Streaming: ‘West Side Story’, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Drive My Car’, ‘Belfast’ and more


Here’s what’s new on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.

Top streams of the week

Steven Spielberg directs his first musical with this new adaptation of “West Side Story(2021, PG-13), a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired tale set between two gangs in 1950s New York City. It was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Director and Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose. (Disney+ and HBO Max)

A multilingual theatrical production of “Uncle Vanya” is at the center of “drive my car(Japan, 2021, with subtitles, unrated), a three-hour drama about loss, grief, art and friendship based on a short story by Haruki Murakami. This mix of road movie and theatrical drama is nominated for four Oscars, including Best Picture. (HBO Max)

The satirical limited seriesJoe versus Carol“(TV-MA) dramatizes the real 10-year feud between big cat rescuer Carole Baskin (Kate McKinnon) and roadside zoo operator Joe Exotic (John Cameron Mitchell), previously chronicled in the documentary series” Tiger King”. (Peacock)

Amanda Seyfried plays Elizabeth Holmes in the limited series “The stall(TV-MA), a drama that uses the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of tech startup Theranos to explore the culture of ambition and greed that allowed Holmes to attract investment in a technology too beautiful to be true. Three episodes available; new episodes Thursday. (Hulu)

Toni Collette and Bella Heathcote play mother and daughter in “Pieces of her(TV-MA), a limited series thriller about a violent attack in a small town that evokes dark secrets from the mother’s past. (Netflix)

The Tourist: Season 1(TV-MA) stars Jamie Dornan as a British man who loses his memory after being driven off the road in the Australian Outback and sets out to find his identity and why someone try to kill him.(HBO Max)

F9: the fast saga(2021, PG-13) sends the action franchise of fast cars and faster car thieves on a full-fledged super-espionage adventure and even sends a car into space to stop an international terrorist. Helen Mirren takes the driver’s seat for a memorable appearance.(HBO Max)

by Paul VerhoevenBenedetta(Netherlands, 2021, unrated, for mature audiences, with subtitles) is based on the true story of a young 17th century nun (Virginie Efira) whose ravishing visions lead her into a sexual awakening. It is both a fascinating portrait of faith and an erotic thriller. (Hulu)

Amy Poehler’s documentary “Lucy and Desi(2022, PG) draws on a wealth of archival material to explore the personal life and professional collaboration of forward-thinking couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. (Amazon Premium)

Pay-per-view / Video on demand

Director Kenneth Branagh draws inspiration from his youth in Belfast in the late 1960s in “Belfast(2021, PG-13), nominated for seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and for actors Judi Dench and Ciarán Hinds. Also on disc and on Redbox.


Years before COVID-19, Steven Soderbergh imagined the effects of a global pandemic in “Contagion(2011, PG-13).


Modern Dating Takes a Chilling Turn in the “Horror Movie”Costs(2022, R), starring Daisy Edgar-Jones as a frustrated single woman and Sebastian Stan as a handsome date with unusual appetites

Other streams

Murder in Provence: Season 1“(unrated) is a British crime show set in France, starring Roger Allam as an investigating judge solving crimes in Aix-en-Provence. (Britbox)

Episodes from the fourth and final season of “Kill Eve(TV-14) arrive on Sunday (AMC+) and the second season of “Star Trek: Picard(TV-14) on Thursday. (Paramount+).


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