Best Films to Stream This Week in the UK

With cinemas still closed, we highlight the best new streaming releases, from an Aubrey Plaza mind-bender to a MeToo satire

While cinemas in the UK remain closed, we'll have to wait a while longer for the proper big screen experience. Fear not: we’ve rounded up the best of the latest streaming releases to keep you entertained until the capital's dream palaces return. Whatever you're in the mood for, from bold dramas to enlightening documentaries, WeLoveCinema has you well and truly covered…

 

New Releases

Black Bear

Where to watch it: Various digital platforms

Aubrey Plaza gives her best performance yet in this twisty meta movie about trauma and filmmaking from writer-director Lawrence Michael Levine (read our full review).

 

Red Moon Tide

Where to watch it: MUBI

A village in the Spanish region of Galicia finds itself frozen in time in a strange but fascinating portrait of a community that’s dripping with ominous mood (read our full review).

 

I Blame Society

Where to watch it: Various digital platforms

Gillian Wallace Horvat stars as a filmmaker-turned-serial killer in a self-referential mockumentary send-up of post-MeToo Hollywood (read our full review).

 

Homeward

Where to watch it: Curzon Home Cinema

This drama of cultural displacement and family reconciliation finds an estranged father and son  transporting a body through the Ukrainian countryside (read our full review).

 

Spring Blossom

Where to watch it: Curzon Home Cinema

This breezy romance about a young woman's relationship with an older man was written and directed, remarkably, by its star Suzanne Lindon when she was just twenty-years-old (read our full review).

Still Streaming…

Promising Young Woman

Where to watch it: NOW

Oscar-nominated director Emerald Fennell helms this disorienting and electric exploration of grief, featuring a devastating lead turn from Carey Mulligan (read our full review).

 

Sound of Metal

Where to watch it: Prime Video

Riz Ahmed gives his best performance to date as a drummer who finds his world turned upside down after learning he has degenerative hearing condition (read our full review).

 

Love and Monsters

Where to watch it: Netflix

This balls to the wall blend of sci-fi and comedy, set during the aftermath of a global monster apocalypse, stars Dylan O’Brien and Jessica Henwick.

 

True Mothers

Where to watch it: Curzon Home Cinema

Sweet Bean director Naomi Kawase returns with a strange and idiosyncratic drama about a difficult adoption, based on a novel by mystery writer Mizuki Tsujimura (read our full review).

 

Valley of Souls

Where to watch it: MUBI

This slow and mystical drama, set in divided Columbia, chronicles a father’s obsessive quest down river to reclaim the bodies of his dead sons (read our full review).

Other Features

Best Films to Stream This Week in the UK

With cinemas still closed, we highlight the best new streaming releases, including the latest addition to the Greek weird wave

Leonardo DiCaprio Orders an American Remake of Another Round

Appian Way have won the remake rights to the Oscar-winning tale of debauchery and dancing, with DiCaprio potentially poised to star

Whistle Along to the Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story

Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler co-star in the legendary Hollywood director's take on the 1961 Best Picture winner

Oscars 2021: Nomadland Takes Home Best Picture, Best Actress & Best Director

Chloé Zhao makes history as first Asian woman to win Best Director, while Frances McDormand claims her third Oscar for Best Actress

Reviews

Charlatan review – gorgeously composed but often frustrating biopic

Agnieszka Holland's portrait of a 20th century faith healer is insightful and beautifully shot, though let down by some glacial pacing

Identifying Features review – a mother’s hellish journey through Mexico

The debut film from Fernanda Valadez is a quietly tense and brutal descent into the borderlands, as a woman searches for her lost son

The Bike Thief review – compelling parable of the gig economy

This Brexit era riff on De Sica's neorealist classic is a great calling card for Alec Secăreanu but suffers from a slightly pedestrian script

Apples review – affecting examination of what we remember

Athenians are afflicted with contagious amnesia in a powerful directorial debut about the unexpected comforts of forgetting