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.
MUBI is in Halloween mood this week, with not just one but the whole of Wes Craven’s original Scream trilogy arriving in time for 31st October.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
This week on MUBI
Scream: The Trilogy
Wes Craven’s spoof inspired a ton of copycat movies when it first arrived in 1996. Smart and dumb, scary and silly, and never less than entertaining, Scream one of the best horror comedies of the modern era. The fact that it could be one of the best horrors too says it all. The frighteningly good thing? MUBI is adding all three of the Scream films in the run-up to Halloween. Scream 3 arrives on 30th October.
The Collector – 1st November
MUBI’s William Wyler retrospective continues with this 1965 thriller, which follows Freddie, an antisocial bank clerk and butterfly collector, who decides to start collecting another kind of specimen: humans.
Look Back in Anger – 2nd November
A disillusioned graduate comes to terms with his grudge against middle-class life and values in this 1959 drama, as MUBI continues its tour of the British New Wave with the work of Tony Richardson.
The Nun – 3rd November
A girl is forced to take vows as a nun in Jacques Rivette’s 1966 drama, based on the novel by Denis Diderot, which sees the new convert treated in radically different ways from three different mother superiors – each one more surprising than the last. The result was so controversial that it was banned by the French government when it was first released.
Betty Blue – 4th November
Jean-Jacques Beineix’s romance follows a wannabe writer, Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade), who falls for the alluring Betty (Beatrice Dalle), only for their relationship to become all-consuming.
Other new releases on MUBI
The Lady Vanishes
Hitchcock’s 1938 classic sees a train-full of passengers holed up in a small hotel for the night, just after the mysterious disappearance of an old governess. One young socialite investigates…
Days of Heaven
Where else would you find Terrence Malick other than MUBI? The SVOD service takes us back to his 1978 classic, which follows a young steelworker who accidentally kills his boss at the turn of the century and goes on the run with his girlfriend and little sister.
The Little Foxes
MUBI’s William Wyler retrospective continues with his 1941 family drama about the ruthless, rich Hubbard family in the deep South of the America.
Standard Operating Procedure
The inimitable documentarian Errol Morris asks provocative questions in this 2008 exploration about the infamous photos taken of US soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison.
All Night Long
Basil Dearden takes Shakespeare’s Othello to 1960s London, fusing progressive racial politics with Charles Mingus and Dave Brubeck.
It’s All So Quiet
Never heard of Nanouk Leopold? That’s why you subscribe to MUBI, which is only to happy to introduce you to the Dutch filmmaker, who has a “remarkable sense of intelligence, precision and mystery” and explores the “self-questioning, identity and desires of solitary adults with compassion and curiosity”. We’re sold.
Looking for Eric
Eric the postman is slipping through his own fingers – and the only person who can save him may be Eric Cantona. With I, Daniel Blake out in cinemas, this is a rare chance to enjoy Ken Loach’s sunnier side in a charming, whimsical comedy. Read our full review.
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Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
For You I Will Fight
Available until end of: 29th October
White Turnips Make It Hard to Sleep
Available until end of: 30th October
Available until end of: 31st October
Available until end of: 1st November
Available until end of: 2nd November
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean
Available until end of: 3rd November
Available until end of: 4th November
Margot at the Weddding
Available until end of: 5th November
Evolution of a Filipino Family
Available until end of: 6th November
The King of Marvin Gardens
Available until end of: 7th November