What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
Top streams for the week
Greta Gerwig directs and adapts “
The first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for best film, Park Chan-wook’s “
Willem Dafoe earned an Oscar nomination for his performance as the manager of a low-rent hotel in “
“Quick Bites. Big Stories.” That’s the motto of Quibi, the new streaming service that takes a very different approach. Quibi launches with a slate of original short-form dramas, comedies, documentaries and unscripted programs designed to be watched on smartphones in bite-sized installments of 10 minutes or less. Shows available at launch include the comedy “Flipped” with Will Forte and Kaitlin Olson, survival drama “Survive” with Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins and the action thriller “Most Dangerous Game” with Liam Hemsworth and Christoph Waltz, with multiple episodes available and new episodes arriving weekly. It’s short attention span theater aimed at a young demographic that watches and shares on mobile devices.
Free pick: For a limited time, HBO is making nine popular shows and 30 movies and original documentaries available to stream for free via the HBO Now and HBO Go apps or through the websites
Classic pick: Tony Curtis delivers his finest performance as a hustling press agent opposite Burt Lancaster’s cold-blooded newspaper columnist in “
Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand
The animated musical adventure “
Premium VOD: Arriving early from theater due to closures is the comedy “
Available direct to VOD is the romantic drama “
Sam Claflin and Olivia Munn star in the Netflix Original romantic comedy “
A kid (Seth Carr) with magical strength enters a wrestling competition in “
The multigenerational drama “
Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman are back for “
Colin Farrell is a surgeon confronted with an impossible choice in “
International cinema: An idealistic high school teacher tries to engage students in an impoverished Paris suburb in the inspirational drama “
Streaming TV: Family sitcom “
International TV: Crime drama “
True stories: “
The four-minute “
Amazon Prime Video
World War II romantic espionage thriller “
Blaxploitation action classic “
Caper comedy “
Frank Capra’s “
Bare-knuckle film noir “
Think of the low-key horror film “
Also new to Hulu is the British comedy “
The five-part documentary series “
David Tennant and Cush Jumbo star in “
The fourth season of “
Satirical comedy “
Criterion Channel presents a sequel to the “
Also new to Criterion Channel this month is a selection of “
Oscar-nominated documentary “
Surreal, satirical and heartbreaking “
Offbeat comic drama “
Acclaimed drama “
French classic “
New on disc and at Redbox
“Little Women,” “Dolittle,” “Cats”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV are at streamondemandathome.com.
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