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The film streaming service from TCM & Criterion Collection goes live in 13 days — October 19th.
$6.99/month for the basic service, $10.99/month (or $99/year) for Filmstruck + Criterion Channel

Who's in?

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:03 (five years ago) link

looks good that they have the commentaries, extras etc of Criterion discs, or at least some of that kind of content. i hope this won't mean the end of the Criterion blu rays. i'm expecting 'that market' will always want the 36 page books and fancy packaging and such. i know i will.

piscesx, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:27 (five years ago) link

I'm in.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:29 (five years ago) link

i wonder why the TCM lot and the Criterion gang decided to get into bed together. i mean Criterion doesn't seem like an obvious match for Ted 'Colourization' Turner.

piscesx, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:30 (five years ago) link

Turner hasn't been involved in years...? TCM is a pretty good channel. Have they ever shown a colorized film?

Cons: US only, no Roku support at launch, extreme vagueness (how many films? "HUNDREDS of films!")

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:37 (five years ago) link

But I'll sign up, at least for a few months.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:37 (five years ago) link

I'll wait to start until Criterion joins up in November. I'll drop the $99 for their catalog alone.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:44 (five years ago) link

Criterion won't be available from day 1? I hadn't heard that part.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:49 (five years ago) link

Yet no one posts on my Fandor thread

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:13 (five years ago) link

November 11th for Criterion. They have to wait for the Hulu deal to expire.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:15 (five years ago) link

Not bad, if you do the $99 once-a-year payment, it's about $20 cheaper than a year of Netflix. Is there any way to browse the TCM catalog at the moment?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:25 (five years ago) link

On their FB page they said Criterion will be available at launch.

I want to sign up but my two devices (Nvidia Shield TV and XB1) aren't supported.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:35 (five years ago) link

I went by this press release that says the 1th of November.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:13 (five years ago) link

Been reading a lot of information on the website and elsewhere, but haven't seen anything that says the TCM movies will also be part of the package. I have a nagging feeling that they're not. Also wonder if the Criterion movies will be available in 1080, instead of the 720 now on Hulu.

Jazzbo, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:17 (five years ago) link

I don't think everything on nightly at TCM will be on there but a selection of TCM-sequel films.

I'm going to guess it will be like Mubi with a larger rotating library plus Criterion.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:45 (five years ago) link


Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:46 (five years ago) link

yeah, TCM's tweet that filmstruck "will focus on indie, foreign & cult titles, not Old Hollywood. Some limited titles, not many" considerably dampened my enthusiasm.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:41 (five years ago) link

my guess is milo z otm re: criterion plus larger mubi. Which is cool, but not the turner library plus janus library nearly nonstop excellence that i had prematurely imagined

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:46 (five years ago) link

I have a Hulu subscription and honestly never watched a single Criterion title. The ones I want, I just buy.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:00 (five years ago) link

I was excited when I thought this was gonna be criterion + old Hollywood tcm stuff. The latter element was critical for me. If it's criterion + buffet of other stuff then no.

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:18 (five years ago) link

Yeah, that's a bummer. I figured $99 was a no brainer but if it's Criterion plus some random rotating films I don't know.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 October 2016 13:53 (five years ago) link

basically i would pay... let's see... $15 a month for some reasonable fascimile of access to TCM's programming without having to have fucking cable tv

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:55 (five years ago) link

aw man. I too was pretty stoked for the TCM+Criterion version of this.

DOCTOR CAISNO, BYCREATIVELABBUS (Doctor Casino), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:59 (five years ago) link

This weird in-between time where the biggest events still happen on old-fashioned cable TV, the "prestige" TEH DISCOURSE TV shows are on Netflix, film is either exploded across multiple competing streaming services or iTunes rental downloads that disappear after 24 hours or totally unavailable, video stores are rare — is totally excruciating.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 14:04 (five years ago) link

whiney otm, i feel a deep nostalgia for, like, 2008-2010, when a full decade of DVD production had led to lot of foreign/classic/arthouse stuff to be available, and Netflix was still in the business of providing just about any DVD that got produced.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:00 (five years ago) link

Like, the fact that we let this happen is ridiculous:

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:04 (five years ago) link

maybe i just wasn't reading the early filmstruck announcements carefully, but it seems like everyone i know was expecting it to have a major focus on classic hollywood, given tcm's involvement. My guess is that getting streaming rights to that old hollywood stuff is probably just insanely complicated and, from a business perspective, not worth the investment of time and resources. Still disappointing though.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:06 (five years ago) link

I've never watched any Criterions on Hulu but that's because their interface is such a disaster - you don't know what's streaming in HD, there's no easy way to sort the entire Criterion list, etc. Higher hopes for this, though I'm a lot less inclined toward a burning need to watch Truffaut than when I was 23.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:30 (five years ago) link

Their interface/searching/tagging/credits is all pretty awful in comparison to Netflix and even Amazon Prime. That said, damn I'm gonna have to rush out some screenings before they leave. Better get Lady Snowblood queued up.

