Best Movies Streaming Right Now April

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

Hello, streamers. Are you ready for another round-up of great movies you can stream right now? I sure as hell hope so, or else I compiled this list for nothing. In this edition of Now Stream This, we have one of last year’s best movies, a Michael Mann masterpiece, Dustin Hoffman vs. a Nazi dentist, a modern animated classic, Richard Gere trying to solve spooky mysteries, a killer fetus, and more!

These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming.

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The 16 Most Disturbing Movie Moments of 2017

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Those following my work here on /Film know that I watch a lot of horror movies, from psychological puzzlers to bone-snapping slashers. It’s not all gore, guts and viscera, but one can guesstimate the ceaseless quantity of “disturbing” moments these eyes witness year after year. It could be a scene that triggers an immediate gag reflex, or recharges my nightmare fuel, or hits upon existential devastation with unearthly intent. I wasn’t always prone to stomaching such content – as I once opened up about while discussing my personal connection to the Child’s Play franchise – but now? Well, I’m choosing to relive the year’s most vile challenges on my own accord. Doesn’t that say enough?

What you’re about to read is a list of on-screen sequences that could break a number of viewers. My picks don’t necessarily have to be genre specific, although horror does end up harvesting the largest, freshest crop to choose from year after year. These are the clips that had me clenching down tightly on theater armrests or blocking my eyes with folded hands, as if directors were competing to see who could push me past the brink of no return. Looks like they’ll have to try harder in 2018 (please for the love of sanity, don’t).

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2017 sxsw film festival in review

The 2017 SXSW Film Festival is over, and it was an exceptional year for an always exceptional film festival. It’s rare to attend a movie fest and leave every single screening with something to talk about, but even the movies that I didn’t love have stuck with me in some way or another. This year’s line-up was a lot of things, but boring was certainly not one of them.

So let’s recap everything we saw. Let’s run down the best films and the best performances, the movies that almost worked and the movies that barely missed the mark, the bad movies you should see for yourself and the bad movies you really have to see.

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Prevenge

Weird cravings are such a common feature of pregnancy that they’ve become a hackneyed sitcom joke. For the most part, though, they’re of the “pickles and ice cream” variety — odd, but entirely harmless. That is decidedly not the case in Prevenge, the feature directing debut of Sightseers co-writer and co-star Alice Lowe. In this pitch-black comedy, mom and baby are out for blood.

Ruth (also Lowe) is seven months pregnant when she starts hearing strange messages from her unborn child. “Baby will tell you what to do,” coos a well-meaning professional, having no idea that the baby is encouraging Ruth to go on a killing spree. Prevenge looks messed up and nasty and kind hilarious, so long as your sense of humor runs pitch-black, and you can get your first taste of it below. Click through to check out the Prevenge trailer.  Read More »