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Top 10 movies streaming this week

By Bradley Lane

  • Clue (1985) – This comedic farce is based on the Hasbro board game of the same name, which adds a level of familiarity to this whacky whodunnit. It is admittedly a little silly, but that’s exactly why it’s a great movie to take your mind off all the craziness in the news, right now. (Available on Amazon Prime Video)
  • Goodfellas (1990) – A timeless classic of the gangster film genre, Martin Scorsese commands the screen every second of this roller coaster ride of a film. It’s essential cinema from one of, if not the greatest, American directors of all time. (Available on Netflix)
  • Grave Encounters (2011) –Found footage is when the characters in the film, film the events of the story themselves. It’s a tired trope and has been done to death, but no film has done it better than Grave Encounters, an indie horror movie centered around a group of paranormal investigators filming a television show while exploring an abandoned asylum. (Available on Amazon Prime Video, Tubi and Vudu)
  • Honey Boy (2019) – This film was written by one of its stars, Shia LaBeouf, during his rehabilitation program depicted in the film. The film parallels LeBeouf’s childhood in Hollywood as a child star with his adult struggles to stay sober and healthily express himself. It’s a tender and touching film and one of the best films of last year. (Available on Amazon Prime Video)
  • I, Tonya (2017) – Tonya Harding’s story is well known, well at least you might think it is before seeing this movie. A comedic and tragic story about one of sport’s worst misunderstandings. (Available on Hulu)
  • Loving Vincent (2017) – While the title is in reference to real-life letters sent by legendary painter Vincent Van Gogh to his brother, it is a fitting title, because it is all about loving the life and works of Van Gogh. Each and every frame of this film, about an investigation of the painter’s death, was painstakingly hand painted to resemble Van Gogh’s signature style. (Available on Hulu)
  • Lu Over the Wall (2017) – Directed by anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa, this is an adventure about a band who discovers a mermaid who loves their music. Yuasa’s fluid animation and heartfelt writing makes it not just a good time for kids, but the whole family. (Available on Netflix)
  • The Master (2012) – Director Paul Thomas Anderson is in peak form when he made this film in 2012 about a fictional cult based heavily on the origins of scientology. Hypnotic, beautiful and emotionally complex, The Master is a dense film but will reward patience with a viewing experience unlike any other. (Available on Netflix)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) – French director Celine Sciamma blew me away with her touching and heartbreaking romance between a painter and her subject. It is my personal favorite film of 2019. (Available on Hulu)
  • Tucker and Dale vs. Evil (2010) – This is a horror-comedy all about misunderstanding. Tucker and Dale are simple folk, just looking to fix up their newly purchased summer home, a creepy cabin the woods, when a group of drunk teenagers begin to suspect they might be murderous killers. (Available on Netflix)

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