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 17:17 (five years ago) link

The FAQ has changed to specify that only 4th-gen Apple TV will support this, so me and my 3rd-gen box are out of luck. I'll have to load a film on my iMac and push it to the tv with Airplay.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:25 (five years ago) link

With airplay/casting, does it make a difference if you're casting from a phone vs. a computer?

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 20:34 (five years ago) link

(I think my Apple TV is second generation...)

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 20:34 (five years ago) link

I honestly don't know. That time David Lynch cussed traumatized me so bad I've never tried watching film or video on my phone.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:39 (five years ago) link

sad trombone

Hello film fans:

We want to share some news that the launch of FilmStruck is delayed until November as we work to complete a seamless and easy registration process for subscribers.

Just like the final stages of completing a film, this additional time will allow us to put the finishing touches on FilmStruck in order to bring you a premium service with beautifully curated content and the largest streaming library of world-renowned arthouse, indie, cult and foreign films. Rest assured, we're working hard to bring you the high-quality streaming movie service you've been waiting for.

Thank you for both your patience and your enthusiastic interest in FilmStruck.

The FilmStruck Team

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:47 (five years ago) link

At this point they should wait until the Hulu contract for the Criterions expires.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:51 (five years ago) link

Yep. I wasn't planning on starting any free trial until everything was available.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:58 (five years ago) link

Looks like the Criterions are up with an 11-day overlap with Hulu. Seeing a lot of fussing on the Facebook page about errors while setting up payment.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 16:34 (five years ago) link

Anyone start using this yet? Any thoughts (apart from the still unavailable (?) Criterions?

Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 00:29 (five years ago) link

I'm in, just getting the apps installed now. I need a tivo app! Apple and Amazon will do for now.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:21 (five years ago) link

Sound like it's worth waiting a few weeks for them to get all the bugs worked out

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:24 (five years ago) link

Not available on Roku til Jan so nope for a while. Also copy on their site suggested that virtually all Criterions wd be available but several that I've searched for are not (incl All That Jazz, ugh)

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:27 (five years ago) link

They have someone responding to comments on Facebook, putting on the shiny happy face but being really vague with specific questions.

Some Guy Named Dave: Your Criterion selection seems to be quite limited. Are you ever going to offer the same number of Criterion titles as Hulu - over 900?

FilmStruck: Hi Dave, on the #CriterionChannel side you will find the largest selection of Criterion releases available to stream

Me: That doesn't really answer the question that was asked...

FilmStruck: #CriterionChannel has the largest Criterion selection available streaming, more than was ever available elsewhere.

Me: Ozu on Hulu: 30 features, 2 shorts and a trailer
Ozu on Filmstruck: looks like 18 features

Filmstruck: (crickets)

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:41 (five years ago) link

Huh, why would it have less than Hulu does? That doesn't make any sense to me. I did notice through a cursory search that they had at least two titles not on Hulu (Godard's Every Man for Himself and Yang's A Brighter Summer Day), so I was hopeful that maybe it had more than Hulu.

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:14 (five years ago) link

It doesn't have all the Oshima titles that are currently on Hulu either

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:15 (five years ago) link

I'm hoping they're still loading up the buffet table. They have quite a few things that aren't on Hulu -- Blood Simple, that JFK documentary stuff. They got The Killing of a Chinese Bookie back, which disappeared from Hulu a year or more ago.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:19 (five years ago) link

I'm hopeful too, though the way filmstruck has been marketed and rolled out has dampened my expectations all around

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:22 (five years ago) link

Even Criterion doesn't have the rights to all the Criterions anymore

Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:05 (five years ago) link

yeah, otm, and i'm sure there are a number of criterions that got dvd release, but where they never had streaming rights. the more i search around on filmstruck the more i think that WilliamC is probably right that they're still adding movies to the service.

intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:10 (five years ago) link

hm. no amazon app even!

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 16:49 (five years ago) link

TBF, this is the day where they're going nuts with the press.

the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:38 (five years ago) link

Have been watching all the French New Wave films and all the French New Wave shorts. Coming to the realization that the main subject of the New Wave was young men trying to bed flighty or indifferent young women.

