This week in streaming video, we’ve got a couple of heavy-hitting Oscar contenders, Spike Lee’s remake of a widely admired cult thriller from South Korea, and an entertaining documentary about the intersection of pop culture and ideology. Read on for the full list:
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a free man who’s kidnapped and sold into slavery; he quickly learns that in order to survive, he must suppress his identity and keep his head down while periodically enduring a series of painful and dehumanizing punishments.
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In this documentary, philosopher Slavoj Zizek riffs on the subtexts undergirding a vast array of popular movies.