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Celluloid Streams: The New Normal Service Will Resume Shortly

As the film industry’s cogs begin to start turning again and cinemas reopen, here’s what to watch online while the new normal service resumes.

The Levelling

The Levelling (2016)

Remarkably, we find ourselves in the ninth month of the longest year on record. While cinemas are now open or will soon be opening - The Showroom is planning to re-open on 18 September - we still have a few more streaming suggestions to tide you over while releases are a bit thin on the ground.

The Levelling (15) - BBC iPlayer

Hope Dickson Leach’s assured debut feature follows Clover, who returns home to the family farm following the death of her younger brother. She finds her dad much changed, as are the circumstances the business finds itself in.

Rising Phoenix (PG) – Netflix

Every four years, the best athletes in the world come together to compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Whilst the latter has largely played second fiddle, it’s slowly beginning to receive equal billing. Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui’s doc celebrates the competition.

Get Duked! (15) – Prime

Initially titled Boyz in the Wood, join DJ Beetroot, Dean, Duncan and Ian as they try to stay alive and pass their Duke of Edinburgh Award in the Scottish Highlands during ‘hunting season’. A great example of British comedy horror done well.

Frantz (12) – MUBI

Set between the wars, François Ozon’s drama brings a French WWI veteran and a grieving German widow together around a secret. Beautifully shot in sumptuous monochrome, the French auteur plays with truth, lies and love.

Blue Story (15) – NOW TV

Rapman’s London gang drama hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons last year, leading to some cinemas banning the film due to safety concerns. Consequently, it didn’t really get the praise it deserved.

The Masque of the Red Death (15) – Prime

Vincent Price was one of the most recognisable faces of British horror during the 1960s and 1970s. In Roger Corman’s adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story of the same name, he gives one of his most memorable performances.

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