What to stream this weekend: April 3-5

Toronto artists and cultural figures, including Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kacey Rohl and Jess Salgueiro, tell us what they're watching online while stuck at home


Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Actor (Kim’s Convenience, Shoot the Messenger, End Of Days Inc.)

The Thing (John Carpenter, 1982).

Streaming on Crave with a Starz subscription, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube and Cineplex.

The Host (Bong Joon-ho, 2006).

Streaming on Hoopla and Tubi, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes and Microsoft.

Train To Busan (Yeon Sang-ho, 2016). Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Hoopla, Tubi and Shudder, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and YouTube.

… and double it with Seoul Station, Yeon’s animated prequel.

Seoul Station is streaming on Hoopla, Tubi and Shudder, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.

Shaun Of The Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004).

Streaming on Netflix, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube and Cineplex.

Extreme Job (Lee Byeong-Heon, 2019).

… to cleanse the palate.

Available for rental and purchase on Google Play.

Kacey Rohl

Actor (Fortunate Son, The Magicians, White Lie)

Dr. Strangelove, Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (Stanley Kubrick, 1964).

Streaming on the Criterion Channel and Crave with a Starz subscription, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube and Cineplex.

The Great Dictator (Charles Chaplin, 1940).

Streaming on the Criterion Channel and Kanopy, and available for rent and purchase on iTunes.

They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Sydney Pollack, 1969).

Not currently streaming, but available on Blu-ray and DVD from Amazon.

Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze, 1999).

Streaming on Crave with a Starz subscription, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube and Cineplex.

Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011).

Streaming on the Criterion Channel and Kanopy, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.

Practical Magic (Griffin Dunne, 1998).

Streaming on Crave with a Starz subscription, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube and Cineplex.

The West Wing

Complete seasons available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Microsoft.

Sharp Objects

Streaming on Crave+, and available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

Please Like Me

Complete series streaming on Netflix.

Fleabag

Complete series streaming on Amazon Prime Video Series 1 also available for purchase on iTunes.

Ugly Delicious

Complete series streaming on Netflix.

Naomi Snieckus

Comedian, actor (Canadian Strain), podcaster (Firecracker Department)

Firecracker Department podcast

Our podcast! Ha!

Fleabag

It’s a given.

Complete series streaming on Amazon Prime Video Series 1 also available for purchase on iTunes.

Broadchurch

You’re welcome.

Complete series streaming on Netflix and available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

Scott & Bailey Complete series streaming on Netflix and Hoopla, and available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

An Angel At My Table (Jane Campion, 1990). Streaming on the Criterion Channel, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes.

Jess Salgueiro

Actor (Mouthpiece, Letterkenny, Canadian Strain)

I Love Dick

With Kevin Bacon and Kathryn Hahn. I thought it was genius but no one watched it.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Y Tu Mamá También (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001).

Available for rental and purchase on iTunes.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat.

The host is so delightful.

Streaming on Netflix.

Snatch (Guy Ritchie, 2000).

FUN!

Streaming on Netflix and Crave with a Starz subscription, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft, Cineplex and YouTube.

The Biggest Little Farm (John Chester, 2018).

Doc about the sweetest farm I ever did see – it’s a great story and leaves the audience with some hope.

Streaming on Netflix, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and Cineplex.

Aaron Poole

Actor (The Void, Mary Goes Round, Disappearance At Clifton Hill), filmmaker (Oracle)

Hellier

A documentary. Because… there’s nothing like it. You think you’ve seen it but you haven’t.  A deep dive into the intersection of all things occult and weird. Like our present time.

Streaming on YouTube.

Serge Ibaka’s Instagram account

Because I miss our team so much.

Most Dangerous Game

Because I got to act with Christoph Waltz before acting stopped being a job.

Streaming on Quibi April 6 watch the trailer here.

Westworld

Because it’s the most intricate timeline I can remember in TV and made by brains worthy of repeated interrogation.

