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New to Streaming: Gemini Man, The Juniper Tree, The Aeronauts & More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Before we get to our weekly streaming picks, check out our annual feature: Where to Stream the Best Films of 2019.

The Aeronauts (Tom Harper)

The Oscar-garlanded pairing of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reteam five years after The Theory of Everything for The Aeronauts, an adventurous family-friendly slice of Victorian nostalgia about the exploits of plucky balloonists who risk all for the pursuit of science. In 1862 London, Redmayne again plays a scientist in his awkward-quirky puppy-dog face vein as a forerunner meteorologist James Glaisher whose climatological predictions he says can only be checked high up in the air. Jones is his erstwhile sidekick Amelia Wren, but
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Rushes: De Palma and Beyoncé Trailers, Ruiz Rediscovered, Algorithmic Remastering

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Get in touch to send in cinephile news and discoveries. For daily updates follow us @NotebookMUBI.NEWSThe Dead Don't DieJim Jarmusch's zombie flick The Dead Don't Die will be the first film to screen at this year's Cannes Film Festival in competition for the Palme d'Or. Is retiring from film directing a myth? Reportedly Béla Tarr has a new film, Missing People, set to premiere this summer in Vienna.Made in 1967, Raúl Ruiz's The Tango of the Widower was intended to be his debut feature, but was sadly abandoned because of funding problems. However, the film has now been restored and slated for a festival premiere, and Ruiz's widow and collaborator Valeria Sarmiento is overseeing its completion. Brian de Palma will be developing an English-language remake of the WWII-set French drama series, Un village français, with plans to place his adaptation during the times of the U.S. Civil War.
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NYC Weekend Watch: Claire Denis, Mike Leigh, Aki Kaurismäki & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Bam

The largest-ever Us retrospective of one of our greatest filmmakers is underway with “Claire Denis: Strange Desire.”

Museum of the Moving Image

Three Mike Leigh masterworks screen this weekend.

La meilleur cochon, Miss Piggy, gets her highlight reel on Saturday.

Metrograph

Hopefully with a shower close at hand, the Harmony Korine retrospective continues, while
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"The Juniper Tree": The Newly Restored Debut of Björk

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In Nietzchka Keene’s somber 1990 adaptation of the Brothers Grimm’s “The Juniper Tree,” which stars Björk in her first feature film role and is currently being re-released in a 4k restoration, the story moves at its own deliberate pace. With a lulling rhythm that’s aching and laguid with no sense of urgency despite an atmosphere that weeps with prolonged grief and yearning, the film acts like a hymn. Mournful and repetitive, it follows the lives of two sisters in the Middle Ages after the death of their mother, who was stoned and burnt after being uncovered as a witch. The two make an escape and run into a recent widower with a young son. Jóhann (Valdimar Örn Flygenring) and his son Jónas (Geirlaug Sunna Þormar) are still despondent following the death of their wife and mother, and the eldest of the runaway sisters, Katla (Bryndis Petra Bragadóttir), uses
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NYC Weekend Watch: Bruno Ganz, ‘The Juniper Tree,’ ‘King Kong’ & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Museum of the Moving Image

Two essential collaborations between Bruno Ganz and Wim Wenders can be seen.

In tribute to Jonas Mekas, Guns of the Trees screens this weekend.

Creature from the Black Lagoon plays in 3D on Saturday.

Metrograph

A young Björk proves the highlight of The Juniper Tree, a film absolutely worth your time.
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‘The Juniper Tree’ Review: Björk’s First Movie Is an Ethereal Gem that’s Ready to Be Rediscovered

A film that’s every bit as lyrical and fraught as the T.S. Eliot poem it uses for a preface, Nietzchka Keene’s little-seen “The Juniper Tree” — shot in the summer of 1986, only to premiere at Sundance four years later after a series of financial woes — has long been thought of as the other Björk movie, the one she made before her feral, totemic, Falconetti-level performance in “Dancer in the Dark.” The one Björk made before she was even Björk.

Now, thanks to a stunning new 4K restoration made from the original 35mm camera negative, people will finally have a chance to appreciate this ethereal American gem as more than a footnote of its soon-to-be-iconic star’s career. Spellbinding as Björk’s screen presence was and has always been, “The Juniper Tree” deserves to be seen outside of her shadow.



Based on the spectacularly macabre Brothers Grimm story of the same name,
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‘The Juniper Tree’ Introduces Björk’s Alien Abilities in Mystical Fairy Tale

We’ve devoured the land of our planet in an effort to call it our home. We’ve pulled the resources from her body, filled her oceans with litter, and damaged her atmosphere all in the foolish assumption that it was ours to do with as we pleased. We are small, and the Earth is not ours. She will outlive all of us, and we’ll merely be a fairy tale, a blip on her history. Most movies don’t reckon with the older, more mythical stance we held with nature in generations past, but Nietzchka Keene’s The Juniper Tree does. Shot on black-and-white 35mm, her 1990 picture charts the story of a ruptured family trying to gain some semblance of peace in an environment infused with mystical renderings of ghosts, witches, and moral curses acting as karmic gods.

The Juniper Tree takes its DNA from the Grimm Fairy Tale
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John Ostrander: Maurice Sendak – in passing

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He was a curmudgeon who didn’t have children, didn’t especially like children, and yet was probably the most noted children’s book writer and illustrator in the past fifty years, J.K. Rowling notwithstanding. He was Maurice Sendak and he died May 8th at age 83 after a stroke.

Sendak was famous for many books, especially Where The Wild Things Are, a favorite in our house. I got my Mary the full set of the McFarlane figurines and we saw and liked the movie version (many people didn’t but we did, nyah nyah).

He was infamous for books like In The Night Kitchen because its hero is a young boy named Mickey who falls out of his night clothes and runs around naked. As Lewis Black might put it, “Some people see pictures of a little boy’s wee-wee and it makes them want to cry.” It’s gotten
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Weekend Indie Spotlight

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Each weekend we include independent horror news sent our way. If you want to be featured in our next spotlight feature, send us an email.

Underneath The Juniper Tree: The children’s literature magazine releases it’s November issue this coming week:

“Come celebrate Día de los Muertos with us! Continue reading the newest installments of our serial stories: The Beast and I, Royally Beheaded with Lady Jane Grey, Headless Dieder, and the the Daughters of Csucskari: watch as they take brutal revenge on their father’s killers. We have a slew of new stories about viciously evil Catrina Dolls, homicidal grandpas, exploding body parts, violins made out of dead man’s bone, and of course, classic ghost stories and murderous legends.”

For more information on Underneath The Juniper Tree, visit: http://underneaththejunipertree.com/

Total Skull Halloween Promo Video: Sheri Moon Zombie’s official clothing line, Total Skull, has
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