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So often, women get told that having a child growing inside their bodies is a sacred duty that will turn them into glowing demi-goddesses. That might be the case for some lucky people, but even if it is, becoming a mother changes everything about your life. Prevenge cuts right into the belly of those preconceptions to show how that change can be absolutely terrifying in a world where women have to struggle to be recognised as equal.

Near the end of Muppet Guys Talking, puppeteer Dave Goelz is asked a question about where he's found the nobility in his life's work. " folly," he answers. "Human folly. Celebrating the degree to which we're all lost." That's just one instance of how this documentary about the world's favourite puppets gets surprisingly deep.

South by Southwest, the Austin-based tech and entertainment expo, is known for hosting some experimental TV promos. This year, American Gods has a giant buffalo, The Man in the High Castle is opening a Resistance Radio station, Better Call Saul and Twin Peaks opened restaurants for Los Pollos Hermanos and Double R Diner. But none of those compare to the uncanny valley insanity that is whatever's going on for The Handmaid's Tale.