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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the UK week of Sep 16 2013 (Netflix/blinkbox/BBC iPlayer)

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

Netflix

new to stream

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Country Strong: a tale of female power and pain with ragged charm and an appealing rough-edged vision [my review] [at Netflix]

hidden treasures

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A Film with Me in It: outrageously funny black comedy the likes of which only Dylan Moran can give us [at Netflix]
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Year of the Dog: an ode to nonconformity that is honest, touching, and bittersweetly funny [at Netflix]

blinkbox

streaming now while it’s still in cinemas

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The Great Hip Hop Hoax: outrageous and pointed documentary about the show-biz nonsense that fuels “authentic” pop music [at blinkbox]

new to stream

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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 blinkbox]
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End of Watch: fantastic performances and an honest perspective on the realities of urban police work in the early 21st century; bursting with comedy and drama [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Love Is All You Need: charming and wise, this is a delightful romantic dramedy about making the most of whatever life throws at you [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Mud: Matthew McConaughey shines as the tragic outsider in a poignant Southern coming-of-age tale [at blinkbox]
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Nothing But the Truth: flawed but earnest and honest journalism drama, with a great performance by Kate Beckinsale [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Amadeus: the Oscar Best Picture biopic of the brilliant composer and the jealousy that drove his teacher and rival [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 2:34AM Fri, 20 Sep 2013)
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Heavenly Creatures: Peter Jackson’s horror drama about murderous schoolgirls, featuring a stunning early performance from Kate Winslet [at iPlayer] (expires 1:29AM Mon, 23 Sep 2013)
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King Kong: the 1933 classic, still endlessly entertaining [at iPlayer] (expires 10:34PM Sun, 22 Sep 2013)


  • I’m quite looking forward to these films. It will be like? Good or bad? Worthy or not to expect anything at all? Wait and see how

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