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films to stream in the US week of Oct 15 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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Before Midnight: marvelous: wise and witty and truly romantic, with glorious, naturalistic performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Renoir: immersively gorgeous portrait of future filmmaker Jean Renoir in his early days, and the final days in the life of his father, painter Pierre-August [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to stream

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A Hijacking (Kapringen): harrowing Danish drama of modern-day piracy as a sort of illicit corporate takeover; riveting and exhausting [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

homework for Before Midnight

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Before Sunrise: the first chapter of Jesse and Celine’s romance, in Vienna [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Before Sunset: the second chapter of Jesse and Celine’s romance, in Paris [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

to pair with Renoir

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Frida: Salma Hayek is stunning in a fearless, uncompromising portrait of Frida Kahlo [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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Life of Pi: visually and emotionally resonant tale of retaining one’s humanity in the face of death [my review] [at Netflix]

because you missed it

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A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman: Python-esque collection of animated shorts tell a true fiction of the late comedian [at Netflix]
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Tatsumi: striking and provocative animated ode to legendary gekiga artist Yoshiro Tatsumi [my review] [at Netflix]

more animation for grownups

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Beavis and Butt-head Do America: blame America [my review] [at Netflix]
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South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut: blame Canada [my review] [at Netflix]
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit: blame Hollywood [at Netflix]