Josefa, Friday, 4 February 2022 20:55 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

March 2022 titles:

The Age of Innocence, Martin Scorsese, 1993
Aferim!, Radu Jude, 2015
Amour, Michael Haneke, 2012 *
An American Tragedy, Josef von Sternberg, 1931
Arabian Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974
Arrebato, Iván Zulueta, 1979
August at Akiko’s, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2018
The Balcony, Joseph Strick, 1963
The Band Wagon, Vincente Minnelli, 1953
The Bank Dick, Edward F. Cline, Ralph Ceder, 1940
The Boys in the Band, William Friedkin, 1970
Boys Don’t Cry, Kimberly Peirce, 1999
Bull Durham, Ron Shelton, 1988
The Canterbury Tales, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972
The Celebration, Thomas Vinterberg, 1998
The Cheat, George Abbott, 1931
The Children’s Hour, William Wyler, 1961
Cockaboody, Faith Hubley, John Hubley, 1974
The Cocoanuts, Joseph Santley and Robert Florey, 1929
The Cool Lakes of Death, Nouchka van Brakel, 1982
The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2007 *
The Debut, Nouchka van Brakel, 1977
The Decameron, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971
A Dedicated Life, Kazuo Hara, 1994
Design for Living, Ernst Lubitsch, 1933 *
The Devil Is Driving, Benjamin Stoloff, 1932
Eggs, Faith Hubley and John Hubley, 1971
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, Kazuo Hara, 1987
Eve’s Bayou, Kasi Lemmons, 1997 *
The Exit of the Trains, Radu Jude, 2020
Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974, Kazuo Hara, 1974
Goodbye CP, Kazuo Hara, 1972
The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964
Grandma’s House, Sophy Romvari, 2018
The Hat, Faith Hubley and John Hubley, 1964
Hot Saturday, William A. Seiter, 1932
I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Radu Jude, 2018
I Was a Simple Man, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2021
I’m No Angel, Wesley Ruggles, 1933
Il bell’Antonio, Mauro Bolognini, 1960
In a Better World, Susanne Bier, 2010 *
In Dog Years, Sophy Romvari, 2019
Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice, Bertrand Bonello, 2012
Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica, Peter Webber, 2019
International House, A. Edward Sutherland, 1933
It’s Always Fair Weather, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1955
It’s Him, Sophy Romvari, 2017
Jazz on a Summer’s Day, Bert Stern and Aram Avakian, 1959
Jinn, Nijla Mu’min, 2018
Jitterbugs, Malcolm St. Clair, 1943
Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream, Frank Beauvais, 2019
Keep Rolling, Lim Chung Man, 2020
Kiss and Make-Up, Harlan Thompson, 1934
Ladies’ Man, Lothar Mendes, 1931
Layover, on the Shore, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2009
The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006
Makoto: Or, Honesty, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2013
Mephisto, István Szabó, 1981
Merrily We Go to Hell, Dorothy Arzner, 1932
Million Dollar Legs, Edward F. Cline, 1932
Morocco, Josef von Sternberg, 1930
Murder at the Vanities, Mitchell Leisen, 1934
Murders in the Zoo, A. Edward Sutherland, 1933
Nine Behind, Sophy Romvari, 2016
No Man’s Land, Danis Tanović, 2001
Norman Norman, Sophy Romvari, 2018
Nowhere in Africa, Caroline Link, 2001 *
Obake, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2011
Occasionally, I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2016
Planet of the Apes, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968
Porcile, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969
Pumpkin Movie, Sophy Romvari, 2017
A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961
Remembrance of József Romvári, Sophy Romvari, 2020
Scarred Hearts, Radu Jude, 2016
Seasons, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, 2015
Sennan Asbestos Disaster, Kazuo Hara, 2016
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi, 2011 *
Sign o’ the Times, Prince, 1987
The Slipper and the Rose, Bryan Forbes, 1976
The Song Remains the Same, Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, 1976
Soul Power, Jeff Levy-Hinte, 2008 *
a still place, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2020
Still Processing, Sophy Romvari, 2020
Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme, 1984
Suddenly, Honolulu, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2015
Suddenly, Honolulu, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2016
Tall Time Tales, Faith Hubley, 1992
Tea and Sympathy, Vincente Minnelli, 1956
These Three, William Wyler, 1936
This Day and Age, Cecil B. DeMille, 1933
This Is the Night, Frank Tuttle, 1932
Thriller, Sally Potter, 1979
Torch Singer, George Somnes, Alexander Hall, 1933
Trouble in Paradise, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932
Uppercase Print, Radu Jude, 2020
Urbanissimo, Faith Hubley, John Hubley, 1967
The Virtuous Sin, Louis J. Gasnier and George Cukor, 1930
Wattstax, Mel Stuart, 1973
We’re Leaving, Zachary Treitz, 2011
Windy Day, John Hubley, 1968
Witch Madness, Faith Hubley, 2000
The Witches, Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, and Luchino Visconti, 1967
Without You I’m Nothing, John Boskovich, 1990
A Woman Like Eve, Nouchka van Brakel, 1979
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Vittorio De Sica, 1963
Zuckerkandl!, John Hubley, 1968

Bundles, features, etc:

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:25 (four months ago) link

Cool. All those Radu Jude's to help me with my post-pom Romanian.

