Here’s what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.
Top streams of the week
The gentle indie comic-drama “The Farewell” (2019, PG) follows the story of a Chinese American woman (Awkwafina) who can’t understand why her family won’t tell her Chinese grandmother she has cancer. It won a Golden Globe and two Film Independent Spirit Awards but was snubbed for Oscars nominations. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” (2019, G), a sequel to the Aardman Animations comedy, delivers hilarious visual gags and absurd humor as the farmyard animals help an adorable alien that crash-lands in rural England. Netflix gives the all-ages comedy its U.S. debut.
Zoë Kravitz takes the lead in “High Fidelity: Season 1,” a series based on Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name and the 2000 movie about pop music and romantic troubles. Ten episodes streaming on Hulu.
Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Paul Dano star in “Escape at Dannemora” (2018, TV-MA), a limited series based on the true story of a notorious 2015 New York prison break. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Free pick: the poetic indie drama “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” (2019, R) won two awards at Sundance. Streaming on Kanopy, which is available through most library systems.
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Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in “Ford v Ferrari” (2019, PG-13), which won Oscars for film editing and sound editing. Also on DVD and at Redbox.
Other Oscar winners available on VOD: best picture winner “Parasite” (2019, R), “Joker” (2019, R) with best actor Joaquin Phoenix, “Judy” (2019, PG-13) with best actress Renée Zellweger, and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood“ (2019, R) with best supporting actor Brad Pitt.
The jittery indie crime drama “Good Time” (2017, R) gives Robert Pattinson a deliciously mercenary role as a scuzzy small-time thief.
“Captain Underpants Epic Choice-o-Rama” (2020) is an interactive animated comedy for kids based on the bestselling books by Bainbridge Island author Dav Pilkey.
Netflix took home Oscars for supporting actress Laura Dern in “Marriage Story” (2019, R) and documentary “American Factory” (2019, TV-14).
“Utopia Falls: Season 1” (2020) bills itself as “the first ever sci-fi hip-hop series.”
The eighth and final season of “Homeland,” starring Claire Danes as a brilliant CIA analyst with bipolar disorder, is on all Showtime platforms. New episodes every Sunday.
Peter Sarsgaard, Kyle Gallner and David Strathairn star in “Interrogation: Season 1,” a nonlinear crime drama that can be viewed in any order. Ten episodes on CBS All Access.
New on disc
“Ford v Ferrari,” “First Love” and “Roma (Criterion Collection)”
Oscar winners available at Redbox
“Parasite,” “Joker,” “Judy,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “Ford v Ferrari”