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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

Belladonna! Nice.

Nhex, Sunday, 27 June 2021 04:59 (five months ago) link

four weeks pass...

August 2021 titles:

Abigail Harm, Lee Isaac Chung, 2012
Across the Pacific, ​​John Huston, 1942
The African Queen, John Huston, 1951
American Hunger, Ephraim Asili, 2013
Amores perros, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2000
Annie, John Huston, 1982
The Asphalt Jungle, John Huston, 1950**
Bestiaire, Denis Côté, 2012
The Big Chill, Lawrence Kasdan, 1983
Blessed Land, Pham Ngoc Lan, 2019
Bombshell, Victor Fleming, 1933
Boris Without Béatrice, ​​Denis Côté, 2016
Braguino, Clément Cogitore, 2017
Buchanan Rides Alone, Budd Boetticher, 1958
​​​​. . . But Then, She’s Betty Carter, Michelle Parkerson, 1980
China Seas, Tay Garnett, 1935
Comanche Station, Budd Boetticher, 1960
Conceiving Ada, Lynn Hershman Leeson, 1997
The Dead, John Huston, 1987
Decision at Sundown, Budd Boetticher, 1957
The Devil’s Harmony, Dylan Holmes Williams, 2019
Dinner at Eight, George Cukor, 1933**
Disintegration 93-96, Miko Revereza, 2017
Distancing, Miko Revereza, 2019
Dustin, Naïla Guiguet, 2020
Duvidha, Mani Kaul, 1973
The End of Suffering (A Proposal), Jacqueline Lentzou, 2020
Fat City, John Huston, 1972
Fluid Frontiers, Ephraim Asili, 2017
Forged Ways, Ephraim Asili, 2010
Freud, John Huston, 1962**
The Girl from Missouri, Jack Conway, 1934
Gloria Mundi, Nikos Papatakis, 1976
Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Joseph Camp, 1983
Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, John Huston, 1957
Hella Trees, Ayo Akingbade, 2020
Hold Your Man, Sam Wood, 1933
I Signed the Petition, Mahdi Fleifel, 2018
The Inheritance, Ephraim Asili, 2020
In This Our Life, John Huston, 1942
Key Largo, John Huston, 1948
Kindah, Ephraim Asili, 2016
Kings of Pastry, Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, 2009
La piscine, Jacques Deray, 1969
La revue des revues, Joe Francis, 1927
Landscape Suicide, James Benning, 1987
Les abysses, Nikos Papatakis, 1963
Let There Be Light, John Huston, 1946
Libeled Lady, Jack Conway, 1936
Lizard, Akinola Davies, 2020
Lore, Cate Shortland, 2012
Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier, 2015
Lucky Life, Lee Isaac Chung, 2010
The Man Who Would Be King, John Huston, 1975
Many Thousands Gone, Ephraim Asili, 2015
The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady, Gabriel Abrantes, 2019
Mizaru, Sudarshan Suresh, 2019
Moby Dick, John Huston, 1956
Moonstruck, Norman Jewison, 1987
Moulin Rouge, John Huston, 1952
Moving, Adinah Dancyger, 2019
Munyurangabo, Lee Isaac Chung, 2007
The Night of the Iguana, John Huston, 1964
No Data Plan, Miko Revereza, 2019
Odds nd Ends, Michelle Parkerson, 1993
One Day Before the Rainy Season, Mani Kaul, 1971
Our Daily Bread, Mani Kaul, 1969
Personal Property, W.S. Van Dyke, 1937
The Phantom of the Monastery, Fernando de Fuentes, 1934
The Photograph, Nikos Papatakis, 1986
Princesse Tam-Tam, Edmond T. Gréville, 1935
Reckless, Victor Fleming, 1935
Red Dust, Victor Fleming, 1932
Red-Headed Woman, Jack Conway, 1932
Reflections in a Golden Eye, John Huston, 1967
Ride Lonesome, Budd Boetticher, 1959
Riffraff, J. Walter Ruben, 1936
Saratoga, Jack Conway, 1937
The Secret of NIMH, Don Bluth, 1982
Seven Men from Now, Budd Boetticher, 1956
The Shooting, Monte Hellman, 1966
Siren of the Tropics, Mario Nalpas, 1927
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Martin Ritt, 1965
Sticker, Georgi Unkovski, 2019
Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box, Michelle Parkerson, 1987
Strange Culture, Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2007
Suzy, George Fitzmaurice, 1936
The Tall T, Budd Boetticher, 1957
Teknolust, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, 2002
The Sepherds of Calamity, Nikos Papatakis, 1967
Thelma, Joachim Trier, 2017
Ticket of No Return, Ulrike Ottinger, 1979
Time Bandits, Terry Gilliam, 1981
To the Ends of the Earth, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2019
Top Spin, Mina T. Son and Sara Newens, 2014
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Denis Côté, 2013
Walking a Tightrope, Nikos Papatakis, 1991
A Walk with Love and Death, John Huston, 1969
Wife vs. Secretary, Clarence Brown, 1936
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Pedro Almodóvar, 1988**
Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2008
Zou Zou, Marc Allégret, 1934

