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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 12)

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

itunes

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Belle: wonderful true story about a mixed-race woman raised in an aristocratic British family in the late 18th century; like the best Jane Austen romance with an angry social conscience [my review] [iTunes US]
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Muppets Most Wanted: Kermit the Frog takes on his biggest challenge yet: dual roles… and truly puts the villain in vaudevillian [my review] [iTunes US]
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Only Lovers Left Alive: Jim Jarmusch’s lush vampire dramedy rediscovers the genuine romance in a genre that had forgotten it; you will fall in love with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston [my review] [iTunes US]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Belle: wonderful true story about a mixed-race woman raised in an aristocratic British family in the late 18th century; like the best Jane Austen romance with an angry social conscience [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]
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Muppets Most Wanted: Kermit the Frog takes on his biggest challenge yet: dual roles… and truly puts the villain in vaudevillian [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]
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Only Lovers Left Alive: Jim Jarmusch’s lush vampire dramedy rediscovers the genuine romance in a genre that had forgotten it; you will fall in love with Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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Amen.: Costa-Garvas’ powerful thriller of the conscience about a real-life Nazi officer who tried to convince the Vatican to condemn the German death camps during WWII [my review] [Netflix]
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Jesus People: this gentle — too gentle — mockumentary barely even takes aim at its easiest potential targets, but the appealing cast is game and manages a few cogent hits [my review] [Netflix]


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