Flavorwire’s Guide to Movies You Need to Stream This Week

The Landlord

Last week, we ran down several movies expiring from Netflix streaming this month — but this is one we missed, so we had to make it right. Hal Ashby (who would go on to helm Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, and Shampoo, among many others) made his directorial debut in this sharp, stark, and timely comedy. Beau Bridges stars as a rich, entitled white kid who decides to buy a tenement building in a black Brooklyn neighborhood and make it over into luxury housing — in other words, it’s a gentrification satire that was way ahead of its time. (The neighborhood in question? Park Slope.) It’s gone at the end of the month; fans of the ‘70s auteurs — and of New York real estate trends — should catch it quick.