Each week, our critics choose the best music, film, theatre, art and games – so who better to ask to help us through a whole month?
Summer of Soul Disney+; Celia Amazon Prime Video; Attack the Block Netflix; A New Leaf Various
To help nurse a hangover or just will in a brighter 2022, what better time for a quadruple bill of streamable classics? Some are under-seen, others pure pick-me-ups. Kickstart the morning with 2021’s best film, Summer of Soul; in the afternoon, try the goosebumpy political coming-of-age Celia; as a teatime treat, just because, Attack the Block; and lastly A New Leaf, the comedy of unlikely love from the genius Elaine May. And then? Well, then you go back to bed, of course. Danny Leigh