The 8 Best Movies To Buy Or Stream This Week: ‘Pain & Glory,’ ‘Give Me Liberty’

The Playlist | 1/21/2020 | Jason Bailey
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Every Tuesday, discriminating viewers are confronted with a flurry of choices: new releases on disc and on-demand, vintage and original movies on any number of streaming platforms, catalog titles making a splash on Blu-ray or 4K. This weekly column sifts through all of those choices to pluck out the movies most worth your time, no matter how you’re watching.

This (busy) week: a pair of new streaming originals, one of the best movies of 2019, one of the best movies of 1972, an underseen indie flick and studio cop movie from late last year, and must-have catalog titles from Jean-Luc Godard and Michael Ritchie. In other words, a little something for everyone:



“Jezebel”: Writer/director/co-star Numa Perrier based this intimate, intelligent drama on her own experiences as a cam girl – circa 1998, the early days of web-camming, and part of the draw here is the insider’s knowledge of that world, its rules, and how they’re broken (as well as its refreshingly matter-of-fact approach to sex work). Tiffany Tenille is appealing and occasionally heartbreaking as the title character, a newbie who starts out tentative and...
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