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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what to stream in the UK week of Jun 10 2013 (Netflix/Curzon/Lovefilm)

Lovefilm Netflix Curzon

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, Curzon on Demand, and Lovefilm.

Curzon on Demand

Amour: tender, devastating arthouse exploration of love’s dedication as an elderly man cares for his terminally ill wife; a film both beautiful and terrible [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

The Comedian: honest, intimate arthouse portrait of a young man on the verge of going nowhere with his life [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

A Late Quartet: powerfully engaging performances keep us caught up in the emotional upheaval even when it feels a little trite [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

Lore: eerily sad and mysterious, this is a magnificent coming-of-age story that echoes with fairy tale-esque horrors [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

Netflix

Animal Attraction (aka Someone Like You): underappreciated romantic comedy that’s authentic, romantic, funny, and sad all at once [my review]

Monty Python and the Holy Grail: the cult comedy classic, a geek touchstone and hugely quotable [my review]

The Quick and the Dead: Sam Raimi’s quirky, pulpy western

Ravenous: perverse and funny cannibal flick, like Dances with Wolves remade by Hannibal Lechter [my review]

Lovefilm

Albert Nobbs: startling transgender drama about a woman who lives as a man in 19th-century Ireland; powerful performances by Glenn Close and Janet McTeer [at Lovefilm]

The Angels’ Share: charming and funny Scottish dramedy from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Loach [at Lovefilm]

Blood: smart cop drama is a dream showcase for star Paul Bettany [at Lovefilm]

Searching for Sugar Man: totally riveting and wonderfully uplifting; an extraordinary documentary that peeks at a rock and pop-culture mystery; Oscar Best Documentary for 2012 [my review] [at Lovefilm]


  • MisterAntrobus

    Curzon? Wasn’t that the name of Jadzia Dax’s former symbiont host on DS9?

  • RogerBW

    Originally it’s from the town of Notre-Dame-de-Courson, in Normandy, from which the de Coursons joined the Conquest in 1066. I think the cinema chain got started in the 1930s.

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