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Monday, 26 July 2021 19:54 (four months ago) link

i've had "fat city" on my "to-watch" list for a while

na (NA), Monday, 26 July 2021 19:58 (four months ago) link

I almost went to B&N to buy La Piscine yesterday, glad I held off.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Monday, 26 July 2021 20:05 (four months ago) link

I'd really like to know why The Asphalt Jungle remains unairable in Canada (TCM never shows it here, even when it is on the US schedule). I've still never seen it.

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Monday, 26 July 2021 20:47 (four months ago) link

Huh, weird.

Is there a repository of knowledge somewhere to find out who owns home video and streaming rights to any particular film?

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Monday, 26 July 2021 22:06 (four months ago) link

Secret of Nimh, ha, interesting

Nhex, Monday, 26 July 2021 22:46 (four months ago) link

It's interesting to see which animated films they go with when that's one of their blind spots as far as their disc releases go. fantastic planet, watership down, some stop motion.

The Asphalt Jungle was the weakest film in that warner noir DVD set. (hard to compete with gun crazy and out of the past.) the huston i'm interested in seeing is The Dead which had a botched dvd release that was missing the first reel.

wasdnuos (abanana), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 17:06 (four months ago) link

oooh i love the secret of nimh!! that and the rescuers were my favorite dark/extremely sad cartoons as a kid. (i hadn't seen plague dogs yet)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 19:45 (four months ago) link

The Secret of Nimh scared me as a kid.

edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 20:31 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

September 2021 titles:

