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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

films to stream: UK week of Nov 25

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

Netflix

cool moustaches to wrap up Movember

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The Godfather: epic saga about Marlon Brando and his moustache ruling the criminal underworld [my review] [at Netflix]
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O Brother, Where Art Thou?: George Clooney and his moustache on a bona fide quest for Dapper Dan hair pomade [my review] [at Netflix]
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Nacho Libre: Jack Black and his moustache do Mexican wrestling and save an orphanage [my review] [at Netflix]
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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl: Johnny Depp and his moustache sail the high seas in search of adventure [my review] [at Netflix]
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There Will Be Blood: Daniel Day-Lewis and his moustache corner the early oil markets [my review] [at Netflix]

Lovefilm

new to stream

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The Boys Are Back: Clive Owen is extraordinary as a widowed father trying to figure out how to be a hands-on dad; one of the loveliest depictions of fatherhood I’ve seen onscreen [my review] [at Lovefilm]

blinkbox

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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The Conjuring: smart, stylish horror flick, though a standout more for its elegant performances than any original scares [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Wadjda: a delightful and powerfully satisfying arthouse crowd-pleaser, featuring a charmingly irrepressible protagonist [my review] [at blinkbox]

new to stream

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The Act of Killing: extraordinary documentary about men who commit the worst of crimes; difficult to watch, impossible to look away from [at blinkbox]
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Red 2: smart, breezy spy action, with an of-the-moment vibe that takes it post-post-9/11 and into the Wikileaks era of global politics [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Bright Star: delightful story of poet John Keats and his one true love, full of gentle humor, palpable anguish, and a female gaze [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 1:04AM Sun, 1 Dec 2013)

Curzon on Demand

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

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Computer Chess: dryly humorous and wonderfully weird, this is a preternaturally mundane evocation of early 80s nerdery and an almost scary peek at the history of AI [my review] [at Curzon on Demand]

Thanks to @emmafgreen for the heads-up on Netflix’s “cool moustaches” category.


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