All seasons streaming on Crave + HBO seasons 1 and 2 available for purchase on iTunes, Google Play and Microsoft.

Ugly Delicious

Because restaurants and communal dining already makes it feel like a period piece. Trip out on the world we so recently lived in.

Streaming on Netflix.

Bonus podcast: Weird Studies.

Jeremy LaLonde

Writer/director (How To Plan An Orgy In A Small Town, The Go-Getters, James Vs. His Future Self now available on iTunes, Bell and Shaw)

Hello fellow shut-ins! And for those of you in the emergency services and other industries that are keeping us fed and afloat, THANK YOU. You are the real heroes. But for those of us shut inside, you’re probably burning through your streaming must-watch list pretty quickly and looking for some fresh thoughts, huh? 

Brittany Runs A Marathon (Paul Downs Colaizzo, 2019).

This film came out of nowhere and hit me hard. I went through my own transformation over the last few years, so it spoke pretty specifically to me. It’s hilarious and sweet and thoughtful. I love it.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and Cineplex.

Blue Jay (Alex Lehmann, 2016).

If you love Before Sunrise two-hander type films, this is one that might have passed you by. It snuck up on me and really blew me away with career-best performances by Sarah Paulson and Mark Duplass. It’s sweet, charming and beautiful.

Streaming on Netflix, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.

Paper Moon (Peter Bogdanovich, 1973).

I was not prepared for how much I would love this film. Ryan and Tatum O’Neal are brilliant and charming – it’s easy to see how she won the Oscar for this. It’s a real gem that has kind of disappeared over the years, and well worth your time.

Streaming on the Criterion Channel, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft and YouTube.

Hopscotch (Ronald Neame, 1980).

This film is PURE joy. Walter Matthau is at his charming best here. Picture a comedic version of the Bourne films and you’re in the right ballpark. I stumbled upon this randomly about a year ago and it became an instant favourite. 

Streaming on the Criterion Channel, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes.

Embers (Claire Carré, 2015).

I saw this on the film-festival circuit a few years back and if you’re looking for something that’s a really unique, human-condition-focused version of a post-apocalyptic tale then I don’t know if there’s any better out there. It’s a film that’s as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking at times. I adore it.

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Google Play and YouTube.

Better Things  

I was late to this one but my wife and I recently caught up. Pamela Adlon is brilliant and makes me think of the parent I try/want to be. It’s hilarious and brilliant. 

All four seasons streaming on FX NOW and available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

Shameless

This series isn’t exactly unknown – but I still find a lot of people haven’t gotten around to it yet. It’s easily my favourite one-hour series of recent years and one of those rare shows that doesn’t have a single wasted episode. It’s an ensemble cast that knows how to use it. It’s full of unexpected heart and charm, surrounded by wonderful laughs. And there’s LOTS of episodes to keep you busy during the shut-in.

Seasons 1-9 streaming on Netflix and available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play Season 10 streaming on Crave + HBO.

The Good Place  

I’m shocked that this show isn’t as well known as you’d expect it to be. This could be my favourite network comedy of all time. Another series that doesn’t waste a single episode or cast member – it’s cerebral and hilarious and constantly shocking you with twists and turns. What a celebration of humanity and proof that we aren’t as shitty as we think we are.

Seasons 1-3 streaming on Netflix, all four seasons available for purchase on iTunes and Google Play.

Please Like Me

Another gem that I think people missed the first time around, but still very much available! This auteur-driven series is laugh-out-loud funny one minute and heartbreaking the next. It’s a wonderful roller-coaster ride of emotions and the best/worst part is that it doesn’t have an overwhelming amount of episodes so you can absolutely burn through the entire series.

All four seasons streaming on Netflix.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Not exactly an unknown show, but I think there’s still a lot of people out there that can discover it! My wife and I used to binge-watch Gilmore Girls, so we were already excited for this. This series is simply delightful, fun, and smart. It makes me happy.

All three seasons streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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