Digital Platforms

Digital platforms deliver video or audio content directly to the viewing screen through the internet, bypassing cable or a satellite pay service. They are also referred to as  OTT (Over-the-Top). Below are the digital platforms (in alphabetical order) that offer films that are currently listed on our STREAMING-flix.com database. Click the film listed for more details. Click the digital platform for the platform‘s website. Prices and listings of films are always subject to change.

Acorn TV

Acorn TV (support.acorn.tv). A subscription service (SVOD). $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year. Major devices: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, Chromecast.

A Place to Call Home

This series is set in New South Wales, Australia, shortly after the end of World War II. After 20 years living in Europe, and surviving the war, Sarah Adams, is returning to her home in Inverness, Australia…

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Line of Duty

Line of Duty is about the fierce detectives running the Anti-Corruption Unit 12 (AC-12) in a grimy unnamed British city (possibly Birmingham). Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott…

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Amazon

Amazon Prime & Amazon Instant Video (amazon.com). Amazon Prime is a subscription service (SVOD) that is included if you are signed up for their shopping program. Otherwise the cost is $12.99 per month or $119 per year. Amazon Instant Video (TVOD) is a non-subscription service. You simply pay for each film you access. Major devices: iPad, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Roku, iOS, Amazon Fire, Apple TV.

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

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A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

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A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

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A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

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A Very English Scandal

Jeremy Thorpe, a Liberal member of the British Parliament, had for several years, a relationship with a younger man, Norman Josiffe, a former stable boy. Josiffe, however, was unstable and difficult, so Thorpe decided to end the affair…

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Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

read more

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

read more

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

read more

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

read more

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

read more

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

read more

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

read more

Band of Brothers

Adapted from Stephen Anbrose’s bestseller, the series follows the men of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, from their training in Georgia during the spring of 1942, to the D-Day invasion, the horrendous Battle of the Bulge, the liberation of the concentration camps, and the final victory in 1945…

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The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

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Barbara

Dr. Barbara Wolff is a physician in East Germany in 1980. Because she filed a request for a visa to leave East Germany, the government forcefully moves her from her prestigious hospital in Berlin to a pediatric clinic in a remote province of the country. That isn’t enough.

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The Battle of Algiers

The film depicts the fight between the rebels (or FLN) in Algeria and the French occupiers from 1954-1962. The most bloody battle is the one for Algiers. The FLN was based in the Casbah section of Algiers…

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The Bicycle Thief

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

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Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Boardwalk Empire

The series covers the violent, crime-filled years of the Prohibition era in the U.S., between 1920 and 1931. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a powerful political figure in Atlantic City…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

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Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

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Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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Cold War

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply in love. Wiktor is a musical director and Zula a singer with a promising future. They both end up in a folk dance ensemble group where their kind of music is severely criticized…

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The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

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Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

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Das Boot

In 1942, during World War II, Hitler launched his submarines (U-boats) in the Atlantic with the mission to destroy English merchant shipping and starve the English people. And thus began what is known as the “The Battle of the Atlantic.” However, in time, Britain and the U.S. were able to destroy many of the submarines by protecting merchant ships with destroyer escorts, using breakthrough radar technology, and dropping depth charges when submarines were spotted…

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Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

read more

Duck Soup

The small, bankrupt country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

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Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

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The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

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Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

read more

Gigi

Based on the novella of the same name by Collette, this musical film is set in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris and Deauville. Several amazing characters’ lives interconnect: Gaston, the bored bon vivant; Honore, the old lover-man who narrates much of the story; the youthful and precocious Gigi; and Madame Alvarez, Gigi’s caring grandmother, who keeps a watchful eye on everything going on…

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Gods and Monsters

This story, about director James Whale, takes place in the 1950s, decades after Whale’s significant hits, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein had opened in theaters. But Whale is now forgotten and recovering from a series of strokes

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Goliath

Billy McBride is a disgraced lawyer, one who drank too much and was forced out of the Goliath law firm he started with Donald Cooperman. Billy has hit rock bottom, scrounging for clients, and fighting to stay alive…

