New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK this week (2nd April 2016)
Staff Reporter | On 02, Apr 2016Reading time: 3 mins
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.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
War of the Worlds – Monday 28th March
Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of H. G. Wells’ classic novel divided audiences, but for those happy to see Tom Cruise running from aliens hidden in the ground, this is a gripping thriller. Worth watching for a cameo from Tim Robbins and a sequence in the woods, where the ash of dead people falls through trees like snow – Spielberg hasn’t dared to be this dark in years.
The Band’s Visit – Tuesday 29th March
Eran Kolirin’s 2007 Israeli comedy gently explores cross-cultural conflict by following the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra as they arrive from Egypt for an important event – only to find there is no delegation to meet them.
Love Streams – Wednesday 30th March
MUBI’s John Cassavetes retrospective continues with Love Streams, which follows a few days in the life of writer Robert Harmon and his sister Sarah, who are reunited after years apart.
Donnie Brasco – Thursday 31st March
Johnny Depp is on excellent form in this gangster drama, which sees his undercover agent taken under the wing of a low-level mobster (an equally brilliant Al Pacino).
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty – Friday 1st April
Step aside, Ben Stiller: Norman Z. McLeod’s 1947 original adaptation of James Thurber’s short story stars Danny Kaye as the young day-dreaming proofreader for a magazine, who one day finds the woman of his dreams – in real life.
I’m Going Home – 2nd April
In memory of the first anniversary of director Manoel de Oliveira’s death, MUBI selects one of the filmmaker’s most acclaimed works: I’m Going Home, which stars Michel Piccoli as Gilbert Valence, an actor who loses his daughter and son-in-law in a car crash. Catherine Deneuve and John Malkovich join the supporting cast.
Clueless – 3rd April
Amy Heckerling brings Jane Austen’s Emma into the 1990s with this coming-of-age comedy that has not only become one of the seminal high-school flicks but also one of the best romantic comedies of all time. The satire of materialism and superficiality is delivered flawlessly by star Reese Witherspoon, who takes it upon herself to play matchmaker.
The Passage – 4th April
MUBI serves up a trio of Texan films from director Roberto Minervini, starting with this tale of a young researcher, Ching, who is in love with a museum historian.
Low Tide – 5th April
MUBI continues its triple-bill with 2012’s Low Tide, which follows the parallel lives of a 12-year-old boy and his single mother.
Stop the Pounding Heart – 6th April
MUBI’s mini-season concludes with Stop the Pounding Heart, which chronicles the meeting of home-schooled goat farmer Sara and amateur bull rider Colby.
The Last Picture Show – 7th April
Peter Bogdanovich’s 1971 classic, adapted from a semi-autobiographical novel, captures the change in America’s values from the point-of-view of three Texan teens in evocative black-and-white.
Note: Release dates for future titles are subject to change. A monthly subscription to MUBI costs £4.99 a month, with a 30-day free trial. For more information, visit www.mubi.com.
Last chance to stream: Titles leaving MUBI soon
Available until: 2nd April
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Jane B. by Agnes V.
Available until: 6th April
Too Late Blues
Available until: 7th April
Turtles Can Fly
Available until: 8th April
The Age of Innocencey
Available until: 9th April
In Cold Blood
Available until: 10th April
Run Lola Run
Available until: 11th April