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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the UK week of Jul 29 2013 (Netflix/LoveFilm/BBC iPlayer)

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

Netflix

new to stream

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Super 8: J.J. Abrams’s gorgeous pastiche of Spielberg, and a cracking adventure in its own right [my review] [at Netflix]
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Burlesque: a magnificent piece of trash, with gloriously cheesy performances by Cher and Stanley Tucci [my review] [at Netflix]

because you missed it

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Drive: Ryan Gosling is the Hollywood hero touched by the reality that he is a psychopath [my review] [at Netflix]
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Red Dog: wonderful true story (bring hankies) of a dog in the Australian outback and the town that loves him [at Netflix]
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Trishna: a stunning new adaptation of the classic novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles, set in contemporary India [my review] [at Netflix]

Lovefilm

new to stream

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Bowling for Columbine: Michael Moore’s hilarious — and dead serious — look at guns and gun violence in America [my review] [at Lovefilm]
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Cedar Rapids: clever, blackly comedic sendup of ambition within corporate life, with a smart, touching performance by Ed Helms [at Lovefilm]
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Lost in Translation: Sophia Coppola’s delicate, bittersweet platonic romance, featuring an astonishing duet between Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray [my review] [at Lovefilm]
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The Prestige: unabashedly pulpy, lurid, and juicy tale of the rivalry between two Victorian-era magicians [my review] [at Lovefilm]

bbciplayer

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Match Point: Woody Allen’s early foray into European settings; perhaps the only tennis thriller ever made [at iPlayer] (expires 1:59AM Thu, 1 Aug 2013)
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Right at Your Door: harrowing speculative drama about a dirty-bomb attack in Los Angeles [at iPlayer] (expires 1:34AM Mon, 5 Aug 2013)
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Synecdoche, New York: audacious and utterly unique, reflecting and refracting art and reality as only Charlie Kaufman can pull it off [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 2:29AM Wed, 31 Jul 2013)


  • RogerBW

    Oh, I hadn’t noticed iPlayer showing up here before. Excellent idea.

  • It didn’t occur to me before to check it for films. And since Curzon doesn’t update so often, it makes to swap them back and forth.

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