What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
Top streams for the week
Taron Egerton portrays Elton John in “Rocketman” (2019, R), a biographical drama that takes on the rock legend’s rise, his collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and his drug addiction with energetic scenes that turn John’s songs into movie musical set pieces. It won an Oscar for original song, and Egerton won a Golden Globe for his performance. Streaming on
The lively, witty new adaptation of Jane Austen’s “
Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae play a bickering couple stalked by a killer and tangled in a murder that sends them careening through a wild night in New Orleans in “
The second season of “
Binge alert: The complete run of Shonda Rhimes’ addictive thriller “
Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand
The legacy of French colonialism haunts “Zombi Child” (France, 2020, not rated, with subtitles), Bertrand Bonello’s drama that weaves voodoo ritual, Haitian history and modern French culture.
The psychological thriller “
Available direct to VOD is “
The documentary series “
Johnny Depp is John Dillinger and Christian Bale is FBI agent Melvin Purvis in “
Bryan Cranston plays blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in “
Floral competition show “
CW superhero series “
CBS drama “
International TV: Teen drama “
Revenge drama “
Fantasy drama “
Amazon Prime Video
Adain Turner is back in the fifth season of the BBC historical drama “Poldark” (2019, TV-13).
Naomi Watts stars in “
Offbeat comedy “
Terrorist thriller “
Historical epic “
International cinema: “
Amazon Original series “
Prime Video and Hulu
Laura Dern stars as a Houston mother who takes on the legal system to defend a death row inmate (Jack O’Connell) in “Trial by Fire” (2019, R), a drama based on a true story (
In concert: “
An Australian couple goes on a wild road trip to reunite an estranged family to pull off a “
The documentary “
Joaquin Phoenix earned an Academy Award portraying the birth of a psychotic supervillain in “
From HBO Europe comes “
Disney+ presents “
Oscar-nominated animated feature “
Oscar-winning musical “
The darkly comic murder mystery “
A mother (Julie Graham) grieving the death of her son who gets entangled with a charismatic young man in the psychological thriller “
Costume drama, romance, comedy and giant monsters collide in “Monstrum” (South Korea, 2018, not rated, with subtitles) streaming on Shudder.
Criterion Channel presents a collection of films “
Three films by French filmmaker Diane Kurys, including semi-autobiographical “
Elio Petri’s Kafkaesque political satire “
Martin Scorsese’s “
New on disc and at Redbox
“Onward,” “Emma.,” “The Way Back,” “Downhill”
Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at
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