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Now Streaming: 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska, and More

A cult favorite remake and an indie doc round out the list.

by | February 18, 2014 | Comments

This week in streaming video, we’ve got a couple of heavy-hitting Oscar contenders, Spike Lee’s remake of a widely admired cult thriller from South Korea, and an entertaining documentary about the intersection of pop culture and ideology. Read on for the full list:

12 Years a Slave

95%

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a free man who’s kidnapped and sold into slavery; he quickly learns that in order to survive, he must suppress his identity and keep his head down while periodically enduring a series of painful and dehumanizing punishments.

Available now on: iTunes

Nebraska

91%

This Best Picture nominee, directed by Alexander Payne, starrs Bruce Dern and Will Forte in a drama about a father and son who travel to the titular state to claim a sweepstakes prize.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Oldboy

39%

In Spike Lee’s remake of Chan-wook Park’s cult classic, Josh Brolin stars as a man who’s abducted and confined for 20 years — until he’s mysteriously released, at which point he goes on a mission to enact revenge against his captors.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

93%

In this documentary, philosopher Slavoj Zizek riffs on the subtexts undergirding a vast array of popular movies.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

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