Solaris Ocean Blue (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:28 (four months ago) link

Still wondering if I should binge watch a few of the Godards that are about to leave.

Solaris Ocean Blue (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:29 (four months ago) link

Whoa, Extreme Private Eros. That one's wild.

Chris L, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 19:16 (four months ago) link

Kind of curious about The Cool Lakes of Death, which is also playing theatrically right now at NYC’s Metrograph.

Josefa, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 19:24 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

April 2022 titles:

3 Bad Men, John Ford, 1926
Aar paar, Guru Dutt, 1954
Accident, Joseph Losey, 1967
Across 110th Street, Barry Shear, 1972
Adam, Maryam Touzani, 2019
Baaz, Guru Dutt, 1953
Balikbayan, Larilyn Sanchez and Riza Manalo, 2004
Barrier Device, Grace Lee, 2002
Baxter, Vera Baxter, Marguerite Duras, 1977
Be Pretty and Shut Up!, Delphine Seyrig, 1981
The Betrayal, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath, 2008
Black Belt Jones, Robert Clouse, 1974
Black Caesar, Larry Cohen, 1973
The Black Watch, John Ford, 1929
Blue Velvet, David Lynch, 1986
Bodies in Dissent, Ufuoma Essi, 2021
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Driver, 2017*
Born Reckless, John Ford, 1930
Bring Down the Walls, Phil Collins, 2020
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson, Robert Altman, 1976
Cavite, Ian Gamazon, Neill Dela Llana, 2005
The Chambermaid, Lila Avilés, 2018
Chaudhvin ka chand, M. Sadiq, 1960
Colma: The Musical, Richard Wong, 2006
Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971
Deep Blues, Robert Mugge, 1992
A Demonstration, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, 2020
Doctor Bull, John Ford, 1933
A Doll’s House, Joseph Losey, 1973
First Person Plural, Deann Borshay Liem, 2000
Four Sons, John Ford, 1928
France, Bruno Dumont, 2021
Friday Foster, Arthur Marks, 1975
Going Home, Hung Nguyen, 2006
The Hawks and the Sparrows, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966
A Hell of a Note, Eagle Pennell, 1977
How Green Was My Valley, John Ford, 1941
I Was Born, But . . . , Roddy Bogawa, 2004
In Between Days, So Yong Kim, 2006
In Search of Guru Dutt, Nasreen Munni Kabir, 1989
In Space, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, 2009
India Song, Marguerite Duras, 1975
J.D.’s Revenge, Arthur Marks, 1976
Jane Eyre, Robert Young, 1997
Journey from the Fall, Ham Tran, 2006
Judge Priest, John Ford, 1934
Paper Flowers, Guru Dutt, 1959
Kentucky Pride, John Ford, 1925
The King of Texas, René Pinnell, Claire Huie, 2008
Last Night at the Alamo, Eagle Pennell, 1983
The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971
Last Year at Marienbad, Alain Resnais, 1961
Letter From Your Far-Off Country, Suneil Sanzgiri, 2020
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, John Huston, 1972
Loose Corner, Anita Thacher, 1986
Maat, Fox Maxy, 2020
Mamartuile, Alejandro Saevich, 2017
Man Hunt, Fritz Lang, 1941
Melting Snow, Janah Elise Cox, 2021
Men Without Women, John Ford, 1930
The Milky Way, Luis Buñuel, 1969
Ministry of Fear, Fritz Lang, 1944
Mr. & Mrs. ’55, Guru Dutt, 1955
my favorite software is being here, Alison Nguyen, 2021
My Worst Nightmare, Anne Fontaine, 2011
A New England Document, Che Applewhaite, 2020
Original Gangstas, Fred Williamson and Larry Cohen, 1996
Pilgrimage, John Ford, 1933
Pirated!, Hoang Tan Nguyen, 2000
Punching at the Sun, Tanuj Chopra, 2006
Pyaasa, Guru Dutt, 1957
Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog, Yoichi Sai, 2004
Reckless Eyeballing, Christopher Harris, 2004
Refugee, Spencer Nakasako, 2003
The Robe, Henry Koster, 1953
Sahib bibi aur ghulam, Abrar Alvi, 1962
Sangam, Prashant Bhargava, 2004
Saving Face, Alice Wu, 2004*
Seven Women, Seven Sins, Maxi Cohen, Laurence Gavron, Bette Gordon, Helke Sander, Ulrike Ottinger, Chantal Akerman, and Valie Export, 1986
Shaft’s Big Score!, Gordon Parks, 1972
Steamboat Round the Bend, John Ford, 1935
Sugar Hill, Paul Maslansky, 1974
Summer of the Serpent, Kimi Takesue, 2004
Thomasine and Bushrod, Gordon Parks Jr., 1974
Three the Hard Way, Gordon Parks Jr., 1974
Thriller, Sally Potter, 1980
Through the Night, Loira Limbal, 2020
Tobacco Road, John Ford, 1941
Top of the Heap, Christopher St. John, 1972
Trouble Man, Ivan Dixon, 1972
Truck Turner, Jonathan Kaplan, 1974
Two Sons and a River of Blood, Amber Bemak and Angelo Madsen Minax, 2021
What Price Glory, John Ford, 1952
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2021
The Whole Shootin’ Match, Eagle Pennell, 1978
Windowbreaker, Tze Chun, 2006
The World Moves On, John Ford, 1934
Young Mr. Lincoln, John Ford, 1939
**Available in the U.S. only

