Awards season may be over, but this month is all about catching up with some of the best winners and contenders of recent years, as they depart from the shores of Amazon Prime Video UK. From Barry Jenkins’ masterpiece before his latest masterpiece and Leo’s weather-enduring triumph to Sean Baker’s powerful, funny look at the fringes of American society, this is your last chance to stream the following:
The Florida Project – 18th March
Arriving on Amazon Prime Video just one week after its DVD release, Sean Baker’s warm, stunning and heartbreaking drama tells the story of a precocious six-year-old and her rag-tag group of close friends, whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure, while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times. Read our full review
Brimstone – 20th March
Dakota Fanning is fantastic in this gruelling Western that’s a little too nasty for its own good. Read our full review
Moonlight – 28th March
Barry Jenkins’ brooding deconstruction of masculinity and profoundly universal tale of personal identity is one of the best films of the last decade. Read our full review
The Revenant – 22nd March
Proof that Leonardo DiCaprio will go to any extreme for an award, Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s intense survival epic set on the fur-trading frontier of the 1820s sees DiCaprio’s trapper chased through the woods, battered by blizzards and mauled by a bear. Read our full review
Young Victoria – 11th April
Emily Blunt is magnificent in this historical drama about the young queen.
The Ides of March – 11th April
Ethics and idealism collide in Beau Willimon’s gripping political drama.
An Education – 11th April
Carey Mulligan stole a nation’s heart with her superb performance in this coming-of-age drama.
Fish Tank – 13th April
This 2009 film sees 15 year old Mia get a little too close to her mum’s boyfriend (Michael Fassbender). Shot in an apartment block with a raw immediacy, it won the Jury Prize at Cannes – announcing Andrea Arnold as one of Britain’s most exciting filmmakers. A free-wheeling, intimate drama that captures the claustrophobia of council flat living, and (like many of Arnold’s films) captures the rolling Essex landscape with the shadow and colour of a Constable painting. Superb.
The Duke of Burgundy – 13th April
As moving as it is arousing, The Duke of Burgundy’s melancholic masochism makes for seductively good cinema.
Amour – 13th April
Michael Haneke’s powerfully frank romantic drama is painful and profound.
Three Colours Blue – 13th April
Juliette Binoche is iconic in the first of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s trilogy of films, loosely themed around the French flag and the country’s principles of liberty, equality, and fraternity.
The Great Dictator – 13th April
One of Charlie Chaplin’s most famous comedies – and with good reason.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – 2nd May
North Norfolk’s finest radio DJ ends up in a siege in this feature-length outing. A big-screen adventure that keeps things decidedly small, Alpha Papa impresses not because of its laugh count but because of its surprisingly mature take on Steve Coogan’s ageing non-celebrity, which emerges as something tender as well as silly.
Hell or High Water – 7th May
Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster starring in a movie by David MacKenzie with a score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, written by Sicario’s Taylor Sheridan. Hell or High Water doesn’t disappoint, striking a perfect balance of action, humour, gorgeous Texan landscapes, and Jeff Bridges.
Other titles leaving Amazon Prime in March / April 2019:
Up & Down
England Is Mine
The Jungle Bunch
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
The 24 Hour War
Tattooing: Pigments of the Imagination
The Edge of Hope
Letters from Pyongyang
Letters to Juliet
Hitler: Rise of Evil Part 1
Maps to the Stars
Three Colours Blue
Three Colours Red
Three Colours White
Leprechaun 4: Lost in Space
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
The Emperor’s New Clothes (2015)
Gente de Bien