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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix (from Aug 19)

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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 in theaters

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The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s would-be mind-frak is chock full of glorious Gillam style and a fun performance from Christoph Waltz, but little else [my review] [iTunes US]

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

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Dinosaur 13: bittersweet documentary reminder that while the scientific method may be coolly rational, the people who do science are deeply emotionally caught up in their work [my review] [iTunes US]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [iTunes US]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s in theaters

yellow for maybe
The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s would-be mind-frak is chock full of glorious Gillam style and a fun performance from Christoph Waltz, but little else [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

green light
Dinosaur 13: bittersweet documentary reminder that while the scientific method may be coolly rational, the people who do science are deeply emotionally caught up in their work [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

green light
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

new to Prime

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Mad Max: the original, now classic 1979 sci-fi action drama, always worth revisiting [Amazon Instant Video]
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The Woman in Black: Daniel Radcliffe versus mild spooks and old-fashioned Hammer Horror atmosphere, all fog and mist and shadows [my review] [Amazon Instant Video]

Netflix

new to stream

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Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [Netflix]
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Teenage: snappy documentary assembles a slew of retro footage to tell the history of the concept of the “teenager” [Netflix]


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