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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK, BBC iPlayer (from Aug 18)

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

itunes

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

yellow for maybe
Blood Ties: some excellent performances — by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup — can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before [my review] [iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

yellow for maybe
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks — this feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s [my review] [iTunes UK]

new to stream

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [iTunes UK]
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Tracks: romantic in the grandest sense, a visceral and hypnotic experience of idealistic aspirations set against the desolate beauty and danger of the Outback [my review] [iTunes UK]
yellow for maybe
The Love Punch: the jokes are as creaky as the aching bunions and bad backs onscreen, but Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are incandescent together [my review] [iTunes UK]

Amazon Instant Video

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

yellow for maybe
Blood Ties: some excellent performances — by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup — can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

yellow for maybe
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks — this feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to stream

green light
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]
green light
Tracks: romantic in the grandest sense, a visceral and hypnotic experience of idealistic aspirations set against the desolate beauty and danger of the Outback [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]
yellow for maybe
The Love Punch: the jokes are as creaky as the aching bunions and bad backs onscreen, but Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are incandescent together [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]

new to Prime

yellow for maybe
2 Guns: Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington are as fun together as they are separately, but there’s little genuinely unique or clever here; you will forget the movie the moment it ends [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video]

blinkbox

streaming now, while it’s still in cinemas

yellow for maybe
Blood Ties: some excellent performances — by Clive Owen and Billy Crudup — can’t disguise the fact that there’s absolutely nothing here we haven’t seen too many times before [my review] [blinkbox]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

yellow for maybe
The Amazing Spider-Man 2: suffers badly by comparison with the cogent, witty Avengers flicks — this feels like a campy Saturday-morning cartoon left over from the 1970s [my review] [blinkbox]

new to stream

green light
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: stuns me with its scathing commentary on what is happening in the real world today, wrapped up in what is some of the most delicious, most comic-booky fantasy ever [my review] [blinkbox]
green light
Tracks: romantic in the grandest sense, a visceral and hypnotic experience of idealistic aspirations set against the desolate beauty and danger of the Outback [my review] [blinkbox]
yellow for maybe
The Love Punch: the jokes are as creaky as the aching bunions and bad backs onscreen, but Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan are incandescent together [my review] [blinkbox]

Netflix

new to stream

yellow for maybe
Blue Is the Warmest Color: there’s nothing particularly surprising in this French romantic melodrama… not even the tediously obvious 15-minute all-nude lesbian fuckfest [my review] [Netflix]

bbciplayer

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Oranges and Sunshine: a powerfully inspirational story that saves you from total despair over the unconscionable things that humans do to each other (as depicted here) [my review] [iPlayer] (expires in 4 days)
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Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself: comedy about suicide that is poignant, perceptive, compassionate, and hilarious, from An Education director Lone Scherfig [iPlayer] (expires in 4 days)


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