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what’s on Netflix UK, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Jun 02)

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

Netflix

new to stream

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What Maisie Knew: utterly heartbreaking tale of a little girl used as a pawn in her parents’ battles, told, remarkably, from the child’s perspective [at Netflix]
yellow for maybe
Odd Thomas: it feels smaller and more rushed — and less plausible — than it should, but Anton Yelchin is charming, and the snappy comic tone sometimes works [my review] [at Netflix]
yellow for maybe
Winter of Discontent: enlightening but underpowered drama about life in Cairo during the Arab Spring [at Netflix]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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The Invisible Woman: the story of Charles Dickens and his secret mistress is no romance, and no modest costume drama, either, but a tale of women being practical because they had to be [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]
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Lone Survivor: true story of a failed Navy SEAL mission acknowledges the powerful fraternity of soldiers without being jingoistic, and depicts the intensity and adrenaline of a battlefield without being pornographic [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to stream

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Dallas Buyers Club: unsentimental true story of tenacity, and a reexamination of prejudices, in the face of imminent death; Matthew McConaughey is terrific [my review] [at Amazon UK Instant Video]

blinkbox

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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The Invisible Woman: the story of Charles Dickens and his secret mistress is no romance, and no modest costume drama, either, but a tale of women being practical because they had to be [my review] [at blinkbox]
yellow for maybe
The Pretty One: far too blithe and cheery, yet nowhere near madcap and comic enough, for its potentially powerful switched-twins conceit [my review] [at blinkbox]

new to stream

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Dallas Buyers Club: unsentimental true story of tenacity, and a reexamination of prejudices, in the face of imminent death; Matthew McConaughey is terrific [my review] [at blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Battle in Seattle: harnesses the political rage of a generation that isn’t typically perceived as being political at all; an extraordinary example of how low-budget filmmaking can achieve big, effective results [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires in 6 days)
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How to Train Your Dragon: a rousing tale beautifully animated to take full advantage of the current technology to create an invented world that is touchably real; catch up before the sequel hits [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires in 4 days)
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Mean Streets: Martin Scorsese throws Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel onto the streets of New York’s Little Italy [at iPlayer] (expires in 5 days)
yellow for maybe
History Boys: it’s clever, but crass, this stage film adaptation of the beloved play, but its love learning, art and books plus its appealing cast make it worth your time [my review] [at iPlayer] (expires in 2 days) <– expiring very soon!
yellow for maybe
Valhalla Rising: violent historical Viking fantasy is fascinating yet maddeningly diffuse; Mads Mikkelsen is riveting [at iPlayer] (expires in 4 days)