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Friday, 25 March 2022 19:42 (three months ago) link

Looks like the other 2021 Ryusuke Hamaguchi will reach me first.

Is The Hawks and the Sparrows worth a watch?

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Friday, 25 March 2022 20:53 (three months ago) link

Guru Dutt? My prayers have been answered! Maybe too late though.

The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 March 2022 20:51 (two months ago) link

Delphine Seyrig? Be still my beating heart.

The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 March 2022 20:53 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

watched Hamaguchi's Asako I & II on the Criterion Channel since it will be discontinued at the end of April. It is a lovely film

"what a filthy river"

"but - it's beautiful"

Dan S, Thursday, 21 April 2022 00:35 (two months ago) link

need to do that as well. That and Happy Hour too I think. Also the Iranian film The Separation.

Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:10 (two months ago) link

Most if not all the Sirk they have.

Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:23 (two months ago) link

Happy Hour is 5 1/2 hours long, I have it on 2 dvds, watched it in segments, really loved it

A Separation is fantastic and also worth watching

Dan S, Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:24 (two months ago) link

Thanks. Asako I & II is also on MUBI with no hint of it going away (although maybe the alert will happen in a few days who knows) so maybe I should finally sit down and watch Happy Hour first.

Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:29 (two months ago) link

Just looked at the MUBI expiry list *sigh*

Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 02:04 (two months ago) link

The Separation was great, I remember
Hmm I should jump on Asako before it goes, i don't have Mubi

Nhex, Thursday, 21 April 2022 03:12 (two months ago) link

May 2022 titles:

