Instant Gratification: “Uncle John” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix

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Pick of the week: “Uncle JohnMy full review is here. This 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival hit, filmed in Lodi and Chicago, is part rural noir, as a farmer (John Ashton) wrestles with the consequences of a deadly deed. But it’s also an urban romance, as the farmer’s nephew deals with love and career issues in the Chicago advertising. How director Steven Piet and co-writer Erik Crary bring the two genres in an effective way helps make for an assured debut.

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Instant Gratification: “In a World . . .” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix Instant

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Pick of the week: “In A World . . .My full review is here. Lake Bell wrote, directed and starred in this sly comedy about a female voiceover artist trying to make it in a male-dominated profession. It’s very funny, but also has a lot to say about the need for women to find their “voice.”

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