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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the US week of Sep 03 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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Iron Man 3: by far the best of the Iron Man movies: it’s clever, exciting, and unexpectedly poignant, with a sweet, vulnerable performance from Robert Downey Jr. [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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What Maisie Knew: utterly heartbreaking tale of a little girl used as a pawn in her parents’ battles, told, remarkably, from the child’s perspective [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

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Now You See Me: most of it makes no sense at all, but who cares? this is cheerful ridiculousness pulled off with panache [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Iceman: underbaked mobster drama is redeemed — just barely — by excellent performances from Michael Shannon, James Franco, and Chris Evans [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

companions to The World’s End

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Hot Fuzz: funniest buddy-cop comedy ever? Simon Pegg is certainly the most ridiculously competent cop ever [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Shaun of the Dead: a zombie uprising mirrors Simon Pegg’s 20something ennui (he’s got red on him) [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

better than your summer vacation

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Enchanted April: a 1920s holiday in a seaside Italian castle [at Netflix]
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Lost in Translation: a plantonic romance in neon-soaked 21st-century Tokyo [my review] [at Netflix]
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The Motorcycle Diaries: a 1950s road trip through South America with Che Guevara [at Netflix]
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A Night in Casablanca: postwar insanity chasing Nazis in North Africa with the Marx Brothers [at Netflix]
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A Room with a View: back to Italy with Victorian Brits [at Netflix]
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Touching the Void: mountain climbing — and facing death — in the Andes [my review] [at Netflix]


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