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Here’s what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.

Top streams of the week

Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical “Roma” (Mexico, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), about growing up in Mexico City in the early 1970s, has won awards from film festivals and critics groups and is an early Oscar favorite. It arrives on Netflix while playing in select theaters around the country.

Keira Knightley is “Colette” (2018, R) in the biographical drama about the early years of the great French author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette from award-winning director Wash Westmoreland. On Cable on Demand and VOD; also on DVD and at Redbox.

Classic pick: Steve McQueen headlines “The Great Escape” (1963), leading a massive cast of individualists working on the ultimate heist: escaping an inescapable German POW camp. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Free streams: Every episode of Joss Whedon’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Firefly” is now streaming for free on Facebook Watch; and HBO is streaming the immigration drama “Icebox” (2018, TV-14) for free for nonsubscribers through Jan. 10.

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The animated comedy “Smallfoot” (2018, PG) follows the adventure of a yeti (voiced by Channing Tatum) in a remote Himalayan mountain discovering that the legend is true: Humans do exist!

Also new is action drama “The Equalizer 2” (2018, R) with Denzel Washington and revenge thriller “Peppermint” (2018, R) with Jennifer Garner.


“Tidelands” is a supernatural crime-drama miniseries set in an Australian fishing village that is home to a race of half-human/half-sirens. Also from Australia is the gritty murder mystery “Goldstone” (2016, R) with Aaron Pedersen as a police detective in the Outback.

Two Netflix series return with special holiday episodes: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale” set on the Winter Solstice and the family sitcom “Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle.”

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A teenage girl (Zoey Deutch) relives the same day over and over again in “Before I Fall” (2017, PG-13), a young-adult drama twist on “Groundhog Day.”

Streaming TV: The complete run of small-town sitcom “Corner Gas,” the most popular Canadian comedy of all time, is now available.

Foreign affairs: “Paris, je t’aime” (2007, R, with subtitles) celebrates the City of Lights in 18 short vignettes set in different districts of Paris.


Taraji P. Henson stars in Tyler Perry’s “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (2009, PG-13) as a reckless nightclub singer suddenly responsible for three troubled teenagers.


Leslie Mann, Ike Barinholtz and John Cena play the parents of three teenage girls in the prom-night comedy “Blockers” (2018, R).

New on disc and at Redbox this week

“The Equalizer 2,” “Colette,” “Smallfoot,” “Peppermint,” “Lizzie.”