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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on Netflix UK, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Feb 24)

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

Netflix

streaming now, before dvd

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Dirty Wars: an infuriating and depressing look at how American foreign policy and warfare have been transformed in highly undemocratic ways, and a reminder of what real journalism looks like [my review] [at Netflix]

new to stream

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Stories We Tell: totally gripping, very personal documentary from filmmaker Sarah Polley about how various members of her family react to the revelation of a secret [at Netflix]

other great documentaries

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Catfish: true-life tragi-dramedy; an exhilarating documentary in its intimacy, its boundary-pushing, its emotional rawness [my review] [at Netflix]
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Chasing Ice: must-see documentary presenting stark, irrefutable visual evidence of the rapid retreat of Northern Hemisphere glaciers [my review] [at Netflix]
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Dreams of a Life: powerful documentary about a woman who died alone, her body undiscovered for three years [at Netflix]
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The House I Live In: cool-headed examination of America’s relationship to illegal drugs ever, often astonishing and enraging, with a shocking conclusion [my review] [at Netflix]
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Indie Game: funny and inspiring documentary look at stubbornly independent creators of videogames, the most modern of artists [at Netflix]

blinkbox

streaming now, before dvd

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Teenage: snappy documentary assembles a slew of retro footage to tell the history of the concept of the “teenager” [at blinkbox]

new to stream

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Drinking Buddies: beautifully observed dramedy about modern friendship and romance; funny, poignant, unforgettable [at blinkbox]
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Thor: The Dark World: think heavy-metal Lord of the Rings, with wormholes; it’s completely mad and kind of awesome [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Synecdoche, New York: audacious and utterly unique, reflecting and refracting art and reality as only Charlie Kaufman can pull it off [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 1:04AM Sat, 1 Mar 2014)
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The Devil’s Double: the excesses and bone-deep corruption of Baghdad under Saddam Hussein done up in gold-plated, Jersey Shore-tacky style, but see it for Dominic Cooper, who is absolutely astonishing in dual roles [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 1:59AM Mon, 3 Mar 2014)


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