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Celluloid Streams: Something for everyone

This week's selection includes another magical family movie, the story of one of the greatest footballers of all-time, and an almost unbelievable tale of a man who just can't control himself.

Song of the Sea (PG) - Prime

One of the most beautiful animated movies ever made, Tomm Moore's film is an entrancing mix of magical fantasy, Irish legend and coming-of-age story. Watch trailer here.

Timbuktu (12A) - BBC iPlayer

Abderrahmane Sissako's Oscar-nominated drama transports the viewer to the ancient Malian city while it's under the occupation of Islamist militants. Watch trailer here.

Diego Maradona (12) - All 4

Asif Kapadia's (Amy, Senna) latest tackles the story behind one of the greatest footballers of all time. However, he was a troubled genius. The inside story of the 'Hand of God'. Watch trailer here.

Blow the Man Down (15) - Prime

Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy's spikey drama/thriller follows two sisters facing up to life without their mother whilst having a dead body to contend with. Watch trailer here.

Weiner (15) - Netflix

Sometimes fact is stranger than fiction. This is the case with Anthony Weiner. The multi-award-winning documentary follows the former US Congressman as he runs for New York mayor. Watch trailer here.

System Crasher (15) - Curzon Home Cinema/MUBI

Probably the best film I've seen this year, Nora Fingscheidt's drama is a relentless gut-punch. The story of a child struggling within the German welfare system. Watch trailer here.

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