Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, a new feature in which we help you sift through the scores of movies streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and other services to find the best of the recently available, freshly relevant, or soon to expire. This week, we’ve got some newly streaming indies, recent favorites soon to be remade and sequelized, and a couple of classics that have been on our minds as of late. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Chan-wook Park’s harrowing, masterful 2003 revenge story is newly streaming this week — just as Spike Lee’s English-language remake (starring Josh Brolin and, maybe/hopefully, Elizabeth Olsen) is gearing up for a summer shoot. All sorts of people we trust are involved in said remake, but Park’s original is going to be a tough act to follow; this is brutal, powerful, masterful filmmaking, filled with evocative imagery and knockout set pieces, and it takes a turn at the end that’s like a kick in the head. (Bonus: you can also stream the two other films in Park’s “Vengeance Trilogy”: Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance and Lady Vengeance.)