Instant Gratification: “Mud” and four other good movies to stream on Netflix Instant

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Pick of the week: “Mud — Writer-director Jeff Nichols’  terrific films feels like a modern-day updating  of a classic boys’ adventure tale mixed with a true slice of Southern life, as two boys help a mysterious stranger (Matthew McConaughey in mid-career Renaissance) hiding out on a remote island. The film’s understanding of its characters and their environs feels authentic; this movie was made by people who’ve been there.

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