24 City, Jia Zhangke, 2008
Abel’s Island, Michael Sporn, 1988
Ace in the Hole, Billy Wilder, 1951
After Hours, Martin Scorsese, 1985
An Affair to Remember, Leo McCarey, 1957
Angel, Ernst Lubitsch, 1937
The Angel Levine, Ján Kadár, 1970
The Apartment, Billy Wilder, 1960
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, Ernst Lubitsch, 1938
Bonjour tristesse, Otto Preminger, 1958
Born to Win, Ivan Passer, 1971
Center Stage, Stanley Kwan, 1991
Chocolate Babies, Stephen Winter, 1996
Ciao! Manhattan, John Palmer, 1972
Citizenfour, Laura Poitras, 2014**
The Clock, Vincente Minnelli, 1945
The Crowd, King Vidor, 1928
Cluny Brown, Ernst Lubitsch, 1946
Crimson Gold, Jafar Panahi, 2003**
Da yie, Anthony Nti, 2019
Dark Days, Marc Singer, 2000
The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005
Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee, 1989
Downtown 81, Edo Bertoglio, 2000
Drifting Clouds, Aki Kaurismäki, 1996
Edward, My Son, George Cukor, 1949
The End of the Affair, Edward Dmytryk, 1955
Eye of the Devil, J. Lee Thompson, 1966
Fear of a Black Hat, Rusty Cundieff, 1993
Flowers of Shanghai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1998
Freedom Fields, Naziha Arebi, 2018
The Garment Jungle, Vincent Sherman, 1957
God Told Me To, Larry Cohen, 1976
Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, 1925
Heaven Can Wait, Ernst Lubitsch, 1943
The Hottest August, Brett Story, 2019
The Hucksters, Jack Conway, 1947
In the Cut, Jane Campion, 2003**
The Innocents, Jack Clayton, 1961
Jason and Shirley, Stephen Winter, 2015
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Tamra Davis, 2010
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc, Bruno Dumont, 2017
Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang, Walter Salles, 2014**
Joan of Arc,​​Bruno Dumont, 2019
Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., Leslie Harris, 1992
King of New York, Abel Ferrara, 1990
Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams, Ema Ryan Yamazaki, 2019
La Cage aux Folles, Edouard Molinaro, 1978
Lights in the Dusk, Aki Kaurismäki, 2006**
Little Fugitive, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, and Raymond Abrashkin, 1953
Little Murders, Alan Arkin, 1971
Los Sures, Diego Echeverria, 1984
maɬni—towards the ocean, towards the shore, Sky Hopinka, 2020
The Man Without a Past, Aki Kaurismäki, 2002
Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan, 2011
Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke, 2015**
Mr. Jealousy, Noah Baumbach, 1997
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Alan Rudolph, 1994
My Country, My Country, Laura Poitras, 2006
Ninotchka, Ernst Lubitsch, 1939
O’Say Can You See 1, Laura Poitras, 2011
O’Say Can You See 2, Laura Poitras, 2011
The Oath, Laura Poitras, 2010
Old Enough, Marisa Silver, 1984
On the Bowery, Lionel Rogosin, 1956
On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan, 1954
The Out-of-Towners, Arthur Hiller, 1970
The Panic in Needle Park, Jerry Schatzberg, 1971
The Perfect Candidate, Haifaa al-Mansour, 2019
Platform, Jia Zhangke, 2000
Point Blank, John Boorman, 1967
The Prisoner of Zenda, Richard Thorpe, 1952
Rhythm Thief, Matthew Harrison, 1994
The Rocket, Kim Mordaunt, 2013
A Royal Scandal, Otto Preminger and Ernst Lubitsch, 1945
Sabrina, Billy Wilder, 1954**
Smoke, Wayne Wang, 1995
Soup to Nuts, Benjamin Stoloff, 1930
The Squid and the Whale, Noah Baumbach, 2005**
Stalag 17, Billy Wilder, 1953
Stations of the Elevated, Manfred Kirchheimer, 1981
Still Life, Jia Zhangke, 2006
still/here, Christopher Harris, 2019
The Story of the Dancing Frog, Michael Sporn, 1989
The Story of Lovers Rock, Menelik Shabazz, 2011
The Sundowners, Fred Zinnemann, 1960
Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder, 1950
Super Fly, Gordon Parks Jr., 1972
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Joseph Sargent, 1974
Tea and Sympathy, Vincente Minnelli, 1956
That Uncertain Feeling, Ernst Lubitsch, 1941
Thief, Michael Mann, 1981
Time and Judgement, Menelik Shabazz, 1988
Titus, Julie Taymor, 1999
A Touch of Sin, Jia Zhangke, 2013**
Vacation from Marriage, Alexander Korda, 1945
Variety, Bette Gordon, 1983
West Side Story, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961
What Is a Woman?, Marin Håskjold, 2020
Wish You Were Here, David Leland, 1987
Working Girls, Lizzie Borden, 1986

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 20:16 (three months ago) link

Criterion Channel's "63-film salute to New York City" next month includes exactly zero films from Woody Allen. Interesting snapshot of where he's at, reputation-wise.

— Ryan Stewart (@crsryan) August 25, 2021

i carry the torch for disco inauthenticity (Eric H.), Wednesday, 25 August 2021 23:16 (three months ago) link

Excellent month.

