What to stream: ‘Blonde’ on Netflix, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ and ‘A Chiara’ on Hulu, ‘Ambulance’ on Prime Video

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon Prime, video-on-demand, and other streaming services …  

Ana de Armas is Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (2022, NC-17), a reimagined fictional portrait of the Hollywood icon from director Andrew Dominik. Based on the novel by Joyce Carol Oates, this controversial portrait explores the chasm between the emotionally vulnerable woman and the sex symbol she projected and paints Monroe as a victim abused by the men in her life. Like the novel, the movie plays loose with the facts and is less interested in her work as an actress than the emotional torments of her life. The explicit scenes of degradation earned the film its NC-17 rating. Adrien Brody costars as Arthur Miller, Bobby Cannavale is Joe DiMaggio, and Julianne Nicholson is her mother. Streams weeks after its film festival debut. (Netflix)

The soapy legal drama Reasonable Doubt: Season 1 (TV-MA) stars Emayatzy Corinealdi as an elite Los Angeles lawyer who plays fast and loose with the law for her clients and juggles romantic and family problems along with her cases. Created and written by Raamla Mohamed, a veteran of “Scandal,” and executive produced by Kerry Washington (who directs the pilot), it costars Michael Ealy and Sean Patrick Thomas. Two episodes available, new episodes on Tuesdays. (Hulu)

Jake Gyllenhaal and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are bank robbers who steal an Ambulance (2022, R) and take a paramedic (Eiza González) hostage on their flight across Los Angeles. Michael Bay returns to his roots as a director of high-speed action cinema with this energetic heist-gone-wrong thriller. (Prime Video)

Lady Gaga stars with Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, and Al Pacino in House of Gucci (2021, R), based on the scandalous true story of scheming, betrayal, and murder. Ridley Scott directs the mix of crime thriller and overheated high society melodrama. New to Paramount+ and still on Prime Video.

International pick: in the drama A Chiara (Italy, 2021, R, with subtitles), a teenage girl (Swamy Rotolo) investigates the disappearance of her father and uncovers his connections to the crime syndicate that controls the Calambrian region of Italy and the tacit approval of her family. It won the Directors’ Fortnight Award at Cannes. (Hulu)

More Streaming Network TV

The fall TV season continues to roll out across the streaming platforms. On Hulu there’s the new The Rookie: Feds (TV-14) starring Niecy Nash-Betts as the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy plus new seasons of the original The Rookie (TV-14), sitcoms Call Me Kat (TV-PG) and Welcome to Flatch (TV-14), and animated comedies The Simpsons (TV-PG), Family Guy (TV-14), Bob’s Burgers (TV-14), and The Great North (TV-PG). Also new are game shows Celebrity Jeopardy! (TV-PG), hosted by Mayim Bialik, and Celebrity Wheel of Fortune (TV-PG) and reality shows Shark Tank (TV-PG), Hell’s Kitchen (TV-14), and Bachelor in Paradise (TV-14).

Peacock offers the new reboot of Quantum Leap (TV-PG) starring Raymond Lee and Caitlin Bassett plus new seasons of La Brea (TV-14) and The Voice (TV-PG).

Paramount+ has the new legal dramedy So Help Me Todd (TV-14) with Marcia Gay Harden and Skylar Astin and new seasons of CSI: Vegas (TV-14) and the sitcoms Ghosts (TV-14) and Young Sheldon (TV-PG).

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

Tom Cruise returns to lead the next generation of jet fighter pilots in Top Gun: Maverick (2022, PG-13), the top box-office hit of the year.

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (2022, PG) stars Lesley Manville as a cleaning lady in 1950s London who goes to France to buy a Dior dress. Also new:

  • Emily the Criminal (2022, R) starring Aubrey Plaza as a desperate young woman who discovers a gift for credit card theft;
  • Baz Luhrmann’s splashy Elvis (2022, PG-13) starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks (also streaming on HBO Max);
  • Dead for a Dollar (2022, not rated), a new western from director Walter Hill’s starring Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe, and Rachel Brosnahan.

Available same day as select theaters nationwide is God’s Creatures (2022, R) starring Emily Watson as mother whose lie threatens to rip apart her family and her small English fishing village.


The animated hip-hop romantic comedy Entergalactic (2022, TV-MA) stars Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi) and Jessica Williams as young artists finding love in New York City.

Rob Zombie revives the 1960s sitcom The Munsters (2022, PG) as a feature-length comedy charting the romance between Lily (Sheri Moon Zombie) and Herman (Jeff Daniel Phillips). Also new on VOD.

True stories: the limited series Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga (TV-MA) revisits the efforts of millennial gamers to turn the tables on Wall Street and Human Playground: Season 1 (TV-MA) explores the origins and evolution of play across the globe, from ancient times to the billion-dollar businesses of the present.

