Friday TV: A Whole Lot of Streaming

It may be the biggest movie streaming night ever – mostly because movie theaters aren’t opening.

So here’s Sofia Coppola’s latest low key comedy “On the Rocks” (Apple TV+. streaming) with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones as a father-daughter team on the road. It also stars Marlon Wayans. 

Making a big political splash amid its many rude jokes is “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” (Amazon Prime, streaming), which proves there are enough Americans who have forgotten all about the mustachioed foreign journalist. Sacha Baron Cohen maintains his sharp skewer of a culture that would say, sell a cage for a girl without asking questions or cheerfully decorate an anti-semetic cake. While he breaks into a Mike Pence speech at CPAC, it turns out that the troubling Giuliani ambush is the climactic event in the film.  

The Boss won’t release a new album without an accompanying Thom Zimny film, and like the last one, “Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You” (Apple TV+, streaming) has great music but terribly pretentious narration. He’s so much more natural in concert. 

The horror satire “Bad Hair” (Hulu, streaming) has to do with a 1989 hair weave that suddenly has a life of its own.

On the new limited series “The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix, streaming), Anya Taylor-Joy portrays a woman in the 1950s who becomes a whiz at chess while becoming addicted to tranquilizers, based on the novel by Walter Tevis.

An amusing new series to seek out is “How to with John Wilson” (HBO, 11 p.m.), in which a nebbish from New York inquires into a number of different topics, starting with how to make friends. Mostly manning a handheld camera and capturing amusing scenes as he goes along, it has the same deadpan humor of “Nathan for You,” whose Nathan Felder happens to be a producer. 

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