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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on Netflix UK, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Feb 03)

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What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

Netflix

because you missed it

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Welcome to the Punch: stylish Brit crime drama with a killer cast; stars James McAvoy and Mark Strong are even more engaging than usual [at Netflix]

new to stream

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen: Terry Gilliam’s weird and funny tall tale about the legendary teller of tall tales [at Netflix]
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Ruthless People: the modern classic black comedy of kidnapping and revenge, with outrageous performances by Danny DeVito and Bette Midler [at Netflix]

blinkbox

streaming now, before dvd

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Blue Jasmine: Woody Allen’s latest is a striking portrait of a woman on the edge; Cate Blanchett is amazing [at blinkbox]
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Prince Avalanche: quirky arthouse buddy dramedy with fantastic performances by Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch [at blinkbox]
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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: oddly dreamy romance among criminals; like if Terrence Malick made Bonnie and Clyde [at blinkbox]
yellow for maybe
The Fifth Estate: Wikileaks movie might be interesting if it had enough passion and guts to take a stand, but ends up in the mushy middle of the road [my review] [at blinkbox]
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Safety Not Guaranteed: charming but slight and less than fully satisfying dramedy about how time travel means never having to let go of regrets [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Comfort and Joy: charming Bill Forsyth cult favorite about a hapless DJ and the ice cream wars of Glasgow he finds himself admidst [at iPlayer] (expires 2:34AM Sun, 9 Feb 2014)
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Enchanted April: a group of disparate British women rent a villa in 1920s Italy and discover unexpected new friendships [at iPlayer] (expires 7:39AM Sat, 8 Feb 2014)
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Little Voice: a shy young woman barely speaks, expresses herself by belting out glorious imitations of famous singers; a perfect little dramedy [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 2:09AM Wed, 5 Feb 2014) <– expiring very soon!
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Made in Dagenham: dramedy based on a true story about women workers in a British Ford factory in 1968 who struck for equal pay; a must for Sally Hawkins fans [at iPlayer] (expires 10:59PM Sat, 8 Feb 2014)


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