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(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)
Welcome, streaming fans. Once again, I’ve scoured streaming services far and wide to bring you back the best streaming options available to you this week, and beyond. In this edition, you’ll find the sci-fi meditation on grief and love The Fountain, Greta Gerwig‘s acclaimed Lady Bird, the very funny Thor: Ragnarok, the James Dean classic East of Eden, and many more.
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If you want to know what Darren Aronofsky‘s masterpiece is, look no further than 2006’s The Fountain. A heart-breaking, mind-bending story of love and loss, Aronofsky had originally planned The Fountain as a much bigger, much more expensive film. Budget problems forced him to retool the project, and perhaps that was for the best. Because the final film feels more intimate, more personal, and more special. The film features three storylines: the tale of a conquistador (Hugh Jackman) sent by the Queen of Spain (Rachel Weisz) to find the Tree of Life; the story of 21st century doctor Tom (Jackman again) trying to find a cure for his wife (Weisz again), who is dying of cancer; and finally, a trippy space saga in which an astronaut (Jackman once again) hurtles through space sometime in the 26th century. How are all these stories connected? You’ll have to watch the film to find out, but Aronofsky ties them all together in a heartbreaking way. Jackman has spent so long playing Wolverine that it’s easy to forget he’s got serious dramatic chops, and he uses them to great effect here. Weisz is even better. Best of all, though, is Clint Mansell’s haunting, melancholy score. Call it hyperbole if you...
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