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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Mar 24)

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

Netflix

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Avengers Assemble (aka Marvel’s The Avengers): one of the best superhero movies ever made, this is funny, poignant, exciting, and involving [my review] [at Netflix]
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Call Me Kuchu: powerful documentary about gay men fighting for equal rights and human dignity in Uganda [at Netflix]
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Fright Night: 2011 update of the classic 80s comedy horror features a killer performance by David Tennant as a stage magician [my review] [at Netflix]
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Populaire: ridiculous charming and totally delightful, this is a sly sendup of sports movies within a hugely smart and funny nostalgic romance [my review] [at Netflix]
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The Queen of Versailles: entertaining look at the financial troubles of one of the wealthiest families in America… and perhaps one of the most dysfunctional [my review] [at Netflix]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

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The Machine: the bleak chic of this SF drama is intriguing, but the script that starts out smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and familiar [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to streaming

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Philomena: a cry-till-you-laugh-dramedy about seeking lost family and finding new purpose; Judi Dench and Steve Coogan are fantastic; seriously, though: bring Kleenex [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
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Saving Mr. Banks: smart, snappy story about the making of Disney’s Mary Poppins will leave you walking on air; Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and Colin Farrell are fantastic [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

blinkbox

streaming now, while it’s still in theaters

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G.B.F.: sharp satire cutting through the sweet silliness makes this a refreshing change of pace for teen comedies [my review] [at blinkbox]
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The Machine: the bleak chic of this SF drama is intriguing, but the script that starts out smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and familiar [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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I Know Where I’m Going: marvelous 1945 romantic dramedy — from Powell and Pressburger and starring Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey — puts modern rom-coms to shame [at iPlayer] (expires 5:14PM Sun, 30 Mar 2014)
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Revolutionary Road: Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in a haunting story of a wife who is all too aware of the constraints placed on her life even as she tries to break free of them [at iPlayer] (expires 1:04AM Sat, 29 Mar 2014)
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The Secret in Their Eyes: a seductive film noir, a lonely love story, a cautionary tale about taking a quest for justice too far; Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 4:14AM Sun, 30 Mar 2014)


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