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The Watch List: “Grace & Frankie: Season 4” Arrives On Netflix

Plus: "The Alienist" arrives on TNT and ACT UP drama "BPM" comes to VOD.

In Theaters

  • Harvard-educated preacher Eli (David Rysdahl) returns to his rural Arkansas hometown to take up the pulpit at his father’s church. But the arrival of a homeless drifter (Zachary Booth of Keep The Lights On), stirs unexpected passion in Eli and puts his future as a minister—and husband to wife June (Lucy Faust)—at risk. Adapted from Samuel Becket Williams’ play of the same name, The Revival is available on VOD and DVD on January 23. (January 19, Breaking Glass Pictures)

DVD/Blu-Ray/Video on Demand

  • BPM

    French director Robin Campillo drew on his own experiences with ACT UP Paris for this acclaimed drama about young AIDS activists during the early 1990s. Between the public actions, planning meetings and infighting, there is romance between HIV-negative newbie Nathan (Arnaud Valois), and the more jaded Sean (Nahuel Biscayart), who was infected at age 16. Winner of Cannes’ Grand Prix, BPM is also France’s official entry for the Foreign Language Oscar. (VOD, The Orchard)

  • These six sexy French shorts range from gay teens coming to grips with desires to dramatic first dates and reunions between ex-boyfriends. (DVD, TLA)

TV/Streaming

  • Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s frenemies turned besties are back, with Lisa Kudrow joining the cast as Grace’s longtime manicurist, Sheree. (January 19, Netflix)

  • Set in 1896 New York, this lavishly produced, gripping adaptation of Caleb Carr’s novel stars Daniel Bruhl as Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, an “alienist”—as psychologists were known as the time—tasked with helping solve a rash of murders of young male prostitutes. Out actor Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning co-star. (January 22, TNT)

Lawrence is a New York-based travel and entertainment writer whose work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Time Out New York and The New York Post.
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