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New and notable titles streaming in September 2023

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel in a scene from "Fast X." (Peter Mountain/Universal Pictures via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel in a scene from "Fast X." (Peter Mountain/Universal Pictures via AP)
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Once upon a time, streaming was simple. There were only a couple of major options and a few specialty streamers to fill in the gaps. These days there are so many options that it can be overwhelming. I’ve been there. In fact, I spent the past couple of days digging through my email and dropping down a few rabbit holes (as I often do) I’ve compiled a guide through September featuring a bit of everything for everyone. I’ve included a few lesser-known services for those looking to do a deeper dive that goes beyond the usual suspects.

I’m most excited about Synapse Film’s 4K version of “Suspiria” debuting on the Criterion Channel, the new episodes of and a behind-the-scenes look at “Ahsoka” on Disney+, Peacock’s “The Continental: From the World of John Wick,” and the documentary “Neither Confirm Nor Deny” on Kino Now. I’m also curious to see what the launch of CNN Max looks like.

God. Family. Football. (Freevee)

Studio Synopsis: "God. Family. Football." features the rich, diverse personal stories of Evangel’s players, coaching staff, and the broader Shreveport community, set against the dramatic backdrop of the 2022 Louisiana high school football season. With the perennial high school football powerhouse—14 state championships in the last 20 years—coming off their worst season in school history, redemption is everyone’s goal.
Available: Friday, September 1

Suspiria (Criterion Channel)
Studio Synopsis: Worldwide streaming premiere of the restored uncut version, from Synapse films. Jessica Harper ("Phanton of the Paradise", "Pennies from Heaven") stars in this frightening tale of a young student who uncovers dark and horrific secrets within the walls of a famous German dance academy. What spirals out from that simple premise is one of the most powerful and hallucinatory nightmares ever captured on celluloid!
Available: Friday, September 1

Disenchantment: Part 5 (Netflix)
Studio Synopsis: It all endeth here. The misadventures of hard-hitting, hard-drinking Queen Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo and her personal demon Luci culminate in an epic battle for Dreamland in the fifth and final installment of Matt Groening’s comedy fantasy series Disenchantment.
Available: Friday, September 1

The Blue Caftan (Criterion Chanel)
Studio Synopsis: With her stirring and sensitive second feature, Moroccan writer-director Maryam Touzani ("Adam") weaves a richly emotional tapestry of love, forbidden desire, and compassion that’s as beautifully wrought as the luxuriant fabrics that fill its sensuous frames. Tailor Halim (Saleh Bakri) and his wife, Mina (Lubna Azabal), run a traditional caftan store in one of Morocco’s oldest medinas. In order to keep up with the requests of the demanding customers, they hire Youssef (Ayoub Missioui). The talented apprentice shows an utmost dedication in learning the art of embroidery and tailoring from Halim. Slowly Mina realizes how much her husband is moved by the presence of the young man, and a delicate push-pull between three hearts ensues.
Available: Friday, September 1

Dry Ground Burning (Criterion Chanel)
Studio Synopsis: An electrifying portrait of Brazil’s fraught contemporary moment that blends documentary with narrative and genre elements, "Dry Ground Burning" reunites filmmakers Joana Pimenta and Adirley Queirós ("Once There Was Brasilia") to offer a unique vision of the country’s possible future. Just out of prison, Léa (Léa Alves da Silva) returns home to the Brasilia favela of Sol Nascente and relives her past experiences with her half-sister Chitara (Joana Darc Furtado), the fearless leader of an all-female gang that once stole and refined oil from underground pipes and sold gasoline to a clandestine network of motorcyclists. Living in constant opposition to Jair Bolsonaro’s fiercely authoritarian and militarized government, Chitara’s women claim the streets for themselves as a declaration of radical political resistance on behalf of the incarcerated and the oppressed.
Available: Friday, September 1

The Little Mermaid (Dinsey+)

Studio Synopsis: "The Little Mermaid" is visionary filmmaker Rob Marshall's live-action reimagining of Disney's beloved animated musical classic, the story of Ariel, a beautiful and spirited young mermaid with a thirst for adventure. The youngest of King Triton's daughters and the most defiant, Ariel longs to find out more about the world beyond the sea and, while visiting the surface, falls for the dashing Prince Eric. While mermaids are forbidden to interact with humans, Ariel must follow her heart. She makes a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, which gives her a chance to experience life on land but ultimately places her life – and her father's crown – in jeopardy. "
Available: Wednesday, September 6