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Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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The Grapes of Wrath

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel of the same name, the film, directed by John Ford, follows the excruciating journey of the Joad family from the Oklahoma dust bowl to a hopefully new life in California. They pack everything into a dilapidated 1926 Hudson sedan…

read more

The Gunfighter

Jimmy Ringo, the aging but still feared gunfighter, returns to his hometown seeking to reconcile with his estranged wife and son. Marshal Mark Strett, Ringo’s old friend, urges him to leave town and avoid trouble. The marshal knows that every gunslinger in the area will want to confront Ringo and be known as “the man who shot Ringo.”…

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Hair

Hair is a rock musical set against the hippie protest movements during the Vietnam War. Claude Hooper Bukowski, a native Oklahoman, sets off to New York for a fling after being drafted by the army…

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He Walked By Night

Roy Morgan is a brilliant but diabolical murderer who eludes capture by eavesdropping on the police radio frequencies. It starts when Roy shoots and kills a patrolman when Roy is suspected of being a burglar. There are…

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High Noon

Sheriff Will Kane, newly married, is looking to retire and start a new life in another part of the country. He’s informed that gunslinger Frank Miller was recently released from jail and is looking to settle the score. Kane was the one who sent Miller to prison. Kane’s wife, Amy, a Quaker and a pacifist, abhors violence and urges her husband to move on. He explains to Amy that if he runs, Frank Miller will hunt him down, no matter where they go…

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Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

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Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

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In a Lonely Place

Dixon Steele is a fading screenwriter out of work primarily as a result of his heavy drinking and violent temper. His agent, Mel Lippman, encourages him to adapt a book for a film…

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The Innocents

The story takes place in Warsaw, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. In one of the clinics, Mathilde, a Red Cross doctor, is treating wounded and sick survivors. She is interrupted by a hysterical Benedictine nun

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The Insult

Tony Hanna, a Lebanese Christian, discovers contractors fixing a gutter running from his balcony to the street. When Tony becomes aware that the worker, Yasser Abdallah Salameh, is a Palestinian refugee…

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Jules and Jim

Jules is a shy writer from Austria working on a novel; Jim is a fun-loving, partying Frenchman. And yet, these two opposite personalities become fast friends. They meet the free-spirited Catherine and the three hang out…

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The Killers

Two hitmen, Max and Al, arrive at a diner in Brentwood, New Jersey, with the intention of killing Pete Lund (known as “Swede”). Swede supposedly double-crossed the mob boss, Big Jim Colfax, stealing a ton of money…

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The King of Comedy

The most unusual film Martin Scorsese has ever directed. Rupert Pupkin is a mentally deranged wannabe comic trying to launch his career by appearing as a guest on the “Jerry Langford Show.” He practices his stand-up shtick…

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Laura

Mark McPherson, a hard-boiled, cynical detective, is assigned to investigate the murder of the beautiful advertising executive, Laura Hunt. His investigations leads to encounters with the imperious Waldo Lydecker, who…

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Law of Desire

Law of Desire focuses on a love triangle between three men and the conflicts with a disturbed transsexual woman. Living in Madrid, Pablo, is a successful gay film and theatrical director…

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The Maltese Falcon

In San Francisco in 1941, private investigators Sam Spade and his partner Miles Archer take on a client, the beautiful Ruth Wonderly…

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Disney+

Disney+ (www.disneyplus.com/login). A subscription service (SVOD). $6.99/month or $12.99/month for a package that includes Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+. Available on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, LG TV, Roku, Samsung, Amazon Fire Tablets, Android Phones and tablets, iPhones and iPads.

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

read more

DocumentaryWIRE

DocumentaryWIRE (documentarywire.com). One of the few free platforms that offers some of the current, popular documentaries.

Sicko

Michael Moore’s investigative documentary attempts to expose the faults of the health care system in the U.S. before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Moore believes that the profiteering and abuses of the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries are at the heart of the problem. It’s particularly relevant today as the politicians in Washington grapple with ways to provide universal health care for everyone…

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Fandango Now

FANDANGO NOW (fandangownow.com). A transactional service (TVOD).  You pay for each film you access. From $2.99 to $5 a film, but the company offers reward points that can reduce the cost of future rentals. Major devices are Samsung, Vizio, LQ smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast.

