What to stream: ‘We Own This City’ on HBO Max, ‘Banner of Heaven’ on Hulu, ‘Shining Girls’ on Apple TV+, ‘Ozark’ and ‘Grace & Frankie’ end on Netflix

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 …  

Based on a true story, the limited series We Own This City (TV-14) reunites “The Wire” creator David Simon with writer George Pelecanos and the city of Baltimore to dramatize the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force, which spiraled into unchecked corruption and abuse. Where so many recent limited series based on real events focus on flamboyant characters and outrageous twists, this show uses its story to put the culture of policing and bureaucratic neglect under a microscope. Jon Bernthal stars as the police sergeant who headed the program and Wunmi Mosaku, Jamie Hector and Josh Charles costar. Reinaldo Marcus Green directs all six episodes. New episodes on Mondays. (HBO Max)

Under the Banner of Heaven (TV-MA), adapted from Jon Krakauer’s true crime bestseller, follows a police detective (Andrew Garfield) investigating the murder of the wife (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and infant child of a prominent Mormon figure in 1984 Utah. The case leads to some dark secrets that reach back into the founding of the Mormon Church in the 1820s. Created and scripted by Oscar-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. Two episodes available, new episodes on Thursdays. (Hulu)

Elisabeth Moss produces, co-directs, and stars in the crime thriller Shining Girls (TV-MA) as a survivor of a traumatic assault who teams up with a reporter (Wagner Moura) to track down her attacker. Her single-minded focus dredges up the trauma through recurring nightmares and a blurring of reality. The limited series, adapted from the bestselling novel by Lauren Beukes, costars Phillipa Soo, Amy Brenneman, and Jamie Bell. Three episodes available, new episodes on Fridays. (Apple TV+)

Gaslit (TV-MA), a limited series adapted from the podcast “Slow Burn,” explores the lesser-known stories around the Watergate scandal, in particular whistleblower Martha Mitchell (Julia Roberts), wife of Nixon’s attorney general John Mitchell (Sean Penn). Costars Dan Stevens as John Dean and Shea Whigham as G. Gordon Liddy. New episodes on Sundays. (Starz)

Two of the marquee shows on Netflix end this week with the seventh and final season of the comedy Grace and Frankie (TV-MA) starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin and final episodes of the dark crime drama Ozark: Season 4 (TV-MA) with Jason Bateman and Laura Linney. (Netflix)

News: IMDbTV, the free, ad-supported Amazon streaming service, has been rebranded Amazon Freevee.

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

The moon is sent on a collision course with Earth in Roland Emmerich’s science fiction thriller Moonfall (2022, PG-13) starring Halle Berry and Patrick Wilson. Also on DVD and at Redbox.

Christoffer Boe’s A Taste of Hunger (Denmark, 2022, not rated, with subtitles) is a foodie drama starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Katrine Greis-Rosenthal as restauranteurs who sacrifice everything for a Michelin star.

Available same day as select theaters nationwide is the thriller The Aviary (2022, R) starring Malin Akerman as a woman who try to escape the seductive leader (Chris Messina) of an insidious cult.


The animated fantasy Bubble (Japan, 2022, TV-PG, with subtitles) is set in an abandoned Tokyo overrun with gravitational abnormalities.

Tim Burton takes on the strange true story behind the kitschy paintings that became a pop culture phenomenon in the sixties in Big Eyes (2014, PG-13), starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz.

Streaming TV: Howie Mandell hosts Bullsh*t The Game Show: Season 1 (TV-14).

True stories: 21 young plaintiffs sue the US government over the climate change crisis in the documentary Youth V Gov (2022, TV-14). Also new is The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes (2022, TV-MA), which reexamines the mysterious death of the legendary star.

International passport: the comedy Rumspringa (Germany, 2022, TV-MA, with subtitles) follows a young Amish man (Jonas Holdenrieder) on a rite of passage getaway in Berlin. Also new is 365 Days: This Day (Poland, 2022, TV-MA, with subtitles), the sequel to the trashy erotic drama that became a lurid streaming sensation.

International TV: a high school girl (Raïka Hazanavicius) wakes up in different bodies in the past in the mystery The 7 Lives of Lea: Season 1 (France, TV-MA, with subtitles).

