The 9 Best Movies for Netflix, HBO Max, Hulu: August 2022

August is here, can you believe it? very nice! This month’s crop of new movies being added to streaming include such favorites as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Alex Garland’s cerebral sci-fi debut East MachinaJim Jarmusch ghost dogand many more.

Here are nine of the best new movies on the streaming platform in August 2022.


Constantine

Satan lights a cigarette for Constantine

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

This pre-DC Universe DC film is a supernatural neo-noir, with ex-John Wick Keanu Reeves as a very dour John Constantine. Much made in the style of an old detective thriller (but with supernatural elements), Constantine Have an entertaining time with a great cast (Reeves is joined by Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, and Peter Stormare, among others) and more than a few silly visual gags. ,Pete People

Constantine Available to stream on Netflix.

East Machina

Alicia Vikander as Ava stares through a pane of glass at her own reflection in Ex Machina.

Image: A24

Domhnall Gleeson stars in Alex Garland’s directorial debut East Machina As Caleb, a young programmer who wins the chance to spend a week with Nathan (Oscar Isaacs), an elusive tech CEO, on his luxurious and isolated campus. Upon arrival, Caleb agrees to be the lead partner of Nathan’s latest venture: a Turing test to measure the intelligence of Ava (Alicia Vikander), an advanced humanoid robot. A sleek, slow-burning sci-fi thriller that examines the intersection of consciousness, gender and power, East Machina is a remarkable film and easily ranks as one of the most notable sci-fi films of 2010. —Toussaint Igna

East Machina available to stream on hbo max,

Ghost Dog: Path of the Samurai

Forrest Whitaker as Ghost Dog aims a silent pistol in Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai.

Image: Lionsgate Films

This terrifying crime drama by Jim Jarmusch follows a hitman (Forest Whitaker) named “Ghost Dog” who disguises himself as a modern samurai and lives by code hagakure (also known as samurai book) while living in a modern American setting, he does not use modern technology (he communicates via pigeons) and is mysterious even to the people he works with. When Ghost Dog is hired to kill a gangster but leaves an innocent bystander alive, his life is taken a hit instead.

Whitaker is brilliant in the lead role, and Jarmusch’s screenplay and direction are pitch-perfect. but ghost dog Really soars because of the score – the first film soundtrack produced by RZA. ,PV

Ghost Dog: Path of the Samurai available to stream on hbo max,

locke

Tom Hardy starred as Evan Locke in Locke (2013) blankly in Deep Thought.

Image: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

An all-encompassing thriller set entirely in a car, locke The construction follows foreman Evan Locke (Tom Hardy) as he moves from Birmingham to London the night before a big project. Locke, who is married with children, learns that the woman he is having an affair with is about to have a child. As he drives across the country to join her, he strikes up phone conversations with business associates and family members. A master class of performances from Hardy, the only actor to be featured on screen, locke An impressive feat of economical filmmaking by director Steven Knight (peaky blinders,PV

locke available to stream on hbo max,

flame man

Cressey walking away from a car engulfed in flames under a highway underpass in Man on Fire.

Image: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

I can’t talk enough about flame man, The 2004 film Denzel Washington as a former CIA agent turns bodyguard for a 9-year-old girl in Mexico City, finds Tony Scott at the peak of his abilities, delivered a brutal, explosive and emotional action thriller that follows a man. It was about the search for redemption. And his surrogate love for his charge. With a scintillating scoring by Harry Gregson-Williams and Lisa Gerrard, intense action and violence, and a pretty beautiful sect, flame man Fully electrifying watch. -This

flame man Available to stream on Hulu.

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

Tobey Maguire looking at his hands as Spider-Man with his mask on

Image: Sony Pictures

Three of the best Marvel movies of all time made their way to Netflix and Hulu. Yes, I said three.

with Sam Raimi latest With Marvel movies out and new Spider-Man movies appearing left and right, we’ve talked a lot about our love of his original trilogy of Spider-Man movies. With excellent use of Raimi’s horror backgrounds, a great cast with terrifying villain performances, and a strong moral centerIt’s hard to beat.

I will gladly join in praising the first two films, which are both excellent, but I’d like to take a moment to praise the third entry. It’s messy, sure, but in a really charming way (if you can get past the third act or all the Topper Grace as poison stuff). In spider man 3However, the successes of the first two films go to Peter’s head, leaving him as an insufficient Spidey and, most importantly, a very shy boyfriend for Mary-Jane. Much of this film is about what it means to be a current partner, something in which Peter fails miserably. If you’re one of the many people who think this movie is simply a curse on the franchise, I encourage you to give it a try again. And hey, even if you still don’t like it, the other two movies are now on Netflix for you to boot in any time. —PV

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy Is Available To Stream On Netflix And Hulu,

Thief

James Caan in Thief.

Image: Warner Home Video

Late, great James Caan (Saint) Stars in Michael Mann’s 1981 neo-noir heist thriller Thief As Frank, a former thief and professional safecracker who wants to go straight and start a family. Unfortunately for him, Frank is denied his share of his latest heist, forcing him to accept an assignment from the mob to break even. With a beautiful synth score by Tangerine Dream, dazzling nighttime cinematography by Donald Thorin, and an iconic and emotionally subtle performance by Cannes, Thief A stone-cold stunner and a gem in the crown of one of the finest directors working today. The end of obscurity. -This

Thief available to stream on prime video,

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