There are some good new shows and movies to stream this week, so let’s get right to it!
One great new movie on Hulu this week is Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, about the creator of Wonder Woman and his unusual relationship with two women. it stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote, and was directed by Angela Robinson. It got good reviews, an 87% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.2 on IMDb. Also new to Hulu is March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step. It, like the first, is directed by Luc Jacquet and is a documentary further exploring Emperor penguins in Antarctica, with drones and 4K cameras and under-ice photography. Morgan Freeman is back too, and, except for being shown in France last year, this is it’s debut. Variety calls it “stunning” and I agree. And, finally, new to Hulu is Life, Itself a 2014 documentary about Roger Ebert, based on his book of 2011. It’s directed by Steven James, of Hoop Dreams, and is really touching and inspiring. It gets a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.8 on IMDb.
There are some good movies added this week to Netflix, including Roxanne Roxanne, a movie about rapper Roxanne Shante. It stars Chante Adams, Mahershala Ali and Nia Long, and is directed by Michael Arnell. It gets a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.6 on IMDb. Also newly available on Netflix is In Search of Fellini, a 2017 movie, an ode to Federico Fellini and his films. It’s about a young girl (Ksenia Solo) going to Italy to meet Fellini and her adventures there. It also stars Mary Lynn Rajskub and Maria Bello and was written by Nancy Cartwright, of The Simpsons. It gets an 88% on Rotten Tomatoes, and if you love Fellini, or just foreign movies in general, this one is for you. Also, available on Netflix this week is Paradox, a movie starring Neil Young and directed by Daryl Hannah. They call it a “fantasy Western” and it also stars sons Lucah Nelson and Mikah Nelson and Young’s band as well. it doesn’t have any reviews yet on Rotten Tomatoes, so watch it and post your own thoughts. And, finally, on Netflix is Requiem, a suspense/horror show from the BBC. It stars Lydia Wilson as a young cellist, Matilda Grey , who finds her history may not be what she thinks, after her mother’s apparent suicide. She goes to Wales to investigate. It also stars Joel Fry and Joanna Scanlan, as Matilda’s mother. It hearkens back to the 70’s thrillers like Don’t Look Now and the Innocents. Oh, and it also stars Brandon Coyle, Mr. Bates of Downton Abbey as the detective inspector in the show.
The most exciting new release on Amazon this week is Crooked House a 2017 release of an adaptation of Agatha Christie‘s book of the same name. It stars Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson and Terrence Stamp. It features a spy-turned -detective and murder, of course. It gets a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes and anything Christie is wonderful by me. Another new movie on Amazon is The Light of the Moon, a 2017 production written and directed by Jessica M Thompson. It’s about a woman, Bonnie (Stephanie Beatriz) and the six weeks following the sexual assault she experiences. She tries to regain control of her life and her relationships, and it’s really powerful. It also stars Michael Stahl-David and Catherine Curtin. It gets a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and , in addition to rave reviews, won an award at the SXSW Film Festival. And it’s empowering, not dark. Oh, and ignore the temptation to buy The Florida Project on Amazon, because it is coming to Amazon Prime in April!
So, if you’re snowed in (again) or just bored, sit back and binge online and enjoy your weekend!