New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK (5th November)
Staff Reporter | On 05, Nov 2016Reading time: 3 mins
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.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
This week on MUBI
How many masterpieces has Martin Scorsese made in his career? His third film, Mean Streets, is surely his first, as the director teams up with Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro for a fiery crime drama about a small-time gambler who enlists the help of a friend, who’s a rising star in the New York mafia, to help him get out of debt.
City of God – 6th November
Everyone’s heard of Fernando Meirelles’ thrilling tale of young boys growing up in the violent neighbour of Rio de Janeiro – and with good reason.
Funny Girl – 7th November
MUBI’s William Wyler retrospective continues with his 1968 drama about comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side to her peak with Ziegfeld Follies.
Election – 8th November
Alexander Payne’s satire about a high school election boasts a cracking turn from Reese Witherspoon as a successful student determined to win and Matthew Broderick as the teacher trying to stop her.
The Entertainer – 9th November
MUBI continues its Tony Richardson season with 1960’s The Entertainer, starring Roger Livesey as third-rate music hall comedian Archie, who won’t admit that he’s a failure.
Heavenly Creatures – 10th November
Peter Jackson’s 1994 drama boasts two sensational turns from Melanie Lynskey and Kate Winslet, which follows two teenage girls with vivid imaginations who form an intense bond that results in the murder of one of their own mothers.
Ghost World – 11th November
Based on the comic book of the same name by Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff’s film follows Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson), who, as they graduate from high school, respond to a personal ad from a middle-aged record collector as a joke – a decision that changes their friendship.
Other new releases 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.
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.
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.
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Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
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
Available until end of: 8th November
Farewell, My Lovely
Available until end of: 9th November
Man of Marble
Available until end of: 10th November
Lupe under the Sun
Available until end of: 11th November
Available until end of: 12th November
Available until end of: 13th November