9 nice motion pictures new to streaming to observe in August 2022

August is right here, are you able to imagine it? Wow! This month’s crop of recent motion pictures being added to streaming contains such beloved favorites as Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy, Alex Garland’s cerebral sci-fi debut Ex Machina, Jim Jarmusch’s Ghost Dog, and way more.

Here are the 9 of the very best motion pictures new to streaming platforms in August 2022.


Satan lights a cigarette for Constantine

Image: Warner Bros. Pictures

This pre-DC Universe DC film is a supernatural neo-noir, with pre-John Wick Keanu Reeves as a really dour John Constantine. Made very a lot within the model of an previous detective thriller (however with supernatural parts), Constantine is a campy enjoyable time with an awesome solid (Reeves is joined by Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, and Peter Stormare, amongst others) and various foolish visible gags. —Pete Volk

Constantine is obtainable to stream on Netflix.

Ex Machina

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

Image: A24

Domhnall Gleeson stars in Alex Garland’s directorial debut Ex Machina as Caleb, a younger programmer who wins the prospect to spend per week with Nathan (Oscar Isaac), an elusive tech CEO, at his luxurious and remoted compound. Upon arrival, Caleb agrees to turn out to be the important thing participant of Nathan’s newest enterprise: a Turing take a look at to gauge the intelligence of Ava (Alicia Vikander), a complicated humanoid robotic. A smooth, slow-burn sci-fi thriller that probes on the intersection of consciousness, gender, and energy, Ex Machina is a exceptional movie and simply ranks as one of the noteworthy sci-fi movies of 2010s. —Toussaint Egan

Ex Machina is obtainable to stream on HBO Max.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Forest Whitaker as Ghost Dog aiming a silenced pistol in Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai.

Image: Lionsgate Films

This terrific crime drama from Jim Jarmusch follows a hitman (Forest Whitaker) nicknamed “Ghost Dog” who sees himself as a modern-day samurai and lives by the code in Hagakure (often known as The Book of the Samurai). While dwelling in a contemporary American setting, he doesn’t use fashionable know-how (he communicates by means of pigeons) and is mysterious even to these he works with. When Ghost Dog is employed to kill a gangster however leaves an harmless bystander alive, a success is put out on his life as an alternative.

Whitaker is terrific within the main function, and Jarmusch’s script and path are pitch-perfect. But Ghost Dog actually soars due to the rating — the primary film soundtrack to be produced by the RZA. –PV

Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is obtainable to stream on HBO Max.


Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke staring blankly in deep thought in Locke (2013).

Image: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

A contained thriller set totally in a automotive, Locke follows building foreman Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) as he drives from Birmingham to London the night time earlier than an enormous mission. Locke, who’s married with youngsters, learns the girl he’s having an affair with is about to have their youngster. As he drives throughout the nation to affix her, he juggles conversations on the cellphone with enterprise associates and members of the family. A grasp class of a efficiency by Hardy, who’s the one actor proven on display, Locke is a formidable feat of economical filmmaking by director Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders). —PV

Locke is obtainable to stream on HBO Max.

Man on Fire

Creasy walking away from a car engulfed in flames beneath a highway underpass in Man on Fire.

Image: twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

I can’t communicate extremely sufficient about Man on Fire. The 2004 movie starring Denzel Washington as a former CIA agent turned bodyguard for a 9-year-old woman in Mexico City discovered Tony Scott on the peak of his talents, delivering a brutal, explosive, and emotional motion thriller a couple of man’s quest for redemption and his surrogate love for his cost. With a blistering scoring by Harry Gregson-Williams and Lisa Gerrard, intense motion and violence, and an achingly stunning denouement, Man on Fire is an completely electrifying watch. —TE

Man on Fire is obtainable to stream on Hulu.

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man Trilogy

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

Image: Sony Pictures

Three of the very best Marvel motion pictures ever made make their approach to Netflix and Hulu. Yes, I mentioned three.

With Sam Raimi’s newest Marvel film out and new Spider-Man motion pictures showing left and proper, we’ve talked fairly a bit at Polygon about our love of his unique trilogy of Spider-Man motion pictures. With wonderful use of Raimi’s horror background, an awesome solid with terrific villainous performances, and a powerful ethical heart, it’s exhausting to beat.

I’ll fortunately be a part of the lots in praising the primary two motion pictures, that are each wonderful, however I’d wish to take a second to reward the third entry. It’s messy, positive, however in a very fascinating approach (if you may get previous the third act or all of the Topher Grace as Venom stuff). In Spider-Man 3, the successes of the primary two motion pictures get to Peter’s head, leaving him as an insufficient Spidey and, most significantly, a really shitty boyfriend to Mary-Jane. Much of this film is about what it means to be a gift companion, one thing Peter fails terribly at. If you’re one of many many individuals who thinks this film is solely a blight on the franchise, I encourage you to present it one other go. And hey, even in the event you nonetheless don’t prefer it, the opposite two motion pictures at the moment are proper there so that you can boot up on Netflix at any time. —PV

Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy is obtainable to stream on Netflix and Hulu.


James Caan in Thief.

Image: Warner Home Video

The late, nice James Caan (The Godfather) stars in Michael Mann’s 1981 neo-noir heist thriller Thief as Frank, an ex-con {and professional} safecracker seeking to go straight and begin a household. Unfortunately for him, Frank is denied his share of his newest heist, forcing him to simply accept an project from the Mob so as to break even. With a phenomenal synth rating by Tangerine Dream, dazzling nighttime cinematography by Donald Thorin, and an iconic and emotionally nuanced efficiency by Caan, Thief is a stone-cold stunner and a gem within the crown of one of many most interesting administrators working as we speak. End of blurb. —TE

Thief is obtainable to stream on Prime Video.

Latest News

Related News

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here