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Okja, Glow Season 1, Paterson, and More on Netflix and Amazon Prime This Week

by | June 27, 2017 | Comments

This week on streaming video, Netflix has a new Certified Fresh series starring Alison Brie and a few smaller films, while Amazon Prime has Jim Jarmusch’s Oscar-nominated drama starring Adam Driver and a couple of indie horror flicks. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix

 

GLOW: Season 1 (2017) 94%

Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin star in this Netflix original series set in the 1980s about the beginnings of the professional women’s wrestling circuit known as the Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling.

Available now on: Netflix


Neruda (2016) 93%

The first of director Pablo Larraín’s acclaimed biopics last year, this homage to the Nobel Prize-winning poet focuses on a search for him during the 1940s after his Communist leanings made him a fugitive in Chile.

Available now on: Netflix


Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press (2017) 91%

This documentary looks at the dangers facing the Fourth Estate in modern America.

Available now on: Netflix


Okja (2017) 86%

Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal lead an ensemble cast in Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi drama about a young Korean girl who sets out to rescue the genetically engineered pig she helped raise when it’s reclaimed by the corporate that created it.

Available 6/28 on: Netflix


XX (2017) 69%

This horror anthology film includes four stories all directed by women — including Karyn Kusama and Annie Clark (aka singer/songwriter St. Vincent) — framed by stop-motion animated segments.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Paterson (2016) 96%

Adam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani star in Jim Jarmusch’s slice-of-life tale about a bus driver and aspiring poet whose daily routine brings him into contact with his town’s colorful characters.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


We Are Still Here (2015) 95%

Writer/director Ted Geoghegan makes a strong, stylish feature debut with this horror story about a grieving couple who move to a secluded home after the tragic death of their son; little do they know that their new home has a bloody past.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Demon (2015) 92%

In this unnerving, sometimes darkly funny Polish import, a wedding in a remote country house is disrupted by a visit from an ancient dybbuk who seeks vengeance for crimes past.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on FandangoNOW

 

The Lost City of Z (2016) 86%

Charlie Hunnam and Tom Holland star in this historical adventure-drama about Percy Fawcett, the British explorer who disappeared in the Amazon during a search for a lost civilization.

Available now on: FandangoNOW


The Fate of the Furious (2017) 67%

Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, and the gang is back for another adventure, this time to face off against a hacker (Charlize Theron) who turns Dom Toretto against his crew.

Available now on: FandangoNOW