Kid stuff: the animated Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles: Season 1 (TV-Y7) follows a teenage rabbit and his misfit buddies on a quest to save their city.

Stand-up: David Spade: Nothing Personal (TV-MA).


Crush (2022, TV-MA) is a high school LGBTQ romantic comedy starring Rowan Blanchard, Auli’i Cravalho, and Isabella Ferreira.

Nightmare Alley: Vision in Darkness and Light (2021, R), Guillermo Del Toro’s black-and-white reworking of his Oscar-nominated film, can be found in the “Extras” tab.

In the Heart of the Sea (2015, PG-13), a survival drama based on a true story of 19th century whalers, stars Chris Hemsworth.

Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson play the parents of an awkward teen (Kira McLean) in a new school in the comedy Permanent (2017, PG-13).


The historical drama The Survivor (2022, TV-MA) retells the true story of Auschwitz survivor Harry Haft (Ben Foster), who was forced into gladiatorial boxing spectacles by his Nazi captors. Barry Levinson directs.

The Baby (TV-MA) is a limited series horror-comedy about a 38-year-old woman (Michelle de Swarte) who ends up caring for an infant who leaves a trail of corpses behind. New episodes on Sundays. (HBO Max)

The third season of the dark comedy Barry (TV-MA) with Bill Hader gets even darker. Also arriving this week are new seasons of Gentleman Jack (TV-MA), Made for Love (TV-MA), and Snowpiercer (TV-MA), and the final episodes of the limited series The Way Down: God, Greed, and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin (TV-14).

Amazon Prime Video

Sophie Marceau is an empty-nester single mother who moves from Paris to Los Angeles for a new start in the romantic comedy I Love America (France, 2022, not rated, with subtitles).

The crime drama Bang Bang Baby: Season 1 (Italy, 2022, TV-MA, with subtitles), about a shy teenager (Arianna Becheroni) in 1980s Milan who becomes the younger member of the Calabrian mob, is inspired by a true story. Also new is the second season of the trippy animated odyssey Undone (2022, TV-MA).

Apple TV+

Make or Break: Season 1 (TV-MA) spotlights the world’s greatest surfers as they compete in the 2021 World Surf League Championship Tour.


The Offer (TV-MA) transforms the making of “The Godfather,” the Oscar-winning hit that became a cultural touchstone, into a ten-episode limited series with producer Al Ruddy (Miles Teller) as the hero pushing the project ahead against all odds. Matthew Goode costars as Paramount VP Robert Evans. Three episodes available, new episodes on Thursdays.

It arrives along with the Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972, R), The Godfather: Part II (1974, R), and The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (1990, R), Coppola’s recent revised version of the final film.

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (2021, PG-13) is an action prequel starring Henry Golding.

AMC+ and sister streamers

Ten Percent: Season 1 (not rated), the London-set British remake of the French talent agency comedy “Call My Agent!,” stars Jack Davenport and Lydia Leonard and features such guest stars as Kelly Macdonald, Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Himesh Patel, and David Oyelowo. New episodes on Fridays. (AMC+ and Sundance Now)


A village family doctor (Suranne Jones) suspects her husband of having an affair in the award-winning drama Doctor Foster: Complete Series (2015-2017, TV-MA).

The Criterion Channel

Texas Blues: Three Films by Eagle Pennell” collects the early work of the maverick independent Texas filmmaker, including his celebration of working-class camaraderie in Last Night at the Alamo (1983, not rated), plus the documentary The King of Texas (2008, not rated) from the director’s son. Also new:


Red Post on Escher Street (Japan, 2020, not rated, with subtitles), the latest from Japanese genre maverick Sion Sono, is a comedy about a filmmaker who clashes with the studio as his new production spirals out of control. Also new:

  • Luzifer (Austria, 2021, not rated, with subtitles), starring Franz Rogowski as a childlike man in the Austrian Alps protecting his religious mother from the encroaching modern world;
  • Futura (Italy, 2021, not rated, with subtitles), a documentary collaboration between Alice Rohrwacher, Francesco Munzi, and Pietro Marcello.

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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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