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what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Apr 21)

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

Netflix

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Orgasm, Inc.: hilarious documentary look at the medical-industrial complex’s ongoing attempts to make big bucks off women’s unhappiness in the bedroom [my review] [at Netflix]

new to streaming

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Foxfire: magnificent drama about a girl gang in 1950s New York, astonishing in its peek into the hidden traumas of girls’ everyday lives [at Netflix]
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Manhattan: Woody Allen’s glorious 1979 valentine to New York wrapped up in romance between a middle-aged man and a teenaged girl offers extra insight into the filmmaker thanks to subsequent public events in his personal life [at Netflix]
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Terms and Conditions May Apply: compelling documentary about the privacy we willingly sign away online; essential viewing in light of current events [my review] [at Netflix]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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All Is Lost: gripping tale of adventure and survival on the high seas, with an excellent and unexpected performance from Robert Redford [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

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Kill Your Darlings: murder mystery among the early Beats in 1940s New York; Daniel Radcliffe is a revelation as young Allen Ginsberg [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: a cheery, airy fairy tale filled with a very modern ache and buoyed by an infectious joy; I love this movie [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

blinkbox

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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All Is Lost: gripping tale of adventure and survival on the high seas, with an excellent and unexpected performance from Robert Redford [at blinkbox]
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues: far from perfect, but its humor is nearly Monty Python-esque, much more deliciously absurd and creatively bizarre than its predecessor [my review] [at blinkbox]

new to streaming

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: a cheery, airy fairy tale filled with a very modern ache and buoyed by an infectious joy; I love this movie [my review] [at blinkbox]
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The Patrol: a rough experience, bracingly free of the usual macho posturing that characterizes movies about the military, and a compassionate and humane portrait of modern soldiering [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Becoming Jane: achingly lovely and romantic “fictional biography” of the great but thwarted romance of Jane Austen’s life [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 6:59PM Fri, 25 Apr 2014)
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Downfall: audacious German film about Hitler’s final days, and source of the gone-viral clip in which the insane leader raves to his subordinates [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires 11:24PM Sat, 26 Apr 2014)
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The Secret of Kells: lovely Oscar-nominated animated fantasy in which the treasure of medieval Ireland, the masterfully illustrated Book of Kells, comes to life onscreen in a fanciful story about its making [at iPlayer] (expires 6:14PM Sun, 27 Apr 2014)


  • Karl Morton IV

    Words cannot express how much I adore “Secret of Kells”! The same filmmaker’s “Song of the Sea” will be upon us in a year or two – not soon enough for me, but Heigh ho. :)