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

read more

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

read more

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

read more

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

read more

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

read more

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

read more

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

read more

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

read more

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

read more

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

read more

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

read more

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

read more

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

read more

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

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Capernaum

Capernaum, which stands for “chaos,” is about a whip-smart 12-year old boy named Zain, who sues his parents for bringing him into a world filled with slums and poverty.

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

read more

Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

read more

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

read more

Downton Abbey: The Movie

The story takes place in 1927. Robert Crawley receives a letter from King George and Queen Mary that as part of their royal tour of the country, the King and Queen would like to stay over at Downton Abbey…

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Duck Soup

The small, bankrupt country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

read more

Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

read more

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

read more

First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

read more

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

read more

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

read more

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

read more

Gigi

Based on the novella of the same name by Collette, this musical film is set in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris and Deauville. Several amazing characters’ lives interconnect: Gaston, the bored bon vivant; Honore, the old lover-man who narrates much of the story; the youthful and precocious Gigi; and Madame Alvarez, Gigi’s caring grandmother, who keeps a watchful eye on everything going on…

read more

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

read more

The Grapes of Wrath

An adaptation of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel of the same name, the film, directed by John Ford, follows the excruciating journey of the Joad family from the Oklahoma dust bowl to a hopefully new life in California. They pack everything into a dilapidated 1926 Hudson sedan…

read more

Google Play

Google Play (www.googleplay.com). A transactional platforms. Pay for each film rented or purchased. Rentals are from $0.99 to $7.99 while purchases are between $23.99 to $49.99. Since this is a Google-owned platform, best way to watch films is to use Chromecast. Without that add-on, you can stream shows on your computer or Android smartphone and tablet.

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

read more

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

read more

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

read more

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

read more

Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

read more

Us

The film begins with a family spending a pleasant day on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California. The young daughter, Adelaide, separates from the family and finds herself in an abandoned hall of mirrors shack. She sees her…

read more

Hulu

Hulu Plus (hulu.com). A subscription service (SVOD). $5.99 per month (with commercials) or $11.99 per month (no commercials). Major devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Roku, iOs.

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

read more

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

read more

Das Boot

In 1942, during World War II, Hitler launched his submarines (U-boats) in the Atlantic with the mission to destroy English merchant shipping and starve the English people. And thus began what is known as the “The Battle of the Atlantic.” However, in time, Britain and the U.S. were able to destroy many of the submarines by protecting merchant ships with destroyer escorts, using breakthrough radar technology, and dropping depth charges when submarines were spotted…

read more

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

read more

Minding the Gap

Rockford, Illinois, a midwestern rust-belt city, is the home of astonishing first-time filmmaker Bing Liu. Over a 12-year period he filmed two of his skateboarding friends, Zack and Keire, as they grappled with their…

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Pillow Talk

This film was made at the time when having a telephone party line was common. Jan Morrow, an interior decorator, and the composer Brad Allen, a womanizing bachelor, share such a line. Jan complains that Brad is hogging…

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Apple TV+

Apple TV+ (apple.com/tv). Subscription platform (SVOD). $4.99 per month. Free 7-day trial. Major devices: Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Mac, AirPlay, PC, Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Fire TV. One year free subscription when the following items are purchased after September 10, 2019 from an Apple Store or authorized Apple dealer: Apple TV 4K, iPhone, iPad, Mac. Check website for additional authorized Apple products. 

A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

read more

A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

read more

A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

read more

Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

read more

Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

read more

All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

read more

Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

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Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

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La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

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The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

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Barbara

Dr. Barbara Wolff is a physician in East Germany in 1980. Because she filed a request for a visa to leave East Germany, the government forcefully moves her from her prestigious hospital in Berlin to a pediatric clinic in a remote province of the country. That isn’t enough.

