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‘Lost Daughter’ arrives on Netflix, ‘Super Bob’ on HBO

- — Nicole M. Robertson

Maggie Gyllenhaal’s feature directing debut, “The Lost Daughter,” scintillat­ingly adapts the 2008 Elena Ferrante novel about maternal ambivalenc­e and a holiday in Greece. The film, which begins streaming Friday, Dec. 31, on Netflix, stars Olivia Colman as a vacationin­g professor whose interactio­ns with a boisterous, distractin­g clan (including a young mother in their midst played by Dakota Johnson), recall her own parenting history, seen in flashbacks with Jessie Buckley. “The Lost Daughter” cleaned up last month at the Gotham Awards, which honor independen­t film, and topped AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr’s bestof list for 2021. In her review, the AP’S Jocelyn Noveck praised Colman’s “blazing” performanc­e as “a veritable onion shedding layers as she plays Leda, a prickly yet exceedingl­y vulnerable 48-year-old academic.”

— Jake Coyle, AP film writer

• “The Super Bob Einstein Movie”: This documentar­y uses archival clips and new interviews to shed light on the career of the actor known for his alter-ego stuntman Super Dave Osborne and as Marty Funkhouser in “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Guests include Albert Brooks, Larry David, Steve Martin and David Letterman. The documentar­y is out now on HBO.

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