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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream in the UK week of Oct 28 2013 (Netflix, blinkbox, 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, and Curzon on Demand.

Netflix

new to stream

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Bowfinger: hilarious Hollywood sendup about Steve Martin’s Ed Wood-esque filmmaker Bobby Bowfinger and the making of his “masterpiece,” Chubby Rain [my review] [at Netflix]
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Lore: eerily sad and mysterious, this is a magnificent coming-of-age story that echoes with fairy tale-esque horrors [my review] [at Netflix]

Halloween treats

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Black Sheep: genetic engineering transforms placid woolies into maneating monsters; New Zealand’s idea of a horror comedy is a hoot [my review] [at Netflix]
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Trollhunter: totally fresh mockumentary fantasy, dryly satirical and deliciously suspenseful… and scary [my review] [at Netflix]

blinkbox

new to stream

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Blackfish: a horrifying, heartbreaking eye-opener about human inhumanity to other intelligent and emotional beings who share our planet [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Bling Ring: a sly challenge to our collective cultural obsessions with celebrity and consumerism; Emma Watson is fantastic [at blinkbox]
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Now You See Me: most of it makes no sense at all, but who cares? this is cheerful ridiculousness pulled off with panache [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Smash and Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers: sporadically intriguing but less than fully illuminating documentary about the notorious jewel thieves [at blinkbox]

Curzon on Demand

Halloween treats

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Let the Right One In: moody, gory Swedish vampire flick is also unexpectedly poetic and poignant [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]
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Nosferatu: the 1922 silent classic [at Curzon on Demand]
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Berberian Sound Studio: a pastiche of 70s Euro horror that looks and sounds grimly gorgeous but falls flat and overindulges in the enigmatic [at Curzon on Demand]
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A Field in England: Ben Wheatley’s head-scratcher is an arty muddle of odd horrors [at Curzon on Demand]


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