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The Battle of Algiers

The film depicts the fight between the rebels (or FLN) in Algeria and the French occupiers from 1954-1962. The most bloody battle is the one for Algiers. The FLN was based in the Casbah section of Algiers…

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The Bicycle Thief

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

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The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

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Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

read more

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

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Boardwalk Empire

The series covers the violent, crime-filled years of the Prohibition era in the U.S., between 1920 and 1931. Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, a powerful political figure in Atlantic City…

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Breathless

Michel is a misfit who decides to steal a car so he can go to Italy. He is also out of control when he shoots a pursuing policeman…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

read more

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

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Capernaum

Capernaum, which stands for “chaos,” is about a whip-smart 12-year old boy named Zain, who sues his parents for bringing him into a world filled with slums and poverty.

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Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

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Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

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The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

read more

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

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Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

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Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

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Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

read more

Duck Soup

The small, bankrupt country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

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The Elephant Queen

The title character is the 50-year old elephant Athena. She has the responsibility of taking care of her family, daughter Princess, toddler Wei-Wei…

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Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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The Farewell

Chinese-born, New York-raised writer Billi Wang, maintains contact with her grandmother, Nai Nai, who lives in Changchun, China. Her parents, Haiyan and Lu Jian, inform Billi that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few months to live…

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Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

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First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

read more

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

read more

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

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The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

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MHz Choice

MHz (watch.mhzchoice.com). A subscription service (SVOD). $7.99 per month or $89.99 per year. Major devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Android, Android TV, Xfinity1. 

A French Village

In June 1940, German military forces occupied the fictional French village of Villeneuve. They quickly took control of all aspects of the village’s life and businesses. All political dissent and resistance were brutally suppressed…

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The Library Thief

Not to be confused with The Book Thief, a 20th Century Fox film, or with The Library Book” by Susan Orlean. The Library Thief is based on a true story. John Johansson, brilliant but hapless, is fired from his teaching job in Stockholm…

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Weissensee

This series grievously depicts the deep-divide between two families in Communist East Germany before unification. Hans Kupfer, and his son Falk, are senior officers at the East German Security office…

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Netflix

Netflix (netflix.com). A subscription service (SVOD). $8.99 per month for Standard Definition (SD) on a single screen; $12.99 per month for High Definition (HD), up to two screens; $15.99 per month for 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD),  up to four screens. Major devices: Amazon Fire, Apple TV, iOS Roku, Chromecast, Xbox.

American Factory

Two days before Christmas, in 2008, General Motors closed its plant in Moraine, Ohio, a small town outside Dayton. 10,000 people became unemployed (…)

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

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Bodyguard

Police Sergeant David Budd, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, suffers from PTSD. One day while on a train bringing his kids home to his estranged wife, he confronts a female suicide bomber…

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Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

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The Cakemaker

Thomas is an amazing gay German baker in Berlin. Oren, a businessman from Jerusalem, stops by every time he’s in Berlin to enjoy one of Thomas’s pastries. They become intimate….

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Carol

While working behind the counter in a fashionable Manhattan department store during the Christmas season, aspiring photographer Therese Belivet meets an upper-society customer, Carol Aird…

read more

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

read more

Daughters of the Dust

The film is set in 1902 and focuses on the members of the Peazant family. They live on St. Simons Island located off the Georgia-South Carolina coast. They are descendants of African-American slaves. Being relatively isolated…

read more

The Devil Next Door

John Demjanjuk was a Ukrainian who came to the U.S. shortly after the end of World War II. He became an American citizen, was a reliable worker at a Ford plant in Cleveland (…)

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Dolemite Is My Name

Rudy Ray Moore was hungry and poor. Needing an income, he started making “party” records he culled from stories he heard from the local drunks. No established distributor wanted to carry these records so Rudy sold them under-the-counter at record stores…

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Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

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The Edge of Democracy

The documentary was influenced by director Petra Costa’s past and her family’s activist left-wing history. It chronicles Brazil’s political upheavals from the euphoria…

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Faces Places

Agnes Varda, an 89-year old filmmaker, teams up with 34-year old JR, a photographer of public art. Despite their age difference, they are a perfect fit: both are environmentalists and humanists…

