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Sign up for: Filmstruck Curzon classic movie streaming service

You'd have to be as crazy as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho not to try Filmstruck Curzon

JUST when you thought you already had too much stuff to watch on TV, along comes new movie streaming service Filmstruck Curzon to offer yet more entertainment choices.

Sure, there's plenty of films available on other paid-for platforms, but what sets Filmstruck apart is the fact that it only offers 'classic' movies spanning multiple genres – making it ideal for revisiting old favourites or finally filling the gaps in your film education.

After signing up for a free trial (new recruits get 14 days free service followed by the choice of subscribing at £5.99 per month or £59.90 a year) it took me about five minutes to put together a 40-title strong 'watchlist'.

Thus, I've spent the last couple of evenings enjoying Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on A Train and I Confess, Sam Peckinpah's The Getaway with Steve McQueen and Ali MacGraw and little seen low budget oddity Mikey and Nicky starring John Cassavettes and Peter Falk.

I've been streaming them off my bog standard Android phone via wi-fi using the Filmstruck Curzon app (available via Google Play strore) and thus far I've barely had a streaming hiccup – though one quibble is that I've had to use the phone's inbuilt 'screen mirroring' software to cast to my TV: a dedicated 'casting' feature in the actual player window a la YouTube would make things even smoother.

With temperatures still stuck stubbornly in single figures, it's an ideal time to batten down the hatches and give Filmstruck a whirl of an evening or 10.

:: Browse all titles and sign-up now at Filmstruck.com/uk/play/films

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