hmv Recommended: What you should be watching this July, chosen by our staff
We've added plenty of brilliant new titles in our hmv recommended section for you to sink your teeth into, and you can find the full range here. But with so much to choose from, you might not know where to start. We asked our staff members which of them released this July are the ones you should absolutely be watching...
"John Glenn, Alan B. Shepard, Neil Armstrong - most people would be able to tell you that these white men are famous for being amongst the first Americans to leave Earth’s atmosphere. But what about Katherine Goble Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson - the black women that made it possible in the first place? Hidden Figures is without a doubt one of the most important films you’ll watch this year, not just for teaching us about the women behind one of mankind’s greatest achievements, but also for opening our eyes to the racism and adversity that tried to hold them back - something which is still very much alive today."
"Bryan Fuller delivers another knockout here. Easily his most experimental show yet - the intoxicating visuals, enthralling characters, and weaving narrative will have you hooked from the start. And it's every bit as violent as you'd expect a Bryan Fuller show made by Starz would be. If you loved Hannibal, this is a must see."
"Filled with a tonne of socio-cultural commentary, Get Out is one of the smartest films of the last few years. If you're looking for a slow, tense horror movie that plays with your expectations and offers a few laughs along the way, it's perfect."
"Reuniting with Kristen Stewart following 2015's critically acclaimed Clouds of Sils Maria, French director Olivier Assayas delivers a compelling supernatural drama covering disparate themes of grief, isolation and consumerism. As ambiguous as it is mysterious, Personal Shopper is an original, 21st Century ghost story, elevated further by Stewart's understated, yet captivating performance."
"Isabelle Huppert delivers an Oscar-nominated performance in this tour de force piece of cinema directed by Paul Verhoeven. Reeling from the shock of a brutal attack in her own home, the character of Elle (played by Huppert) seeks out the perpetrator and begins to see every aspect of her life through new eyes. Startling in its emotional complexity and rich in its dark humour, this film will surprise you right to the very end."