Chris L, Thursday, 26 August 2021 02:55 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

October 2021 titles:

10 Rillington Place, Richard Fleischer, 1971
After Life, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998
Angst, Gerald Kargl, 1983
Arsenic and Old Lace, Frank Capra, 1944**
The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli, 1952
Bad Influence, Curtis Hanson, 1990
Beat Girl, Edmond T. Gréville, 1960
Beautiful Thing, Hettie MacDonald, 1996**
Between You and Milagros, Mariana Saffon, 2020
The Big Sky, Howard Hawks, 1952
The Black Cat, Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934
Black Christmas, Bob Clark, 1974
Blind Alley, Charles Vidor, 1939
Blood and Black Lace, Mario Bava, 1964
Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935
Bright Future, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2003
The Brotherhood, Martin Ritt, 1968
Bustin’ Loose, Oz Scott, 1981
The Anderson Tapes, Sidney Lumet, 1971
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, John Korty, 1974
Champion, Mark Robson, 1949
Chan Is Missing, Wayne Wang, 1982
Coffee and Cigarettes, Jim Jarmusch, 2003
Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Robert Altman, 1982
The Comedians, Peter Glenville, 1967
Coming Out Under Fire, Arthur Dong, 1994
Creature from the Black Lagoon, Jack Arnold, 1954
Creepy, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016
Cul-de-sac, Roman Polanski, 1966
The Day of the Jackal, Fred Zinnemann, 1973
Deadly Weapons, Doris Wishman, 1974
The Delta, Ira Sachs, 1996
Demon Seed, Donald Cammell, 1977
The Desperate Hours, William Wyler, 1955
Detective Story, William Wyler, 1951
Devil in a Blue Dress, Carl Franklin, 1995
The Devil’s Disciple, Guy Hamilton, 1959
Diary of a Mad Housewife, Frank Perry, 1970
Dillinger,​​John Milius, 1973
Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, Wayne Wang, 1985
Doctor X, ​​Michael Curtiz, 1932
Don’t Look Now, Nicolas Roeg, 1973
Double Agent 73, Doris Wishman, 1974
Dracula (Spanish-Language Version), George Melford, 1931
E•pis•to•lar•y: Letter to Jean Vigo, Lynne Sachs, 2021
Eat a Bowl of Tea, Wayne Wang, 1989
Escape from New York, John Carpenter, 1981
Family Fundamentals, Arthur Dong, 2002
A Father . . . A Son . . . Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lee Grant, 2005
Film About a Father Who, Lynne Sachs, 2020
The Fly, Kurt Neumann, 1958
Forbidden City, USA, Arthur Dong, 1989
From Hell, Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, 2001
From Here to Eternity, Fred Zinnemann, 1953
Girl Is Presence, Lynne Sachs and Anne Lesley Selcer, 2020
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Robert Ellis Miller, 1968
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton, 1986
Hollywood Chinese, Arthur Dong, 2007
I Walk Alone, Byron Haskin, 1947
In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks, 1967
Indecent Desires, Doris Wishman, 1968
Inside, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, 2007**
The Invisible Man, James Whale, 1933
Is Paris Burning?, René Clément, 1966
Island of Lost Souls, Erle C. Kenton, 1932
Jennifer’s Body, Karyn Kusama, 2009
Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa, 1980
The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Arthur Dong, 2015
Klute, Alan J. Pakula, 1971
The Last Happy Day, Lynne Sachs, 2009
Last Train from Gun Hill, John Sturges, 1959
Let Him Have It, Peter Medak, 1991
Let Me Die a Woman, ​​Doris Wishman, 1977
A Letter to Three Wives, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949
Licensed to Kill, Arthur Dong, 1997
Lonely Are the Brave, David Miller, 1962
The Love Parade, Ernst Lubitsch, 1929**
Lust for Life, Vincente Minnelli, 1956
Man on a Swing, Frank Perry, 1974
Maya at 24, Lynne Sachs, 2021
Miss Minoes, Vincent Bal, 2011
Monte Carlo, Ernst Lubitsch, 1930
The Mummy, Karl Freund, 1932
The Naughty Nineties, Jean Yarbrough, 1945
Nude on the Moon, Doris Wishman and Raymond Phelan, 1961
Office Killer, Cindy Sherman, 1997**
One Hour with You, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932
Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch, 2013**
Out of the Past, Jacques Tourneur, 1947
Park Row, Samuel Fuller, 1952
Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You, Brandon Cronenberg, 2019
Polytechnique, Denis Villeneuve, 2009**
Porto of My Childhood, Manoel de Oliveira, 2001
Posse, Kirk Douglas, 1975
Private Property, Leslie Stevens, 1960
A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961
Rat Film, Theo Anthony, 2016
The Raven, Louis Friedlander, 1935
Reversal of Fortune, Barbet Schroeder, 1990
Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Byron Haskin, 1964
Sewing Woman, Arthur Dong, 1982
Short Eyes, Robert M. Young, 1977
The Smiling Lieutenant, Ernst Lubitsch, 1931
Smoke, Wayne Wang, 1995**
Sparkle, Sam O'Steen, 1976
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Lewis Milestone, 1946
Stuffed, Erin Derham, 2019
Them, David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2006
There Was a Crooked Man . . . , Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1970
The Time of Their Lives, Charles Barton, 1946
To Die For, Gus Van Sant, 1995
To Sleep with Anger, Charles Burnett, 1990
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, John Huston, 1948
Try and Get Me!, Cy Endfield, 1950
Two Weeks in Another Town, Vincente Minnelli, 1962
The Valachi Papers, Terence Young, 1972
The Vikings, Richard Fleischer, 1958
The Visitors, Elia Kazan, 1972
The Washing Society, Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs, 2018
The Way West, Andrew V. McLaglen, 1967
When We Were Kings, Leon Gast, 1996
Which Way Is East, Lynne Sachs, 1994
White Echo, Chloë Sevigny, 2019
Wind in Our Hair, Lynne Sachs, 2010
The Wolf Man, George Waggner, 1941
Wombling Free, Lionel Jeffries, 1978
Young Man with a Horn, Michael Curtiz, 1950
Zodiac, David Fincher, 2007