night, Mother, Tom Moore, 1986*
A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater, 2006
Abar, the First Black Superman, Frank Packard, 1977
Action in the North Atlantic, Lloyd Bacon, 1943
The Alchemist Cookbook, Joel Potrykus, 2016
Another Day at the Office, Richard Linklater, 2019
Ape, Joel Potrykus, 2012
Banana Split, Kip Fulbeck, 1991
Bernie, Richard Linklater, 2011*
The Big Knife, Robert Aldrich, 1955
Bittersweet Survival, J. T. Takagi and Christine Choy, 1982
Bontoc Eulogy, Marlon Fuentes, 1995
Buzzard, Joel Potrykus, 2014
Charade, Stanley Donen, 1963
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Robert Altman, 1982
Coonskin, Ralph Bakshi, 1975
A Cry in the Dark, Fred Schepisi, 1988
The Dead, John Huston, 1987
Dolemite, D’Urville Martin, 1975
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, Gabe Klinger, 2013
Down a Dark Stairwell, Ursula Liang, 2020
Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, 2020
Falling in Love, Ulu Grosbard, 1984
A Family Portrait, Joseph Pierce, 2009
A Few Miles South, Ben Pearce, 2021
Fire Ted Cruz, Richard Linklater, 2018
Five Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat and ‎Guy Davidi, 2011
Frances, Graeme Clifford, 1982
Fresh Kill, Shu Lea Cheang, 1994
From Spikes to Spindles, Christine Choy, 1976
The Hard Way, Vincent Sherman, 1943
Heads I Win/Tails You Lose, Richard Linklater, 1991
High Sierra, Raoul Walsh, 1941*
History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige, Rea Tajiri, 1991
Hold Back the Dawn, Mitchell Leisen, 1941
Homes Apart: Korea, J.T. Takagi & Christine Choy, 1991
Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach, Richard Linklater, 2008
The Jackie Robinson Story, Alfred E. Green, 1950*
Kelly Loves Tony, Spencer Nakasako, 1998
The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese, 1978
Le navire Night, Marguerite Duras, 1979
Live from Shiva’s Dance Floor, Richard Linklater, 2003
Lord Shango, Ray Marsh, 1975
Lust for Gold, S. Sylvan Simon, 1949
The Man I Love, Raoul Walsh, 1947
Marguerite as She Was, Dominique Auvray, 2003
Me and Orson Welles, Richard Linklater, 2008*
Melons (At a Loss), Patty Chang, 1998
Mississippi Triangle, Christine Choy, Worth Long, and Allan Siegel, 1983
A Monkey in Winter, Henri Verneuil, 1962
Moontide, Archie Mayo, 1942
Murphy’s Romance, Martin Ritt, 1985
The Newton Boys, Richard Linklater, 1998
Out of the Fog, Anatole Litvak, 1941
The Parallax View, Alan J. Pakula, 1974
Peter and the Farm, Tony Stone, 2016
Peter Ibbetson, Henry Hathaway, 1935
Petey Wheatstraw, Cliff Roquemore, 1977
Picture Bride, Kayo Hatta, 1994*
The Point, Fred Wolf, 1971
Radiance, Naomi Kawase, 2017*
Raggedy Man, Jack Fisk, 1981*
Relaxer, Joel Potrykus, 2018
Resurrection, Daniel Petrie, 1980*
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, Louis Black and Karen Bernstein, 2016
Sally’s Beauty Spot, Helen Lee, 1990
Sea in the Blood, Richard Fung, 2000
The Sea Wolf, Michael Curtiz, 1941
Shopping for Fangs, Quentin Lee and Justin Lin, 1997
Something Wild, Jonathan Demme, 1986
Still the Water, Naomi Kawase, 2014
Strawberry Fields, Rea Tajiri, 1997
SubUrbia, Richard Linklater, 1996
Surname Viet Given Name Nam, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, 1989
Sweet Bean, Naomi Kawase, 2015
Tape, Richard Linklater, 2001
Terminal USA, Jon Moritsugu, 1993
The Trained Chinese Tongue, Laurie Wen, 1994
The Trouble With Angels, Ida Lupino, 1966
They Drive by Night, Raoul Walsh, 1940
Thing from the Factory by the Field, Joel Potrykus, 2022
Trick Baby, Larry Yust, 1972*
True Mothers, Naomi Kawase, 2020
Violets Are Blue . . . , Jack Fisk, 1986
Voices of the Morning, Meena Nanji, 1992
Wait Until Dark, Terence Young, 1967
While the City Sleeps, Fritz Lang, 1956
Willie Dynamite, Gilbert Moses, 1973*
Woman in Hiding, Michael Gordon, 1950*
Women’s Prison, Lewis Seiler, 1955
Yentl, Barbra Streisand, 1983

**Available in the U.S. only

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Friday, 22 April 2022 02:54 (two months ago) link

Yay for Le Navire Night (Duras). I skipped seeing it in the theatre because of Covid.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 22 April 2022 05:10 (two months ago) link

Finally got a foothold into Happy Hour.

H.R. MacGufnstuf (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:25 (two months ago) link

Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy was a great film, that dude's had an annus mirabilis last year for sure.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:34 (two months ago) link

Yeah, it is a lovely film.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 April 2022 00:26 (two months ago) link

Gotta say the app doesn’t do a good job of remembering my place.

H.R. MacGufnstuf (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 April 2022 14:53 (two months ago) link

In the Happy Hour home stretch. One thing I gotta say is there are so many great reaction shots of the ladies, especially during and after the reading.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 April 2022 01:44 (one month ago) link

And just now I watched A Separation.

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 01:35 (one month ago) link

Maybe some Guru Dutt next

Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 02:14 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

June 2022 titles:

