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Now Streaming: Nature documentary 'Honeyland' is deeply moving

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Here’s what’s new for home viewing on video on demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other streaming services.


The beautifully photographed “Honeyland” (Macedonia, 2019, not rated, with subtitles), nominated for best documentary and international film Oscars, brings us into the life of a solitary beekeeper in the remote mountains of Macedonia and the disruption to her way of life when a family settles nearby. It streams on Hulu.

“For Sama” (2019, not rated, with subtitles), another Oscar nominated documentary, is the portrait of a young mother in Aleppo during five years of war. Streams on Amazon Prime Video.

“Pain and Glory” (Spain, 20198, R, with subtitles), Pedro Almodovar’s drama about a director reflecting back on his life, earned Oscar nominations for leading actor Antonio Banderas and for best international feature. Cable On Demand and VOD, also on disc and at Redbox.

Patrick Stewart returns to his role as the revered Captain Jean-Luc Picard, called back from retirement for new missions, in “”Star Trek: Picard” on CBS All Access. New episodes arrive each Thursday, and it’s already been renewed for a second season.

The complete second season of “Shrill,” based on Lindy West’s book and starring Aidy Bryant as a young woman struggling to find her voice and be herself in a world that wants to define her, is on Hulu starting Friday.

Must see TV: Timothy Olyphant is a cowboy of a U.S. Marshall in the coal mining culture of Kentucky in “Justified: Complete Series” (2010-2015), the terrific rural crime drama based on an Elmore Leonard story. Walton Goggins co-stars in this contemporary Western of family grudges, backwoods meth labs and interstate crime deals. All 78 episodes now out in a box set of DVDs and Blu-rays.

Cult pick: David Lynch directs and stars in the surreal short film “What Did Jack Do?” (2020, not rated) as a detective grilling a capuchin monkey suspected of murder. Streaming on Netflix.


Tamara Taylor and J.C. MacKenzie are monster hunters with teenage kids in the comic supernatural fantasy series “October Faction” (2020, not rated). Also new: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3” and “The Ranch: The Final Season.”

True stories: the six-part series “Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak” (not rated) explores the ways influenza evolves.


Acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker Kabir Khan directs the five-episode historical drama “The Forgotten Army” (India, with subtitles).


Episodes of the network shows “9-1-1: Lone Star” and “Outmatched” and the Freeform family drama “Everything’s Gonna be Okay” arrive a day after their TV debuts.


A deep space cruise ship goes radically off course in science fiction comedy “Avenue 5” (TV-MA). New episodes Sunday nights.


Shudder presents “Tammy and the T-Rex: Gore Cut” (1994/2019, not rated), which restores bloody effects to a silly high school comedy starring young Denise Richards and Paul Walker with an animatronic dinosaur.


“Zombieland: Double Tap,” “The Addams Family,” “Black and Blue,” “Pain and Glory,” “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”


• “Zombieland: Double Tap,” “Black and Blue,” “Pain and Glory.”

• Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at

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