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Fauda

Filmed primarily in the occupied West Bank, the plot revolves around the conflicts between Israeli Special Forces and Hamas. There are brutal attacks by both sides…

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Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

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Happy as Lazzaro

Alfosino de Luna is the ruthless owner of a tobacco farm in the Italian town of Inviolata. She has 54 sharecroppers who are constantly in debt to her, so they receive no pay…

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High Flying Bird

High Flying Bird is a sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Sports agent Ray Burke represents the #1 draft pick, Erick Scott, a basketball player ready to become a pro with a huge contract. However, the league is in a lockout due to a dispute between the players’ association and the owners. Ray needs to get Erick signed or he risks losing his job at the agency. The film uncovers the disconnect between the players who make up the team and the owners who shell out the money…

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I Lost My Body

Naoufel, is a kid happily living in North Africa, has lost his hand, how, we don’t know. But the hand manages to escape the freezer in the hospital lab and is now searching to find Naoufel’s body…

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The Irishman

The man narrating the life and times of the Mafia is Frank Sheeran, “The Irishman.” A retired gangster and now insignificant, Frank freely relates stories about Mob killings, graft, extortion, and influence peddling…

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The Kominsky Method

It’s about a long-term friendship between Sandy Kominsky, a revered acting coach, and Norman Newlander, a retired successful Hollywood agent. The two genuinely cherish their friendship even with its many ups-and-downs…

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Marriage Story

Successful playwright/director Charlie and his actress wife Nicole decide to part ways. Her work is on the West Coast and he’s in charge of a theater group…

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Marwencol

On April 8, 2000, Mark Hogancamp was attacked and beaten outside of a bar when five thugs found out he was a cross-dresser. After being in a coma for nine days…

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Mindhunter

“Mindhunter” is about two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench, and the psychologist Wendy Carr, who work in the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit at the FBI Academy. Their job is to find out why these serial killers…

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Narcos

The series describes the rise and fall of Pablo Escobar from a small-time black marketeer in Medellin, Colombia to the billionaire kingpin of the cocaine industry. Trafficking mostly in illegal alcohol, cigarettes, and household appliances, Escobar meets Mateo “Cockroach” Moreno, a Chilean chemist, who convinces Escobar to switch to a far more profitable product, cocaine. They strike a deal: Moreno will produce the cocaine and Escobar will distribute it.

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Paris is Burning

This extraordinary documentary chronicles the elaborately-structured ball culture in which African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender contestants compete. Like fashion models, they “walk” the runways…

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Quincy

This documentary about the great Quincy Jones was put together lovingly by his daughter Rashida Jones and Alan Hicks. In his spectacular 70-year career, this giant in American music was a huge success as a record…

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Roma

A riveting account based on writer-director Alfonso Cuarón’s early, middle-class life in Mexico in the early 1970s. The title refers to Colonia Roma, a neighborhood in Mexico City…

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Shistel

This Israeli television series is about the fictional lives of Hasidic (ultra-orthodox) families in the Geula section of Jerusalem. Although they are portrayed as fanatical about their religious beliefs, the series also portrays many of them struggling with the conflicts of difficult relationships. Shulem, the patriarch and a widower, rules his brood with an iron fist…

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The Spy

In the late 1960s, Eli Cohen (no relation to the actor) is an Egyptian-born Israeli stuck in a boring job as a clerk in a department store. Applying for an adventurous job as a Mossad operative, he’s unfortunately rejected…

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The Stranger

Mr. Wilson of the United Nations War Crimes Commission has been hunting Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler for some time. He hasn’t had much success. So he decides to release incarcerated Nazi criminal, Meinike, hoping Meinike will lead him to Kindler…

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To Kill a Mockingbird

In the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama, Sheriff Heck Tate visits lawyer Atticus Finch. He persuades Atticus to defend Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young girl named Mayella. With an all-white jury in the Deep South, it doesn’t look promising for Tom…

