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Stream On Demand: Pacino comes to home screens with ‘Hunters’

Al Pacino and Logan Lerman in “Hunters.” (Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)
Al Pacino and Logan Lerman in “Hunters.” (Christopher Saunders / Amazon Studios)
By Sean Axmaker For The Spokesman-Review

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.

Week’s top streams

Al Pacino makes his streaming TV debut in the Amazon Original series “Hunters” (2020), a thriller with a twist of dark humor about a secret group of vigilantes in 1970s New York City where Nazis in hiding conspire to unleash the Fourth Reich in America. Ten episodes on Amazon Prime Video.

A Mexican-American family struggles to keep their family business afloat in the comedy “Gentefied” (2020, not rated), a Netflix Original series set in the Latinx culture of Los Angeles. Ten episodes on Netflix.

The beloved time-traveling romantic drama “Outlander” (2020, TV-MA) is back for its fifth season. New episodes each Sunday on all Starz platforms.

Taika Waititi’s “Jojo Rabbit” (2019, PG-13), which satirizes the cult of Hitler in Nazi Germany with a sense of childlike whimsy, won the Oscar for adapted screenplay. Now on Cable On Demand and VOD, along with “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (2019, PG-13) starring Tom Hanks in an Oscar-nominated performance as Fred Rogers. Also on DVD and at Redbox.

Classic pick: Francis Ford Coppola made his provocative and intimate thriller “The Conversation” (1974, PG) between his two Oscar-winning “Godfather” films. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Netflix

Anne Hathaway plays a journalist plunged into the mire of the Iran-Contra scandal in “The Last Thing He Wanted” (2020, R), which comes direct to Netflix one week after a limited theatrical release.

The docu-series “Babies: Part 1” (2020, not rated) takes audiences through the rapid development of infants in the first year of life.

A 15-year-old scientist embarks on a career in robotics in the new family-friendly sitcom “The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia: Season 1” (2020, TV-PG).

Amazon Prime Video

A dogged detective (Gillian Anderson) tracks a serial killer (Jamie Dornan) in the dark British crime drama “The Fall: Seasons 1-2” (2013-2014).

Hulu

You can stream the season premieres of network shows “American Idol: Season 3” and “Good Girls: Season 3” and the debut of the animated comedy “Duncanville.”

HBO Now

“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” is back on all HBO platforms. Streaming versions available a day after the Sunday cable premiere.

Other streams

The nonfiction series “Wrong Man: Season 2” rolls out on all Starz platforms.

Criterion Channel celebrates Black History Month with “Pioneers of African-American Cinema,” a collection featuring more than two dozen early feature films and shorts made by black filmmakers for black audiences.

New on disc

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “21 Bridges,” “Midway”

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at streamondemandathome.com. Visit spokesman.com for more options and recommendations.

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