Instant Gratification: “All is Lost” and four other good movies to stream on Netflix Instant


The start of a new month means a whole bunch of new movies just hitting Netflix. As always, click on the title to take you directly to the movie on Netflix.

Pick of the week: “All is Lost”My full review is here. Writer-director J.C. Chandor followed up his conversation-heavy debut “Margin Call” with a movie with one character who barely talks. But he’s Robert Redford, in one of his best roles, playing a man lost at sea and calling on every ounce of his resources to stay alive.

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“All Is Lost”: To take arms against a sea of troubles


“All is Lost” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. PG-13, 1:46, four stars out of four.

Robert Redford says very few words in “All is Lost,” and two of them are “I’m sorry,” repeated three times in a single message delivered in voiceover at the beginning of the film.

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“Gravity,” “Captain Phillips,” and being trapped off the grid


Spoilers abound in this article, not surprisingly.

“I get it.” astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) says to astronaut Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) at one point during “Gravity.” “It’s nice up here.” Earlier in the film, before everything goes to hell, Kowalski asks Stone what she likes best about outer space, and she says, “The silence. I could get used to that.”

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