Streaming Picks: July 2019

FILMS
Top Picks
Under the Silver Lake – Prime 7/1
Drop Dead Gorgeous – Hulu 7/5
Apollo 11 – Hulu 7/20
Inglourious Basterds – Netflix 7/22

It’s actually an incredible month for movies on streaming platforms this month, which is a truly rare thing. Two of the year’s best films are already streaming, which is great for folks who missed them earlier in the year. Under the Silver Lake is David Robert Mitchell’s maligned, misunderstood neo-noir starring Andrew Garfield. You have to be tuned to its wavelength, but there are pleasures galore for people who are. Seeing Apollo 11 at Sundance this year is an experience I’ll never forget, but seeing it at home on a giant TV is an acceptable alternative.

And while Netflix does feature a lot of Martin Scorsese’s early work, none of those ’70s films are my favorites. Instead I’m saying “Bawn jorno” to Quentin Tarantino’s second-best film: the World War II alt-history epic Inglourious Basterds. Hard to believe it’s already been 10 years.

But really the most important news is that Drop Dead Gorgeous, one of the absolute funniest movies of all time, is finally streaming. This mockumentary about beauty pageants in small-town Minnesota has me laughing from beginning to end, features one of the most jaw-droppingly offensive musical numbers ever conceived, and includes Allison Janney throwing 100mph as local horndog Loretta.

Recent Selections
The Last Word – Hulu 7/2
The Brink – Hulu 7/4
Woman at War – Hulu 7/4
Marshall – Prime 7/7
Mary Poppins Returns – Netflix 7/9
Never Grow Old – Prime 7/13
Tabaluga – Prime 7/14
The Last Man – Hulu 7/18
Secret Obsession – Netflix 7/18
Trading Paint – Prime 7/19
Time Freak – Prime and Hulu 7/22
Serenity – Prime 7/23
Hellboy – Prime 7/23
I Trapped the Devil – Hulu 7/26
The Field Guide to Evil – Hulu 7/26
A Vigilante – Prime 7/27
After Darkness – Prime and Hulu 7/29
The Haunting of Sharon Tate – Prime 7/29
Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days – Hulu 7/31
Arctic – Prime 7/31

Originals
Peterloo – Prime 7/3
Cities of Last Things – Netflix 7/11
4 latas – Netflix 7/12
Kidnapping Stella – Netflix 7/12
Point Blank – Netflix 7/12
Boi – Netflix 7/26
Girls with Balls – Netflix 7/26
The Son – Netflix 7/26
The Red Sea Diving Resort – Netflix 7/31

NEW SHOWS & SPECIALS
Top Picks
Stranger Things (Season 3) – Netflix 7/4
Orange Is the New Black (Season 7) – Netflix 7/26
After their most recent seasons left a lot to be desired, I’m confident these two gems in Netflix’s crown will right themselves and deliver on what made them so great initially. While Stranger Things will almost certainly have another season or two, this is the last hurrah for Orange Is the New Black.

Originals
Designated Survivor: 60 Days – Netflix 7/1
Bangkok Love Stories – Netflix 7/2
The Last Czars – Netflix 7/3
Yummy Mummies (Season 2) – Netflix 7/3
Into the Dark: Culture Shock – Hulu 7/4
Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny (Season 1, Part 2) – Prime 7/5
Free Rein (Season 3) – Netflix 7/6
Family Reunion – Netflix 7/10
Parchís: El documental – Netflix 7/10
Harlots (Season 3) – Hulu 7/10
3 Below: Tales of Arcadia (Part 2) – Netflix 7/12
Blown Away – Netflix 7/12
Bonus Family (Season 3) – Netflix 7/12
Extreme Engagement – Netflix 7/12
Taco Chronicles – Netflix 7/12
True Tunes: Songs – Netflix 7/12
Pinky Malinky (Part 3) – Netflix 7/17
All or Nothing (Season 4) – Prime 7/19
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Freshly Brewed – Netflix 7/19
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Season 3) – Netflix 7/19
La casa de papel (Part 3) – Netflix 7/19
Last Chance U: Indy (Part 2) – Netflix 7/19
Queer Eye (Season 4) – Netflix 7/19
Saint Seya: Knights of the Zodiac – Netflix 7/19
Typewriter – Netflix 7/19
The Great Hack – Netflix 7/24
Another Life – Netflix 7/25
Workin’ Moms (Season 2) – Netflix 7/25
The Boys (Season 1) – Prime 7/26
Dino Dana (Season 3) – Prime 7/26
Light as a Feather (Season 2) – Hulu 7/26
My First First Love (Season 2) – Netflix 7/26
Sugar Rush (Season 2) – Netflix 7/26
Veronica Mars (Season 4) – Hulu 7/26
The Worst Witch (Season 3) – Netflix 7/26
Kengan Ashura (Part 1) – Netflix 7/31
Four Weddings and a Funeral (Season 1) – Hulu 7/31
The Letdown (Season 2) – Netflix 7/31

OLD SHOWS
Veronica Mars (Seasons 1-3) – Hulu 7/1
Good Witch (Season 4) – Netflix 7/2
Kakegurui (Season 2) – Netflix 7/4
Amazing World of Gumball (Season 6) – Hulu 7/5
In the Dark (Season 1) – Netflix 7/5
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (Season 13) – Hulu 7/5
The Venture Bros. (Season 7) – Hulu 7/5
Trapped (Season 2) – Prime 7/10
Luis Miguel: The Series (Season 1) – Netflix 7/12
Clique (Season 2) – Hulu 7/13
Wynonna Earp (Season 3) – Netflix 7/17
Tokyo Ghoul (Season 3, Part 1) – Hulu 7/19
Power (Season 5) – Hulu 7/26
Wentworth (Season 7) – Netflix 7/31

COMEDY SPECIALS
Top Pick
Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein – Netflix 7/16
Hailing from Kroll Show vets Daniel Gray Longino and John Levenstein, and starring David Harbour, I don’t know quite what to expect from this short mockumentary, but with that creative talent, I’m sure it will be weird and wonderful.

Other Specials
Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room – Netflix 7/1
Comicstaan (Season 2) – Prime 7/12
Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? – Netflix 7/31

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