Scouts Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America (Netflix)
Studio Synopsis: Through exclusive interviews with whistleblowers, survivors, and former employees, this investigative documentary exposes how the Boy Scouts of America attempted to cover up one of history’s most horrific child sexual abuse scandals.
Available: Wednesday, September 6

I Am Groot: Season 2 (Disney+)
Studio Synopsis: The troublemaking twig returns to mischief in the second season of “I Am Groot.” This time, Baby Groot finds himself exploring the universe and beyond aboard the Guardians’ spaceships, coming face-to-face—or nose-to-nose—with new and colorful creatures and environments. Vin Diesel is back as the voice of Groot in five all-new shorts. Kirsten Lepore, writer/director of season one, returns in the same capacity for season two.
Available: Wednesday, September 6

Star Trek: Lower Decks - Season 4 (Paramount+)

Studio Synopsis: Created by Emmy Award winner Mike McMahan ("Rick and Morty," "Solar Opposites"), in season four of "Star Trek: Lower Decks," an unknown force is destroying starships and threatening galactic peace. Luckily, the crew of the U.S.S. Cerritos isn’t important enough for stuff like that! Instead, Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Tendi, Rutherford and Provisional Ensign T’Lyn are keeping up with their Starfleet duties, avoiding malevolent computers and getting stuck in a couple caves – all while encountering new and classic aliens along the way.
Available: Thursday, September 7

The Changeling (Apple TV+)

Studio Synopsis: Based on the acclaimed bestselling book of the same name by Victor LaValle, “The Changeling” is a fairytale for grown-ups. A horror story, a parenthood fable and a perilous odyssey through a New York City you didn’t know existed. In addition to LaKeith Stanfield, the series stars Clark Backo, Adina Porter, Samuel T. Herring, Alexis Louder, Jared Abrahamson and special guest star Malcolm Barrett.

Available: Friday, September 8

Master & Apprentice: A Special Look at Ahsoka (Disney+)

Studio Synopsis: Dive into the new Star Wars master-apprentice legacy with the cast and filmmakers of "Ahsoka."
Available: Friday, September 8

Dreaming Whilst Black (Paramount+)

Studio Synopsis: "Dreaming Whilst Black" is loosely inspired by real-life events, following Kwabena (Adjani Salmon), an aspiring filmmaker stuck in a dead-end recruitment job who takes the first step to achieving his dream. However, he is quickly confronted with the tribulations of balancing finances, love and his own sense of reality.
Available: Friday, September 8

Saloum (Shudder)

Studio Synopsis: Shot down after fleeing a coup and extracting a drug lord from Guinea-Bissau, the legendary mercenaries known as the Bangui Hyenas – Chaka, Rafa and Midnight – must stash their stolen gold bounty, lay low long enough to repair and refuel their plane and escape back to Dakar, Senegal. When they take refuge at a holiday camp in the coastal region of Sine-Saloum, they do their best to blend in with their fellow guests; including a mute named Awa, with secrets of her own, and a policeman who may be on their tail, but it’s Chaka who happens to be hiding the darkest secret of them all. Unbeknownst to the other Hyenas, he's brought them there for a reason and once his past catches up to him, his decisions have devastating consequences, threatening to unleash hell on them all
Available: Friday, September 8

Domina: Season 2 (MGM+)

Studio Synopsis: "Domina" season two chronicles the struggle for control of the Roman Empire, and of Rome’s Imperial Family, from a rare female perspective. In its first season, Livia Drusilla, the golden girl of the prominent Claudii family, returned to Rome after 10 years in exile, determined to regain everything that was stolen from her. Now, atop a fractious empire and a dysfunctional dynasty, she must fight to preserve her marriage to Gaius and find a way to seat one of her sons on the throne, as new and old rivals jockey for position in a world where it’s impossible to know who to trust.
Available: Friday, September 8

Between Two Worlds (Kino Now)

