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Hannah Gadsby returns to the stand-up stage in ‘Douglas’

Hannah Gadsby became a sensation with her Netflix special “Nanette,” and she clearly feels the weight of those expectations while simultaneously playing off them in “Douglas.” The latest stand-up presentation highlights both Gadsby’s unique voice as a meta commentator on the tricks of her trade, and the difficulty of catching lightning in a bottle twice.

‘The Lovebirds’ strikes a low-key note as it lands on Netflix

Watching Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani riff off each other is intermittently fun, but that’s all there is to recommend “The Lovebirds,” a dark, somewhat chaotic romantic comedy. The movie’s flight path was redirected to Netflix, which, given its limited appeal, is likely the most hospitable roost for a concept that would have faced box-office headwinds.

‘Homecoming’ adds a new chapter — and star — to Amazon’s eerie thriller

A second season of “Homecoming” seemed unnecessary, especially with its primary draw, Julia Roberts, bowing out as the star. Yet the producers have managed the difficult feat of layering a new story on top of the original, in an easily consumed binge that features Janelle Monae while bringing back co-star Stephan James.