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The 6 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Two Days, One Night,’ ‘Citizenfour’

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After a couple of very dry weeks, we’ve got so many noteworthy new releases streaming and on shelves today that we had to add another slot to our customary five. Two of last year’s best movies finally hit disc, along with a wonderful documentary from one of the greats, a pair of forgotten flicks from the ‘80s, and a powerful drama that’s finally off the festival circuit.
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Why Even ‘The New York Times’ Can’t Agree On Its Amazon Exposé

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Unless you’ve been hiding very adroitly, you’ve probably come across last week’s New York Times cover story, written by Jodi Kantor and David Streitfeld, which revealed the results of an in-depth investigation into the workplace practices at Amazon and drew some pretty disturbing conclusions. You may, however, have missed the follow-up from the paper’s Public Editor, Margaret Sullivan, which questioned the original report. Taken together, the two pieces provide a neat summation of the debate around Amazon’s culture, and the implications that debate has for our society as a whole.
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The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Unfriended,’ ‘Welcome to Me’

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This week’s biggest new disc release is the Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara vehicle Hot Pursuit (I know, I know), and the rest of the slate is looking similarly dire. But we do have a new Criterion release that’s worth a look, as well as an undeniably effective low-budget horror flick, plus the usual assortment of Netflix recommendations to take up the slack.
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