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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the US week of Oct 22 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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Girl Most Likely: absolutely hilarious and absolutely heartbreaking, with marvelous performances from Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, and Matt Dillon [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Great Hip Hop Hoax: outrageous and pointed documentary about the show-biz nonsense that fuels “authentic” pop music [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Parkland: ensemble drama about the lesser-known figures caught up in the JFK assassination reminds us that history happens to regular people, too [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

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The Wall: arthouse science fiction drama is a remarkable tale of survival amidst extreme isolation [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Way, Way Back: one of the more achingly poignant stories of awkward adolescence ever, and one of the best movies of 2013; Sam Rockwell steals the film [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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1: documentary about the history of Formula 1 is packed with amazing archival footage, but doesn’t offer much of an in for those not already interested in the sport [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Populaire: ridiculous charming and totally delightful, this is a sly sendup of sports movies within a hugely smart and funny nostalgic romance [my review] [at Netflix]

new to stream

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Brighton Rock: a thriller of emotional suspense set among the upheaval of early 1960s England, with great performances from Andrea Riseborough and Sam Riley [my review] [at Netflix]
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The Central Park Five: powerful documentary about one of the great miscarriages of justice in New York City history [at Netflix]
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Dark Blue: a familiar tale of police corruption is elevated by grim style and dignified performances from Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, and Scott Speedman [my review] [at Netflix]
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Evil Dead II: Sam Raimi’s comic horror flick; this film is why Bruce Campbell is a cult geek hero [my review] [at Netflix]
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In Bruges: imagine if Laurel and Hardy were Irish hitmen caught in a web of existential angst; this is intellectual slapstick combined with sheer bloody violence [my review] [at Netflix]


  • FormerlyKnownAsBill

    In Bruges is worth the price of a Netflix subscription.

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