Studio Synopsis: Marianne Winckler (Juliette Binoche), a well-known author, goes to live in northern France to research for her new book on the subject of job insecurity. Without revealing her true identity, she gets hired as a cleaner, working with a group of other women. In this new role, she experiences financial instability and social invisibility first-hand. But she also discovers mutual assistance and solidarity, strong bonds shared by these behind-the-scenes working women.
Available: Tuesday, September 12

Kelce (Prime)

Studio Synopsis: "Kelce" is an intimate and emotional feature-length documentary that chronicles Philadelphia Eagles team captain and All-Pro center Jason Kelce’s 2022-23 season, which began with him confronting one of the most challenging decisions any professional athlete will ever face—is now the time to hang it up? The film culminates with the historic Super Bowl face-off against his younger brother Travis Kelce.
Available: Tuesday, September 12

The Other Black Girl (Hulu)

Studio Synopsis: Nella, an editorial assistant, is tired of being the only Black girl at her company, so she's excited when Hazel is hired; but as Hazel's star begins to rise, Nella spirals out and discovers something sinister is going on at the company.
Available: Wednesday, September 13

The Morning Show: Season 3 (Apple TV+)

Studio Synopsis: In season three of “The Morning Show,” the stakes are high as the future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA.
Avaiable: Wednesday, September 13

Marvel Studios' Assembled: The Making of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Disney+)
Studio Synopsis: Join visionary director James Gunn and superstars such as Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldaña as they recount how "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" was conceived, shaped, and delivered to the world. And stand alongside the cast and crew in the emotional final moments of the shoot as they bid farewell to each other, and close this chapter in the saga of Peter Quill and his loveable band of misfit-warriors.
Available: Wednesday, September 13

Donyale Luna: Supermodel (Max)
Studio Synopsis: chronicles the remarkable life and career of Donyale Luna, the first Black model to grace the cover of both Harper's Bazaar (1965) and Vogue (1966). Breaking barriers in the fashion industry, challenging the prevailing ideals of beauty, and influencing culture in the late 1960s and early 1970s, Luna remains largely unknown despite her stunning body of work and her collaborations with some of the foremost fashion photographers of the 20th century.
Available: Wednesday, September 13

Theater Camp (Hulu)
Studio Synopsis: Tony Award winner Ben Platt ("Dear Evan Hansen") and Molly Gordon ("Booksmart") star in the original comedy "Theater Camp "as Amos and Rebecca-Diane – lifelong best friends and drama instructors at a rundown camp in upstate New York. When clueless tech-bro Troy (Jimmy Tatro) arrives to run the property — into the ground — Amos, Rebecca-Diane and production manager Glenn (Noah Galvin) band together with the staff and young students, staging a masterpiece to keep their beloved summer camp afloat.
Available: Thursday, September 14

Fast X (Peacock)

Studio Synopsis: Ever since their saga started on the streets of L.A.'s underground racing scene, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have overcome impossible odds to outsmart, out-nerve and outdrive every foe. Yet when the team took down a nefarious kingpin back in Brazil, they had no idea his son Dante (Jason Momoa) was watching from the shadows. More lethal than any other enemy they've faced, Dante now rises as a terrifying new nemesis who's fueled by revenge and determined to shatter their family and destroy everything and everyone Dom loves. From London and Brazil to Antarctica and Rome, new alliances are forged and old enemies resurface. But everything changes after Dom discovers his 8-year-old son is Dante's ultimate target.
Available: Friday, September 15

Speak No Evil (Shudder)
Studio Synopsis: a vacation in Tuscany, a Danish family instantly becomes friends with a Dutch family. Months later the Danish couple receive an unexpected invitation to visit the Dutch in their wooden house and decide to go for the weekend. However, it doesn't take long before the joy of reunion is replaced with misunderstandings. Things gradually get out of hand, as the Dutch turn out to be something very else than what they have pretended to be. The small Danish family now find themselves trapped in a house, that they wish they had never entered.
Available: Friday, September 15

The Gold (Paramount+)
Studio Synopsis: Inspired by the real-life events that took place on November 26, 1983, when six armed men broke into the Brink’s-Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport and inadvertently stumbled across gold bullion worth 26 million pounds. According to detectives, what started as a typical Old Kent Road armed robbery became a seminal event in British criminal history that’s remarkable not only for the scale of the theft – at the time the biggest in world history – but for its wider legacy. The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering; provided the dirty money that helped fuel the London Docklands property boom; united blue- and white-collar criminals; and left controversy and murder in its wake.
Available: Sunday, September 17

