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How Summer Movies Like ‘Hustle’ and ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Benefit from Streaming

Several notable new releases kick off a summer movie season in the streaming world. And maybe they belong there.

Summer movie season may have kicked off with a new “Doctor Strange” movie and “Top Gun: Maverick,” but many other new releases have faced a very different market. Last week saw the release of the Adam Sandler basketball drama “Hustle” on Netflix, proving that the feel-good sports movie isn’t exactly wide-release material. Earlier this month, the crowdpleasing romcom “Fire Island” went a similar route when it wound up on Hulu by way of Searchlight, which is now releasing “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” the same way. Is this where these movies belong now?

That’s one of several questions raised in this busy week for Screen Talk, as hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson work through several new films. Kohn also shares his thoughts on this year’s Tribeca Festival, while Thompson discusses her experiences at a recent cocktail event for the Telluride Film Festival and Kohn discusses the news about the festival’s guest directors as the pair anticipate the fall season right around the corner. They also squeeze in some recent TV experiences with “Obi-Wan Kenobi” and “Barry.” No spoilers in this episode, though they don’t exactly see eye to eye on one of these shows.

Watch the full episode above or listen to it below.

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 

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