Y: The Last Man: Season 1" (TV-MA) offers a new twist on the post-apocalyptic series: every human and animal with a Y chromosome dies suddenly except for a young man named Yorick (Ben Schnetzer) and his male capuchin monkey. Diane Lane stars as a congresswoman elevated to president, trying to keep a country in shock from descending in chaos, and Olivia Thirlby, Ashley Romans, and Amber Tamblyn costar. Based on the award-winning comic book series by Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra. Three episodes available, new episodes on Mondays.

Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac play a married couple on the verge of collapse in "Scenes from a Marriage" (TV-14), a five-episode limited series adapted from the 1974 Ingmar Bergman series by Israeli writer/director Hagai Levi (creator of "In Therapy" and "The Affair") and updated to contemporary America. New episodes on Sundays. (HBO Max)

"The Lost Symbol: Season 1" (TV-14), based on the bestselling thriller by Dan Brown, is a mystery thriller starring Ashley Zukerman as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon (the role played by Tom Hanks in "The Da Vinci Code") as a young man. When his mentor (Eddie Izzard) is kidnapped, he has to decode a mystery that leads to a conspiracy. New episodes on Thursdays. (Peacock)

Clint Eastwood directs and stars in the redemptive drama "Cry Macho" (2021, PG-13) as a one-time rodeo star and horse breeder who takes a job taking a boy home from Mexico back to his father in Texas. Eastwood was 90 when he undertook the adaptation of the 1975 novel by N. Richard Nash. Streams same day it opens in theaters, available for 31 days from September 17. (HBO Max)

Based on a hit stage musical, "Everybody’s Talking About Jamie" (2021, PG-13) is a lively working class fantasy about a teenage boy (Max Harwood) in a blue collar English town with dreams of becoming a drag performer. Call it "Billy Elliott" with sequins. Richard E. Grant costars as his mentor, a drag queen named Loco Chanelle. (Amazon Prime)

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The animated comedy "The Boss Baby: Family Business" (2021, PG) features the voices of Alec Baldwin and James Marsden as the now-adult brothers facing a new boss baby.

Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) and Carrie Brownstein write and star as fictionalized version of themselves in the self-aware "The Nowhere Inn" (2021, not rated). Also new:

  • comedy "Best Sellers" (2021, not rated) with Aubrey Plaza and Michael Caine;

  • "The Killing on Kenneth Chamberlain" (2021, not rated) starring Frankie Faison as real-life bipolar war vet killed by police officers;

  • indie drama "Last Night In Rozzie" (2021, not rated) with Neil Brown Jr. and Jeremy Sisto;

  • supernatural buddy comedy "Lady of the Manor" (2021, R) starring Melanie Lynskey and Judy Greer,

  • "23 Walks" (2020, not rated), a gentle romantic comedy from New Zealand with Dave Johns and Alison Steadman.


A child is held prisoner in the apartment of a witch (Krysten Ritter) in the family-friendly horror fantasy "Nightbooks" (2021, TV-PG), produced by Sam Raimi and based on the books by J.A. White.

Bear Gryllis stars in the interactive adventure "You vs. Wild: Out Cold" (2021, TV-G).

Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds are CIA agents on the run in the action thriller "Safe House" (2012, R).

Streaming TV: Lauren Ash is the voice if "Chicago Party Aunt: Season 1" (TV-MA) in the animated comedy for adult audiences. Also new:

International passport: the crime thriller "The Stronghold" (France, 2021, TV-MA, with subtitles) follows three cops in Marseille whose new case puts them in harm's way.

True stories: "My Heroes Were Cowboys" (2021, PG) profiles Robin Wiltshire, an immigrant who finds meaning and redemption through the art of horse training.

International TV: "Squid Game: Season 1" (South Korea, TV-MA, with subtitles) follows a series of players in a children's game that turns out to have deadly consequences.

Kid stuff: "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 1" (TV-Y7) reboots the animated fantasy based on the action figures.

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Mélanie Laurent directs, writes, and stars in the historical drama "The Mad Women’s Ball" (France, 2021, not rated, with subtitles) as a passionate woman committed to an asylum by her family.

Russell Crowe is the Biblical "Noah" (2014, PG-13) in Darren Aronofsky's film about the great flood.

True stories: three nonfiction productions explore 20th century Black history in England: "Uprising" (2021, not rated) from director Steve McQueen, "Black Power: A British Story of Resistance" (2021, not rated), and "Subnormal: A British Scandal" (2021, not rated).

International TV: a boy's high school goes co-ed in 1963 in the teen drama "Voltaire High: Season 1" (France, not rated, with subtitles), originally called "Mixte" in France.

Kid stuff: Kristen Bell produces and stars in "Do, Re & Mi: Season 1" (TV-Y7), an animated musical series for preschoolers.

"Bride and Prejudice" (2005, PG-13) is a Bollywood-style take on the Jane Austen novel from director Gurinder Chadha.

Three outcast schoolgirls form a punk rock band in "We Are the Best!" (Sweden, 2014, not rated, with subtitles).


The anthology comedy "The Premise: Season 1" (not rated), created and hosted by B.J. Novak, uses humor to engage with serious issues. New episodes on Thursdays.

Mads Mikkelsen stars in the revenge thriller "Riders of Justice" (Denmark, 2020, not rated, with subtitles).

The historical drama "High Ground" (2021, not rated) with Simon Baker and Aaron Pedersen takes on Australia's troubled racial history.

"Colette" (2018, R) stars Keira Knightly as the beloved French author in late 19th century Paris.


The complete first seasons of two recent CW shows are now available to stream: "Superman & Lois" (TV-14) starring Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch and the youth-skewing reboot "Walker" (TV-PG) with Jared Padalecki as the Texas Ranger.

Kid stuff: the animated "Little Ellen" (TV-Y) looks at the world through the eyes of seven-year-old Ellen DeGeneres.

Other streams

"My Son" (2021, not rated), Christian Carion's English-language remake of his 2017 French thriller, stars James McAvoy as a father who will do anything to find his young son, who has gone missing. (Peacock)

The adult animated comedy "The Harper House: Season 1" (not rated) follows a family of oddballs living in a fixer-upper Victorian home. New episodes on Thursdays. (Paramount+)

In the darkly-comic drama "Finding Alice: Season 1" (not rated), a woman (Keeley Hawes) struggles with grief after her partner of 20 years dies unexpectedly. All episodes available. (Acorn TV)

Crime drama "Cheyenne & Lola: Season 1" (France, with subtitles) stars Veerle Beatens as a parolee who gets involved with a murderer (Charlotte Le Bon) in the North of France. (AMC+ and Sundance Now)

Seasons 10 and 11 of the hit murder mystery "Vera" (TV-14) starring Brenda Blethyn and Welsh-language crime thriller "The Museum: Season 1" (not rated, with subtitles) with Nia Roberts are now streaming. (BritBox)

Episodes of "The Morning Show: Season 2" (TV-MA) with Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon stream on Fridays. (Apple TV+)

Spanish supermodel Vanessa Incontrada stars in the mystery series "Captain Maria: Season 1" (Italy, TV-14, with subtitles). New episodes on Tuesdays. (MHz)

Maggie Cheung plays Chinese silent screen superstar Ruan Lingyu in "Center Stage" (Hong Kong, 1991, not rated, with subtitles), Stanley Kwan's drama about her tragic life. The newly restored classic makes its streaming debut.

New on disc and at Redbox:

"The Boss Baby: Family Business," "Zola"

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at https://streamondemandathome.com.

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