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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video (from Jul 01)

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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, while it’s still in theaters

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The Internet’s Own Boy: essential documentary about the life, work, and death of Internet prodigy and activist Aaron Swartz [at Amazon Instant Video]
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They Came Together: not as raunchy as the title suggests, but Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler pull off a hilarious sendup of every rom-com cliché [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Jackpot (Arme Riddere): momentarily amusing but quickly forgettable Norwegian black comedy about dimbulb criminals [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Le Week-end: a marvelous little unpacking of the meaning of happiness, precisely what constitutes it, and how to know whether you’ve found it [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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The Lunchbox: a charming, bittersweet, utterly chaste love affair forged over food and cemented by kindred spirits [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Dom Hemingway: Jude Law is wonderfully deranged and utterly plausible as a rage-filled moron, but the movie leaves him adrift amongst unrealized satire [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]
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Rio 2: this is what passes for a children’s movie these days: a 1950s sitcom drawn in pretty tropical CGI colors with a few mostly forgettable songs tossed in [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

new to streaming

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Like Father, Like Son: powerful Japanese film about children switched at birth who challenge the love and hope of their rediscovered parents six years later; beautiful and heartbreaking [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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Lawless: a magnificent, novelistic film about Depression-era bootlegger brothers; outstanding performances from Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce [my review] [at Netflix]
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On Golden Pond: Jane Fonda squares off with her cantankerous father; Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn won Best Actor and Best Actress Oscars for this 1981 weepie [at Netflix]
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Gambit: the humor is musty and old-fashioned, but the cast — including Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, and Cameron Diaz — is mildly fun to watch [my review] [at Netflix]


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