Not getting your arthouse fix from Netflix? Wish there were more indie films on Amazon Prime Video? Every week, we round up the new releases on MUBI, the subscription VOD service that hand-picks new and old classics from around the world.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
This week on MUBI
Los Hongos – 8th August
Los Hongos (The Mushrooms) got its first world premiere at Locarno in 2014 and studies the graffiti culture of Colombia through two teens: Ras, a construction worker who is fired from his job, and Calvin, a middle-class white boy who lives with his grandma following his parents’ divorce.
The Movement – 9th August
With the Locarno International Film Festival once again celebrating auteurs this August, MUBI begins a look back at some of the festival’s highlights, beginning with El Movimiento (The Movement) from Benjamin Naishtat. During the first half of the 19th century, in a vast and desolated land fallen into anarchy, several armed groups drift along the infinite Pampas demanding support and food from the peasants.
Deux Remi, Deux – 10th August
Another from Locarno 2015, Pierre Leon’s adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Double features Remi, a 30-year-old with not much of a job and even less of a life – until his doppelgänger appears and he starts having to share his life. Which is the real Rémi?
Above and Below – 11th August
Nicolas Steiner’s 2015 quasi-documentary gives us a rare Swiss respective on American lives and landscapes, as we follow five survivors in their daily hustle through an apocalyptic world.
The Talented Mr. Ripley – 12th August
As well as its annual summer festival, Locarno also marks the place where author Patricia Highsmith passed away. Anthony Minghella’s adaptation of her novel, The Talented Mr. Ripley, is sumptuous stuff, with a stellar performance from Jude Law as rich boy Dickie Greenleaf and Matt Damon as the lower-class fraud who envies his life.
Wayne’s World – 13th August
Schwing! It’s always a risk taking an SNL skit and blowing it up for the big screen, but Mike Myers and Dana Carvey – aka. Wayne and Garth, who run their own TV show in Wayne’s parents’ basement – prove that it can pay off. The duo find themselves battling a sleazy TV exec (Rob Lowe) to save their homegrown series from the professional industry. The result is funny, silly and endearing – and is responsible for countless Bohemian Rhapsody car singalongs since.
Noroit – 14th August
MUBI continues its Rivette tribute with this 1976 drama about a woman, Morag (Geraldine Chaplin), who blames a band of pirates for the death of her brother, Shane, begins an elaborate attempt at revenge by infiltrating the gang…
The Day of the Locust – 15th August
John Schlesinger’s adaptation of Nathanael West’s novel, starring William Atherton, Karen Black, Donald Sutherland, is bleak depiction of Hollywood before World War II, turning the American Dream into a nightmare of alienation and desperation.
Me Quedo Contigo – 16th August
Artemio Narro’s 2014 Spanish film follows Natalia, a young woman who arrives in Mexico City, to find her boyfriend absent – and so she falls in with his friends, instead, and finds herself at an unusual party outside of town…
The Real Glory – 17th August
Nothing says American cinema like the swagger of Gary Cooper – just ask your grandma or great aunt. MUBI looks back at some of the actor’s work in a double-bill, beginning with this 1939 story of a small American contingent that tries to train rural tribesmen to defend themselves against fanatical Muslim radicals in 1906 Philippines.
The Westerner – 18th August
A horse thief is sentenced to hang, but is then caught up in the middle of a range war after falling in love with a local woman. William Wyler’s Western is as iconic as they come – not least because of Cooper in the lead.
The Hours – 19th August
Stephen Daldry’s powerfully sad drama about women from different time periods all somehow connected to Virginia Woolf may be mostly known for its false nose these days, but this is a moving showcase for three on-form actresses. Streep. Kidman. Moore. Have a hanky to hand.
A monthly subscription to MUBI costs £5.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial.
Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
Available until end of: 13th August
Available until end of: 14th August
Available until end of: 15th August
Available until end of: 16th August
The Black Balloon
Available until end of: 17th August
Heaven Can Wait
Available until end of: 18th August
Peggy Sue Got Married
Available until end of: 19th August
Only God Forgives
Available until end of: 20th August
Available until end of: 21st August
The Last Detail
Available until end of: 22nd August