canada Day with a binge watch of several Canadian shows that have recently debuted or landed on streaming services, including Mohawk Girls and Band Ladies. In films, Spike Lee’s Netflix thriller Da 5 Bloods is just what you need to watch right now, while in comedies we’re liking Pete Davidson in The King of Staten Island over Will Ferrell in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. Read on to find out what else is worth your screen time.


Streaming television

CBC Gem

Mohawk Girls is about four Indigenous women living on a reserve outside Montreal.

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Crave

Michaela Coel in I May Destroy You.

HBO / Crave

  • HBO’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is a different type of true-crime classic (starts June 28; 6 episodes)
  • HBO’S I May Destroy You is unsettling but necessary viewing on consent and sexual assault (12 episodes)
  • Perry Mason reimagined for HBO – a grim, heady thriller steeped in the L.A. of the early 1930s (8 episodes)

Highball.TV

Band Ladies is about five women who form a punk band.

Samantha Falco/Highball.tv

  • Band Ladies is a wicked delight, ideal for a light binge of short episodes (7 episodes)

Netflix

Ève Landry, left, Florence Longpré, centre, and Mélissa Bédard in Can You Hear Me? (M'entends-tu?)

Courtesy of Netflix

Streaming films

Amazon Prime Video

Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars as the co-pilot of a hijacked airliner in 7500.

Courtesy of Amazon Studios

  • Hijacked-airline drama 7500: Fasten your seat belt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it’s going to be a bumpy ride (2.5 stars; R; 92 minutes)

Apple TV+

Director Bryce Dallas Howard and her father Ron Howard on the set of Dads.

Courtesy of Apple TV+

  • Bryce Dallas Howard’s documentary Dads is a sincere look at fatherhood – and a home movie for Hollywood’s Howard family (2 stars; 87 minutes)

Disney+

Ferdia Shaw stars as Artemis Fowl.

Walt Disney Studios

  • Artemis Fowl is a sloppy disaster that will make your kid’s already ruined summer feel five times as long (1.5 stars; PG; 88 minutes)

Netflix

Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters, Delroy Lindo and Jonathan Majors in Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods.

David Lee/Netflix

On-demand

Lulu Wilson stars in thriller Becky.

Quiver Distribution

  • Nasty and slick thriller Becky reinvents the sitcom-safe Kevin James to tremendous effect (3.5 stars; R; 100 minutes)
  • Slick Canadian thriller Hammer pounds away with the intensity of a thousand mallets (3 stars; 14A; 82 minutes)
  • Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island crowns a new comedy princeling in Pete Davidson (3 stars; R; 137 minutes)
  • The Rest of Us is a captivating Canadian drama of people behaving anything but badly (3 stars; PG; 80 minutes)
  • Jeffrey McHale’s new documentary You Don’t Nomi strips Showgirls’s infamous reputation bare (3 stars; 92 minutes)
  • It’s no wonder race-relations drama Burden took so long to make its way to audiences (2 stars; R; 117 minutes)
  • Tonally confused revenge tale Judy & Punch needs a better puppet master (2 stars; 14A; 105 minutes)
  • Kevin Bacon horror You Should Have Left is more than six degrees removed from greatness (2 stars; R; 93 minutes)
  • Jon Stewart’s Irresistible is toothless, lazy and emblematic of The Daily Show’s shrug-centric satire (1 star; R; 101 minutes)

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