Welcome to Boston.com Weekly Streaming Guide. Each week, we recommend five must-see movies and TV shows available on streaming platforms Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Disney+, HBO Maxand more.
Many of the recommendations are for new shows, while others are for under-the-radar releases you might have missed or classics about to leave the streaming service at the end of the month.
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When Tess (Georgina Campbell) arrives at the rented house she booked in Detroit, Keith (Bill Skarsgård) is already there. A case of double-booking gone wrong, or something more sinister? You might think you have a general idea of where “Barbarian” is going after watching the trailer. Trust us, you don’t — and the less you know going in, the better your viewing experience with “Barbarian.”
How to watch: “Barbarian” is streaming on HBO Max.
“Let the right one in”
From the publication of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” in 1897 to Stephenie Meyer’s contemporary “Twilight” novels, vampires have often been the horror genre’s most overtly romantic (and often sexual) creatures. The trope is at play once again in the 2008 Swedish film “Let the Right One In,” when bullied teenager Oskar forms a relationship with Ellie, the cool vampire next door. As Oscar fights to free himself from his tormentors, and Eli is desperate for fresh blood, the authorities are closing in on him. It’s a match made in heaven – or in the suburbs of Stockholm, anyway.
How to watch: “Let the Right One In” is streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
“Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues”
Whether you’re deeply familiar with Louis Armstrong’s life story or just know the legendary jazz musician for “What a Wonderful World,” Apple TV’s new documentary “Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues” offers an in-depth and deeply fascinating look at Armstrong. . One of the most influential figures in musical history—whose influence is often overlooked because of how long ago he changed the game—Armstrong grew up in New Orleans, rose to prominence in the 1920s, and seems to have maintained his power until his death. In the 1970s. Using both archival footage and newly discovered home recordings and personal conversations, director Sacha Jenkins strips away many of the artifices of standard documentary, to make Armstrong’s images stand alone.
How to watch: “Louis Armstrong’s Black and Blues” is streaming on Apple TV+.
“Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities”.
Despite his name right there in the title of this horror anthology show, Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”) doesn’t direct any of the eight episodes, instead serving as a Rod Serling-esque guide through the opening minutes of each new horror. chapter Del Toro has assembled a killer lineup of directing talent, including Jennifer Kent (“The Babadook”), Panos Kosmatos (“Mandy”), and Ana Lily Amirpour (“A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”). Give them free rein to bring their own style to each cautionary tale.
How to watch: “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” is streaming on Netflix.
It’s the last call to board the “White Lotus” train before Mike White’s pitch-black HBO comedy returns for a second season Sunday. Season 1, which won 10 Emmys, took place at the White Lotus Resort in Maui, where a group of deeply flawed and overly entitled guests (and the staff they were forced to put up with) played out their dramas live over the course of six episodes. Season 2 moves to the White Lotus in Sicily, where an almost entirely new cast of bad material will entertain viewers with their despicable behavior. We say “almost,” because there’s one beloved character returning from Season 1: Tanya, the flighty woman played by Boston native Jennifer Coolidge (“Legally Blonde”).
How to watch: “The White Lotus” is streaming on HBO Max. Season 2 of “The White Lotus” premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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