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6 Bal­loons

★★★✩✩ NR On the day of her boyfriend’s sur­prise birth­day party, a woman ( Broad City’s Abbi Ja­cob­son) ends up driv­ing her heroin-ad­dicted brother (Dave Franco) in search of a detox cen­ter. The two leads (both more known for their comedic act­ing) shine in a sear­ing drama that demon­strates the hope and frus­tra­tion of lov­ing an ad­dict. AVAIL­ABLE NOW ON: Net­flix

The Com­muter

★★★✩✩ PG-13 This pre­pos­ter­ous yet propul­sive thriller fol­lows an ex-cop-turned-in­sur­ance sales­man (Liam Nee­son) who loses his job. And his com­mute home is even worse: A stranger (Vera Farmiga) on his train forces him to help iden­tify a mys­tery pas­sen­ger hold­ing ev­i­dence — or else! It’s an en­joy­ably off-the-rails ride. AVAIL­ABLE APRIL 17 ON: DVD, Blu-ray, itunes

The Post

★★★★✩ PG-13 Wash­ing­ton Post pub­lisher Katharine Gra­ham (Meryl Streep) and Post ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) bat­tle the gov­ern­ment for the right to pub­lish the Pen­tagon Pa­pers. A best picture Os­car nom­i­nee, di­rec­tor Steven Spiel­berg’s rab­ble-rous­ing news­room drama makes jour­nal­ism great again — and func­tions as a pre­quel to All The Pres­i­dent’s Men. AVAIL­ABLE APRIL 17 ON: DVD, Blu-ray, itunes

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