Now streaming: 'Parasite' comes to Hulu, 'Trolls World Tour' is on-demand
Looking for movies new to streaming? Here are a few:
• "Parasite": For the housebound, little could be more perfect than Bong Joon Ho's best-picture winner. Two months back (or, emotionally speaking, roughly 80 years ago), "Parasite" became the first foreign-language film to win the Academy Awards' top honor. Bong's sly and biting class satire, a cunningly engineered genre contraption, is set almost entirely inside the homes of two families -- one poor, one rich. Now, you can stream it in yours, too. It debuted on Hulu on Wednesday.
• "Columbia Noir": A year ago, the Criterion Collection, which puts out immaculate discs of many of the best art-house, foreign and classic films, launched its own streaming service, the Criterion Channel. To commemorate its anniversary, Criterion is bringing back this fabulous inaugural series that gathers some classic noirs ("In a Lonely Place," "The Big Heat") along with some less well-known but equally delicious titles ("My Name Is Julia Ross," "Murder by Contract"). Beginning Wednesday, "Columbia Noir" returned with 13 additional films.
• "Trolls World Tour": Most new movies that were headed to theaters have been postponed due to the pandemic. But this Universal Pictures release is heading straight to on-demand and digital rental beginning Friday. You can read that as either an olive branch to shut-in families or a hint that "Trolls World Tour" wasn't worth saving.