Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
TOP STREAMS FOR THE WEEK
• The documentary “Knock Down the House” (2019, not rated) profiles Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three other progressive women who took on the political establishment with grassroots campaigns. It comes to Netflix after winning two audience awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
• Luca Guadagnino’s “Suspiria” (2018, R) is less a remake of Dario Argento’s cult horror movie than a reimagining of the story of an American dancer (Dakota Johnson) in a German dance company run by a coven of witches. Tilda Swinton costars in multiple roles (unrecognizable under impressive makeup) in this elegant art-house version of a horror movie. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
• A struggling writer becomes obsessed with the wealthy and enigmatic Ben (Steven Yuen), who may have killed the woman he loves, in Chang-dong Lee’s unsettling psychological drama “Burning” (South Korea, 2018, not rated, with subtitles). Adapted from the short story “Barn Burning” by Haruki Murakami, the award-winning film also references William Faulkner and “The Great Gatsby.” Streaming on Netflix.
• Christian Applegate and Linda Cardellini play strangers who bond over shared loss and grief in the black comedy “Dead to Me: Season 1.” Ten half-hour episodes on Netflix.
• “Ms. Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries,” a spinoff of the hit Australian series, jumps decades ahead to the 1960s to follow the stylish niece (Geraldine Hakewill) of the Australian flapper detective. Four episodes streaming on Acorn TV.
• While awaiting the “Downton Abbey” movie, see the film that inspired the series: Robert Altman’s British murder mystery “Gosford Park” (2001, R), which won an Oscar for screenwriter Julian Fellowes. Streaming on Netflix.
• Oh what a feeling! Get an eighties flashback on Hulu with the thriller “Fatal Attraction” (1987, R) starring Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, musical stylebomb “Flashdance” (1983, R), and teen thriller “WarGames” (1983, PG) with Matthew Broderick racing to stop nuclear Armageddon.
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• Gina Rodriguez is a Latino American women forced to work for a Mexican drug lord in “Miss Bala” (2019, PG-13). Also new: the twisty thriller “Serenity” (2019, R) with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and the survival drama “Arctic” (2019, PG-13) with Mads Mikkelsen.
• Available the same day as select theaters nationwide is the romantic drama “Tell It to the Bees” (2019, not rated) with Anna Paquin and Holliday Grainger.
• Zac Ephron is Ted Bundy and Lily Collins his oblivious girlfriend in “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” (2019, R).
• Also new: the American indie drama “American Honey” (2016, R) and “The Imitation Game” (2014, PG-13) with Benedict Cumberbatch.
• Streaming TV: Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong star in the adult animated comedy “Tuca & Bertie: Season 1,” and teenage aliens live among us in “Roswell, New Mexico: Season 1.”
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• Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent and Tom Courtenay are aging crooks in the crime drama “King of Thieves” (2018, R).
• “Once Upon a Deadpool” (2018, PG-13) is a slightly more family friendly version of the ultra-violent superhero comedy “Deadpool 2.”
• Also new is the documentary “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal” (2019, not rated).
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• “Miss Bala,” “Serenity,” “Dragged Across Concrete,” “Arctic.”
• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at streamondemandathome.com.