New releases and coming soon to MUBI UK (4th June 2016)
James R | On 04, 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.
Here’s what’s new and coming soon to MUBI:
The Fisher King – 1st June
Starring Jeff Bridges and Robin Williams, Terry Gilliams’ unique comedy-drama combines everything from radio talk shows and depression to hallucinations and a quest for the Holy Grail.
Scenes from a Marriage – 2nd June
Ingmar Bergman studied the years of love and turmoil that form a long-lasting bond between partners Marianne and Johan in a landmark six-part TV series. Then he cut it down to three hours for theatrical release – the version that arrives on MUBI from today. Don’t miss it.
Husbands & Wives – 3rd June
Just when you thought Woody Allen had nowhere else to take the faux-documentary after Zelig, along comes 1992’s Husbands and Wives, using the genre to get under the skin of relationships. Awkwardly stumbling around apartments to observe intimate arguments, Husbands and Wives exposes two marital breakdowns with a ruthless honesty – the kind of thing you’d expect from Noah Baumbach today.
Gone Baby Gone – 4th June
Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan impress as two cops investigating the disappearance of a 4-year-old girl from a rough Boston neighbourhood – but Gone Baby Gone’s most impressive star is perhaps behind the camera, as Ben Affleck proves his directorial skills with a tense debut. Read our full review.
Murder By Death – 5th June
Robert Moore’s classic 1976 spoof sees a bunch of famous literary characters invited to an old, remote mansion to solve a bizarre mystery. Looking back now, there are some moments of awkward racial humour in Peter Sellers’ Sidney Wang (a send-up of Charlie Chan), but Peter Falk’s Raymond Chandler-esque Sam Diamond is an inspired piece of casting.
Mary Queen of Scots – 6th June
Mary was named Queen of Scotland when she was just six days old – a fact that put her instantly in the history books, not to mention her subsequent imprisonment at the hands of her cousin, Elizabeth Tudor. Charles Jarrot’s historical epic chronicles the whole story, with a cast that includes Glenda Jackson, Patrick McGoohan, Ian Holm, Timothy Dalton and, in the lead, Vanessa Redgrave.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind – 7th June
This overlooked and underrated 2002 movie is worth seeing for three reasons. 1. It’s written by Charlie Kaufman. 2. It stars Sam Rockwell as possibly-deluded game show host Chuck Barris, who says he was a CIA hit man in his spare time. 3. It’s George Clooney’s directorial debut.
The script was chopped and changed a bit, but Rockwell’s leading man charisma and Clooney’s striking set pieces, helped by surreal set designs and seamless editing, turn this offbeat thriller into a fascinating little gem.
The Club – 8th June
Pablo Larrain’s latest is a complex and challenging film that explores the sickness at the heart of an institution with remarkable clarity and intelligence. Essential and compelling viewing. (Read our full review.)
O Futebol – 9th June
As Euro 2016 kicks off, Sergio Oksman’s documentary sees him return to Brazil on the eve of the 2014 World Cup to watch the games with his father.
All the Real Girls – 10th June
The excellent David Gordon Green directs this indie romance about a young womaniser in a small Southern American town, who falls for his best friend’s younger sister – and must try to prove to everyone that this time, he is in love rather than in lust.
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
Dirty Pretty Things
Available until end of: 4th June
Available until end of: 5th June
Available until end of: 6th June
In the Bedroom
Available until end of: 7th June
To Catch a Thief
Available until end of: 8th June
Available until end of: 9th June
Coffee and Cigarettes
Available until end of: 10th June
A Touch of Sin
Available until end of: 11th June
The Brown Bunny
Available until end of: 12th June