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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the US week of Aug 06 2013 (Netflix/Amazon Instant)

streamingUSaug62013

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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Grabbers: Irish horror sci-fi comedy adds a few clever flourishes to a standard alien-creature tale [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to stream

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day: deliciously risque screwball throwback, starring the totally charming Amy Adams and Frances McDormand [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Warrior: potent drama about estranged brothers reconnecting over mixed martial arts competitions, with great performances by It Boys Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy [at Amazon Instant Video]

because you missed it

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The Brass Teapot: insightful Twilight Zone-ish fantasy about a magic teapot that pays the owner for pain endured [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Ginger & Rosa: rare look at teenaged girl’s coming of age; poignant and powerful performance by Elle Fanning [at Amazon Instant Video]
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West of Memphis: an important documentary look at American injustice on scales large and small [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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The Breakfast Club: the classic 80s Brat Pack high-school dramedy [at Netflix]
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Rollerball (1975): classic dystopic sci-fi that looks a helluva lot like our corporatized world today [my review] [at Netflix]
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Saved!: wicked black comedy sends up self-righteous religious fundamentalism [my review] [at Netflix]
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Titanic: James Cameron’s epic tale of live-changing romance amidst disaster [my review] [at Netflix]

because you missed it

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Abduction of Eden (aka Eden): harrowing tale of a young woman kidnapped into sex slavery, and what she does to survive; brutal and unforgettable [at Netflix]
yellow for maybe
Arbitrage: a great cast (Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling) buoy what is little more than an episode of Law and Order [my review] [at Netflix]


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