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by | June 16, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a handful of acclaimed indie films available for purchase, as well as two well-received films from 2014 on Netflix, a sci-fi series on Hulu, and some classics on Fandor. Read on for the full list:

Available for purchase

Wild Tales

94%

This Oscar-nominated black comedy anthology from Argentina is comprised of six short tales in which ordinary people pushed to violence.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

The Wrecking Crew

95%

This Certified Fresh documentary tells the story of the legendary L.A. session musicians who backed up everyone from Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes, Vudu

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

88%

Rinko Kikuchi stars in this Certified Fresh drama about a woman who leaves behind her life in Japan to search for the buried cash in Fargo.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

Danny Collins

78%

Al Pacino stars as an aging pop star on the downside of his career whose life is changed when he discovers a long-lost letter sent to him by John Lennon. His spirit reinvigorated, Collins attempts to mend his frayed relationships with family and friends. Annette Bening, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Garner Jennifer Garner Michael Caine, and Christopher Plummer round out the cast.

Available now on: Amazon, iTunes

Lord Montagu

This documentary profiles the titular English aristocrat who, after being elected to Parliament, was arrested for homosexual offenses in a landmark case, then later went on to invent a new form of tourism.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

New on Netflix

Nightcrawler

95%

In this Certified Fresh thriller, Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a freelance TV journalist who sells lurid crime footage to a local station. But as his career progresses, and his scoops become ever more explosive, Bloom’s shaky ethics threaten to overwhelm him.

Available now on: Netflix

High Fidelity

91%

Based on the Nick Hornby novel of the same name, this Certified Fresh comedy from Stephen Frears stars John Cusack as a music junkie and record store owner who reexamines his past love life after his longtime girlfriend leaves him.

Available now on: Netflix

Rosewater

76%

Jon Stewart’s Certified Fresh directorial debut focuses on the real life story of Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), an Iranian-Canadian journalist who was imprisoned and tortured by the Iranian government for four months in 2009.

Available now on: Netflix

Life of Crime

68%

John Hawkes, Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, Will Forte, and Yasiin Bey star in this caper comedy about a man who refuses to pay the ransom for his kidnapped wife.

Available now on:

Netflix

New on Hulu

The Strain: Season One

A vampiric “virus” is discovered after a plane lands in New York with all but four passengers dead of mysterious causes. The remaining survivors gradually acquire a rapacious appetite for — can you guess? — blood.

Available now on: Hulu

New on Fandor

The 400 Blows

99%

François Truffaut’s masterpiece — the story of a 13-year-old who knocks around Paris to escape his trouble home life — is one of the most influential of all the French New Wave films, and one of the most beloved.

Available now on: Fandor

Stolen Kisses

96%

François Truffaut’s whimsical romantic comedy stars Jean-Pierre Léaud once again as Antoine Doinel, who in this film becomes a private detective and stumbles through some amusing misadventures.

Available now on: Fandor

Farewell, Herr Schwarz

91%

This fascinating documentary tells the story of a reunion of siblings who survived the Holocaust.

Available now on: Fandor

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