What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
Top streams for the week
Elle Fanning plays Russian Empress Catherine the Great in “
The limited series “
Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand
Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville play a married couple facing a cancer crisis in “
A Sicilian mafia soldier (Pierfrancesco Favino) hiding in Brazil betrays the mob and helps take down the Cosa Nostra in Marco Bellocchio’s “
Available direct to VOD is “
Premium VOD: The animated “Scoob!” (2020, PG) tells the origin story of Scooby Doo and Shaggy with a twist of mystery and global apocalypse. The voice case includes Will Forte, Gina Rodrigiez, Amanda Seyfried and Zac Efron.
A British woman (Laura Haddock) travels to Spain to solve the murder of her DJ brother in “
The true crime documentary series “
Dustin Hoffman directs “
A guy (David Spade) mistakenly invites “
Streaming TV: The gonzo teen soap opera “
CW series “
Shonda Rhimes’ “
Reality-TV series “
International TV: An unemployed man (Eric Cantona) leaps at a chance at a corporate job, only to find himself a pawn in an insidious experiment, in “
Scandinavian crime drama “Bordertown: Season 3” (Finland, TV-MA, with subtitles).
Kid stuff: “True - Terrific Tales: Season 1” (TV-Y) is a new incarnation of the animated series for young children. Also new is the fifth season of the animated adventure “
Amazon Prime Video
The documentary series “
Kristen Stewart delivers a superb performance as Jean Seberg, the American movie star who was targeted by the FBI for her Civil Rights activism and hounded into a breakdown, in the otherwise disappointing “
Jennifer Garner is an international spy in “
Julianne Moore and Steve Coogan are divorcing parents in the touching drama “
Action horror “
Oscar-nominated theater drama “
“Downton Abbey” (2019, PG), the big-screen sequel to the British TV series, was a surprise hit in the U.S. Think of it as the show’s grandest episode ever.
Arriving Saturday night is “
The new crime drama “Hightown” (2020, TV-MA), set in the fishing and tourist culture of the Massachusetts coast, stars Monica Raymund as a reckless fishery agent who gets a shot at redemption when she investigates a murder tied to the local heroin epidemic. New episodes each Sunday on all Starz platforms.
Martin Freeman is a police detective on the trail of a serial killer in “
The documentary “
Science-fiction drama “
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reunite for “
CBS All Access adds 100 classic and contemporary movies to its streaming service, including “
Documentary “Langlois” (France, 1970, with subtitles) about the founder of the French Cinemateque;
A collection of films featuring title sequences created by the great graphic artist and filmmaker Saul Bass, from Otto Preminger’s “
New on disc and at Redbox
“Bird of Prey,” “Fantasy Island,” “The Call of the Wild,” “The Photograph,” “Vivarium”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at
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