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films to stream in the UK week of Sep 02 2013 (Netflix/BBC iPlayer/Curzon on Demand)


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


great British cultural histories

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Creation: surprisingly gentle, unassuming movie about Charles Darwin as he struggles to articulate theories that would change the world forever [my review] [at Netflix]
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Miss Potter: pleasant, affable romantic drama about the Peter Rabbit author, advocate for the natural world and accidental feminist [my review] [at Netflix]
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Quills: Geoffrey Rush as Marquis De Sade; bawdy and funny, a dark and disturbing flip side of Shakespeare in Love [my review] [at Netflix]
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Amazing Grace: earnest look at the move to abolish the British slave trade in the early 19th century, featuring an early performance by It Boy Benedict Cumberbatch [at Netflix]


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Girl with a Pearl Earring: subtle eroticism and delicate drama, and it all looks like a Vermeer painting; lovely [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 1:04AM Mon, 9 Sep 2013)
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Point Blank: smart French action thriller with an unlikely hero; I can’t believe Hollywood hasn’t snapped this one up yet [at iPlayer] (expires 10:19PM Sat, 7 Sep 2013)
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The Quatermass Experiment: this 1950s British sci-fi flick is very dated now, but still notable as a thematic and stylistic precursor to Doctor Who [at iPlayer] (expires 2:04AM Sat, 7 Sep 2013)

Curzon on Demand

streaming now, while it’s in cinemas

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What Maisie Knew: utterly heartbreaking tale of a little girl used as a pawn in her parents’ battles, told, remarkably, from the child’s perspective [at Curzon on Demand]

because you missed them

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Downfall: audacious German film about Hitler’s final days, and source of the gone-viral clip in which the insane leader raves to his subordinates [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]
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Howl: gorgeous, varied drama about Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, with a soaring performance by James Franco as the poet [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]
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The Magdalene Sisters: brutal drama about the real-life slavery endured by thousands of young women at the hands of the Catholic Church in Ireland in the 20th century [at Curzon on Demand]
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Tatsumi: a wonderful animated tribute to legendary manga artist Yoshiro Tatsumi; haunting and provocative [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

  • RogerBW

    Yeah, why did Point Blank vanish so quickly? I saw posters for it around London, but it got no buzz at all. Were people scared of the French language? Surely there’s a dubbed version for them by now…

  • I don’t know! It’s not very *foreign,* apart from the subtitles. I don’t think there is a dubbed version, though.

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