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22 July

The film, directed and produced by Paul Greengrass, depicts the horrific massacre of 77 children while on a camping trip on Utoya, an island off Norway. Anders Behring Breivik, dressed in a police uniform, drives a van loaded with explosives…

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The Two Popes

In 2012, Cardinal Bergoglio is frustrated with the direction of the church so he notifies Pope Benedict of his wish to retire. Pope Benedict summons the Cardinal, his harshest critic (and his eventual successor), to come to Rome to discuss this decision…

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Unbelievable

This is about a series of rapes in Washington and Colorado. The story first focuses on the rape of Marie Adler, a disturbed teenager living in a foster home. What she goes through with the police investigators and the medical examinations…

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The Witch

In 1630s New England, William, his wife Katherine, son Caleb, and daughters Mercy and Jonas are banished from their Puritan Plymouth Colony over a religious dispute. They flee to a secluded forest and build a farmhouse. Katherine gives birth to a son, Samuel. One day, Samuel suddenly disappears…

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Witness for the Prosecution

Sir Wilfrid Robarts, a brilliant London barrister, recovering from a heart attack, and over the severe objections of his feisty private nurse, Miss Plimsoll, is persuaded to take on a juicy murder case…

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Open Culture Films

Open Culture Films (openculture.com). Most films are free.

He Walked By Night

Roy Morgan is a brilliant but diabolical murderer who eludes capture by eavesdropping on the police radio frequencies. It starts when Roy shoots and kills a patrolman when Roy is suspected of being a burglar. There are…

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Vudu

Vudu (vudu.com). A transactional service (TVOD). You pay for each film you access. From $1.99 for Standard Definition (SD); $2.99 for High Definition (HD). Currently, there is no opportunity for offline viewing. When you order an episode, it is not downloaded to your device. Instead, it streams using your broadband connection on devices such as PlayStation 3 and 4, Blu-ray, HD televisions, and Apple iOS devices.

A Hard Day’s Night

The madcap events start when the Beatles escape a horde of fans at the train station in Liverpool before boarding the train to London. They display patience and good humor as they encounter many interruptions…

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A Man Called Ove

Ove Lindahl lives in a Swedish townhouse neighborhood. He’s had three recent emotional setbacks: he was deposed of his chairmanship of the neighborhood association, six months ago he lost his beloved wife, Sonja…

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A New Leaf

Henry Graham, a playboy who inherited a substantial amount of money, has been informed by his lawyer that he’s dead-broke. He spent all his wealth on maintaining a profligate lifestyle. Henry has no skills and no interest in pursuing work…

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Airplane!

Ted Striker is a traumatized former war veteran pilot. He’s been unemployed since his discharge. His girlfriend, Elaine Dickinson, a flight stewardess, ditches him as she boards a plane. Hoping to get her back, Ted buys a ticket for the same flight…

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Alien

The film begins with the return to earth of the space tug “Nostromo,” with seven crew members on board. The ship’s computer receives a distress signal from a ship on a nearby moon. “Nostromo” reverses course and heads for…

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All Quiet on the Western Front

This Oscar-winning film was adapted from Erich Maria Remarque’s novel and many feel it makes a most persuasive anti-war statement. When World War I breaks out in 1914 in Europe, adolescent students in a German school heed…

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Anatomy of a Murder

Paul Biegler, a retired small-time Michigan lawyer, is contacted by Laura Manion and asked to defend her husband, Lt. Frederick Manion. Pushed by his alcoholic mentor and friend, Parnell McCarthy, Biegler agrees to take the case. Lt. Manion was arrested…

read more

Antz

Z is the name of a neurotic working ant in an anthill with millions of inhabitants. He meets the ravishing Princess Bala, a much more refined ant. As Z revs up his efforts to woo Bala, he antagonizes General Mandible, Bala’s fiance…

read more

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

read more

La Bamba

LA BAMBA is a musical bio of the life of 1950s rock ‘n’ roll phenom Ritchie Valens (born Richard Valenzuela). At age 17, he makes it big with two songs, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” that reach the top…