International passport: a teenager goes on an odyssey to find her mother in Rainbow (Spain, 2022, TV-MA, with subtitles), a surreal reimagining of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” set in modern Spain.

International TV: The Empress: Season 1 (Germany, TV-MA, with subtitles) combines romantic drama and palace intrigue in 1800s Austria. Also new is Flower of Evil (South Korea, TV-14, with subtitles), about a serial killer is married to a police detective investigating his murders.

Kid stuff: in the live-action family comedy Phantom Pups: Season 1 (TV-Y), a boy befriends ghost puppies in his new family home.

Stand-up: Nick Kroll: Little Big Boy (TV-MA)


The award-winning drama Nitram (2021, not rated) retells the true story of the isolated young man (Caleb Landry Jones) who perpetrated the worst mass shooting in the history of Australia. 

Foodie TV: with Chefs vs. Wild: Season 1 (TV-PG), the culinary competition series adds a survivalist twist.

More streaming TV: the entire Ramy: Season 3 (TV-MA) drops this week along with the first two episodes of The D’Amelio Show: Season 2 (TV-14).


The four-part documentary Hostages (TV-MA) chronicles the Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979 with previously unseen archival footage and new interviews.

Gotham: Complete Series (2014-2019, TV-14), set in Gotham City as the supervillains ran wild before Batman, stars Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon.


Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reunite as the wicked Sanderson sisters in Hocus Pocus 2 (2020, PG), a comedy sequel costarring Sam Richardson, Doug Jones, and Tony Hale.

Harrison Ford stars in The Call of the Wild (2020, PG), an adventure based on the Jack London novel, with an entirely CGI-created dog in the leading role.

Amazon Prime Video

Elsie Fisher and Amiah Miller star in My Best Friend’s Exorcism (2022, R), a horror comedy based on the novel by Grady Hendrix.

Set in near-future London, Jungle: Season 1 (2022, TV-14) follows the connected lives of several strangers through the prism of UK rap and drill music.

Liam Neeson is an assassin slipping into dementia in Memory (2022, R), costarring Guy Pearce and Monica Bellucci.

International TV: A Private Affair: Season 1 (Spain, TV-MA, with subtitles) is a breezy mystery series set in 1940s Spain starring Aura Garrido as a young society woman turned detective and Jean Reno as her butler and sidekick.

Apple TV+

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (2022, R) stars Zac Efron as a civilian who flies to Vietnam in 1967 to share a brew with his childhood friends while they serve in combat. The based-on-a-true-story comedy costars Russell Crowe and Bill Murray.


José Feliciano: Behind This Guitar (2022, PG-13) surveys the career of the legendary singer and guitar master from the slums of Puerto Rico to the world stage and nine Grammy awards.

AMC+ / Shudder

The four-part true crime docuseriesMurder in the Valleys (not rated) centers around the biggest murder investigation in Welsh history.

The docuseries Queer for Fear (not rated) explores the history of LGBTQ+ horror and the relationship between queer audiences and horror. New episodes on Fridays. (AMC+ and Shudder)

Showtime Anytime

Nothing Compares (2022, TV-14) charts the career and life of Sinéad O’Connor, whose political engagement led to her fall from the pop mainstream.

Acorn TV

Mystery Road: Origin (not rated) is a prequel to the Australian mystery series with Mark Coles Smith taking the role of Indigenous detective Jay Swan.


A detective (James Nesbitt) investigates the death of his estranged daughter in Suspect: Season 1 (not rated), costarring Richard E. Grant, Sam Heughan, and Joely Richardson.


The five-part psychological drama-thriller The Dark Heart (Sweden, not rated, with subtitles), based on real-life events, is directed by Gustav Möller (“The Guilty”).

The Criterion Channel

Directed by Carlos Saura” collects thirteen films from the Spanish filmmaker who pushed the envelope of subject matter and political dissent during Francisco Franco’s authoritarian rule, from his daring feature debut The Hunt (1966) to Marathon (1993), his documentary of the XXV Olympiad Barcelona 1992. It includes such acclaimed films as Peppermint Frappé (1967) and Cría cuervos… (1976) with Geraldine Chaplin and the allegorical satire The Garden of Delights (1970). All from Spain, with subtitles.


The Artist (2011, PG-13), a love letter to silent cinema from French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius, won five Academy Awards, and Control (2007, R) dramatizes the life of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis (Sam Riley).


The romantic comedy Ten Tricks (2022, not rated) stars Lea Thompson as a glamorous madam who finds her options limited when she wants to start a family. Also debuts on VOD.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at RogerEbert.com, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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