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Streaming Picks: August 2019

FILMS Top Picks The Fifth Element – Prime 8/31 Idiocracy – Hulu 8/1 Jupiter Ascending – Netflix 8/1 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary – Hulu 8/16 It’s an all sci-fi month here, each offering something different. The Fifth Element is a … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: April 2019

Sorry for the delay. March was a crazy month that involved a lot of travel. The Criterion Channel launches on my birthday (April 8) and I’m hoping that’s one of my gifts. Might eventually add that to the list of … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: November 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Adventures of Tintin – Prime 11/1 eXistenZ – Hulu 11/1 The Other Side of the Wind/They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead – Netflix 11/2 The first two are underrated gems from the well-regarded careers of Steven … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: August 2018

FILMS Top Picks The Informant! – Netflix 8/1 mother! – Amazon and Hulu 8/26 This exclamation point-heavy selection includes two of the most underrated movies of the last decade. The former includes Matt Damon’s best performance (you heard me) as … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: May 2018

FILMS Top Picks Thief – Hulu and Amazon 5/1 Coco – Netflix 5/29 (Academy Award winner) I, Tonya – Hulu 5/31 (Academy Award winner) Thief is Michael Mann’s searing debut, featuring one of the all-time great villain performances, and impressive … Continue reading

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Streaming Picks: March 2018

FILMS Top Pick Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Amazon and Hulu 3/1 One of the funniest comedies of the ’80s, with Steve Martin as a low-level American con artist learning the ropes from British sophisticate Michael Caine. But they meet their … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: November 2017

TOP PICK – FILM Mudbound – 11/17 Dee Rees goes for Oscar glory in this heavy historical drama about two soldiers – one white, one black – struggling to re-adjust to their lives in rural Mississippi after World War II. … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: September 2017

BEST BET – FILM Carol – 9/20 One of the best films of 2015 was this romance that got six Oscar nominations, which still wasn’t enough. Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Price of Salt, this is an LGBT drama … Continue reading

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Netflix Picks: May 2017

BEST BET – FILM War Machine – 5/26 Netflix’s biggest acquisition to date: A $60 million satire about U.S. involvement in Afghanistan starring Brad Pitt from the director of Animal Kingdom. It’s going to be really tricky to pull off, … Continue reading

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