read more

The Band Wagon

Tony Hunter is an aging star of musical shows who is no longer sought after by the big producers. His good friends, writers Lester and Lily Marton, convince Tony…

read more

The Bicycle Thief

In war-torn Rome, jobs are very scarce. Antonio is lucky. He is offered a job posting advertising bills. However, the job requires the use of a bicycle, which…

read more

The Big Heat

Detective Sergeant Dave Bannion is sent to investigate the suicide of a fellow rogue officer, Tom Duncan. His wife, Bertha Duncan, tells Bannion her husband was despondent about his deteriorating health…

read more

Blade Runner

Directed by Ridley Scott, the film is set in a dystopian Los Angeles. Retired police officer, Rick Deckard, returns to his former supervisor, Bryant, for a vital assignment. Previously, Deckard’s job was to track down bioengineered beings, known as “replicants,” and retire (destroy) them…

read more

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Adele is an introverted 15-year-old high school student who is sexually ambivalent. Her sex experience with Thomas, a high school friend, is a total disappointment. Her gay friend Valentin, sensing her confusion, takes Adele to a gay dance bar. Adele meets Emma, an art student and painter with blue hair. They connect. There’s that first kiss at a picnic and before long they begin a passionate love affair. The relationship then fast-forwards to the two women now living together…

read more

Blue Velvet

College student Jeffrey Beaumont returns to his picture-perfect town of Lumberton, North Carolina, after his father suffered a near-fatal stroke. He notices a severed ear in a vacant lot. He brings it to the police station where the police detective’s daughter…

read more

Breathless

Michel is a misfit who decides to steal a car so he can go to Italy. He is also out of control when he shoots a pursuing policeman…

read more

Bride of Frankenstein

Villagers surround the burning windmill and rejoice that the the Monster is dead. But the villagers are also saddened that the scientist Henry Frankenstein was in the wreckage and presumed dead…

read more

The Caine Mutiny

Commander Queeg’s minesweeper, the “USS Caine,” is informed that a typhoon is approaching. It hits the “Caine” forcefully, creating damage and panic. The rolling sea threatens to capsize the “Caine”…

read more

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

This biographical film, written by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, is about writer Lee Israel. Once successful, she now hasn’t been able to keep up with the times. One by one her books are rejected by publishers…

read more

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

read more

Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Webb was one of eight children born and raised in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky. Her father, Ted Webb, was a coal miner The family was dirt-poor. Loretta was 15…

read more

Cold War

In the ruins of post-war Poland, Wiktor and Zula fall deeply in love. Wiktor is a musical director and Zula a singer with a promising future. They both end up in a folk dance ensemble group where their kind of music is severely criticized…

read more

The Conformist

Considered by many a Bernardo Bertolucci masterpiece. Working for Mussolini in Rome in 1938, Marcello departs on his honeymoon to Paris. His boss gives him an assignment: while in Paris he is to kill…

read more

The Conversation

Harry Caul, the owner of a surveillance company, and his assistant Stan, are hired by a person referred to as The Director, to bug the conversation of a couple, Ann and Mark, as they walk around Union Square in San Francisco…

read more

Criss Cross

Steve Thompson returns to Los Angeles to try and rekindle the relationship with his ex-wife Anna. He gets a job as a driver with an armored-truck company. It’s a bit complicated; even though Anna is now married to the mobster Slim Dundee…

read more

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Double Indemnity

Walter Neff, a successful insurance agent, is in his office dictating a confession for a crime he committed. The whole story is now  revealed in flashback. It begins with Neff visiting the Dietrichson home…

read more

Downton Abbey: The Movie

The story takes place in 1927. Robert Crawley receives a letter from King George and Queen Mary that as part of their royal tour of the country, the King and Queen would like to stay over at Downton Abbey…

