What’s new for home viewing on video-on-demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other streaming services.
Top streams for the week
Amazon Prime’s new original series “” stars Rachel Brosnan as a driven Upper West Side housewife who lands in the stand-up comedy culture of late 1950s Greenwich Village. It’s from Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of “Gilmore Girls,” and offers a bracing heroine in an overwhelming male culture and an alternate perspective on American social culture from “Mad Men.” .
The first Netflix original series from Germany, “” is a blend of supernatural thriller, science fiction, and crime drama with a mystery tangled up a nuclear power plant and events that reach back many generations in the gloomy, remote town. , with subtitles.
Martin Scorsese’s “Silence“ (2016, R), adapted from the novel by Shûsaku Endô, stars Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as Jesuit missionaries from Portugal in 17th century Japan, where Christianity has been outlawed. Scorsese grapples with faith in the face of persecution in an austere, introspective production on a magnificent canvas. On and .
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Channing Tatum and Adam Driver play brothers who defy the ““ (2017, PG-13) family curse when they hatch a plan to rob a North Carolina NASCAR track in Steven Soderbergh’s red state heist comedy. Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, and Daniel Craig co-star. Also on DVD and Blu-ray.
Foreign affairs: Moviemaking comedy “” (Spain, 2017, not rated, with subtitles) stars Penelope Cruz as an international movie star who returns from Hollywood to make a costume epic in 1956 Spain. Also new: “” (Georgia, 2017, not rated, with subtitles) follows a woman who strikes out for independence in a male-dominated culture.
True stories: “” (2017, not rated) follows journalist Gay Talese on the trail of a fascinating story that takes an unexpected turn and draws the author into the spotlight. Also new: “” (2017, not rated), about the first professional soccer player to come out as gay, and “” (2017, not rated) about the historic space probe.
Streaming TV: “” brings the Revolutionary War espionage drama to its conclusion. Also new: Netflix original comedy “,” acclaimed British crime drama “” with David Tennant and Olivia Colman, and Australian sci-fi thriller “,” plus the Telemundo musical drama “” from Mexico, “” from South Korea, and “” from Japan.
Amazon Prime Video
True stories: “” (2016, not rated) profiles the American photographer who chronicled culture and fashion in New York City for decades. Also new: “” (2017, not rated) on paralyzed CrossFit athlete Kevin Ogar and “” (2015, not rated) on Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, and “” (2014, not rated), which profiles Seattle’s iconic punk rock venue The Funhouse.
Amazon Prime and Hulu
The delightful romantic drama “Moonstruck“ (1987, PG) earned Oscars for Cher as a superstitious Brooklyn widow who falls for her fiancé’s estranged brother (Nicolas Cage), supporting actress Olympia Dukakis as her mother, and author John Patrick Shanley for his original screenplay ( and ).
Three “Best Picture” Oscar-winners arrive this month: “Rocky“ (1976, PG) with Sylvester Stallone (plus four sequels) ( and ), “The Silence of the Lambs“ (1991, R) with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins ( and ), and “Titanic“ (1997, PG-13) with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet ( and ).
Michael Pfeiffer is an aging courtesan in La Belle Epoque Paris in ““ (2009, R), a bittersweet romantic drama that reunites her with “Dangerous Liaison” director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Christopher Hampton.
Seventies cop drama classis ““ (1973, R) with Al Pacino;
Old west espionage thriller ““ (1975, PG) with Charles Bronson;
Also new: action fantasy “” (2016, PG-13), based on the humans-vs-Orcs video game, and crime thriller “” (2016, R) with Bruce Willis, plus the original documentary ““ (2017, not rated) about the addiction crisis in rural America.
FilmStruck / Criterion Channel
Also new: , including her recent fairy tale twists “” (France, 2009, with subtitles, not rated) and “” (France, 2010, with subtitles, not rated) and her quasi-autobiographical “” (France, 2013, with subtitles, not rated) with Isabelle Huppert.
New on disc this week:
“Logan Lucky,” “I Do… Until I Don’t,” “Tulip Fever,” “Rememory“
Now available at Redbox:
“Kidnap,” “I Do… Until I Don’t,” “Tulip Fever,” “We’ll Never Have Paris