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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what to stream in the US week of Jul 9 2013 (Netflix/Amazon Instant)

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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Hunky Dory: charming tale of a 1970s schoolteacher struggling to put on a rock musical with less than cooperative students; Minnie Drive is fab [at Amazon Instant Video]

because you missed it

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Captain America: The First Avenger: one of the best superhero movies of recent vintage, maybe ever [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Django Unchained: a dark fantasia of the pre-Civil War South that is hilarious, ferocious, shocking, and wise, sometimes all at once; the best film of 2012 [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Hunger Games: smart, clever, and hugely satisfying sci-fi, and just a little bit disturbing in a way that is highly thought-provoking [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Silver Linings Playbook: sometimes uncomfortable, often funny, and always electrifying [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Wreck-It Ralph: smart, poignant, and hugely enjoyable; bursting with a love of games and gaming [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

classics

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The Conversation: Francis Ford Coppola’s startling look at the impact spying has on spies [at Amazon Instant Video]
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GoodFellas: Martin Scorsese’s riveting biopic of mobster turned FBI witness Henry Hill [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Goonies: bored suburban kids an adventure; an 80s favorite [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

in my queue that you might like

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Croupier: Cive Owen in an early role is a writer who gets caught up in a casino heist [my review]

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Exit Through the Gift Shop: great documentary by Banksy about a Los Angeles street artist works even better if it’s the prank some suspect it is

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The Manhattan Project: high-schooler builds a nuclear bomb for a school science fair; I loved this flick as a teen

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Red Riding Trilogy: Part 1: 1974: first of three films about the Yorkshire Ripper serial killer, and the police corruption that surrounded it; the other two films (also on Netflix) are also worth seeing

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead: Hamlet fan fiction by Tom Stoppard



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