We checked in with Christopher Lloyd of The Film Yap to see what’s streaming, what’s streaming and what’s on On-Demand.
New On Digital/Demand:
The Secret Garden — This adaptation of the classic novel about an orphaned British girl coming to live with her stern uncle is a gorgeous story about pain and redemption.
SamSam — In this French animated flick for kiddies, SamSam is the only kid on a planet full of superheroes who doesn’t have any powers, until he discovers a friend from a nearby planet of warlords.
The Tax Collector — Shia LaBeouf co-stars in this crime drama about a gang war in which the enforcer for one side finds his family targeted. Written and directed by David Ayer (“End of Watch”).
I Used to Go Here — Gillian Jacobs stars in this dramedy as a 30-something writer who’s been invited back to speak at her college alma mater and finds herself bonding with some of the students there.
Waiting for the Barbarians — Robert Pattinson, Johnny Depp and Mark Rylance star in this historical drama about a benevolent British magistrate in Asia who clashes with his superiors about how to treat the natives.
Cool on Streaming:
An American Pickle. Seth Rogen stars in this comedy about an immigrant pickle factory worker who falls into a vat of brine and wakes up 100 years later and becomes roomies with his great-grandson. Now on HBO Max.
Howard. This documentary looks at the life and art of Howard Ashman, who wrote the lyrics for most of the early animation revival. On Disney+.