Need to Know
Ferrari is an American biographical sports drama written by Troy Kennedy Martin. During the summer of 1957, bankruptcy looms over the auto empire that Enzo Ferrari and his wife built. In an attempt to save everything, Enzo takes a massive chance and puts it all on the line at the iconic Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy.

Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Sarah Gadon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O’Connell, Patrick Dempsey

Why Is It Worth Watching?
The screenplay is inspired by Brock Yates’ book Enzo Ferrari – The Man and the Machine. A hero in Italy, Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver), the man behind the spectacle of 1950s’ Formula 1, is struggling to maintain a grip on the industry he revolutionised. A major bankruptcy crisis is on the heels of the company that he and his wife built from nothing 10 years earlier. Concurrently, his marriage to Laura (Penélope Cruz) is on its last legs following the death of their son Dino, whom he adored.
With everything seemingly falling to pieces, he decides to counter his losses by rolling the dice on one race – the iconic Mille Miglia. A big victory at this infamously dangerous race could finally turn Ferrari’s fortunes around but a loss could put them in the ground. It’s a risk he’s willing to take.
Though an absolute visual spectacle, the electrifying performances by Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz are the major strong points of the film.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Need to Know
Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an American fantasy television series airing on Disney+. A 12-year-old demigod, Percy Jackson, who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers, unexpectedly finds himself accused by the Greek God Zeus of stealing his lightning bolt. He must embark on the adventure of a lifetime to find it and restore order to Olympus.

Director: Sick Riordan
Cast: Walker Scobell, Leah Sava Jeffries, Aryan Simhadri

Why Is It Worth Watching?
Based on the beloved book series by Rick Riordan of the same name, this latest live-action TV adaptation (there was previously a film in 2010) comes in an eight-episode first season that follows the events of The Lightning Thief — the first book of the franchise. In this longer form format, the source material has a much better chance of developing and the characters being properly fleshed out.
The show follows Percy Jackson (Walker Scobell), an outcast at school who’s struggling with bullying and what he initially deems as hallucinations. After a jarring event, he learns that he’s actually the son of Poseidon, Greek God of the Sea, and a young demigod.
Just as he’s wrapping his head around that, Percy is accused of stealing his uncle Zeus’ master bolt and sent on a quest to retrieve it before more trouble unravels. On the way, he’s accompanied by Annabeth Chase (Leah Sava Jeffries), daughter of Athena, and Grover Underwood (Aryan Simhadri), a satyr. This Greek mythology-infused show is a charming and fun watch that’s filled with magic, great action and neat special effects.