Instant Gratification: “The Overnight” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix and Hulu


Pick of the week: “The Overnight” (Netflix)My full review is here. New couple on the block (Taylor Schilling and Adam Scott) have a dinner party with some cool new friends (Jason Schwartzman and Judith Godreche) that turns into something much, much more in Patrick Brice’s raunchy and brisk comedy that’s sweeter and wiser than you’d expect from a movie with this many prosthetic penises.

Serenity (Netflix) — Joss Whedon successfully took his cult favorite sci-fi series “Firefly” to the big screen with this tale of everyone’s favorite intergalactic outlaws, this time figuring out the conspiracy behind those murderous Reavers that bedeviled them throughout the series.

Meet the Patels” (Netflix)My full review is here. This sweet documentary follows actor Ravi Patel (“Grandfathered”) as, frustrated with his success at finding love the Tinder way, tries the matchmaking techniques favored by his traditional Indian parents. Filmed by his sister Geeta, the film is charming and a lot of fun, but more soulful than you at first expect, as Patels’ search for love mirrors his search for identity.

“The Red Riding Trilogy” (Hulu) — Three British directors and a sprawling cast took on this ambitious adaptation of David Peace’s gritty trilogy of crime novels about Yorkshire police’s years-long investigation into a serial killer in their midst, and how the department’s deep vein of corruption threatens the investigation.

“You Kill Me” (Hulu) — Ben Kingsley plays against type in this 2007 black comedy as a Buffalo hitman who enrolls in a 12-step program to deal with his alcoholism, falls in love and becomes a new man — except that his old associates still want to off him.

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