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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the UK week of Sep 09 2013 (Netflix/BBC iPlayer/Curzon on Demand)

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

Netflix

new to stream

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El Mariachi: the $7,000 action flick that launched the career of director Robert Rodriguez [at Netflix]
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5 Broken Cameras: simple yet touchingly profound, this documentary portrait of everyday life in the West Bank is distressing yet also warm, funny, and human [my review] [at Netflix]
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Hoop Dreams: the classic documentary about high-schoolers who dream of NBA greatness [at Netflix]
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The Hunt (Jagten): powerful arthouse drama about a false accusation of child sex abuse, with a heartbreaking performance by Mads Mikkelsen [my review] [at Netflix]
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Gambit: the humor is musty and old-fashioned, but the cast — including Colin Firth, Alan Rickman, and Cameron Diaz — is mildly fun to watch [my review] [at Netflix]

bbciplayer

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The Edge of Love: romantic drama about the two spirited women who loved poet Dylan Thomas [at iPlayer] (expires 1:19AM Thu, 12 Sep 2013)
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The Greatest: heartbreaking drama about family and grief, with a remarkable early performance from Carey Mulligan [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 1:14AM Fri, 13 Sep 2013)
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360: a subtle and striking arthouse ensemble drama of human interactions shaped by sex and love, honesty and deception, allure and retreat [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 11:19PM Sat, 14 Sep 2013)

Curzon on Demand

streaming now, while it’s in cinemas

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Museum Hours: part travelogue, part people-watching, this is simultaneously a relaxing and invigorating cinematic experience; simply magnificent [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

because you missed it

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The Gatekeepers: Oscar-nominated Best Documentary about Israeli intelligence and its powerful resonances with the U.S.’s “War on Terror” [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]
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Reality: Italian satire amusingly sends up our obsession with reality TV, but not in a wholly satisfying way [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

great British indie

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Orphans: brutally funny black comedy about grieving siblings in Glasgow; the 2000 debut of actor Peter Mullan behind the camera [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]


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