films to stream in the UK week of Oct 08 2013 (Netflix/LoveFilm/blinkbox/BBC iPlayer)

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, Lovefilm, blinkbox, and BBC iPlayer.

new to stream

Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [at Netflix] Pretty in Pink: John Hughes’ classic 80s high-school romance [at Netflix] Quartet: a lovely film with heartfelt performances from a fantastic cast that focuses on the upsides of getting older [my review] [at Netflix] Grabbers: Irish horror sci-fi comedy adds a few clever flourishes to a standard alien-creature tale [at Netflix]

new to stream

The Guard: hilarious fish-out-of-water cop comedy as Don Cheadle’s FBI agent must work with Brendan Gleeson rural Irish policeman [at Lovefilm] Smashed: powerful and unsentimental alchoholic-gets-a-wakeup-call drama, with a fantastic performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead [my review] [at Lovefilm]

new to stream

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