Neighbours: A New Chapter (Freevee)
Studio Synopsis: The continuation of the long-running soap series—about the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents on Ramsay Street in Erinsborough, Australia, a fictional suburb of Melbourne—follows the finale in 2022, which was watched by millions of adoring fans.
Available: Monday, September 18

Superpower (Paramount+)
Studio Synopsis: A heart-wrenching glimpse into a country fighting for its freedom. It features a series of intimate interviews done by Sean Penn with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky over seven trips made in the past two years.
Available: Monday, September 18

Ringu (Arrow)

Studio Synopsis: Arrow Video is proud to present "Ringu" in 4K, the film that launched an iconic franchise, restored from the original negative in glorious 4K. In 1998, director Hideo Nakata ("Dark Water") unleashed a chilling tale of technological terror on unsuspecting audiences, which redefined the horror genre, launched the J-horror boom in the West and introducing a generation of moviegoers to a creepy, dark-haired girl called Sadako.
Available: Monday, September 18

Marvel Studios' Assembled: The Making of Secret Invasion (Disney+)
Studio Synopsis: Through in-depth interviews with cast and crew, and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, Assembled uncovers how Marvel Studios’ "Secret Invasion" was born. Witness what it took to conjure the world of the show, and spend time with Samuel L. Jackson as he dons the patch once again to engage in the most baffling battle of Nick Fury’s career.
Available: Wednesday, September 20

The Super Models (Apple TV+)
Studio Synopsis: Apple’s highly anticipated four-part documentary event series “The Super Models” spotlights the remarkable careers of Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington. Unprecedented access to the models takes viewers behind the camera and beyond the catwalk, revealing how they dominated the elite modeling world while illuminating a bond that single-handedly shifted the power dynamic of an entire industry.
Available: Wednesday, September 20

Young Love (Max)

Studio Synopsis: The Max Original animated series "Young Love" expands on the animated short “Hair Love,” from creator Matthew A. Cherry and Sony Pictures Animation, which centered around the relationship between an African American father, his daughter Zuri, and the most daunting task a father could ever come across – doing his daughter's hair for the first time. Filled with comedy and heart, the series is an honest look into the world of a tight-knit Chicago family as they juggle their careers, marriage, parenthood, social issues and multi-generational dynamics, all while striving to make a better life for themselves.
Available: Thursday, September 21

The Continental: From the World of John Wick (Peacock)

Studio Synopsis: The three-part event will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the "John Wick" universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he's dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970's New York City to face a past he thought he'd left behind. Winston charts a deadly course through the hotel's mysterious underworld in a harrowing attempt to seize the hotel where he will eventually take his future throne.
Available: Friday, September 22

Reflection (Film Movement)
Studio Synopsis: In 2014, Ukrainian surgeon Serhiy enlists to fight Russian military forces in the Donbass region, where he is captured by enemy soldiers. Now a prisoner of war, Serhiy is forced to witness horrifying scenes of humiliation and violence at the hands of the Russian invaders, his medical background co-opted to dispense mercy killings to the tortured. After his release, he returns to his comfortable middle-class apartment, still suffering from the trauma of his experiences.
Available: Friday, September 22

Neither Confirm Nor Deny (Kino Now)

Studio Synopsis: During the Cold War, the CIA secretly raised a sunken Soviet nuclear submarine from the depths of the Pacific Ocean. The six-year operation included an intricate cover story by billionaire Howard Hughes. Drawing on declassified documents and never-before-seen interviews, "Neither Confirm Nor Deny" tells one of the highest-stakes, yet least known stories of the Cold War.
Available: Friday, September 22

Piccadilly (Kino Now)

Studio Synopsis: Tired of playing supporting roles in Hollywood, Anna May Wong traveled to Europe in search of better parts. And did she find one! Her electric, sexually charged performance in Piccadilly is a revelation. Wong is mesmerizing as Shosho, the Chinese dishwasher who overnight becomes the toast of the town — and the object of every man’s desire. The camera adores Wong — her beauty glows in every frame. "Piccadilly" was the brilliant apex to director E. A. Dupont’s trilogy of theater films ("Varieté" and "Moulin Rouge"), showcasing his signature mix of great acting, dazzling imagery and balletic camera movements.
Available: Tuesday, September 26