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Friday, 24 September 2021 18:44 (two months ago) link

Looking forward to finally seeing these Doris Wishman films. Hope they’re not disappointing

Josefa, Friday, 24 September 2021 18:56 (two months ago) link

lol Double Agent 73!

Nhex, Saturday, 25 September 2021 03:45 (two months ago) link

omfg Cindy Sherman's "Office Killer"!!!! THis has been on my to do list for a while and was up until tomorrow only available via crummy YouTube rip

Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:35 (two months ago) link

ive seen most of those wishman films, i cant in good consience say theyre "good" but theyre fun curios if you have the patience for that kind of thing

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

Hyped to binge the Universal monster movies I haven’t seen since the days of VHS and tiny local TV channels.

papal hotwife (milo z), Thursday, 30 September 2021 15:53 (two months ago) link

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer is probably the most hard-to-watch film I have ever attempted. I know others have surpassed its squirm quotient since 1986 but I haven't and don't want to see them.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:33 (two months ago) link


He POLLS So Much About These Zings (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 30 September 2021 18:53 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

November 2021 titles:

300 Nassau, Marina Lameiro, 2015
5 Card Stud, Henry Hathaway, 1968
Alone, Garrett Bradley, 2017
Álvaro, Daniel Wilson, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandra Lazarowich, and Chloe Zimmerman, 2015
America, Garrett Bradley, 2019
Angel Face, Otto Preminger, 1953
Angels Wear White, Vivian Qu, 2017
Asako I & II, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2018 *
Baby Doll, Elia Kazan, 1956
Beemus, It’ll End in Tears, Lauren Wolkstein, 2016
Big Fish & Begonia, Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun, 2016
The Big Steal, Don Siegel, 1949
Black Soil, Green Grass, Daniel Patrick Carbone, 2016
Black Widow, Nunnally Johnson, 1954
Blessed Event, Roy Del Ruth, 1932
Boomerang!, Elia Kazan, 1947
Bright Star, Jane Campion, 2009 *
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, George Roy Hill, 1969
Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson, 1962
Ceremonial, Caroline Monnet, 2018
The Chalk Garden, Ronald Neame, 1964
Collective: Unconscious, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein, Nuotama Bodomo, and Lily Baldwin, 2016
Creatura Dada, Caroline Monnet, 2016
Crossfire, Edward Dmytryk, 1947
David and Lisa, Frank Perry, 1962
Division Avenue, Anne-Katrine Hansen, Janna Kyllästinen, 2015
Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma, Topaz Jones and Rubberband, 2021
The Earth Is Humming, Garrett Bradley, 2018
East of Eden, Elia Kazan, 1955
Emptying the Tank, Caroline Monnet, 2018
The Enemy Below, Dick Powell, 1957
The Exiles, Kent Mackenzie, 1961
A Face in the Crowd, Elia Kazan, 1957
Five Star Final, Mervyn LeRoy, 1931
Fourteen, Dan Sallitt, 2019
