Online cinema MUBI releases a new film each day, which is then available to stream or download on the site for 30 days. Here are the latest additions.

Until July 9: The Nine Muses (2010)

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John Akomfrah’s personal film essay uses experimental techniques to explore the African immigrant experience in Britain from 1960 onwards. Archive images are juxtaposed with beautiful Alaskan landscapes and extracts from powerful books such as The Odyssey and Paradise Lost to create what Telegraph reviewer Tim Robey described as a “beautifully composed” film with “an often haunting power”. 

Its avant-garde methods won The Nine Muses a special mention for innovation at the Sheffield Documentary Festival in 2011.

Until July 10: Grey Gardens (1975)

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Voted the ninth-best documentary film of all time by Sight and Sound’s critics in 2011, Grey Gardens tells the story of two reclusive women, both named Edith Beale, who live in a dilapidated mansion in a wealthy neighbourhood of upstate New York. Filmmaker Albert Maysles – who passed away in March 2015 aged 88 – and his brother David use the “direct cinema” technique to let the two women tell their own story.

It’s a pretty squalid affair: Big Edie was the aunt of Jackie Onassis and Little Edie was her first cousin, and when the authorities tried to have the two Edies removed because their living conditions were so poor, Onassis stepped in to help make the mansion habitable.

Until July 11: Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Anyone who has seen Asghar Farhadi’s Oscar-winning film A Separation will be keen to check out his back catalogue.

Join us in exploring Fireworks Wednesday, an equally intricately textured and accomplished feature following the emotional fireworks of a marriage in crisis as observed by a soon-to-be newlywed bride in Tehran. Time Out called it “intelligent, illuminating and directed with unflashy expertise”.

Until July 12: Tartuffe (1925)

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Director FW Murnau was one of silent cinema’s greatest artists. In his most famous feature, Nosferatu, he paints the film with creeping shadows and discomfiting camera angles – and despite being a satirical comedy based on a Molière play, the same techniques are on display in Tartuffe.

Paring down the original play, Murnau used a film-within-a-film technique as a young man shows his grandfather a version of Tartuffe in an effort to expose the money-grabbing governess who hopes to relieve him of his millions. Only 12 of Murnau’s 21 films survive; make the most of this one while we have it.

Until July 13: Dark Horse (2011)

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“Call it ‘Schlub, Actually’,” was the Telegraph’s Robbie Collin’s review of Todd Solondz’s Dark Horse. A man still living in his childhood home and a desperate woman forced to move after her career crashes and burns strive to romance their way out of misery with a spanner or two thrown into the works for a laugh.

A “witheringly deadpan lark”, Collin adds – and fans of Solondz’s earlier Happiness and Welcome To The Dollhouse won’t be disappointed. Anyone not familiar with his work may be... confused. It split film critics right down the middle; which side will you land on?

Until July 14: Paranormal Activity (2007)

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What do you do when things go bump in the night? Grab a camera and make the best horror film of 2007 – at least, that’s what Oren Peli did when a box of washing detergent mysteriously fell off a shelf in his laundry room. Paranormal Activity was filmed over just one week, using regular camcorders and scripted by actors improvising as the film went along.

The result was an air of realism that had people fleeing cinemas halfway through in terror. “A conceptually tight and very efficient updating of the classic haunted-house genre,” according to the Telegraph’s Sukhdev Sandhu – that, and a terrifyingly good scare.

Until July 15: The Wave (2008)

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A school experiment goes too far in this German film, based on the true story of a school in California. When a teacher aims to demonstrate the dangers of charismatic leadership and the strength of group identity, the movement takes on a life of its own and spins seriously out of control.

A film described as “flashy” by the Telegraph’s Tim Robey, with a “pumping rock playlist”, The Wave took its native Germany by storm, winning a number of accolades at the German Film Awards and a nomination for a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

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