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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Feb 04)

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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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The Armstrong Lie: another brilliant documentary from the ever-incisive Alex Gibney, about Lance Armstrong and the power of celebrity [at Amazon Instant Video]

new this week

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Dallas Buyers Club: unsentimental true story of tenacity, and a reexamination of prejudices, in the face of imminent death; Matthew McConaughey is terrific [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Hawking: engaging documentary about the world-famous physicist that emphasizes the challenges of his personal life and the resilience of his humor and spirit [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Mother of George: powerful drama about a Nigerian couple in Brooklyn struggling with the cultural pressures to have a baby [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God: enraging documentary about the Catholic Church’s pedophilia coverup will leave you feeling battered by grief and fury [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Conspirator: admirable, handsomely mounted drama about the Lincoln assassination, filled out by a prestige cast, that doesn’t quite congeal into a satisfying whole [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new films you missed

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Broken: marvelous coming-of-age flick that beautifully captures the wonder and the horror of being a kid [at Netflix]
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Dark Touch: an elegantly atmospheric movie that plumbs typically unseen depths of children’s coping mechanisms in the face of of terrible real-life experience [my review] [at Netflix]
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Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers: sporadically intriguing but less than fully illuminating documentary about the notorious jewel thieves [at Netflix]

cult favorites new to streaming

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Airplane!: do you like movies about gladiators? because this is not a movie about gladiators. but it is one of the funniest movies ever made [at Netflix]
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Airplane II: The Sequel: only slightly less hilarious than the original [at Netflix]
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Bubba Ho-Tep: Bruce Campbell is expectedly poignant as an old Elvis who teams up with an old JFK to battle the undead mummy terrorizing their Texas nursing home [my review] [at Netflix]


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