Your Streaming Guide [April]

For your quarantine viewing pleasure. Email editor@leftbankmag.com if we missed something that you a) have seen and loved or b) are looking forward to viewing. Stay safe, try to stay sane.

-Left Bank Editor

Ponyo (2008)courtesy of Studio Ghibli
NHK WORLD JAPAN – 10 YEARS WITH HAYAO MIYAZAKI
An exclusive 4-part documentary chronicling the creative process of the legendary Japanese filmmaker. He is shown as a passionate artisan, a steadfast trailblazer, and a father butting heads with his son.

WATCH ON NHK’s website

The Social Network. Photo: TWC
NETFLIX- THE SOCIAL NETWORK
As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
NETFLIX – TRAVIS SCOTT: LOOK MOM I CAN FLY
While crafting his Grammy-nominated album “Astroworld,” Travis Scott juggles controversy, fatherhood and career highs in this intimate documentary.

WATCH
Image courtesy of Summit Entertainment
NETFLIX – THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Socially awkward teen Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a wallflower, always watching life from the sidelines, until two charismatic students become his mentors. Free-spirited Sam (Emma Watson) and her stepbrother Patrick (Ezra Miller) help Charlie discover the joys of friendship, first love, music and more, while a teacher sparks Charlie’s dreams of becoming a writer. However, as his new friends prepare to leave for college, Charlie’s inner sadness threatens to shatter his newfound confidence.

HBO – INSECURE
Issa Rae and her mirror rap are back to take the isolation out of quarantine. Experience “Self-Care Sunday at its best” (Los Angeles Times) in Season 4 of everybody’s favorite comedy-drama tonight at 10 pm.

WATCH TRAILER

HBO – RUN
In the mood for a “next-level escapist fantasy” (Vulture) or an “exhilarating” (TIME) comedy-thriller? The new comedy series follows a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when her college sweetheart invites her to fulfill a pact made 17 years earlier. Drop everything and catch the highly anticipated series premiere tonight at 10:30 pm.
WATCH TRAILER

Photo: Everett Collection / Everett Collection
HULU – PARASITE
The Park family is the perfect example of aspirational wealth. The Kim family is rich in street smarts (but not much else). By chance or fate, these two families are brought together and form a complicated, symbiotic relationship.

In a turn of events, the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and Parks is threatened, causing an inevitable collapse. Parasite is a darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching film showcasing director Bong Joon Ho at the top of his game.
Courtesy of Oscilloscope
HULU – SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS
In conversation with Chuck Klosterman, James Murphy reveals the personal motivations underlying LCD Soundsystem’s retirement. The band prepares for their biggest, and rumoured last, concert, at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

WATCH
HULU – I, TONYA
Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, Tonya is a dark comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history.

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Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures
HULU – BAD REPUTATION
A journey through Joan Jett’s life and career, from her early years as founder of “The Runaways” and first collaborations with Kenny Laguna to her status as rock icon.

WATCH
Courtesy of IFC Films
HULU – KIKI
In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather on the Christopher Street Pier to practice the performance-based art form Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna’s music video “Vogue” and the documentary “Paris Is Burning.”

WATCH
Courtesy of Warner Bros
HULU – RISKY BUSINESS
Ecstatic when his parents leave on vacation for a few days, high school senior Joel Goodsen (Tom Cruise) cuts loose with his best friend Miles. After an attempt at securing the services of a prostitute goes slightly awry, Joel hires gorgeous Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) for a night of delight. Stunned by the amount of Lana’s “bill” the next morning, Joel grows frantic after he crashes his father’s Porsche. In an effort to raise lots of money fast, a desperate Joel turns the house into a brothel.

WATCH
Courtesy of The Orchard Entertainment
HULU – A FINAL GOODBYE
A Final Goodbye is an intimate look into the life and times of Amy Winehouse from her rise to pop superstardom through to the inner demons that inspired her work and eventually caused her untimely death.

WATCH
Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures
HULU – SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green’s career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams.

WATCH
Courtesy of Science Channel
HULU – UFO CONSPIRACIES
UFO CONSPIRACIES investigates the world’s most intriguing and fascinating UFO sightings. It retells and reconstructs incidents from all over the world by seeking out first-hand eye-witnesses and listening to their accounts. With the help of a panel of aviation, military and scientific experts, all the evidence is thoroughly examined.

WATCH

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Featured image: The Social Network. Photo: TWC

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