In a sea of online streaming services, MUBI’s stake in the field has been its carousel of films. 30 movies are available on any given day, all of which are part of a rotating selection. One leaves the library as another takes its place, giving you a constant conveyer belt of options that, even upon completing, guarantees something new by the next day. Now, they’ve expanded their offerings with the addition of a full library.
But if you’re like me and are into a strong gimmick, fear not: the rotating shelf mechanic is still there. Now in addition is a swath of other titles, including Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s epic Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Jean-Pierre Melville’s crime classic Le Cercle Rouge, and Hong Sang-soo’s The Day He Arrives, plus retrospectives dedicated to Lav Diaz, Angela Schanelec, Philippe Garrel, and more. It even has Richard Kelly’s fingertap-fest that is Southland Tales, if you’re into that sort of thing. If not, Stanley Donen’s Charade is there too.
Over the past few years, MUBI has also given a number of films theatrical distribution, largely in the United Kingdom. Some of their big-screen releases across the pond include Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline and David Robert Mitchell’s Under the Silver Lake.