Okay, you can’t stream the actual movies that won this year at Cannes, not yet, but you can stream movies made by the wiAcademy Award for nners at Cannes this year. So we’ll be mentioning a few great movies made by the winners, at Netflix, Hulu or Amazon.
Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or this year, for Shoplifters, and you can’t find that for a low price online, yet, you can stream several of his other movies. One that I like a lot is After the Storm, a 2016 movie. It stars Hiroshi Abe as a struggling writer, trying to mend his relationship with his mother. It’s funny and insightful and gets 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Spike Lee did well at Cannes this year, winning the Grand Prix award for The BlacKkKlansman, which hasn’t been released in the US yet, but you can stream lots of Spike Lee movies and TV shows, including 4 Little Girls on Hulu, the 1997 documentary about the racist Birmingham, Alabama church bombing that killed four little girls in 1963. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary. If you want a drama, Netflix has She’s Gotta Have It, the 1986 movie about a woman that can’t decided between three suitors. It’s black and white(a favorite medium of mine) and stars Tracy Camilla Johns, Tommy Redmond Hicks and Spike Lee, and won at Cannes the Award of Youth and gets a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.And, Netflix has the series of She’s Gotta Have It, with DeWanda Wise, Cleo Anthony and Lyriq Bent. The series is also created and directed by Spike Lee, and gets a 6.9 on IMDb. Netflix also has a good documentary by Spike Lee, Rodney King, a documentary from 2017, about Rodney King, the riots and King’s subsequent life. It scores a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. Amazon too, has Spike Lee movies, including Chi-Raq, a 2015 movie based on Lysistrata, the Greek comedy by Aristophanes. It stars Wesley Snipes, Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, a great cast, but it also gets an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes and was also named one of the best movies of 2015 by five critics! And, Amazon also offer Pass Over, the 2017 movie I’ve recommended before, which feature two Chicago men talking about life, starring Jon Michael Hill and Julian Parker. It’s a must see, got 3.5/4 stars on Roger Ebert.com and an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
And, finally, Jean-Luc Godard received a special Palm d’Or at Cannes, and it’s hard to find Godard movies online, for a low price, but Filmstruck has Vivre Sa Vie, a 1962 classic by Godard, and you can watch it with your free two-week trial of Filmstruck and the Criterion collection here
So enjoy your holiday weekend lazing in front of the TV, streaming some of the best movies available online!