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films to stream in the UK week of Oct 14 2013 (Netflix, 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 Netflix, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, and Curzon on Demand.

Netflix

new to stream

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Freaky Friday: the 1976 original starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster; so much fun, and so very slyly feminist, too [at Netflix]
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The Help: if movies that’re all men and no women can be universal, so can this one; this is The Shawshank Redemption [my review] [at Netflix]
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Seven Psychopaths: a witty take on Hollywood’s narrowmindedness and creative despair; an arthouse anti-action flick [my review] [at Netflix]

blinkbox

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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The Purge: mixes science fiction speculation with familiar horror tropes to create a startling satire on America’s culture of violence [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington: powerful documentary about the war journalist killed in action, and what motivated him and his work [at blinkbox]

new to stream

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Behind the Candelabra: utterly riveting true story of showman Liberace’s tormented relationship with a much younger lover, with equal measures of hilarity and tragedy; Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are at their very best [at blinkbox]
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Our Children: a harrowing and unsettling film about how ordinary unnatural family situations can seem to those on the inside [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Chicken Run: The Great Escape in claymation form… with chickens [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 9:19PM Sun, 20 Oct 2013)
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La Vie en Rose: Marion Cotillard is Edith Piaf; she sings, too! [at iPlayer] (expires 1:54AM Mon, 21 Oct 2013)
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Management: Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn in a stalker rom-com that is sweeter than it deserves to be [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 1:39AM Sat, 19 Oct 2013)
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X: The Unknown: wonderfully cheesy 1950s British sci-fi about radioactive mud that menaces a Scottish village [at iPlayer] (expires 1:59AM Sun, 20 Oct 2013)

Curzon on Demand

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology: hugely entertaining documentary look at how culture shapes our attitudes, with lots of illustrations from movies [at Curzon on Demand]