The week leading into Christmas brings a little bit of everything when it comes to what’s new in streaming.
The Banshees of Inisherin
Catch the critically acclaimed film on HBO Max.
On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. With help from his sister and a troubled young islander, Pádraic sets out to repair the damaged relationship by any means necessary. However, as Colm’s resolve only strengthens, he soon delivers an ultimatum that leads to shocking consequences.
The Volcano: Rescue From Whakaari
Stream the documentary on Netflix.
During a sightseeing trip to a remote island, 47 tourists and guides are trapped by a volcanic eruption off the coast of New Zealand in 2019. Minute-by-minute footage and personal accounts give testimony to the tragedy that will claim 22 lives.
You’ll find this thriller on Shudder.
Twenty years after the disappearance of her daughter, recovering alcoholic Darlene Hagen is preparing to host her family’s Christmas celebration with her best friend. On Christmas Eve, Darlene’s ex-brother-in-law arrives unannounced, bearing nostalgic gifts and a heavy secret. Trapped together by a dangerous storm, she soon finds herself caught between reason and ruthless instinct as a battle of wits escalates into a violent game of revenge.
Watch this horror film on Prime Video.
An African woman hopes her new job as a nanny will help bring her young son to the United States. However, when a violent presence begins to invade both her dreams and reality, it threatens to destroy everything she’s fought for.
Stream this superhero flick on HBO Max.
In ancient Kahndaq, Teth Adam was bestowed the almighty powers of the gods. After using these powers for vengeance, he was imprisoned, becoming Black Adam. Nearly 5,000 years have passed, and Black Adam has gone from man to myth to legend. Now free, his unique form of justice, born out of rage, is challenged by modern-day heroes who form the Justice Society: Hawkman, Dr. Fate, Atom Smasher and Cyclone.
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Stream the black comedy on Netflix.
A renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker returns home and works through an existential crisis as he grapples with his identity, familial relationships and the folly of his memories.