Here’s what’s new in Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and more.
Best streams of the week
Benedict Cumberbatch plays a charismatic but violent rancher inDog strength”(2021, R), a Western by Jane Campion, set in 1920s Montana. Jesse Plemons plays his younger brother, who marries a widow (Kirsten Dunst) with a son (Cody Smith-McPhee), all of whom become victims of his bullying. (Netflix)
Richard Jenkins, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun and Amy Schumer star in the film “People”(2021, R), a dark comic family drama set around a festive gathering. It airs until December 21st. (Showtime Anytime)
Selina Smith is the world’s bravest orphan, and Taraji P. Henson is the wily Miss Hannigan inAnnie Live!”(TV-PG), a live music television series this season. (Hulu and Peacock)
Animated film “Diary of a Wimp(2021, PG) is based on the first book in Jeff Kinney’s bestselling book series about an unfortunate high school boy. (Disney +)
“Harlem: Season 1(TV-MA), a comedy directed by Girl’s Trip writer Tracy Oliver, follows four aspiring best friends (Megan Goode, Jerry Johnson, Grace Byers and Shonikwa Shandai) striving to improve their personal and professional lives. (Amazon Prime Video)
“The Money Robbery: Season 5, Part 2(Spain, MA, subtitled) concludes a gripping international crime drama – a clever fusion of a robbery thriller, a buddy movie and a chess match with the crime supervisors. (Netflix)
True stories: “The rescue“(2021, PG) talks about the brave rescue in 2018 of 12 boys and their trainer from a flooded cave in Northern Thailand (Disney +) and”Combustion”(2021, TV-PG) examines Australia’s catastrophic bushfires in 2019-2020. (Amazon Prime Video)
Apocalyptic comedy “Quiet night”(2021, unrated) stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode as hosts of a Christmas dinner at the end of the world. (AMC +)
Much less dark: a family comedy “8-bit christmas(2021, PG), with Neil Patrick Harris and Winslow Fegley, on the quest for a 10-year-old to get the latest video game system for Christmas (HBO Max); and a romantic comedy “Single to the end”(2021, TV-PG) about a man (Michael Urie) asking his best friend to pose as his boyfriend during his vacation home (Netflix).
Animated “Santa Inc .: Season 1(TV-MA), voiced by Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman, is a holiday comedy for seniors (HBO Max; new Thursday episodes).
Also new: animated family specials “Sean the Sheep: Flight Before Christmas“(TV-Y, Netflix) and”Oh these kids: traditions“(TV-G, Paramount +); and a variety of traditional specialties “Mariah’s Christmas: The Magic Continues“(TV-G, Apple TV +) and”Kelly Clarkson Presents: When Christmas Comes“(TV-G, Hulu and Peacock).
“Bordertown: Mural Murders“(Finland, 2021, with subtitles) – a full-length sequel to the popular Finnish crime drama.
The third and final season “Lost in Space: Season 3(TV-PG) completes a family sci-fi odyssey.
Limited edition “Hot zone: anthrax”(TV-14) with Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwin faked the hunt for the homebrew terrorist behind the 2001 anthrax attacks.
“All the light, everywhere(2021, TV-14) examines the history of surveillance technology and the bias of seemingly objective evidence.
Documentary “Criminal life 1984-2020(2021, TV-MA) follows three friends from Newark, New Jersey, whose lives have been shaped by their passions.
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Annabelle Wallis stars in the film “Malignant“(2021, R) from horror veteran James Wan. Also on disk and in Redbox.