From a western to an Oscar-winner: This is what our film editor suggests you watch this week!

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Kit Young as Jesper Fahey in Shadow and Bone. (Photo: Netflix)
Kit Young as Jesper Fahey in Shadow and Bone. (Photo: Netflix)

Channel24's TV and film editor, Leandra Engelbrecht, shares her list of must-watch content to enjoy this week:

Adapting a book into a movie or series is no easy feat. That's what I'm told, at least. And as a reader who has been burned by terrible adaptations before, I had stuck to one golden rule - if you've read the book and you want to watch the film, go into it with an open mind.

When it came to Shadow and Bone, I'll admit, I was not familiar with the books at all, writes Nikita Coetzee. But after a quick Google search, I realised that it ticked all the right boxes for me - a fantasy series about a magical world filled with despair, but also glimmers of hope. Not to mention a strong, female lead.

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