Brenda Blethyn begins the seventh season of “Vera” with a head-scratching mystery. And Rachel Lindsay makes her final decision on “The Bachelorette.”
VERA, SERIES 7 on Acorn TV. Drawing from crime fiction novels by Ann Cleeves, this popular British drama returns with four feature-length cases. Brenda Blethyn plays Vera Stanhope, a master detective who cracks impenetrable cases in northeast England. The first episode follows a trench-coat-clad Vera as she investigates the death of a wildlife ranger whose body was discovered on a remote island.
YOU’RE THE WORST on Hulu and Amazon. Two millennials learn to love each other while simultaneously hating relationships in this atypical rom-com from FX. Chris Geere plays Jimmy, a stuck-up British writer who falls for Gretchen (Aya Cash), a depressed publicist. They withstood challenges in the first three seasons, leading to their breakup. But given their chemistry, all is not lost. Consider recapping their tumultuous run before Season 4 begins Sept. 6.
LA VOZ DE LOS SILENCIADOS (2014) on Fandor. “The Voice of the Voiceless,” a debut silent film by the collective Bricolagista!, is about Olga (Janeva Adena Calderon Zentz), a deaf teenager who is led from Latin America to New York under the false pretense of attending a Christian school for deaf and mute students. Olga realizes she has become a pawn in an international human trafficking scandal and must beg in subways. Based on true cases, the film places viewers in Olga’s shoes with subtle low-frequency vibrations and noir imagery.
GAZA SURF CLUB (2016) on Sundance Now. The directors Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine offer a glimpse of Gaza beyond its conflicts. This German documentary centers on a handful of Palestinians who formed the Gaza Surf Club, an education and community development project. The surfers share how their passion for riding waves helps them escape the hurdles of their daily lives.
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BRILLO BOX (3¢ OFF) (2016) 10 p.m. on HBO; also streaming on HBO Now. This lighthearted documentary intertwines the legacy of Andy Warhol’s “Brillo Box” with that of the family that bought one of the iconic sculptures for a meager $1,000. The parents of the director, Lisanne Skyler, traded their Warhol gem for a drawing in 1969. After bouncing around the contemporary art world for 40 years, that same “Brillo Box” was bought by a collector in an international bidding war for more than $3 million. Through interviews with her parents, art critics and historians, Ms. Skyler offers a personal, and laughable, take on a global phenomenon.
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