The Hunt for the Crypto King,’ Richard Linklater rotoscopes in ‘Apollo 10 ½,’ ‘Julia’ remembers TV chef Julia Child


The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for March 28 to April 3, including the best deals we could find for each. (Yahoo Entertainment may receive a portion of purchases made through links on this page.)

TRANSMIT IT: Trust no one: The hunt for the king of cryptocurrencies tells a mystery of lost money

In December 2018, Gerry Cotten, CEO and founder of cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX, died suddenly. While companies had lost their leaders before, this case was different as it turned out that 30-year-old Cotten was the only person who had the passwords to access the company’s wealth. Without him, clients lost $250 million. The strange circumstances surrounding his death, including the fact that he had signed a will only two weeks earlier, fueled suspicions that Cotten had falsified everything. There were also other theories, such as that his wife had poisoned him or that mobsters had taken the money, all of which are mentioned in this Netflix documentary feature film. As one of the interviewees in the trailer says: “Either I know a guy who screwed up and lost a quarter of a billion, or I know a guy who had one of the biggest wins in history.” —Raechal Shewfelt

Trust no one: The hunt for the king of cryptocurrencies is available Wednesday, March 30 on Netflix.

STREAM IT: Richard Linklater Rotoscopes Again With SXSW Success Apollo 10 ½

Richard Linklater combines two of his favorite institutions, rotoscoped animation and childhood, for the Netflix Original Movie. Apollo 10 ½. the dazed and confused director, who turned to the rotoscope with 2001 awake life and 2006 a dark scanner and also spent 10 years working on the Oscar-nominated coming-of-age drama Childhood, revisits the 1969 Apollo moon landing through two different perspectives: the astronauts involved and a boy watching from his home in Houston. The film premiered to huge applause at this month’s SXSW Film Festival. Check out an exclusive clip of him above. —Kevin Polowy

Apollo 10 ½ premieres on Thursday, April 1 at Netflix.

TRANSMIT IT: snow drills Season 3 concludes with the return of Jennifer Connelly

she is back. Jennifer Connelly returns to snow drills just in time for the season 3 finale of TNT’s post-apocalyptic drama. After first resurfacing in the penultimate episode, her Melanie Cavill is front and center in the finale, trying to forge a tenuous alliance with her old “coach” Arthur Layton (Daveed Diggs) against their mutual enemy, Mr. Wilford (Sean Bean). ). “I want you with me,” Melanie tells an understandably skeptical Arthur in this exclusive clip from the episode. With Season 4 already doneThe consequences of his risky plan will surely bring serious ramifications for the future of snow drills — both the train and the show. — Ethan Alter

snow drills‘s The season 3 finale airs Monday, March 28 on TNT; streams all episodes on the show official website.

WATCH IT: The British thriller barbarians really come home

Prolific producer-turned-first-time director Charles Dorfman delivers a captivating twist on the typical home invasion thriller with barbarians. game of Thrones star Iwan “Ramsay Bolton” Rheon and Oscar nominee Catalina Sandino Moreno play a pair of artist lovers who cohabit in a redesigned model home developed by their shady best friend (Tom Cullen), who arrives for an awkward dinner with his pregnant girlfriend (Ines Spiridonov). ). The already tense evening is made even more tense by the sudden appearance of uninvited masked guests making themselves at home… destroying the couple’s home. This exclusive clip of barbarians provides a chilling insight into these invaders and their methods. — USA

barbarians opens Friday, April 1 in theaters and on most VOD services.

WATCH IT: Tilda Swinton is delightfully weird Memory begins its endless theatrical tour

Thai author Apichatpong Weerasethakul and British teacher Tilda Swinton are about to redefine the term “theatrical exclusive.” The duo’s acclaimed collaboration, Memoryopens in arthouse theaters across the country on April 1 and Never come to Blu-ray or streaming services. Given that Memory comes from two singular artists, it is not surprising that the film is a singular big-screen experience, immersing viewers in a landscape and soundscape that is both familiar and alien. If you want to see it, and you definitely should, you’ll have to go to a movie theater near you, which means you have to keep Official site bookmarked for later tour dates. — USA

Memory opens Friday, April 1 in theaters; visit the Official site to find schedules and tickets.

