Instant Gratification: “Annie Hall” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix Instant


Pick of the week: “Annie Hall” — Upon further review, “Manhattan” may be a slightly better movie, but “Annie Hall” is still that one Woody Allen film that feels perfectly balanced between comedy and something more serious, as young Alvy recalls his love affair with the daffy and unforgettable Annie Hall (Diane Keaton). La-di-da.

I Used to Be Darker” — My full review is here. Music runs like a current of yearning through Matthew Porterfield’s excellent third feature, as a young woman moves into the lives of her divorced aunt and uncle, both indie musicians on the rocks.

Museum Hours” — My full review is here. A woman visiting her ill friend in Vienna befriends a guard at a nearby art museum in this fascinating film that functions almost as an essay about great works of art, and what we bring to them.

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” — Terry Gilliam pulls out all the stops in his 1989 tale of a glorious teller of tall tales, who leads a young girl to the moon and back.

Apocalypse Now” — Netflix has posted both the original theatrical cut and longer “Redux” version of Francis Ford Coppola’s epic psychological war film. Now they just need to post “Hearts of Darkness,” the documentary about how making the film nearly wrecked Coppola.


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