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.
As the Oscars arrive, MUBI gets into the awards spirit, with a weekend devoted to Best Picture winners.
The Birth of a Nation – Monday 22nd February
D.W. Griffith’s controversial classic sees two families – abolitionists and Southern landowners – reunite, despite having to fight on different sides of the Civil War. Described by Ellen Scott as “maybe the most racist film ever made”.
Intolerance – Tuesday 23rd February
This 1916 silent epic, made in response to The Birth of a Nation, spans four stories, from the tale of Christ’s death and the St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of 1572 to a contemporary crime tale to the fall of the Babylonian Empire in 539 BC.
Fidelity – Wednesday 24th February
In tribute to the late Andrzej Żuławski, MUBI presents his penultimate film, an adaptation of the 17th century novel La Princesse de Clèves. Starring Sophie Marceau and Guillaume Canet, the fin follows Clelia, a photographer who moves to Paris with her ailing mother after accepting a contract with a French tabloid.
Cannibal Holocaust – Thursday 25th February
Anthropologist Munroe travels to South America’s rainforest to find a documentary crew lost months before. Instead of survivors, he discovers a world of cannibalistic excess beyond his wildest imagining. Ruggero Deodato’s 1980 horror was so controversial upon its release that it was banned in Italy, Australia and several other countries.
A Beautiful Mind – Friday 26th February
Russell Crowe is on award-winning form as troubled mathematician John Nash, who agrees to take on secret work for the government helping to crack codes.
The Best Years of Our Lives – Saturday 27th February
MUBI continues its Best Picture weekender with William Wyler’s 1946 drama, which follows three World War II veterans as they struggle to re-enter normal, civilian life. The movie won seven Academy Awards in total, including Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.
No Country for Old Men – Sunday 28th February
The Coen brothers’ Western, starring Josh Brolin and Kelly MacDonald, follows a Sheriff’s investigation into a psychopath’s trail of killings – and the hunter who finds himself with the killer on his tail. Tommy Lee Jones has never been better as the weary lawman nearing retirement, while Javier Bardem is chilling as the pneumatic cattle gun-wielding Anton.
Too Late Blues – Tuesday 2nd March
John Cassavetes’ 1961 drama stars Bobby Darin as Ghost, a jazz pianist who finds himself selling out from his values to become famous after he falls for a beautiful singer.
Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
The Ipcress File
Available until: 27th February
The Eagle Has Landed
Available until: 28th February
The Quiet American
Available until: 29th February
Le Pont Du Nord
Available until: 1st March
Indie Game: The Movie
Available until: 2nd March
Available until: 3rd March
Available until: 4th March
Kill Bill: Vol. II
Available until: 3rd March
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