Welcome to Flavorwire’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 great flicks from Jack Nicholson, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson, Clive Owen, Michelle Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Catherine Keener, Viola Davis, Harvey Keitel, Pam Grier, Toni Collete, Stanley Kubrick, and David Cronenberg. Check them all out after the jump, and follow the title links to watch them right now.
You have to admire Robert Pattinson for starring in this peculiar mindfuck from director David Cronenberg, if for no other reason than the image of Team Edward bum-rushing the theater, only to stumble out two hours later with no idea what the hell they’d just seen. The film itself, new this week on Netflix Instant, is a peculiar enterprise — strangely antiseptic in a way that is surely purposeful yet still alienating. But it’s certainly worth a look; if there’s a bit too much in the way of verbose weirdos spouting faux-intellectual platitudes, Cronenberg’s distinctive eye for composition is fully engaged, and there are flashes of excitement and jolts of electricity spread throughout.