Have you seen what’s playing on MUBI lately? Many of you who read my column may not often partake of the best of what MUBI has to offer, which is a beautifully curated, constantly changing selection of films which amounts to a top-notch repertory cinema on your laptop and in your living room. Now that MUBI is on the Roku app too there is even more reason to subscribe to the best film streaming deal on the internet. I know, I know, there is always too much to see and too little time, but for me what elevates MUBI over other streaming services—and I’m not just saying this because I write for them—is the 30-day model which offers you a new surprise every morning as well as the much-needed impetus to actually watch the films as they tick towards their expiry date.
So, as further introduction to what MUBI has on offer right now, I thought it would be useful to collect the posters for all the films that are currently playing as of today in the US, since that's where I am (MUBI's curated lineup differs from country to country). There are some beauties, most especially the Stenberg Brothers’ poster, above, for Abram Room’s 1929 The Ghost That Never Returns—a film described as “Soviet silent cinema at its absolute peak” about “a lonely and insecure individual who is challenged to act more heroically than he is prepared to, but who constantly questions his confidence and loyalties.” If that doesn’t sound like a film for our times I don’t know what does. And you have seven days left to watch it.
If any of these posters make you want to see the film and you are not yet subscribed to MUBI, you can sign up a free 7-day trial here.
Note that the first four parts of Fukasaku’s Yakuza Papers series are all currently playing on MUBI.
P.S. If Death Watch takes your fancy and you’re reading this on Friday January 27th, you have until midnight to watch it!