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New to Streaming: ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,’ ‘Mudbound,’ and More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

Allied (Robert Zemeckis)

That thing we can’t take for granted: a film whose many parts – period piece, war picture, blood-spattered actioner, deception-fueled espionage thriller, sexy romance, and, at certain turns, comedy – can gracefully move in conjunction and separate from each other, just as its labyrinthine-but-not-quite plot jumps from one setpiece to the next with little trouble in maintaining a consistency of overall pleasure. Another late-career triumph for Robert Zemeckis,
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My hero: Joan Bakewell by Kirsty Wark

Joan was, and still is, a role model – a sassy, bright young woman who looked so incredibly modern and relaxed on television

I have a very clear memory of watching Joan Bakewell (pictured with Harold Pinter) on Late Night Line-Up. The programme ran during my formative teenage years and even now when, preparing to write this article, I listen to the opening theme tune it takes me right back to the late 1960s.

When I was 15 it never occurred to me that there might be something unusual about a woman in a prominent role on an unashamedly intellectual and hip programme. Joan was one of two main presenters and every night she explored ideas of literature, drama, poetry – and she was there by right, a sassy, bright young woman who looked so incredibly modern and relaxed on television. She interviewed every big arts and cultural figure on the radar. This
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Whatever Works: could Woody Allen's age-gap plots help prolong life? | David Cox

It's not just Woody Allen who's trumpeting an enthusiasm for May-to-December romances on the big screen. Should he, and his ilk, be berated? Or might they be helping save lives?

Once more, Woody Allen's genius has brought forth a poignant liaison between a dour but lovable greybeard and a naive but discerning tootsie. Or, to put it another way, a peevish old goat manages to cop off yet again with a complaisant babe.

If you've seen Manhattan, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy and Mighty Aphrodite, you won't be surprised by the scenario on which Whatever Works relies. But Woody's aren't the only movies in which an older guy gets lucky.

You may have heard tell of To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, An American in Paris, How to Marry a Millionaire, Gigi, High Society, Love in the Afternoon, South Pacific, Rio Bravo, The Sound of Music, Last Tango in Paris,
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Lynn Redgrave – Georgy Girl of the 60s – dies of cancer

Actor nominated for Oscar in 60s and 90s dies at 67, weeks after brother Corin's death

Actor Lynn Redgrave, the sister of Vanessa Redgrave, has died aged 67 after a lengthy battle with cancer, just one month after the death of her brother Corin.

Her son Ben and daughters Pema and Annabel were at her bedside when she died at her home in Connecticut yesterday, her publicist Rick Miramontez announcedtoday.

In a statement, her children said: "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer. She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives."

She is the third member of the Redgrave acting dynasty to die in just over a year. Her niece Natasha Richardson, 45, daughter of Vanessa and wife of Irish actor Liam Neeson,
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