Streaming This Week: May 8


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It’s never too late to find a new binge watch to keep yourself occupied at home. From the new season of a Netflix original series to a celebration of one of the best main title designers in film history, here are the films and TV shows streaming this week.

May 8

Dead to Me: Season 2 (Netflix)

Streaming on Netflix
Courtesy of Netflix

The acclaimed Netflix dark comedy is back with a second season. Jen, played by Christina Applegate, and Judy, played by Linda Cardellini, find their complex friendship tested with new challenges.

To watch “Dead to Me: Season 2,” click here.

Also streaming:

18 regali (Netflix)

The Eddy (Netflix)

House at the End of the Street (Netflix)

Restaurants on the Edge: Season 2 (Netflix)

Rust Valley Restorers: Season 2 (Netflix)

Valeria (Netflix)

The Goldfinch (Amazon Prime Video)

Shubh Mangal Zyada Savdhan (Amazon Prime Video)

Jimmy O. Yang: Good Deal (Amazon Prime Video)

Spaceship Earth (Hulu)

May 9

Downton Abbey (HBO)

Streaming on HBO
Courtesy of Focus Features

After ending its series run in 2015, the British historical drama returns with a feature length sequel. Set in 1927, the Crawley family and their servants prepare for a visit by the King and Queen to their country house.

To watch “Downton Abbey,” click here.

Also streaming:

Charmed: Season 2 (Netflix)

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 16 (Netflix)

Good Morning (Criterion Channel)

May 10

The Age of Innocence (Criterion Channel)

Streaming on Criterion Channel
Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Saul Bass revolutionized the art of opening credits in films. The Criterion Channel celebrates his cinematic genius by showcasing his contributions, from his groundbreaking work on Otto Preminger’s 1955 drama “The Man with the Golden Arm” to the 1993 historical romantic drama “The Age of Innocence.” Directed by Martin Scorsese, the latter stars Daniel Day-Lewis as wealthy attorney Newland Archer, who falls in love with Countess Olenska, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, the recently divorced cousin of his wife May Welland, played by Winona Ryder.

To watch “The Age of Innocence,” click here.

Also streaming:

The Big Knife (Criterion Channel)

The Man with the Golden Arm (Criterion Channel)

Around the World in 80 Days (Criterion Channel)

Storm Center (Criterion Channel)

Bonjour tristesse (Criterion Channel)

The Big Country (Criterion Channel)

Cowboy (Criterion Channel)

Anatomy of a Murder (Criterion Channel)

The Facts of Life (Criterion Channel)

Ocean’s 11 (Criterion Channel)

Something Wild (Criterion Channel)

West Side Story (Criterion Channel)

Walk on the Wild Side (Criterion Channel)

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Channel)

Bunny Lake Is Missing (Criterion Channel)

Grand Prix (Criterion Channel)

Seconds (Criterion Channel)

Phase IV (Criterion Channel)

The Human Factor (Criterion Channel)

Jack and Jill (Amazon Prime Video)

I Know This Much Is True (HBO)

Speed of Life (Showtime)

May 11

Alias: Seasons 1-5 (Amazon Prime Video)

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video
Courtesy of Buena Vista Television

The American action thriller series, which was originally broadcast on ABC from 2001 to 2006, is now available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Created by “Lost” and “Star Wars” alum J.J. Abrams, it features Sydney Bristow, played by Jennifer Garner, as a double agent for the CIA posing as an operative for a criminal spy organization.

To watch “Alias,” click here.

Also streaming:

Trial By Media (Netflix)

Vive le Tour (Criterion Channel)

Phantom India (Criterion Channel)

Calcutta (Criterion Channel)

Humain, trop humain (Criterion Channel)

Place de la République (Criterion Channel)

God’s Country (Criterion Channel)

. . . And the Pursuit of Happiness (Criterion Channel)

Bordertown: Season 3 (Netflix)

Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics (Netflix)

May 12

Paris, Texas (Criterion Channel)

Streaming on Criterion Channel
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox


The Criterion Channel offers a massive stream of award-winning entries from the Cannes Film Festival, featuring select titles from the 1968 edition (which was cancelled due to civil unrest in France) as well as past winners of the Palme d’Or top prize. One of them is Wim Wenders’s 1984 classic drama “Paris, Texas”, which features an aimless drifter played by Harry Dean Stanton as he tries to reconnect with society as well as his family and friends.

To watch “Paris, Texas,” click here.

Also streaming:

The Firemen’s Ball (Criterion Channel)

Peppermint Frappé (Criterion Channel)

Capricious Summer (Criterion Channel)

Kuroneko (Criterion Channel)

A Report on the Party and Guests (Criterion Channel)

Toby Dammit (Criterion Channel)

Brief Encounter (Criterion Channel)

Rome Open City (Criterion Channel)

Miss Julie (Criterion Channel)

Gate of Hell (Criterion Channel)

The Wages of Fear (Criterion Channel)

The Cranes Are Flying (Criterion Channel)

Black Orpheus (Criterion Channel)

Viridiana (Criterion Channel)

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Criterion Channel)

The Tree of Wooden Clogs (Criterion Channel)

The Tin Drum (Criterion Channel)

Under the Sun of Satan (Criterion Channel)

Secrets & Lies (Criterion Channel)

Taste of Cherry (Criterion Channel)

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Criterion Channel)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Criterion Channel)

Dheepan (Criterion Channel)

Langlois (Criterion Channel)

Tremors (short) (Criterion Channel)

The Fits (Criterion Channel)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Vs. the Reverend (Netflix)

The Happy Days of Garry Marshall: Special (Hulu)

May 13

Ophelia (Showtime)

Streaming on Showtime
Courtesy of IFC Films

Based on the character of the same name in William Shakespeare’s play “Hamlet”, the 2018 romantic drama stars Daisy Ridley as the titular character. It offers a fresh new take on the play by presenting it from her perspective.

To watch “Ophelia,” click here.

Also streaming:

It Felt Like Love (Criterion Channel)

Second Cousins Once Removed (short) (Criterion Channel)

Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight (short) (Criterion Channel)

The Wrong Missy (Netflix)

May 14

Riverdale: Season 4 (Netflix)

Streaming on Netflix
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Television

The latest season of CW’s teen mystery drama series based on the characters of Archie Comics is now available for streaming on Netflix. The eclectic people of the titular town navigate its dark mysteries as well as everyday issues of romance, school and family.

To watch “Riverdale: Season 4,” click here.

Also streaming:

The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer (short) (Criterion Channel)

This Unnameable Little Broom (short) (Criterion Channel)

Street of Crocodiles (short) (Criterion Channel)

Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies (short) (Criterion Channel)

Stille Nacht I: Dramolet (short) (Criterion Channel)

Stille Nacht III: Tales from Vienna Woods (short) (Criterion Channel)

Stille Nacht IV: Can’t Go Wrong Without You (short) (Criterion Channel)

The Comb (short) (Criterion Channel)

Anamorphosis (short) (Criterion Channel)

In Absentia (short) (Criterion Channel)

The Phantom Museum (short) (Criterion Channel)