What’s new to VOD and streaming this weekend

Including James Vs. His Future Self, Never Rarely Sometimes Always and Portrait Of A Lady On Fire


COVID-19 is going to keep us all indoors for a while, so here’s a handy list of all the new movies arriving for rental and purchase on digital this week – as well as one physical disc recommendation, because there’s no school like the old school. Prices may vary by platform.

Released April 3

Brahms: The Boy II

Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery directed by William Brent Bell

iTunes, Google Play

James Vs. His Future Self 

Jonas Chernick, Daniel Stern, Cleopatra Coleman directed by Jeremy LaLonde

Read NOW’s review

iTunes 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Sidney Flanigan, Talia Ryder, Théodore Pellerin directed by Eliza Hittman

Read NOW’s review

iTunes rental, Google Play rental

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino directed by Céline Sciamma

Read NOW’s review

iTunes 

Available April 7

Gretel & Hansel

Sophia Lillis, Alice Krige, Sammy Leakey directed by Osgood Perkins

Read NOW’s review

iTunes pre-order, Google Play pre-order

Ip Man 4: The Finale

Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan directed by Wilson Yip

iTunes pre-order, Google Play pre-order

Like A Boss

Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek directed by Miguel Arteta

Read NOW’s review

iTunes pre-order, Google Play pre-order

What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire

Directed by Roberto Minervini

Read NOW’s review

iTunes pre-order, Google Play wishlist

Disc recommendation of the week

Cats

(Universal, Blu-ray/DVD available April 7)

Let’s face it: Tom Hooper’s Andrew Lloyd Webber musical megabomb is going to be the shame-buy of the season, as people get drunk and order it in the middle of the night, and then have to arrange Zoom viewing parties and backyard projections in a doomed attempt to convince themselves it’s actually a cult classic rather than a garbled digital nightmare that drains the very life force from everyone who sits in front of it. Anyway, you do you. I’ll be over here watching the new Criterion Blu-ray of Jean-Pierre Melville’s brilliant French Resistance drama Army Of Shadows.

@normwilner

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