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Welcome to our The Best Things Streaming column where each month we’ll run down the best of what’s hitting your fave streaming channel! This month Amazon has a selection of 2019 faves, an oft-forgotten comic book adaptation, a nazi hunting drama starring Al Pacino, a shark-infested thriller, and some solid meta-horror from the early ’10s.

Dick Tracy (Feb 1st)

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Have you ever seen Dick Tracy? The exceedingly strange adaptation of the classic noir comic strip is truly a sight to behold and luckily for anyone out there who hasn’t laid their eyes on it Amazon is adding it to their roster this month. With a star studded cast led by Madonna and Warren Beatty this terrible gem centers on the titular Police Detective and his weird adventures trying to take down the rubbery faced criminals of a nameless city.

Honey Boy (Feb 7th)
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Easily Shia LaBeouf’s most complex, challenging, and watchable work, Honey Boy is a raw examination of the actor’s own childhood career and relationship with his father. Though there is an undoubted level of authenticity here, what’s most interesting is what the actor chooses to center on and to leave out. Beautiful direction from Alma Har’el elevates what could have been a self-indulgent therapy session to something that feels vital and painful. Starring turns from Lucas Hedges and Noah Jupe as the Shia analog also make this a must watch whilst LaBeouf excels and distresses as his own awful father.

The Farewell (Feb 12th)
Awkwafina leads the cast of Lulu Wang's The Farewell.

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Another film that should have been making waves at the Oscars but wasn’t is Lulu Wang’s semi-autobiographical dramedy, The Farewell.   As Lindsey Romain put it, “Lulu Wang brought us one of the most tender and beautiful movies of the year with The Farewell. Awkwafina stars as Billi, a writer who learns that her grandmother Nai Nai has only a short time left to live. She travels to Changchun, China–where her family lives–to attend her cousin’s wedding, a gathering meant to be one final hurrah before Nai Nai’s passing. The movie is a personal story for Wang, and it shows in every lovely frame. This is the sort of small human movie we need more of, an aching and funny testimony to humanity.”

Hunters (Feb 21st)
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One of our most anticipated shows of the year, here Tai Gooden explains just why Hunters is a must watch. “Let the revenge hunting begin. Amazon Prime’s upcoming series Hunters, created by David Weil and starring Al Pacino, teased fans late last year with a sneak peek into the stylish ‘70s era drama. For those who aren’t familiar, Hunters follows a group of Nazi Hunters in 1977 New York City. The Hunters realize that there are hundreds of Nazi officials living in America who intend to create a Fourth Reich. So, this group of marginalized people decide to literally punch Nazis in the face (and kill them) to prevent mass genocide. It’s a truly fresh premise and the trailer only ups the intrigue factor.”

Our other streaming picks this month…

Feb 1st
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Buffalo ‘66 (1998)
Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)
Cheech & Chong’s Still Smokin’ (1983)
Dick Tracy (1990)
Earth Girls Are Easy (1989)
Ghost (1990)
Magic Mike (2012)
The Last Stand (2013)
Touched with Fire (2016)
Feb. 3
The Cabin in The Woods (2012)
Feb. 4
Jallikattu (2019)
Feb. 7
Honey Boy (2019) – Amazon Original movie
Feb. 12
The Farewell (2019)
Feb. 15
American Ultra (2015)
Feb. 16
47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)
Feb. 18
Super 8 (2011)
Feb. 21
Hunters – Amazon Original series

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