Instant Gratification: “Le Week-End” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix Instant

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Pick of the week: “Le Week-EndMy full review is here. Don’t get snookered by the trailer, which tried to sell this Roger Michell drama as a Baby Boomer “Before Sunrise,” which longtime married couple Lindsey Duncan and Jim Broadbent rekindling that old flame in Paris. In fact, this is an often bruising, acerbic but tender look at a wobbly but resilient lifetime relationship, with two terrific lead performances by two of Britain’s finest character actors. Add in a playful Jeff Goldblum performance as an old friend and you’ve got an entertaining but not easy film.

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“Citizen Koch”: This is what dollarocracy looks like

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“Citizen Koch” opens Friday at Sundance Cinemas. Not rated, 1:50, two and a half stars out of four. Co-director Tia Lessin will be at the 7 p.m. screenings Friday through Sunday.

The documentary “Citizen Koch” is uneven and scattershot at times, but when you’re target is as big and fat as corporate money in politics, you can afford to be a little scattersot and still hit your mark.

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