Culture Vulture: Our Streaming Selections for February 2023

Here’s our Culture Vulture guide to what’s streaming in February 2023. Selections are by Pat Harrington.

Streaming on Amazon Prime

All In: The Fight for Democracy

The essence of democracy shines brightly in this documentary, which delves into the history of voting rights in America and the persistent efforts to protect it. This film provides a comprehensive look at the evolution of the voting process and the ongoing battles to safeguard this fundamental right. Whether you align with a particular political ideology or not, this documentary is a must-watch for all individuals who believe in the power of democracy. It highlights the significance of the right to vote and the importance of preserving this fundamental aspect of our democracy. So, regardless of your political views, make sure to catch this captivating and enlightening film.

From Wednesday, February 1st.

Streaming on Netflix

Your Place or Mine (2023 film)

Debbie (Reese Witherspoon) and Peter (Ashton Kutcher) are polar opposites and close buddies. Debbie values stability with her son in Los Angeles, whereas Peter relishes unpredictability in New York. As they exchange homes and lifestyles for a week, they realize that what they desired might not be what they truly require.

From Friday, February 10th.

Streaming on Hulu

Bad Reputation (2018 film)

Bad Reputation is a documentary film that focuses on the life and career of the legendary rock star, Joan Jett. The film takes an in-depth look at Jett’s journey to becoming one of the biggest names in rock and roll, including her time as the lead singer of The Runaways and her solo career. It also explores Jett’s impact on the music industry and her status as a feminist icon and a trailblazer for women in rock. Through interviews with Jett and those who know her best, Bad Reputation offers a unique and powerful portrait of a true rock and roll legend.

From Wednesday, February 1st.

Wu-Tang: An American Saga

The Wu Tang Clan is one of the most influential hip-hop groups in history, and their formation is the focus of the show. The group was brought together by Bobby Diggs, who saw potential in a group of young Black men who were struggling to find a balance between their passion for music and the pressures of crime in their community. Through Bobby’s leadership and the unique talents of each member, the Wu Tang Clan rose to become a symbol of hope and success for not only their community, but for the entire hip-hop genre. This show highlights the journey of the Wu Tang Clan and the challenges they faced, showcasing their incredible resilience and their ultimate triumph as one of the most ground-breaking and successful musical acts of all time.

From Wednesday, February 15th.

Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

Cocaine Cowboys explores the rise of the cocaine trade in Miami during the 1970s and 80s. The film features interviews with former drug smugglers and law enforcement officials who recount the violence and excess of the era, and how Miami was transformed from a sleepy beach town into the drug capital of the world. Cocaine Cowboys provides a compelling look at one of the most notorious periods in American history and the individuals who profited from the proliferation of cocaine.

From Wednesday, February 15th.

Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008)

Cocaine Cowboys 2 is continues the story of the cocaine trade in Miami, now focusing on the events of the 1980s and 90s. It follows cocaine dealer Charles Crosby beginning in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California. The story of Griselda Blanco is presented in greater depth.

From Wednesday, February 15th.

Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded (2014)

Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded is a 2014 follow-up to the successful documentary series, Cocaine Cowboys.

From February 15th.

Streaming on FX

Snowfall (2017–2023)

Snowfall is a dramatic television series that explores the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the 1980s. The show follows a diverse cast of characters, including a young drug dealer, a Mexican wrestler, and a CIA operative, as they navigate the dangerous and rapidly changing drug landscape. Through its complex characters and intense storytelling, Snowfall provides a compelling look at the social and cultural impacts of the crack epidemic, and the consequences of choices made by individuals caught in its grip. With its gripping performances, rich historical context, and powerful themes, Snowfall is a must-see for fans of drama and crime dramas.

From Wednesday, February 22nd.

Streaming on Disney+

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter (2019 TV film)

Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter is a 2019 television film that tells the story of Victoria Gotti, the daughter of notorious mob boss John Gotti. The film offers a unique look at the life of a woman growing up in the shadow of one of the most infamous crime figures of the 20th century, and the challenges she faced as she tried to carve out her own path. Through Victoria’s perspective, the film provides a fascinating window into the inner workings of the Mafia, and the human toll of living in a world of crime and violence. With its strong performances, particularly from lead actress Chelsea Frei, and its powerful exploration of the complexities of family and loyalty, Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter is a must-watch for fans of crime dramas and family sagas.

From February 10th.


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