American Horror Story: Delicate

Need to Know
American Horror Stories is an anthology of horror television series. The latest – 12th – season revolves around an actress who wants to start a family despite concerns about its impact on her career. But she feels that something, or someone, is sabotaging her pursuit of motherhood.

Directors: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk
Cast: Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, Denis O’Hare, Leslie Grossman, Matt Czuchry, Kim Kardashian, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Cara Delevingne

Why Is It Worth Watching?
First premiered in 2011, the series has continued to grow in popularity with every season, especially since each instalment is a self-contained plot exploring a different horror subgenre.
The show manages to incorporate elements that are rooted in real-life fears and anxieties, which makes it even more spine-chilling and unsettling. The latest season has been inspired by the thriller novel Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine.
Anna Victoria Alcott (Roberts) is undergoing another cycle of IVF and feels broken due to previous failed attempts, but is still determined to make it happen.
Anna’s career is currently on the rise, and it’s been quite difficult trying to find the balance between work and personal life, to the point where she even pushes back a doctor’s appointment to do some press.
Meanwhile, Anna’s crazed publicist friend Siobhan (Kardashian) is concerned about the former focusing on the ongoing Oscars campaign. Things start looking up when Anna finds out she’s finally pregnant but they take a turn for the unexpected. Further tragedy strikes when she suffers a heart-breaking miscarriage or at least that’s what they’ve all been telling her, but she can’t seem to shake off her haunting belief that her baby is still alive inside her.

The Creator

Need to Know
The movie is an American science fiction action thriller that’s set in the distant future amidst a war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence (AI). An ex-special-forces agent has been recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI, who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war by destroying mankind itself.

Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: John David Washington, Madeleine Yuna Voyles, Gemma Chan, Ken Watanabe, Sturgill Simpson, Allison Janney

Why Is It Worth Watching?
The movie begins with a prologue showcasing the steady rise of AI. Humanity has been at peace and thriving thanks to AI robots that have been integrated into society. That’s until they detonate a nuclear warhead in Los Angeles, without a warning, killing millions.
In response, the US and its Western allies pledge to eradicate AI from Earth in order to safeguard humanity. They eventually succeed with the exception of New Asia, a country whose people still live in harmony with AI.
The US military launches an extensive campaign against them, mainly seeking to assassinate Nirmata aka the Creator.
Sergeant Joshua Taylor (Washington) is recruited on a mission to find and destroy the deadly weapon.
He’s shocked to learn that it is just a robotic child. After interacting with and understanding her powers, Taylor finds himself questioning everything including the mission – does he stay true or change his plans? The movie is visually breathtaking in its depiction of a future world and the considered storyline asks an interesting question that plays off a classic trope: will AI really become our final enemy or is it our fear that will ultimately cause the end?