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    TO WATCH NOW: new films and shows coming

    New on Netflix or Amazon streaming, late June 2017. (From the New York Times.)


    Adam Driver, Goldshifteh Farahani in Paterson

    New to Netflix:

    Moana
    Starts streaming: June 20
    With no love interest and no evil villain trying to take her crown, Moana (voiced by Auli’i Cravalho) is not your typical Disney princess. The movie, about her attempt to save her island home, has an empowering message for girls. Jemaine Clement (from Flight of the Conchords) and Dwayne Johnson drop in for a few funny songs written by the creator of Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda.

    Okja
    Starts streaming: June 28
    For his first film since the visionary international smash Snowpiercer, the Korean director Bong Joon-ho tells the story of a young farm girl who travels the world to retrieve her pet: a giant pig who’s become a source of global controversy among environmental activists and deceitful corporate profiteers. Tilda Swinton plays a shortsighted executive heading one of the factions trying to claim the pig, in a comic adventure movie that garnered mostly glowing reviews when it debuted at Cannes.

    Netflix Original TV Series:


    Glow Season 1
    Starts streaming: June 23
    Set during the 1980s pro wrestling boom, this dramedy tells a fictionalized story of the syndicated TV favorites the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Alison Brie stars as a frustrated actress in Los Angeles, who under the tutelage of one of the league’s bosses (Marc Maron) discovers that pretending to beat people up is one of the most fulfilling gigs she’s ever had.

    New to Amazon:

    Paterson
    Starts streaming: June 22
    The actor who plays both Kylo Ren and that jerk from "Girls" (Adam Driver) shows off his sensitive side as a bus driver with poetic aspirations in this Jim Jarmusch film. Like a meandering love letter to the titular New Jersey city, the movie ebbs and flows around the driver’s inner creative life and the scenic routes that take him past crumbling old buildings and meditative waterfalls.

    20th Century Women
    Starts streaming: June 28
    A bohemian mother (Annette Bening) enlists her two boarders (Greta Gerwig and Billy Crudup) and a neighbor (Elle Fanning) to help raise her awkward teenage son in an open and permissible home in sunny, 1970s California. Sadly, awards season mostly missed Bening’s and Gerwig’s incredibly heartfelt performances, but that doesn’t mean you have to.

    Noel Murray contributed reporting.
    Last edited by Chris Knipp; 06-21-2017 at 12:31 PM.

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