Anything Goes, Lewis Milestone, 1936
Atlantis, Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2019
Babes in Arms, Busby Berkeley, 1939
Beauty and the Beast, Christophe Gans, 2014
Body Heat, Lawrence Kasdan, 1981
Chameleon Street, Wendell B. Harris Jr., 1989
Chamisso’s Shadow, Ulrike Ottinger, 2016
Charlatan, Agnieszka Holland, 2020
Children, Terence Davies, 1976
A Chorus Line, Richard Attenborough, 1985
Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988
Circumstance, Maryam Keshavarz, 2011
Cleopatra Jones, Jack Starrett, 1973
The Clock, Vincente Minnelli, 1945
The Darkside, Warwick Thornton, 2013
Death and Transfiguration, Terence Davies, 1983
The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Davies, 2011 *
Distant Voices, Still Lives, Terence Davies, 1988 *
Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press, Ulrike Ottinger, 1984
Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder, 1944
Easter Parade, Charles Walters, 1948
Fannie’s Film, Fronza Woods, 1982
Fire Music, Tom Surgal, 2018
Five Graves to Cairo, Billy Wilder, 1943
For Me and My Gal, Busby Berkeley, 1942
A Foreign Affair, Billy Wilder, 1948
Forbidden Planet, Fred M. Wilcox, 1956
Foxy Brown, Jack Hill, 1974
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Howard Hawks, 1953
Girl Crazy, Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley, 1943
The Gospel of Eureka, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, 2018
Green Bush, Warwick Thornton, 2005
Hansel and Gretel, Len Talan, 1987
The Harvey Girls, George Sidney, 1946
Head On, Ana Kokkinos, 1998
The Hole, Tsai Ming-liang, 1998*
In the Good Old Summertime, Buster Keaton and Robert Z. Leonard, 1949
Joan of Arc of Mongolia, Ulrike Ottinger, 1989
Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete, 2020*
Keyboard Fantasies, Posy Dixon, 2019 *
Killing Time, Fronza Woods, 1979
Laocoon & Sons, Tabea Blumenschein and Ulrike Ottinger, 1975
Lilting, Hong Khaou, 2014
The Longest Day, Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki, 1962
The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder, 1945
Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, Ulrike Ottinger, 1977
Madonna and Child, Terence Davies, 1980
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Mouly Surya, 2017
Meet Me in St. Louis, Vincente Minnelli, 1944
Mimi, Warwick Thornton, 2002
Nana, Warwick Thornton, 2007
The Neon Bible, Terence Davies, 1995
Of Time and the City, Terence Davies, 2008 *
Owd Bob, Rodney Gibbons, 1998
Paris Calligrammes, Ulrike Ottinger, 2020
The Pirate, Vincente Minnelli, 1948
The Poseidon Adventure, Ronald Neame, 1972
Prater, Ulrike Ottinger, 2007
Presenting Lily Mars, Norman Taurog, 1943
A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies, 2016 *
’Round Midnight, Bertrand Tavernier, 1986
Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, 2009
Seconds, John Frankenheimer, 1966
Stud Life, Campbell Ex, 2012
Summer Stock, Charles Walters, 1950
Sweet Country, Warwick Thornton, 2017
Taiga, Ulrike Ottinger, 1992
Victor and Victoria, Reinhold Schünzel, 1933
Zero Patience, John Greyson, 1993 *
Ziegfeld Girl, Robert Z. Leonard, 1941

Features, bundles, departments --

If you were really hard core, you'd have thrown a full bottle (WmC), Friday, 20 May 2022 12:41 (one month ago) link

Terence Davies, nice. Definitely also want to check out Chameleon Street, the Karen Dalton and free jazz docs, and 'Round Midnight.

Chris L, Friday, 20 May 2022 13:52 (one month ago) link

That is a pride month and a half

Eggs Benedick (Eric H.), Friday, 20 May 2022 15:03 (one month ago) link

I was astonished for a split second when I read “The Clock”…

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 20 May 2022 15:07 (one month ago) link

I like that they seem to be continuously adding things to the Beyond Blaxploitation collection

seeing Body Heat I briefly wondered if they were actually doing my You Must Remember This tie-in idea in time to coincide with possibly the least likely series for them to do that with

rob, Friday, 20 May 2022 15:10 (one month ago) link

Pre-code Paramount is a treat

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 26 May 2022 04:12 (four weeks ago) link

Never seen any Davies, looking forward to that. And happily watch Foreign Affair, my favourite Wilder movie, yet again

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 26 May 2022 08:17 (four weeks ago) link

It's a good one, even though the lead is kind of weird, as discussed in the Cameron Crowe book.

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:39 (four weeks ago) link

But really came to post that I just watched Synonyms before it left, by the always interesting Nadav Lapid.

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:41 (four weeks ago) link

I have not seen A Foreign Affair! Inexplicably hard to find on video, DVD, YouTube...

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:51 (four weeks ago) link

Some great musical numbers - with Friedrich Hollaender! Jean Arthur is a little problematic, maybe, one of her nervous latter day performances, although some might disagree.

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:21 (four weeks ago) link

She's never persuaded me: an unexciting mix of the coy and the cute.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:22 (four weeks ago) link

Not even in stuff like The More the Merrier?

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:31 (four weeks ago) link

I tolerate her. She's the least interesting performer in Only Angels Have Wings.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:32 (four weeks ago) link

It's fine. Many people (like Orson Welles) can't stand Irene Dunne.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:32 (four weeks ago) link

Agree she's not A-list but I love her in History is Made at Night

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:44 (four weeks ago) link

Not A-list!?