The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Peter Yates, 1973
Gentleman’s Agreement, Elia Kazan, 1947
Gephyrophobia, Caroline Monnet, 2012
Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, 2001
Girlhood, Céline Sciamma, 2014
Go Fish, Rose Troche, 1994
The Grass Is Greener, Stanley Donen, 1960
The Guitar Mongoloid, Ruben Östlund, 2004
Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross, 2018
Hangover Square, John Brahm, 1945
Happy Hour, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2015
His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks, 1940
Home from the Hill, Vincente Minnelli, 1960
I Wake Up Screaming, H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941
Ikwé, Caroline Monnet, 2009
Involuntary, Ruben Östlund, 2008
It Happened One Night, Frank Capra, 1934
Jazztime Tale, Michael Sporn, 1991
The Last Bread, Maria Rosa Badia, 2013
The Last Tycoon, Elia Kazan, 1976
Laura, Otto Preminger, 1944
Like, Garrett Bradley, 2016
Little Potato, Nathan M. Miller and Wes Hurley, 2017
The Lusty Men, Nicholas Ray, 1952
Man with the Gun, Richard Wilson, 1955
Margot at the Wedding, Noah Baumbach, 2007
The Marzipan Pig, Michael Sporn, 1990
Meet John Doe, Frank Capra, 1941 **
Mommie Dearest, Frank Perry, 1981
Mulholland Dr., David Lynch, 2001
The Mystery of Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956
Newsfront, Phillip Noyce, 1978
Niagara, Henry Hathaway, 1953
Night and the City, Jules Dassin, 1950
Nightmare Alley, Edmund Goulding, 1947
The Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton, 1955
No Way Out, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950
Not as a Stranger, Stanley Kramer, 1955
Open City Mixtape, A. V. Rockwell, 2012
Panic in the Streets, Elia Kazan, 1950
Passion Fish, John Sayles, 1992
Pickup on South Street, Samuel Fuller, 1953
Pinky, Elia Kazan, 1949
Platinum Blonde, Frank Capra, 1931
Play, Ruben Östlund, 2011
Please Vote for Me, Weijun Chen, 2007
Privilege, Yvonne Rainer, 1990
Rachel and the Stranger, Norman Foster, 1948
The Red Pony, Lewis Milestone, 1949
Roberta, Caroline Monnet, 2014
Ryan’s Daughter, David Lean, 1970
Scandal Sheet, Phil Karlson, 1952
The Snake Pit, Anatole Litvak, 1948
Somewhere in the Night, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946
Spartacus, Stanley Kubrick, 1960
The Swimmer, Frank Perry, 1968
The Three Faces of Eve, Nunnally Johnson, 1957
Third Shift, Anthony Banua-Simon, 2014
This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019
This Property Is Condemned, Sydney Pollack, 1966
Thunder Road, Robert Mitchum, 1958
Till the End of Time, Edward Dmytryk, 1946
Track of the Cat, William A. Wellman, 1954
Trapped, Richard Fleischer, 1949
Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2020
Tshiuetin, Caroline Monnet, 2016
Two Friends, Jane Campion, 1996
The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola, 1999
Viva Zapata!, Elia Kazan, 1952
Warchild, Caroline Monnet, 2010
Where Danger Lives, John Farrow, 1950
Where the Sidewalk Ends, Otto Preminger, 1950
Wild River, Elia Kazan, 1960
Woman of the Year, George Stevens, 1942
The Year of Living Dangerously, Peter Weir, 1982

