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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, BBC iPlayer (from Aug 25)

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

itunes

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

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Pompeii: instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that’s like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite [my review] [iTunes UK]

new to stream

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Ilo Ilo: lovely, intimate drama of family dynamics under stress, offering an intriguing peek into previously unseen Singaporean middle-class life [my review] [iTunes UK]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

yellow for maybe
Pompeii: instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that’s like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to Prime

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter: a surprising, delightful success that reinjects life and energy and a magnificent mojo into a fusty historical figure [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]
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Sherlock Holmes: the spirit of Holmes is thoroughly intact in Guy Ritchie’s dynamic, vigorous adaptation; fun performances from Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]

blinkbox

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

yellow for maybe
Pompeii: instantly forgettable but more than passable as a diversion; solid B-movie cheese that’s like Titanic-lite meets Gladiator-lite [my review] [blinkbox]

new to stream

green light
Ilo Ilo: lovely, intimate drama of family dynamics under stress, offering an intriguing peek into previously unseen Singaporean middle-class life [my review] [blinkbox]

bbciplayer

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Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire: harrowing, painful, heartbreaking, and explicit portrait of a sexually and emotionally abused teen girl, and what it takes for her to survive in her world [my review] [iPlayer] (expires in 4 days)


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