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Duck Soup

The small, bankrupt country of Freedonia is bankrupt. The very wealthy Mrs. Teasdale agrees to provide financial assistance on condition that her friend, Rufus T. Firefly, is appointed its leader. To make matters worse, neighboring Sylvania is attempting to annex Freedonia…

read more

The Farewell

Chinese-born, New York-raised writer Billi Wang, maintains contact with her grandmother, Nai Nai, who lives in Changchun, China. Her parents, Haiyan and Lu Jian, inform Billi that Nai Nai has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and has only a few months to live…

read more

Fences

Troy Maxson and his long-time pal Jim Bono work as garbage collectors in 1950s Pittsburgh. Troy has had a tough life. He left home when he was 14 after beating his abusive father…

read more

First Reformed

Reverend Ernst Toller agonizes over his failure to invigorate the rural First Reformed Church. He seeks solace in alcohol, reading Roman Catholic essays, and keeping a detailed journal of his thoughts…

read more

The 400 Blows

Antoine Doinel is a troubled youngster growing up in Paris with a mother and stepfather who do not understand him. He skips school, steals, and…

read more

Free Solo

The documentary is simple in concept: to record the death-defying climb by Alex Honnold of the 3,000 ft. El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Alex did this without a rope, which made this one of the greatest feats in the history of rock climbing. Before each climb, Alex studies the surface, entering in a notebook details about the rock. He commits all this to memory along with the moves he’s going to make to do the climb…

read more

The Gatekeepers

Directed by Dror Moreh, The Gatekeepers consists of in-depth interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, Israel’s secret service…

read more

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

read more

Gigi

Based on the novella of the same name by Collette, this musical film is set in turn-of-the-20th-century Paris and Deauville. Several amazing characters’ lives interconnect: Gaston, the bored bon vivant; Honore, the old lover-man who narrates much of the story; the youthful and precocious Gigi; and Madame Alvarez, Gigi’s caring grandmother, who keeps a watchful eye on everything going on…

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Gods and Monsters

This story, about director James Whale, takes place in the 1950s, decades after Whale’s significant hits, Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein had opened in theaters. But Whale is now forgotten and recovering from a series of strokes

read more

Good Night and Good Luck

In the 1950s, Senator Joseph McCarthy was on a rampage stating that the government was infiltrated by Communists and Communists sympathizers. Bullied and fearful, most Washington politicians…

read more

YouTube

YouTube (youtube.com). A Transactional service (TVOD). You pay for each film you access. Rental fees per film from $2.99 to $6.99. Some films are free but include advertising. Major devices: Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Android, iOS, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio, Hisense, Sharp).

Apollo II

Producer Todd Douglas Miller and his production team, with the assistance of NASA and the National Archives and Records Administration, discovered unreleased (…)

read more

Chernobyl

On April 26, 1986, a safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Facility indicated  something was very wrong. Valery Legasov, an important Soviet nuclear physicist…

read more

Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes

Roger Ailes grew up in Warren, Ohio, the son of a factory foreman. Diagnosed in early childhood with hemophilia, he lived his entire life with the threat of death. Director Alexis Bloom utilized archival footage and interviews to show…

read more

Get Out

Black photographer Chris Washington and his white girlfriend, Rose Armitage, have been dating for several months. Rose now feels it’s time for the two of them to visit her parents at their large country home in upstate New York…

read more

He Walked By Night

Roy Morgan is a brilliant but diabolical murderer who eludes capture by eavesdropping on the police radio frequencies. It starts when Roy shoots and kills a patrolman when Roy is suspected of being a burglar. There are…

read more

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Hiroshima Mon Amour is basically a series of conversations between a French actress (Elle) and a Japanese architect (Lui). From graphic newsreels, viewers…

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Honeyland

Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in an isolated village in North Macedonia where there are no roads, electricity or running water…

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Us

The film begins with a family spending a pleasant day on the boardwalk in Santa Cruz, California. The young daughter, Adelaide, separates from the family and finds herself in an abandoned hall of mirrors shack. She sees her…

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The Witch

In 1630s New England, William, his wife Katherine, son Caleb, and daughters Mercy and Jonas are banished from their Puritan Plymouth Colony over a religious dispute. They flee to a secluded forest and build a farmhouse. Katherine gives birth to a son, Samuel. One day, Samuel suddenly disappears…

read more

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