Spike Lee’s new film, which premiered to rave reviews at the Cannes Film Festival in May, landed in theaters over the weekend. This larger-than-life movie, based on a true story about a black detective that helps infiltrate the KKK, is a frenzied and scathing indictment of racism in America making it the must-see movie in theaters right now.
Voltron’s penultimate season hit Netflix on August 10, ushering in a bold new direction for the show. Taking its cues from sci-fi classics, it focused its narrative down to a devastating invasion storyline, striking at the heart of everything the Paladins hold dear. It’s the perfect time to catch up, before it airs its final season later in 2018.
Naomi Novik blends fairytale with history in this gorgeous and gripping new fantasy novel. When Miryem, a Jewish moneylender’s daughter, brags that she can turn silver into gold, she catches the attention of the terrifying cold creatures that haunt her nearby wood. Perfect for readers seeking a standalone that will pull them in and not let go, it’s the must-read of this summer’s fantasy offerings.
No attempt at a summer anthem is complete without a bunch of supporting artists, and Thunderclouds packs ’em in. The sultry and instantly recognizable sounds of Sia lead this groovy summer bop. While it’s not a song that’ll turn up the party, it’s a perfect song for the start of it. Just don’t listen too hard to the lyrics — unless you wanna be in a ~mood~.