Catch “Roma,” which our critics are calling considered one of this yr’s greatest films, and watch the queens return to strut their stuff in “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars.”
ROMA (2018) on Netflix. Alfonso Cuarón’s autobiographical movie, which made this yr’s checklist of greatest films by the chief movie critics of The New York Times (and topped Manohla Dargis’s checklist), begins streaming on Netflix within the midst of its theater run. Set within the 1970s and shot totally in black and white, the movie takes place within the Mexico City neighborhood for which it’s named, the place it follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a maid who works for, and lives with, a middle-class household. Its members, together with 4 kids and a canine, fully rely on Cleo, making her the centerpiece and stronghold of their ever-evolving world. The movie, which isn’t propelled by a single story, strikes ahead with the characters and their altering lives. In his overview for The Times, A. O. Scott praised Cuarón for his use of “both intimacy and monumentality to express the depths of ordinary life.”
CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA: A MIDWINTER’S TALE on Netflix. This vacation particular, which follows Season 1 of the “Sabrina” reboot, sprinkles witchcraft and chilly results right into a season normally dedicated to cheer. This coven won’t rejoice Christmas, but it surely’s the winter solstice, and the Church of Night nonetheless has some celebrating to do. The witches are singing pagan carols across the fireplace and, in true vacation spirit, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) conducts a séance and opens her house to actual spirits.
THE HANGOVER (2009) on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, HBO and Vudu. Before Bradley Cooper was making us cry in “A Star Is Born,” he was making audiences laugh in this slapstick comedy. It kicks off when Doug (Justin Bartha), who’s on the cusp of marriage, decides to have one last hurrah in Las Vegas with his friends. Cue his band of bros — Phil (Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and Alan (Zach Galifianakis) — who embark on a trip to Sin City. One wild night turns into a blurry yet comedic nightmare, leaving the men reeling in the morning and trying to put the pieces together. (These include a tiger in the bathroom, a lost tooth and a missing groom-to-be. Oh, and Mike Tyson.) In his review for The Times, A. O. Scott lauded the three principal actors for incarnating “familiar masculine stereotypes in ways that manage to be moderately fresh as well as soothingly familiar.”
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS 8 p.m. on VH1. RuPaul and the queens are back for Season 4 with an all-star lineup. Since this dynasty’s television debut in 2009, the series and its spinoffs have been paving the way in serving drag to a wider audience. This time around, crowd favorites and top contenders from previous seasons, like Gia Gunn, Trinity the Tuck, Jasmine Masters and more, compete for the $100,000 grand prize and a place in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. Each week, the top two finishers in that round of competition go head-to-head in a lip-sync battle. The winner walks away with an extra $10,000 and the right to eliminate a fellow competitor. Expect big personalities and big hair galore.