Now Streaming: ‘Kodachrome,’ ‘Loving Vincent’ highlight the week
Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.
TOP STREAMS FOR THE WEEK
• “Kodachrome” (2017, not rated) stars Jason Sudeikis as a record industry burnout who reluctantly joins his estranged, dying father (Ed Harris) for a road trip to the last lab in America that processes the famed color film. Elizabeth Olsen co-stars as the father’s nurse, nudging them toward reconciliation. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will open Friday in select theaters, the same day it debuts on Netflix.
• The Netflix Original documentary “Mercury 13” (2018, not rated) presents the women who passed NASA’s grueling tests for the first space flight — some of them outperforming the men — only to be dismissed entirely by the all-male astronaut program. Streaming starting Friday.
• The Oscar-nominated “Loving Vincent” (2017, PG-13) explores the last days of Vincent Van Gogh with detective-story structure right out of “Citizen Kane” in a film animated entirely with oil paintings in the artist’s distinctive impressionist style. Streaming on Hulu.
• The Oscar-nominated drama “The Post” (2017, PG-13) explores the responsibility of journalists to speak truth to power with the story of the stakes behind The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star in the old-school newspaper drama directed by Steven Spielberg. On cable and streaming VOD; also on DVD and at Redbox.
PAY-PER-VIEW/ VIDEO ON DEMAND
• “The Commuter” (2018, PG-13) is another far-fetched yet highly entertaining action thriller with Liam Neeson doing his aging action hero thing.
• Diane Kruger won the best actress prize at Cannes for her performance in Fatih Akin’s thriller “In the Fade” (Germany, 2017, with subtitles, R).
• “Nowhere Boy” (2009, R) tells the largely unknown story of teenage John Lennon (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and his emotionally turbulent life saved in part by music.
• Streaming TV: the addictive legal thriller “How to Get Away with Murder: Season 4” with Emmy-winner Viola Davis, and the time-traveling superhero series “Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3” are available weeks after their network runs.
• Kid stuff: Netflix presents the animated adventure comedy “Spy Kids: Mission Critical: Season 1.”
• Kelsey Grammer, Charles S. Dutton, Bebe Neuwirth and Megan Mullally are the teachers in the remake of “Fame” (2009, PG).
• Alexandra Shipp and Brianna Hildebrand are the “Tragedy Girls” (2017, R) in this high school horror film for the social media era.
• If the Netflix reboot has you feeling nostalgic, Hulu has the original 1960s campfest “Lost in Space: Complete Series.”
• The two-part documentary “Elvis Presley: The Searcher” (2018, not rated) explores the musical evolution of Elvis throughout his career.
NEW ON DISC
• “The Post,” “The Commuter,” “A Taxi Driver,” “The Awful Truth (Criterion).”
• “The Greatest Showman,” “The Post,” “The Commuter,” “Deep Blue Sea/Deep Blue Sea 2 (Double feature).”
• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found streamondemandathome.com.