Television Review

The first installment of Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology about Black life in Britain during the ’70s and ’80s looks at a criminal trial that revolved around a small restaurant and a West Indian immigrant community.

A documentary about the comedian and actor, based on interviews done with his widow, treats its subject with a scrutiny and reverence usually reserved for more serious figures.

A docuseries on Netflix examines the story of Sean Ellis, a Black man who spent decades in prison for the murder of a Boston police officer until his conviction was overturned in 2015.

Showtime’s documentary delves into the field of biohacking, or rogue medical research, which came under scrutiny after the 2018 death of one of its prominent promoters.

Encompassing a police shooting, a mayoral campaign and more, Steve James’s five-part documentary is a breathtaking story of urban life and politics.

A series on Sundance Now stars David Tennant as a real-life serial murderer who confesses to his crimes, leaving the police to locate and identify the men he killed.

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