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 16:48 (one month ago) link

Mommie Dearest, lol

Looks like they just rotate some of these in & out at random.

adam t. (abanana), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 21:23 (one month ago) link

How am I just now seeing Jennifer's Body for the first time?? This movie is perfect.

Nature's promise vs. Simple truth (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 23:21 (one month ago) link

even the diablo cody witticisms? chesters?

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 28 October 2021 12:16 (one month ago) link

Yeah I had to suspend my disbelief there, these days we all know the actual prison slang for them is "chomos" but 2009 was a simpler time

Nature's promise vs. Simple truth (bernard snowy), Thursday, 28 October 2021 12:27 (one month ago) link

JB is indeed a classic

Nhex, Thursday, 28 October 2021 14:03 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

December 2021 titles were announced a few days ago but I missed it until now.

Angela, Rebecca Miller, 1995
The Bandit, Alberto Lattuada, 1946
By Way of Canarsie, Emily Packer and Lesley Steele, 2020
A Christmas Dream, Karel Zeman, 1945
Christmas Eve, Edwin L. Marin, 1947
Downhill Racer, Michael Ritchie, 1969
Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock, 1976
The Fancy, Elisabeth Subrin, 2000
A Family Submerged, María Alché, 2018
Family Tree, Nicole Amani Magabo Kiggundu, 2020
Film About a Woman Who … , Yvonne Rainer, 1974 *
The French Connection, William Friedkin, 1971
Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock, 1972
Gaslight, George Cukor, 1944
Gasman, Lynne Ramsay, 1998
Girl in the Window, Luciano Emmer, 1961
The Gold Diggers, Sally Potter, 1983
The Gold of Naples, Vittorio De Sica, 1954
The Hard Stop, George Amponsah, 2015
The Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel, 2008
High Art, Lisa Cholodenko, 1998 *
Home, Ursula Meier, 2008 *
I Dream You Dream of Me, Jennifer Reeder, 2018
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Maria Maggenti, 1995
The Innocents, Anne Fontaine, 2016
Karaoke Girl, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, 2013
Kill the Day, Lynne Ramsay, 2000
The Lawless, Joseph Losey, 1950
Lifeboat, Alfred Hitchcock, 1944
The Lights Are On, No One’s Home, Faye Ruiz, 2021
Like Flying, Peier Tracy Shen, 2020
The Little Princess, Walter Lang, 1939
The London Story, Sally Potter, 1986
Long Way North, Rémi Chayé, 2015
Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over, Beth B., 2019
The Magnificent Ambersons, Orson Welles, 1942
The Maids, Christopher Miles, 1975
The Man Who Knew Too Much, Alfred Hitchcock, 1956
Marnie, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964
The Milk of Sorrow, Claudia Llosa, 2009
The Mill on the Po, Alberto Lattuada, 1949
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan, 2018
The Music Lovers, Ken Russell, 1971
Nenette and Boni, Claire Denis, 1996
Not Black Enough, Jermaine Manigault, 2020
Personal Velocity, Rebecca Miller
Polygraph, Samira Saraya, 2020
Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay, 1999
Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954
The Return of the Soldier, Alan Bridges, 1982
Rope, Alfred Hitchcock, 1948
The Rose of Manila, Alex Westfall, 2020
Saboteur, Alfred Hitchcock, 1942
Scrooge, Ronald Neame, 1970
Second Coming, Debbie Tucker Green, 2014
The Second Mother, Anna Muylaert, 2015
Shadow of a Doubt, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943
Shooting Women, Alexis Krasilovsky, 2008
Sister, Ursula Meier, 2012 *
Slip, Nicole Otero, 2019
Small Deaths, Lynne Ramsay, 1996
Social Butterfly, Lauren Wolkstein, 2013
Something to Remember, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, 2019
Ste. Anne, Rhayne Vermette, 2021
Stevie, Robert Enders, 1978
Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley, 2012 *
Strange Victory, Leo Hurwitz, 1948
Sunday Bloody Sunday, John Schlesinger, 1971
Swallow, Elisabeth Subrin, 1995
Sweet Ruin, Elisabeth Subrin, 2008
The Trouble with Harry, Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Throw Down, Johnnie To, 2004
Topaz, Alfred Hitchcock, 1969
Torn Curtain, Alfred Hitchcock, 1966
Troublemaker, Olive Nwosu, 2019
Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2010 *
Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958
A Woman, a Part, Elisabeth Subrin, 2016
The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher, 2014

