What to watch on Crave in February 2021

Including Search Party, Fake Famous and The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel


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NOW critics pick the best titles coming to Canadian streaming platform Crave in February 2021, including all four seasons of Search Party, Allen V. Farrow, Miss Juneteenth and Fake Famous.

Allen V. Farrow

Woody Allen and Mia Farrow are getting the four-part doc series treatment courtesy of filmmakers Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy. Allen V. Farrow promises to be a deep dive into the accusations of sexual abuse against Woody Allen involving Dylan, his then seven-year-old daughter with Farrow. The series will include a “revelatory videotape” and “never-before-heard audio tapes” plus interviews with Mia Farrow, Dylan Farrow, Ronan Farrow, family friend Carly Simon, prosecutor Frank Maco and first-hand eyewitnesses. The doc will also explore Allen’s cultural impact and the “Can you separate the artist from their work” debate. February 21

Search Party (seasons 1-4)

For four years, Canadians have been asking where they can watch this buzzy TBS comedy from Fort Tilden writer/directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers. And for four years, we’ve been saying “TBS, right?” But now that the series has moved to HBO Max for its fourth and final season, the entire run is available to Crave subscribers – and the engrossing, absurd odyssey of millennial sleuth Dory Sief (Alia Shawkat), who ropes her disaffected hipster pals into a hunt for a missing acquaintance that goes disastrously wrong, is finally ready for binging. Have at it. February 5

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Fake Famous

We all love to hate social media influencers, right? Now, journalist Nick Bilton explores this ubiquitous part of modern life. He follows three people in L.A. with modest social media followings and attempts to make them Insta-famous by purchasing fake followers and getting bots to engage with them. Let’s see how many genuine likes the doc drums up when it debuts. February 2

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

A lot of late-night shows struggled to figure themselves out when the pandemic hit. Last Week Tonight just moved its producer/host from a television studio onto a blank white set inside his home, and kept right on covering the news from one week to the next, obviously focusing on Donald Trump’s failure to blunt the increasingly horrific impact of COVID-19 but also exploring the staggering social inequalities the plague made it impossible to deny. Season 8 arrives in a post-Trump world, and that’ll be nice, but there’s still plenty for Oliver and his producers to talk about. Sundays at 11 pm from February 14.

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The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

In 2003’s The Corporation, Joel Bakan and Jennifer Abbott warned us that if the modern corporation was put through a psychological assessment, it’d be diagnosed a psychopath. In 2020, they returned with a sequel that admits an awful truth: the psychopaths won. The New Corporation recaps the ensuing years of economic collapses and global decay, even incorporating COVID-19 into its narrative as both a technical obstacle to be worked through and the inevitable result of corporate disregard for public health. (And yes, this anti-corporate exposé counts Rogers and Bell among its production partners, which is perhaps the most 2020 thing about it.) February 12

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Miss Juneteenth

Nicole Beharie stars as a young, single mother hustling to help her daughter compete in the Miss Juneteenth pageant in Texas, a beauty and talent competition that comes with a college scholarship. Juneteenth commemorates the day slaves were set free in Texas. The celebration is short-lived considering the history and struggle that follows for the Black community in Texas. The same could be said for Beharie’s Turquoise, a former pageant winner who didn’t catch a break after being crowned Miss Juneteenth. Beharie throws down a performance full of strength and joy in a modest story about the class-based discrimination that occurs within the Black community when the white gaze is limited to a structuring absence. February 17

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

Before he was an Oscar-winning screenwriter and key creative player at Marvel Studios, Taika Waititi made this lovely little drama about a misfit kid (Deadpool 2’s Julian Dennison) and a grumpy older bloke (Sam Neill) forced on the run together in the New Zealand bush. It’s sharp and sweet, and now it also feels like the midpoint of a thematic trilogy that started with Boy in 2010 and led to Jojo Rabbit in 2019, all of which feature young protagonists coping with deeply unhappy realities. But this is the only one that has Sam Neill wearing a big bushy beard. February 5

The full list of new titles available on Crave in February 2021 by date is below. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV shows

February 1

30 Coins (season 1, episode 6)+

Axios (season 4, episode 1)+

The Investigation (season 1, episode 1)+

February 2

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 86-90)

February 3

C.B. Strike: Lethal White (season 1, episode 3)+

February 4

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 2)

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2, episode 4)

Selena + Chef (season 2, episodes 7-9)+

Two Weeks To Live (season 1, episode 5)+

February 5

Ex On The Beach: Peak Of Love (season 1)

The Lady And The Dale (season 1, episode 3)+

MTV Cribs International (season 1)

Painting With John (season 1, episode 3)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 4)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 6)