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:47 (four weeks ago) link

Is this a place where we can solicit recommendations for the criteria streaming platform? Or is that elsewhere

calstars, Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:21 (four weeks ago) link

Believe this is exactly the place for that.

20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:22 (four weeks ago) link

One of my favorite discoveries has been Tom Noonan's What Happened Was... one of the most effective movies I've seen about possibly being too idiosyncratic to form a connection with anybody. Obviously a big influence on Charlie Kaufman but not as overbearing as he can be.

Chris L, Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:36 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Gonna have to resub to Criterion

Today's the day: Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s (@WendellBHarris2) audacious dark comedy CHAMELEON STREET (1989)—a rediscovered masterpiece of American independent filmmaking—is now playing exclusively on @criterionchannl! You're not going to want to miss this.

— Criterion Collection (@Criterion) June 14, 2022

papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 15 June 2022 02:26 (one week ago) link

July 2022 titles:

a.k.a. Cassius Clay, Jim Jacobs, 1970
Accused of Murder, Joseph Kane, 1956
Adoption, Márta Mészáros, 1975
Africa on the Seine, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra and Mamadou Sarr, 1955
Ahed’s Knee, Nadav Lapid, 2021
Air Doll, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2009
All Dogs Go to Heaven, Don Bluth, 1989
And Now Miguel, Joseph Krumgold, 1953
Bad Day at Black Rock, John Sturges, 1955*
The Badlanders, Delmer Daves, 1958*
Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, 2013*
Before Sunrise, Richard Linklater, 1995
Before Sunset, Richard Linklater, 2004
Birago Diop, conteur, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1981
Black Widow, Nunnally Johnson, 1954
Blow-Ball, Márta Mészáros, 1964
The Bravados, Henry King, 1958
By the Time It Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016
The Champ, King Vidor, 1931
Champion, Mark Robson, 1949
Days of Wine and Roses, Blake Edwards, 1962
Desert Fury, Lewis Allen, 1947
Destry Rides Again, George Marshall, 1939
Dziga and His Brothers, Evgeny Tsymbal, 2002
Experiment in Terror, Blake Edwards, 1962
Fat City, John Huston, 1972
Foreign Intrigue, Sheldon Reynolds, 1956
Gentleman Jim, Raoul Walsh, 1942
The Great Race, Blake Edwards, 1965
The Gunfighter, Henry King, 1950
Hammer, Bruce D. Clark, 1972
The Harder They Fall, Mark Robson, 1956
He Laughed Last, Blake Edwards, 1956
Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, 2001
Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Alexander Hall, 1941
House of Bamboo, Samuel Fuller, 1955
I Died a Thousand Times, Stuart Heisler, 1955*
Iba N’Diaye, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1982
The Image You Missed, Dónal Foreman, 2018
In Old Chicago, Henry King, 1938
Inferno, Roy Ward Baker, 1953
A Kiss Before Dying, Gerd Oswald, 1956
Lamb, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1964
Leave Her to Heaven, John M. Stahl, 1945
Lemon, Janicza Bravo, 2017*
Lure of the Wilderness, Jean Negulesco, 1952
Man of the West, Anthony Mann, 1958
Matilda, Daniel Mann, 1978
Mississippi Masala, Mira Nair, 1991
Môl, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1966
Museum Hours, Jem Cohen, 2012
A Nation Is Born, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1961
Niagara, Henry Hathaway, 1953
Party Girl, Nicholas Ray, 1958
Peter & the Wolf, Suzie Templeton, 2006
Petition, Zhao Liang, 2009
Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972
Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese, 1980
Requiem for a Heavyweight, Ralph Nelson, 1962
The Ring, Alfred Hitchcock, 1927
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story, Dan Klores and Ron Berger, 2005
The River’s Edge, Allan Dwan, 1957
Scaffold, Kazik Radwanski, 2017
The Set-Up, Robert Wise, 1949
Shaft, Gordon Parks, 1971
Somebody Up There Likes Me, Robert Wise, 1956
The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Henry King, 1952
The Song of Bernadette, Henry King, 1943
State Fair, Henry King, 1933
Sunset Song, Terence Davies, 2015
Swamp Water, Jean Renoir, 1941
That’s Life!, Blake Edwards, 1986
Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made, Mika Kaurismäki, 1994
Twelve O’Clock High, Henry King, 1949
Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards, 1982
Walker, Alex Cox, 1987
Western, Valeska Grisebach, 2017
The Winning of Barbara Worth, Henry King, 1926
*Available in the U.S. only

WmC, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:02 (four days ago) link

Ahed’s Knee? Wow, that was quick!

Ride into the Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:05 (four days ago) link

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