New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK (18th June 2016)
James R | On 18, Jun 2016
Not getting your art-house 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.
With Father’s Day on Sunday 19th, MUBI marks the occasion with two of cinema’s most dysfunctional father-son relationships: There Will Be Blood and Big Fish.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
This week on MUBI
Patti Smith: Dream of Life – 13th June
MUBI kicks off a mini-music festival with Steven Sebring’s Patti Smith: Dream of Life, an intimate portrait of the poet, painter, musician and singer. Winner of the prize for cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest – 14th June
MUBI’s music fest continues with Michael Rapaport’s 2011 portrait of A Tribe Called Quest. Having forged a 20-year run as one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop bands of all time, the group has kept a generation hungry for more music since its famous break-up in 1998.
Stop Making Sense – 15th June
Jonathan Demme may be best known for The Manchurian Candidate and The Silence of the Lambs, but the director also turned his hand to the concert movie genre with this innovative film for rock group Talking Heads.
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death & Supermarkets – 16th June
Pulp found fame on the world stage in the 1990s with Common People. 25 years later, they returned to Sheffield for their last UK concert. Director Florian Habicht was with them, capturing their performance, as well as the band’s thoughts on fame, love, mortality… and car maintenance.
Europe, She Loves – 17th June
Festival darling Europe, She Loves examines the state of modern Europe, on the verge of social and economic change, through the everyday lives of four couples from Seville, Tallinn, Dublin and Thessaloniki. Just the ticket for those who need a break from watching George Osborne and Boris Johnson debating on the telly.
There Will Be Blood – 18th June
Slick and wealthy, Daniel Plainview (Day Lewis) is the consummate oil man. Travelling around America in the early 20th century, he buys up each town that can bring him black gold. Alighting upon Little Boston, he and his son, H.W. (Freasier), go about their usual business. Until they clash with the village’s religious community, the Church of the Third Revelation, led by Eli Sunday (Dano).
Greed, sons, religion; they all run through There Will Be Blood’s viscous veins. As the titular threat becomes increasingly imminent, Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterpiece washes over the audience, until we realise: he’s struck oil again.
Big Fish – 19th June
Tim Burton has always had a knack for telling tall tales. Here, he tells more than a few as we follow the life story of Ed Bloom (Ewan McGregor). The ensuing fantasy features everyone from Marion Cotillard and Billy Crudup to Helena Bonham Carter and Jessica Lange – but the thread tying it together is the bond between a father and his boy, as Ed recounts his young adventures to his son on his death bed. The result is enjoyably surreal, but also surprisingly moving.
Pretty in Pink – 20th June
John Hughes’ classic teen movie sees a poor girl faced with the choice between the affections of her doting childhood sweetheart and a rich but sensitive playboy.
Footloose – 21st June
Because the word needs reminding that Kevin Bacon did something before those EE adverts.
The Keep – 22nd June
Adapted from F. Paul Wilson’s novel of the same name, the film is about a supernatural entity that is killing off Nazi soldiers stationed in the titular Keep, high in Romania’s Carpathian mountains. When the SS arrive as back-up and threaten to execute civilians in the nearby village, an ailing Jewish scholar, Dr. Cuza, (Ian McKellen), is summoned from his incarceration in a concentration camp to get to the bottom of it.
“Michael Mann’s second directorial effort, 1983’s curiously undefinable World War II fairytale The Keep, remains sorely overlooked” – read our full review.
An Officer and a Gentleman – 23rd June
A young man must complete his work at a Navy Flight school to become an aviator, with the help of a tough gunnery sergeant and his new girlfriend. Or, to put it another way, the movie with that sexy Richard Gere hat scene.
White Dog – 24th June
Samuel Fuller’s 1982 thriller stars Kristy McNichol as an actress who discovers her found dog has been trained for racial attacks. An animal-trainer (Paul Winfield) tries to deprogram him.
Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
On the Road
Available until end of: 18th June
Available until end of: 19th June
Available until end of: 20th June
Available until end of: 21st June
The End of the Affair
Available until end of: 22nd June
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Available until end of: 23rd June
Available until end of: 24th June
Arabian Nights: Volume 1
Available until end of: 25th June
Arabian Nights: Volume 2
Available until end of: 26th June
Arabian Nights: Volume 3
Available until end of: 27th June