The Sister (season 1, episodes 3-4)+

February 7

30 Coins (season 1, episode 7)+

Axios (season 4, episode 2)+

The Circus (season 6, episode 5)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 3)

The Investigation (season 1, episode 2)+

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 5)*

Your Honor (season 1, episode 9)

February 9

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 91-95)

February 10

C.B. Strike: Lethal White (season 1, episode 4)+

February 11

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 4)

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2, episode 5)

Two Weeks To Live (season 1, episode 6)+

February 12

The Hard Ties Of RJ Berger (seasons 1-2)

Painting With John (season 1, episode 4)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 5)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 7)

True Love Or True Lies (seasons 1-2)

February 14

Axios (season 4, episode 3)+

The Circus (season 6, episode 6)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 5)

The Investigation (season 1, episode 3)+

The Lady And The Dale (season 1, episode 4)+

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (sseason 8, episode 1)+

Little Birds (season 1, episode 1)*

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 6)*

Your Honor (season 1, episode 10)

February 15

30 Coins (season 1, episode 8)+

February 16

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 96-100)

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 6)

February 18

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2, episode 6)

February 19

Finding Carter (seasons 1-2)

Floribama Shore (seasons 1-3)

Jersey Shore: Family Vacation (season 4a)

Painting With John (season 1, episode 5)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 8)

February 21

Allen v. Farrow (episode 1)

Axios (season 4, episode 3)+

The Circus (season 6, episode 7)

The Investigation (season 1, episode 4)+

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 8, episode 2)+

Little Birds (season 1, episode 2)*

Supervillian: The Making Of Tekashi 6ix9ine (episode 1)

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 7)*

February 22

Bearttown (season 1, episode 1)+

February 23

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 101-105)

February 25

Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 7)

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 2, episode 7)

February 26

Faking It (seasons 1-3)

Jennifer Lopez: The Ride

Painting With John (season 1, episode 6)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 6)+

RuPaul’s Drag Race (season 13, episode 9)

February 28

Allen v. Farrow (episode 2)

Axios (season 4, episode 4)+

The Circus (season 6, episode 8)

The Investigation (season 1, episode 4)+

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (sseason 8, episode 3)+

Little Birds (season 1, episode 3)*

Supervillian: The Making Of Tekashi 6ix9ine (episode 2)

No Man’s Land (season 1, episode 8)*

Movies

February 1

Fake famous+

Friday+*

Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story

February 3

Great Great Great*

Greener Grass+

February 4

Love & Basketball+*

February 5

Abduction*

Antwone Fisher+*

A Beautiful Mind*

The Birth Nation*

Crash (2004)*

Hunt for the Wilderpeople+

Leap Year*

Robin Hood (2010)*

The Secret Life Of Bees*

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown*

Willie

February 9

Black Art: In The Absense Of Light+

February 10

Before You Know It+

The Tracey Fragments*

February 12

42+*

500 Days Of Summer*

Battle Of The Sexes*

Big Fat Liar*

The Big Sick+

Brown Sugar*

Erin Brockovich*

Hunt For The Wilderpeople*

I Think I Love My Wife*

It’s Complicated*

Made In Italy+

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel

Popper’s Penguins*

Precious*

Soul Food*

February 15

Wish Upon A Unicorn+

Woman In Motion

February 17

Miss Juneteenth+

February 18

House Party+*

February 19

Assassination Nation+

Blue Steel*

Cold Mountain*

Crooklyn+*

Destroyer+

Drumline*

Good Hair*

Guest Of Honour+

The Hate U Give*

Lion*

Target Number One+

February 22

The Sit-In

February 24

Crave Rescue+

February 26

ATL*

Baggage Claim*

Bridesmaids*

Framing Britney Spears

Frida*

Irresistible+

Notorious*

Piercing*

The Rundown*

Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison+  

Wonderland*

Last Chance

Movies and TV shows leaving Crave in February 2021.

February 1

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 33)

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 1-49)

Home Invasion

February 9

Shameless (season 10)

February 11

Bitten (season 3)

Creed II

February 17

Thicker Than Water

February 21

Tone Bell: Can’t Cancel This

February 27

Unabomber: In His Own Words

February 28

The Aftermath

Big Trouble In Little China

Black Christmas (1974)

Climax

Crypto

Grace

The Grand Budapest Hotel

JFK

Knuckelball

Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole

Mahalia Melts In The Rain

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Mommy’s Little Princess

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Shazam!

Step Brothers

Stripes  

Three Kings

Through Black Spruce  

The Unseen

We Die Young

Welcome To Marwen

The World According To Garp  

­Update (Feburary 23): This post was updated to include air dates for Supervillian: The Making Of Tekashi 6ix9ine, Allen v. Farrow and Framing Britney Spears.

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