STREAM IT: Deliciousness is on the menu at Julia

With TV shows dramatizing the stories of Anna Delvey, Elizabeth Holmes and Pam Hupp, why not the decidedly less scandalous rise of the woman who made cooking shows a thing? Here, in eight episodes, creator Daniel Goldfarb, producer of The Marvelous Mrs. Maiseland showrunner Chris Kaiser, the creator of party of fivecheck out part of the story that director Nora Ephron and actress Meryl Streep told in 2009 Julia and Julia. On this occasion, British actress Sarah Lancashire (Yesterday) plays the Child, as well as the chef and author of Mastering the art of French cuisine She comes up with the idea of ​​a TV show that would follow her by making Beef Bourguignon and French Onion Soup. We see Child fighting sexism: a talk show host mockingly asked by the interview, “Why don’t we call our little show What has my wife been reading? – and just plain skepticism as to whether people would look at the preparation of the meal, as it begins its march into history. — RS

Julia premieres Thursday, March 31 on HBO Max.

BUY IT: i love jones breaks Criterion Collection, remains director’s only film

(Photo: The Criterion Collection)

(Photo: The Criterion Collection)

“I’ve got a Love Jones, for your body and your skin tones,” raps Method Man on his 1995 remix of “All I Need” with Mary J. Blige. It’s a classic ’90s rap line, and it’s quite possible that it inspired the title of a classic ’90s romantic movie, Theodore Witcher’s 1997 favorite. i love jones. The film follows a group of interconnected black friends (Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson and Bill Bellamy) as they seek, and sometimes avoid, love in Chicago. The movie has become something of a cult classic over the years, but surprisingly it’s still the only Witcher movie to date. (Sorcerer explained to The root why we haven’t heard from him since then, and it’s quite sad.) But it’s even more impressive that his only film is now immortalized with a Criterion Collection release. In addition to a 4K digital restoration, extras include new audio commentary, interviews, a panel discussion, and a report. —KP

I love Jones: The Criterion Collection is available Tuesday, March 29 at Amazon and other retailers.

READ IT: It was heaven’s Door really the biggest bombshell in hollywood? Cimino make things clear

(Photo: Courtesy of Abrams Books)

(Photo: Courtesy of Abrams Books)

In 1979, Michael Cimino was at the top of his game, fresh off an Oscar for directing the current Best Picture, The deer Hunter. His next film, the revisionist western epic heaven’s Door, was destined to be a crowning achievement. Instead, it became an all-time cinematic catastrophe. Or so the conventional story goes. Featuring extensive original research and interviews, Charles Elton’s new book seeks to upend the narrative of the late filmmaker, whose work definitely deserves a reappraisal. —Marcus Errico

Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate, and the Price of a Vision is available Tuesday, March 29 at Amazon and other booksellers.

READ IT: cage age celebrates one of Hollywood’s most beloved eccentrics

(Photo: Henry Holt)

(Photo: Henry Holt)

From valley girl for Pigthere is no denying the weight of Nicolas Cage massive talent. The actor’s forty years (and counting) as one of Hollywood’s most beloved eccentrics are celebrated in this lively retrospective of pop culture journalist Keith Phipps’ career. In the author’s narrative, Cage’s filmography acts as a gateway to the big and small changes that occur in the film industry, as he transforms from rising star to Oscar winner to box-office attraction to object. of worship. He grabs some KFC and champagne and snuggles up on the couch to dive deep into some classic Cage Rage. — EE

cage age is available Tuesday, March 29 at Amazon and other booksellers.

BUY IT: About us takes a closer look at racism in America

(Photo: Sony Pictures Classics)

(Photo: Sony Pictures Classics)

How good was the year 2021 for documentaries? The critically acclaimed documentary by Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler Who we are: a chronicle of racism couldn’t crack an Oscars ballot that also included must-sees like Summer of the soul, Attica and Flee. This urgent, hard-hitting, and honest document features legal scholar and former ACLU director Jeffery Robinson as he dispels the myth of a “post-racial America” ​​with shocking truths and personal anecdotes from a nation still in trouble. If you had a list of anti-racism resources from summer 2020, add it quickly. —KP

About us is available on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 29 at Amazon and other retailers.

— Video produced by Anne Lilburn and edited by John Santo