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What’s on TV Thursday: ‘The Lost City of Z’ and ‘Tell No One’


Tom Holland, center left, and Charlie Hunnam in “The Lost City of Z.”

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Charlie Hunnam mesmerizes as a British explorer lured time and again into the Amazon in “The Lost City of Z.” “Tell No One,” a French thriller, is nasty, delicious fun. And “Shetland” sweeps viewers off to the far-northern Scottish archipelago, which seems to have more than its share of murders.

What’s Streaming

THE LOST CITY OF Z (2017) on iTunes and Amazon. Charlie Hunnam stars as Percy Harrison Fawcett, an early-20th-century British adventurer seeking a forgotten Amazonian civilization — he called it the lost city of Z; others called it El Dorado — despite terrifying jungle encounters with snakes, piranhas, insects and indigenous people, some with arrows. Sienna Miller and Tom Holland play the wife and son Fawcett leaves behind; Robert Pattinson is the aide-de-camp who accompanies him into the wilderness, where he is ravaged, and then transformed, by his discoveries. The writer-director James Gray, adapting David Grann’s 2009 book, “opens this world gloriously,” Manohla Dargis wrote in The New York Times, and “turns the Amazon into a ravishment for the senses.”


Marie-Josée Croze and François Cluzet.

Music Box Films

TELL NO ONE (2008) on Fandor. Alex Beck (François Cluzet), a kindhearted Parisian pediatrician, is obsessed with a woman who may or may not be dead: his wife, Margot (Marie-Josée Croze), who disappeared into the woods after a minor squabble on their vacation, prompting him to run after her and end up in a coma, during which her body was identified. But on the eighth anniversary of her death, Alex becomes a prime suspect when two more corpses surface as well as a weapon linking him to Margot’s murder. He also begins receiving anonymous emails with a video of a woman who looks like Margot, accompanied by a message: “Tell no one. They’re watching.” Beautifully written and acted, Guillaume Canet’s thriller “is a labyrinth in which to get deliriously lost,” Stephen Holden wrote in The Times.

DRAGON TATTOO TRILOGY on Netflix. Noomi Rapace and Michael Nyqvist play the punk hacker Lisbeth Salander and the journalist Mikael Blomkvist in these original Swedish film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.” Mr. Nyqvist died on Tuesday at 56.


Douglas Henshall


SHETLAND on Netflix. Douglas Henshall won a best actor Bafta Scotland Award as Detective Inspector Jimmy Perez for Season 3 of this BBC crime series, adapted from the novels by Ann Cleeves and set on the moody Shetland archipelago. The first two seasons stay true to their source as Perez investigates murders, including those of an old woman near an archaeological site and a scientist studying the migratory patterns of birds. Season 3 breaks from Ms. Cleeves’s books, devoting six episodes to the disappearance of a man on a ferry, and featuring Ciaran Hinds and Archie Panjabi.

EPISODES on Sho.com. Catch the first four seasons of this Emmy-nominated comedy, which returns for its last hurrah on Aug. 20, with Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan as the creators of a British TV hit made unrecognizable by an American network, and Matt LeBlanc — playing a version of himself — as its miscast star.

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