Welcome to Flavorpill’s streaming movie guide, 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 films from Ryan Gosling, Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, Mel Brooks, Bill Murray, Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Robin Williams, plus new documentaries and an ‘80s classic. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
Last summer’s critical sensation was perceived as a box-office disappointment, but we weren’t much surprised — in spite of the movie star at its center, Nicolas Winding Refn didn’t exactly make a crowd-pleaser here. What he did make is a dark, brutal, wildly unpredictable slab of nihilistic cinema that is filled with homages and echoes yet is its own fierce, savage beast. With its wild tonal shifts and blood-spattered back half, Drive dances right up to the edge of parody, but miraculously doesn’t cross it. It’s a weird, twisted, memorable bit of B-movie decadence, and its addition today to Netflix Instant means we might not get quite as much work done as we should.