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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the UK week of Sep 23 2013 (blinkbox/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 blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, Curzon on Demand.

blinkbox

streaming now, while it’s in cinemas

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The Rise (aka Wasteland): smooth, accomplished British crime indie tweaks clichés of the genre in a marvelously satisfying way [my review] [at blinkbox]

new to stream

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The Cabin in the Woods: one of the greatest horror movies ever made, connecting the thematic underpinnings of the genre in a way that makes it impossible for anyone to make another by-the-numbers horror flick again [my review] [at blinkbox]
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (aka Get the Gringo): Mel Gibson in full-on crazy mode versus a Mexican crime lord in a funny and surprising action thriller [at blinkbox]
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Populaire: http://www.flickfilosopher.com/2013/05/populaire-review-just-your-type.html [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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The Awakening: engrossing performances by Rebecca Hall and Dominic West and elegant scares make for a ghost story that feels both classic and progressive at the same time [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 11:14PM Sat, 28 Sep 2013)
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Citizen Kane: the classic film, a barely disguised riff on William Randolph Hearst, shaper of modern journalism [at iPlayer] (expires 10:59PM Sun, 29 Sep 2013)
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Quatermass 2: more goofy 1950s British science fiction, an influence on early Doctor Who [at iPlayer] (expires 2:19AM Sun, 29 Sep 2013)
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A Single Man: fashion designer-turned-director Tom Ford only wants to make a live-action fashion spread, but Colin Firth is heartbreaking as a gay man grieving for his partner in 1960s Los Angeles [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 12:19AM Mon, 30 Sep 2013)

Curzon on Demand

world cinema

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The Comedian: honest, intimate arthouse portrait of a young British man on the verge of going nowhere with his life; a treat from last year’s London Film Festival as this year’s is about to get underway [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]
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A Separation: magnificent Iranian film with universal appeal as a married couple contemplates divorce and copes with elderly parents [at Curzon on Demand]
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The Sweet Hereafter: superb Canadian drama about how a tragedy impacts a small town [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]
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Jackpot (Arme Riddere): momentarily amusing, if ultimately forgettable, Norwegian black comedy about dimbulb criminals [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]


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