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

It’s a holiday weekend, which means you’re going to need stuff to watch. Sure, you could go to a BBQ, or the beach. But who wants to do that when you can sit on the couch and watch some great movies? If, like me, you shun the outdoors and need some recommendations on what to watch, I’m here to help. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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the old man and the gun extended preview

Robert Redford may or may not be retiring from the acting business, but if he does, he leaves a spectacular swan song in his wake. And you could soon own that swan song on Blu-ray or DVD. The Old Man and the Gun, which stars Redford as an aging bank robber who pulls off an unprecedented string of heists across the country, is coming soon to home video. But if you’re still not convinced to buy this serene and soulful drama, Fox Searchlight has released an The Old Man and the Gun extended preview giving a sneak peek of the first 10 minutes of the David Lowery film.

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Best Soundtracks of 2018

The films of 2018 featured lovely, strange, and sometimes downright terrifying music. Just what it is that makes a good soundtrack? Is it something that stands out, intruding on scenes? Or is it something that hangs back, to the point where you don’t even notice it? Or perhaps it’s something in between. Or maybe the best film scores are the ones that trigger a specific emotion somewhere within your mind; a memory, a regret, a loving embrace. Music that cuts right through to your very soul. Music that you won’t soon forget. These are the best soundtracks of 2018.

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Private Life Review

David, Jeff, Devindra feast on Netflix content and cover the violence of Apostle, the fear of House on the Hill, and the awkwardness of Big Mouth.  Jeff gets a sneak peek at Steve McQueen’s new film Widows.

Be sure to check out Katie Hasty’s interview with David Lowery, Mike Ryan’s review of The Old Man & the Gun, and S. I. Rosenbaum’s interview with Tamara Jenkins on Private Life.

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robert redford not retiring

Two years ago, Robert Redford shook the film world when he announced that he was planning to retire from acting. And his swan song would be this year’s The Old Man and the Gun, a melancholy crime drama that has already received raves for being a soaring tribute to the 82-year-old actor’s legendary career. But Redford may not be ready to hang up the towel just yet.

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the old man and the gun trailer

Robert Redford recently announced his retirement, but before he sails off into the blissful life of a retiree, he’s starring in The Old Man the Gun. The crime comedy is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, a career criminal who escaped from prison 18 times. David Lowery, Redford’s Pete’s Dragon director, helms the film, which also stars Casey Affleck, Sissy Spacek, Danny Glover, Tom Waits, and Tika Sumpter. Watch the new The Old Man and the Gun trailer below.

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robert redford retiring

Robert Redford is going out with a bang. Because what better way to cap off a 58-year career that contains some of the all-time classic roles and movies in cinema history? But it’s a bang that he’s been planning for quite a while now, since he first announced his intention to retire back in 2016. Now Redford can officially announce that he’s retiring from acting following his final role in the aptly titled drama, The Old Man & The Gun.

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the old man and the gun trailer

What better way for Robert Redford to go out from the movie business than with a ’70s fedora on his head, his guns blazing? After a long and storied career as one of the most iconic actors in Hollywood, Redford is retiring. And his last movie, The Old Man and the Gun, feels like a fitting swan song.

Redford stars as the true-life elderly career criminal and prison escape artist Forrest Tucker, who conducts a string of bank robberies well into his 70s. As he continues his stint as a gentleman robber, he meets and falls in love with Jewel (Sissy Spacek) and is hunted by Casey Affleck‘s Detective John Hunt.

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david lowery talks the old man and the gun

The Old Man and the Gun is David Lowery‘s next project. The Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Pete’s Dragon director is reuniting with Casey Affleck and Robert Redford for the movie, which is a remarkable true story about a man who spent much of his life in and out of jail and robbing banks, even when he was nearly 80 years old. Redford is playing that man, Forrest Tucker, in a film Lowery calls a tribute to Redford.

Below, the writer-director discusses his next collaboration with the actor.

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The Old Man and the Gun - Casey Affleck

David Lowery signed on to direct The Old Man and the Gun and Pete’s Dragon right around the same time. It was initially unclear which movie would happen first, but when Pete’s Dragon began to pick up speed, Lowery asked Robert Redford to play Mr. Meacham, so their other project had to wait. Now, the drama, based on a true story, is moving forward with Lowery, Redford, and a new addition, Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea).

Below, learn more about the David Lowery project.

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