Your round-up of the best that Netflix has to offer this April

by Dublin Gazette

The weather is hotting up (sometimes), and so is the content coming to Netflix.

A new month brings a host of new content to the platform, with some big hitters taking centre stage.

One of the most exciting additions is ‘Unicorn Store’, a feature film starring and directed by Oscar winning Brie Lawson, and also featuring Samuel L Jackson and Joan Cusack.

The movie is about Kit (Lawson), a failed artist who moves back in with her parents and takes a job up as an office worker.

One day, she receives a mysterious letter from an unnamed salesman (Jackson) who invites her to “The Store”, a strange indeterminate place. It’s already recieving rave reviews, earning a place on our ‘must watch’ list.

Another promising watch is ‘The Silence’, which seems to follow a similar thread to last year’s smash ‘Bird Box’.

Starring Stanley Tucci and ‘Sabrina’ actress Kiernan Shipka, ‘The Silence’ is about a world under attack from terrifying creatures who hunt their human prey by sound.

16-year old Ally Andrews (Shipka), who lost her hearing at 13, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally’s heightened senses.

If you’re more of a binge watcher, April sees a varied addition to Netflix’s line up. There’s the intriguing ‘Bonding’, about a New York City student moonlighting as a dominatrix, and ‘Special’, about a gay man with cerebral palsy who is seeking the life he wants.

‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ also returns for a second season, which finds the young witch exploring her darker side.

A series to keep an eye out for, if you’re a wilderness enthusiast, is You Vs Wild starring Bear Grylls.

An interactive adventure series, the viewer will help Bear Grylls to make key decisions to help him survive, complete missions and endure to survive some of the world’s harshest conditions.

For those that are documentary fans, you’re catered for this month as well with the launch of a number of new documentaries to the streaming giant.

‘Our Planet’ will deliver exhilarating visuals of rarely seen animals, with somber truths of humanity’s impact on the planet’s habitats, while ‘Street Food’ will look at some of the world’s most vibrant cities and the rich culture of street food .

There’s also a doc for music lovers this month, as ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads hits our screens, telling the story of influential blues guitarist Robert Johnson before his early death.

There’s something for everyone on Netflix this April, with even more promising content yet to be delivered over the coming months.

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