New films for couch potatos

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - News -

The fu­ture is here. Ea­gle-eyed read­ers will have no­ticed that ad­ver­tise­ments for Mathieu Amal­ric’s On Tour in this or­gan in­form read­ers that the pic­ture is avail­able “on de­mand” from Cur­zon Cine­mas.

Yes, in­deed. Cur­zon On De­mand al­lows pun­ters to view the film from the lazy com­fort of their couches and daybeds. Other films avail­able on your com­puter in­clude Rafi Pitts’s fas­ci­nat­ing The Hunter and Brian Welsh’s sear­ing In Our Name.

At the risk of sound­ing like an old grouch, we still think the cin­ema is the best place to see Amal­ric’s bur­lesque drama. Welsh’s film, a story of re­turn­ing sol­diers, is, how­ever, not on re­lease here. So the Cur­zon ser­vice does un­doubt­edly have its uses. See cur­zoncin­e­

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