Streaming This Week: April 17


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It’s now the middle of April, and with demand for more streaming content at an all-time high, we thought it best to keep recommending the good stuff from leading streaming services. From a new season of an Amazon Original crime thriller series to a showcase of films from an influential pioneer of French cinema, here are the films and TV shows available for streaming this week.

April 17

Bosch: Season 6 (Amazon Prime Video)

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Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video

The Amazon Original series based on the bestselling novels of Michael Connelly is back with a new season. Los Angeles Police detective Harry Bosch, played by Titus Welliver, deals with an impending nuclear attack on the city from domestic terrorists — as well as a complex murder case and bureaucratic wrangling from the FBI.

To watch “Bosch,” click here.

Also streaming:
Selah and the Spades (Amazon Prime Video)
Dino Dana (Amazon Prime Video)
#blackAF (Netflix)
Betonrausch (Netflix)
Earth and Blood (Netflix)
Legado en los huesos (Netflix)
Sergio (Netflix)
Too Hot to Handle (Netflix)
Brain Games: Season 8 (Disney Plus)
The Incredible Dr. Pol: Season 16 (Disney Plus)
Pluto’s Purchase (Disney Plus)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan (Criterion Channel)
Down to Earth (Criterion Channel)

April 18

Stuber (HBO)

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Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

The 2019 action comedy follows a mild mannered Uber driver, played by Kumail Nanjiani, who picks up a cop, played by Dave Bautista, only to find out that he is to accompany him on the trail of a serial killer.

To watch “Stuber,” click here.

Also streaming:
The Green Hornet (Netflix)
Little Lord Fauntleroy (Criterion Channel)

April 19

We Won’t Grow Old Together (Criterion Channel)

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Courtesy of Les Films Corona

Criterion Channel presents a series of films from notable French director Maurice Pialat, whose works showcase the vivid brutality and tenderness of life. One of them is the 1972 drama “We Won’t Grow Old Together,” featuring a married couple led by Jean Yanne, who won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival of the same year. Trapped in a loveless relationship, the two struggle to ignore the fact that their union is a lost cause.

Now streaming:
L’amour existe (Criterion Channel)
L’enfance nue (Criterion Channel)
The Mouth Agape (Criterion Channel)
Graduate First (Criterion Channel)
Loulou (Criterion Channel)
À nos amours (Criterion Channel)
Police (Criterion Channel)
Under the Sun of Satan (Criterion Channel)
Van Gogh (Criterion Channel)
The Longest War (Showtime)
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (Showtime)
Just Roll with It: Season 1 (Disney Plus)

April 20

Paranormal Activity 3 (Amazon Prime Video)

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Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

The 2011 prequel to the found footage supernatural horror series of the same name depicts two sisters Katie and Kristi, respectively played by Chloe Csengery and Jessica Tyler Brown, as they befriend an invisible entity who lives in their home in 1988.

To watch “Paranormal Activity 2,” click here.

Also streaming:
Cooked with Cannabis (Netflix)
The Midnight Gospel (Netflix)
The Vatican Tapes (Netflix)
A Kind Of Murder (Hulu)
Salesman (Criterion Channel)
Secrets of the Zoo: Tampa – Season 1 (Disney Plus)
Shadows: Season 3 (HBO)

April 21

Middleditch & Schwartz: Netflix Comedy Special (Netflix)

Courtesy of Netflix
Courtesy of Netflix

Comedy duo Middleditch and Schwartz, comprised of Thomas Middleditch from “Silicon Valley” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” voice actor Ben Schwartz, present not only one, but three improv comedy specials on Netflix. Middleditch says of the upcoming special series on Instagram: “We know it’s crazy times but please allow something to take your mind off it for just a minute.”

Also streaming:
Bleach: The Assault (Netflix)
Bleach: The Bount (Netflix)
The Short and Curlies (short) (Criterion Channel)

April 22

Mikey and Nicky (Criterion Channel)

Courtesy of Paramount Pictures
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures

The 1976 American gangster film from writer and director Elaine May stars Peter Falk as Mikey, whom his childhood friend Nicky, played by John Cassavetes, calls to help him evade a hitman sent by the mob to kill him for stealing some of their money.

Also streaming:
Absurd Planet (Netflix)
Circus of Books (Netflix)
El silencio del pantano (Netflix)
The Plagues of Breslau (Netflix)
The Willoughbys (Netflix)
Win the Wilderness (Netflix)
Fury Files (Disney Plus)
Jane Goodall: The Hope (Disney Plus)

April 23

Shockproof (Criterion Channel)

Courtesy of Colombia Pictures
Courtesy of Colombia Pictures

The 1949 American film noir is available for streaming at the Criterion Channel, as part of a showcase of early works from German film director Douglas Sirk, best known for his work in several 1950s Hollywood melodramas. It features a parole officer, played by Cornel Wilde, who falls in love with his client, played by Patricia Knight, and helps her reclaim her ways in spite of her meddling criminal boyfriend.

Also streaming:
A Scandal in Paris (Criterion Channel)
Lured (Criterion Channel)
Slightly French (Criterion Channel)
The House of Flowers: Season 3 (Netflix)
Cunningham (Hulu)