A list of titles available for home viewing and streaming this week.
Here’s what’s new for home viewing and streaming this week.
Top streams of the week
Free streams: If you have a library card, you may be able to watch movies, documentaries and other programs through Kanopy and Hoopla. Most major library systems in the country (public and college) offer access to one or the other; some offer both.
Kanopy includes a big selection of international classics from the Criterion Collection and offers up to five free streams a month. Hoopla favors recent foreign and independent films and British TV and offers up to 10 titles a month. Both include plenty of family-friendly programs. Visit kanopystreaming.com or hoopladigital.com for more information.
The great character actor Harry Dean Stanton stars in “Lucky” (2017, not rated), a charming little character piece about a laconic old man confronted with his mortality. He was 90 when he played the role, and it’s a lovely tribute to the actor who passed away soon after completing the film. Streaming on Hulu.
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The regal Charlotte Rampling earned an Oscar nomination for “45 Years” (2015, R), a portrait of a long, happy marriage suddenly jolted when the distant past of the devoted husband (Tom Courtenay) suddenly resurfaces. It’s a hushed British drama of powerful feelings under placid surfaces. Streaming on Netflix.
Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand
Willem Dafoe earned an Oscar nomination for his supporting role as a manager of a low-rent hotel in the indie drama “The Florida Project” (2017, R). Available on VOD before DVD.
Also new: “Only the Brave” (2017, PG-13), starring Josh Brolin and Miles Teller as elite firefighters; moms-gone-wild comedy sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas” (2017, R); dark comedy “Suburbicon” (2017, R), directed by George Clooney; and historical drama “LBJ” (2017, R) with Woody Harrelson.
Available same day as select theaters nationwide are the romantic comedies “Basmati Blues” (2017, not rated) with Brie Larson and “Permission” (2018, not rated) with Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens.
Netflix announced the secretive sci-fi project “The Cloverfield Paradox” (2018, not rated) during the Super Bowl and released it directly after the game. Too bad it didn’t live up to the excitement.
Streaming TV: “Queer Eye: Season 1” reboots the makeover reality series. The second installment of “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman” features George Clooney.
True stories: “Seeing Allred” (2018, not rated) profiles lawyer and women’s-rights advocate Gloria Allred.
Amazon Prime Video
Inspired by a true story, “50/50” (2011, R) mines comedy from the ordeal of a young man (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) diagnosed with cancer.
Streaming TV: The Amazon Prime original series “Grand Prix Driver” goes behind the scenes of Formula One racing with the legendary McLaren race team.
Get into the Olympic spirit with “Downhill Racer” (1969, PG), starring Robert Redford as a ferociously competitive skier.
New on disc this week
“Only the Brave,” “A Bad Moms Christmas,” “Suburbicon,” “LBJ,” “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.”
Now available at Redbox
“Only the Brave,” “A Bad Moms Christmas,” “Suburbicon,” “24 Hours to Live,” “Batman: Gotham by Gaslight.”