March 28, 2023
Five things to stream this weekend: Daniel Radcliffe gets weird and Jessica Chastain saves your ass

Five things to stream this weekend: Daniel Radcliffe gets weird and Jessica Chastain saves your ass

Feel like you’re drowning…but haven’t even left your couch? Welcome to the great era of content overload. To help you navigate the chop digital waveshere are the Globe’s best bets for weekend streaming.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel)

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the biopic to take with a grain of salt, Weird: The Al Yankovic Story.TIFF via The Canadian Press

If you don’t have a Roku device – basically, a one-stop smart TV product that works like an Apple TV or an Amazon Fire Stick – then you might be tempted to buy one to watch this , the first “original” Roku Film. Essentially a long sketch of Funny or Die (which makes sense, given that the comedy site is one of the film’s production companies), Weird follows the life and career of everyone’s favorite polka lover/song parody artist with as much irreverent wit and artful arrangements as can be found on Yankovic tracks such as Amish paradise Where My Bologna. Although director Eric Appel’s epic ambitions ultimately fail, Daniel Radcliffe does a wonderfully intense Yankovic, and there’s a stage usurpation. boogie nights it’s so perfect you’ll want to buy wholesale Rokus for all your friends.

The Good Nurse (Netflix)

Jessica Chastain, pictured, stars in The Good Nurse with Eddie Redmayne.Jojo Wilden/Netflix via AP

Jessica Chastain might not get another Oscar for her role in Tobias Lindholm’s new Netflix crime drama – her role is far less flashy than last year’s Tammy Faye’s eyes – but The good nurse deserves more attention than the streamer is currently illuminating. Based on the true story of serial killer Charles Cullen, who murdered dozens of people during his nursing career in New Jersey, Lindolm’s film stars Eddie Redmayne as Cullen and Chastain as his colleague/friend, who begins to suspect that things are not right. Exciting without being exploitative (Ryan Murphy’s Dahmer it’s not), directed by Lindholm with a subtle sense of building fear, and featuring a very relatable and empathetic performance by Chastain, The good nurse is solid weekend night viewing.

Future Crimes (Crave)

Viggo Mortensen stars in David Cronenberg’s dark film Crimes of the Future.Photo credit: Nikos Nikolopoulos/Courtesy of Serendipity Point Films / Sphere Films

David Cronenberg’s first film in eight years is full of things: a climate change heart cry. A tender love story in which matters of the heart involve other, less traditionally sexy internal organs. A dark and hilarious satirical riff on the ineffable power of art in the face of tragedy. A black-tinted self-referential tour through the Cronenbergian canon of the cine-sick, with its obsessions with the limits of the human body and the audience’s stomach. But mainly, Future Crimes testifies to the sinuous, spongy and uncompromising vision of a brilliant filmmaker whose imagination is endless and infinitely terrifying.

All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix)

Felix Kammerer stars as a young German soldier on the Western Front in World War I in All Quiet on the Western Front.Courtesy of Netflix

If nearly a century of cinema hasn’t already taught the hard lesson that war is indeed hell, then a new take on In the west, nothing is new is here to remind you of this universal truth. Welcome the news that Netflix has decided to fund a remake of the original, and perhaps still most powerful anti-war film, with a shrug, if you will. But strip away the cynicism here-we-go-again and we’re left with an impressive, if still somewhat familiar, act of fiercely determined cinema. This new twist on an old tale has the ability to horrify you into shocked pacifism, while also giving you a few minor surprises along the way.

The White Lotus, Season 2 (Crave)

Aubrey Plaza, Will Sharpe, Theo James and Meghann Fahey star in Season 2 of White Lotus.FABIO LOVINO/HBO

After the surprise success of last year’s Hawaiian comedy-drama, writer-director Mike White is dropping (most) of its first season’s cast and switching locations, this time setting things up at the White Lotus property under the Sicilian sun. There are super-rich new guests (including Michael Imperioli’s movie producer/sex addict and Aubrey Plaza’s uptight lawyer), stressed-out new staff (Sabrina Impacciatore’s baffled manager), and a few curveballs thrown via the inhabitants. Less of an up/down affair than the first season and more of a bedroom prank, this series of The White Lotus works best week to week: Bulimia might just send you into a deep spiral of depression about how you can’t afford to stay where these despicable (but convincingly) characters lodge.

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