Bundles and features:

Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Thursday, 25 November 2021 04:26 (one week ago) link

Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock, 1976
Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock, 1972
Lifeboat, Alfred Hitchcock, 1944
Marnie, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964
The Trouble with Harry, Alfred Hitchcock, 1955
Topaz, Alfred Hitchcock, 1969
Torn Curtain, Alfred Hitchcock, 1966

If I love Hitchcock but have never seen any of the above, where should I start?

Jimmy Iovine Eat World (bernard snowy), Thursday, 25 November 2021 12:49 (one week ago) link

Marnie and Frenzy

Josefa, Thursday, 25 November 2021 14:08 (one week ago) link


Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 November 2021 14:26 (one week ago) link

Marnie is the best graduate-level Hitchcock. Almost want to say save it for last.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Thursday, 25 November 2021 16:26 (one week ago) link

If you're not quite as enamored of Hitchcock as others, you might want to read Kael first ("Hitchcock scraping bottom").

clemenza, Thursday, 25 November 2021 18:44 (one week ago) link

I can't think of many reasons beyond Hitchcock completism why Torn Curtain or Family Plot would be worth your time.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 25 November 2021 18:57 (one week ago) link

The Trouble With Harry is rather daft but still worth watching, Edmund Gwenn is ace in it.

calzino, Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:08 (one week ago) link

Yeah, I don't know if that one quite works, but it is an interesting failure at least.

Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Thursday, 25 November 2021 19:11 (one week ago) link

don't watch marnie until you've seen spellbound and under capricorn, at the very least. there are some abstract associations in marnie and you can probably figure out what hitch is trying to do by watching those two.

torn curtain is a fine hollywood star vehicle

adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 25 November 2021 20:19 (one week ago) link

i have a soft spot for lifeboat as a popcorn movie

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 25 November 2021 21:20 (one week ago) link

I like Family Plot. Sort of cute, sort of pathetic, touching way to go out.

Milm & Foovies (Eric H.), Thursday, 25 November 2021 23:37 (one week ago) link


Duck and Sally Can't Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 November 2021 23:40 (one week ago) link

Same here. Also agreed on Lifeboat, even if it is kinda agitprop.

Nhex, Saturday, 27 November 2021 04:20 (one week ago) link

Wondering if it would be useful to post the series teasers here.

Goofy the Grifter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 December 2021 00:31 (three days ago) link

I guess they won't be embedded though.

Goofy the Grifter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 December 2021 00:31 (three days ago) link

Also Kino Now is still having their Black Friday sale, and I’m still tempted to buy a thing or two.

Goofy the Grifter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 December 2021 01:05 (three days ago) link

i have a soft spot for lifeboat as a popcorn movie

I've heard The Breakfast Club described as Hughes' version of Lifeboat

Andy the Grasshopper, Friday, 3 December 2021 01:08 (three days ago) link


When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 3 December 2021 12:57 (three days ago) link


Goofy the Grifter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 3 December 2021 12:59 (three days ago) link

that criterion vid just inspired me to +0rr3n+ most of the non-singing talkie oeuvre

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 3 December 2021 18:25 (three days ago) link

for lubitsch that is

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Friday, 3 December 2021 18:25 (three days ago) link

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