First streaming picks of 2018!
Hush and Gerald's Game, both of which were released in the U.S. first). I'm pretty glad I didn't spend a bunch of money to import the movie on Canadian Blu-ray, which both Adam Riske and I considered doing when I thought it would be the only way to see it. (Watch on Netflix)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017, dir. S. Craig Zahler) By now you've heard two different takes on this movie here on the site. Adam and Rob were somewhat lukewarm on it when they reviewed it, but I put it near the top of my favorites of 2017. I don't think I expected that to be the case when I saw the film back in October, but it has stayed with me in a way few other movies have this year. Like Zahler's last movie Bone Tomahawk, it's an incredibly well-realized blend of character piece and hardcore exploitation, with more brutal violence than any other movie released last year. Vince Vaughn is next-level good. I only wish Zahler's next movie didn't star Mel Gibson, which makes it pretty hard to be excited about it despite the filmmaker being one of the most interesting new voices in cinema right now. (Watch on Amazon Prime Video)