New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK (26th November)
Staff Reporter | On 26, Nov 2016
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.
This week, MUBI follows its unsettling exclusive I, Olga, telling the true story of a young woman who killed multiple people in 1970s Prague, with a double-bill of films examining the intersection of feminism and horror, in conjunction with The Final Girls.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
This week on MUBI
Office Killer – 26th November
Photographer Cindy Sherman turns her hand to filmmaking with this 1997 comedy horror, which sits somewhere between parody and love letter to horror, as the accidental electrocution of a copy editor turns the normally mild-mannered employer into a mass murderer.
The Station Agent – 27th November
Thomas McCarthy’s heartfelt signature is all over this delightful 2003 drama about a bunch of outcasts who come together, after Peter Dinklage’s downcast recluse moves to New Jersey, where he has inherited a train depot.
A Simple Life – 28th November
Ann Hui directs this 2011 Hong Kong film that reunites Any Lau with his godmother, Deanie Ip, on-screen for the first time in over two decades.
The Bishop’s Wife – 29th November
Cary Grant as an angel? That’s reason enough for anyone to watch Henry Koster’s fantastical comedy from 1947, which sees a heavenly visitor arrive on Earth to guide a bishop trying to get a new cathedral built.
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner – 30th November
MUBI’s Tony Richardson retrospective continues with his 1962 sporting drama, which follows a rebellious young boy, who, after being sent to an institution as punishment for robbery, rises through its ranks due to his running ability.
Other new releases on MUBI
I, Olga Hepnarova
What makes a murderer? This Berlinale opener, directed by Tomás Weinreb & Petr Kazda and snapped up by the subscription VOD service earlier this year, follows the deeply troubled Olga (Michalina Olszanska), in the build-up to a calmly-executed act of mass homicide. Unsettling and chillingly logical, this is compelling, provocative viewing. (Read our full review)
Mark Christopher’s 1998 anthology retells the story of the famous Studio 54, the hangout for the social elite of 1970s New York. With the film originally released in a cut version, MUBI presents the restored director’s cut, which is argues is “ripe to be rediscovered as a modern queer classic”.
Frank Borzage’s silent film from 1924, based on 1992 play of the same name, was never released on DVD, making this a rare chance to see the original – which was remade by the director just nine years later.
Taste of Honey
MUBI’s exploration of the British New Wave through the work of Tony Richardson continues with this 1961 adaptation of the play of the same name by Shelagh Delaney. The kitchen sink drama, which stars Dora Bryan and Robert Stephens, inspired The Beatles’ song Your Mother Should Know.
Single White Female
Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in Barbet Schroeder’s 1992 erotic thriller, which follows Allie, a software designer whose new roommate borrows a few things without asking. Her clothes, her boyfriend… her life.
Jerry Lewis Times Two
MUBI lines up a double-bill of Jerry Lewis films to celebrate a man they hail as “the original cinematic practitioner of absurdist comedy”. His anarchic slapstick comedy is on top form in 1967’s The Big Mouth, which MUBI has paired up with the director’s almost-serious look at coupling and psychiatry, Three on a Couch.
Female Friendships Forever: The Runaways
Floria Sigismondi’s 2010 compelling drama sees a breakout Dakota Fanning play Cherie Currie, the young singer who formed the eponymous 1970s rock band, alongside an unrecognisable Kristen Stewart as guitarist Joan Jett. (Watch out for Michael Shannon as their producer, Kim Fowley.) Read our full review.
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Look Back in Anger
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City of God
Available until end of: 5th December