The Beasts (Kino Now)
Studio Synopsis: An expatriate French couple (Denis Ménochet and Marina Foïs) operate an organic farm in the Spanish countryside. However, their earnest enthusiasm reeks of patronizing privilege to the handful of “hill people” families who have toiled on the land for generations. Tensions between locals and foreigners boil over in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.
Available: Tuesday, September 26

CNN Max (Max)
CNN Max will leverage CNN’s reporting excellence, global newsgathering, and live programming from CNN US, CNN International, and feature original programming built specifically for Max. CNN Max will be a seven-day-a-week/24-hour service and will be part of an open beta for news that will enable experimentation with product features, content offerings and original storytelling, all with the input and feedback from the Max community.
Available: Wednesday, September 27

Starstruck: Season Three (Max)
Studio Synopsis: Season three follows Jesse, who is living in London and working at the local cinema while exploring a new single life after parting ways with film star Tom. Two years after the breakup, Jessie navigates the pressures of adulthood and is confronted with the consequences of her own choices as her friends move on to the next stages in their lives, while Jessie is left questioning what she is really looking for.
Available: Thursday, September 28

Marvel Studios Legends: Variants (Disney+)
Studio Synopsis: Who is Loki? Is he a raven-haired chap in a green suit with a penchant for deception and depravity? Is he instead a she with blonde hair who prefers to be called Sylvie? Or could Loki actually be an overly sensitive alligator with golden horns and a taste for cats? Truth be told, Loki is all of the above -- thanks to the existence of numerous Variants. Okay so what exactly is a Variant? This episode of "Legends" holds the answer to that critical question, and more. A Variant is an individual that doesn’t belong to the so-called “sacred timeline,” and thus hails from a kind of alternate reality where there might exist a very different version of Loki, or someone called Mobius, or Renslayer, or Kang. Still having trouble making sense of it all? Fear not, "legends" has got you covered!
Available: Friday, September 29

Marvel Studios Legends: TVA (Disney+)
Studio Synopsis: There is a “sacred timeline” -- a timeline that must be protected at all costs. And let’s hope that you and I are a genuine part of it. For if not, we might one day be visited by agents of the Time Variance Authority -- agents who will be obligated to 'prune' us and banish us to a nightmarish world that resides in perpetual isolation at the absolute end of time. "Legends" explores the mysterious origins of the TVA, and sifts the fact from the fiction. Are the Time-Keepers truly a trio of godlike beings responsible for the TVA’s creation? Or, could they merely be artificial figureheads meant to obscure the identity of some flesh-and-blood mastermind possessing secrets both dark and ancient? This episode of "Legends" holds every answer.
Available: Friday, September 29

The King of Laughter (Film Movement)
Studio Synopsis:
Naples, 1904: Italian theatre is thriving, and comic actor, Eduardo Scarpetta is the box office king. Known in the Neapolitan theater for his cheeky alter egos, Scarpetta’s larger-than-life stage productions were matched only by his eccentric personal life. Composed of wives, partners, lovers, legitimate and illegitimate children (including a young Eduardo De Filippo, famed Neapolitan playwright), Scarpetta’s home situation resembled one of his comedies more than a traditional family. At the height of his popularity, the comedian risked everything by staging a parody of the great Italian poet, Gabriele D’Annunzio. Booed and hissed from the stage by younger rivals, Scarpetta was sued for plagiarism, leading to the first ever copyright lawsuit in Italy. Despite legal troubles and familial strife, Scarpetta fought not only for his craft but for his legacy as one of the great thespians of Italian theater.
Available: Friday, September 29

Flora and Son (Apple TV+)

Studio Synopsis: Single mom Flora (Eve Hewson) is at a loss about what to do with her rebellious teenage son, Max (Orén Kinlan). Encouraged by the police to find Max a hobby, Flora tries to occupy him with a beat-up acoustic guitar. With the help of a washed-up LA musician (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Flora and Max discover the transformative power of music. From the musical mind of John Carney, “Flora and Son” explores the bond between a mother and son on a journey toward a new harmony.
Available: Friday, September 29

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