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
― 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
― 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.
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: http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/09/12/netflix_streaming_dvds/
― 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...)
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
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
Launched.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 trailerOzu on Filmstruck: looks like 18 features
― 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
― Nhex, Sunday, 27 June 2021 04:59 (five months ago) link
August 2021 titles:
Abigail Harm, Lee Isaac Chung, 2012Across the Pacific, John Huston, 1942The African Queen, John Huston, 1951American Hunger, Ephraim Asili, 2013Amores perros, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, 2000Annie, John Huston, 1982The Asphalt Jungle, John Huston, 1950**Bestiaire, Denis Côté, 2012The Big Chill, Lawrence Kasdan, 1983Blessed Land, Pham Ngoc Lan, 2019Bombshell, Victor Fleming, 1933Boris Without Béatrice, Denis Côté, 2016Braguino, Clément Cogitore, 2017Buchanan Rides Alone, Budd Boetticher, 1958. . . But Then, She’s Betty Carter, Michelle Parkerson, 1980China Seas, Tay Garnett, 1935Comanche Station, Budd Boetticher, 1960Conceiving Ada, Lynn Hershman Leeson, 1997The Dead, John Huston, 1987Decision at Sundown, Budd Boetticher, 1957The Devil’s Harmony, Dylan Holmes Williams, 2019Dinner at Eight, George Cukor, 1933**Disintegration 93-96, Miko Revereza, 2017Distancing, Miko Revereza, 2019Dustin, Naïla Guiguet, 2020Duvidha, Mani Kaul, 1973The End of Suffering (A Proposal), Jacqueline Lentzou, 2020Fat City, John Huston, 1972Fluid Frontiers, Ephraim Asili, 2017Forged Ways, Ephraim Asili, 2010Freud, John Huston, 1962**The Girl from Missouri, Jack Conway, 1934Gloria Mundi, Nikos Papatakis, 1976Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock, Joseph Camp, 1983Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison, John Huston, 1957Hella Trees, Ayo Akingbade, 2020Hold Your Man, Sam Wood, 1933I Signed the Petition, Mahdi Fleifel, 2018The Inheritance, Ephraim Asili, 2020In This Our Life, John Huston, 1942Key Largo, John Huston, 1948Kindah, Ephraim Asili, 2016Kings of Pastry, Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, 2009La piscine, Jacques Deray, 1969La revue des revues, Joe Francis, 1927Landscape Suicide, James Benning, 1987Les abysses, Nikos Papatakis, 1963Let There Be Light, John Huston, 1946Libeled Lady, Jack Conway, 1936Lizard, Akinola Davies, 2020Lore, Cate Shortland, 2012Louder Than Bombs, Joachim Trier, 2015Lucky Life, Lee Isaac Chung, 2010The Man Who Would Be King, John Huston, 1975Many Thousands Gone, Ephraim Asili, 2015The Marvelous Misadventures of the Stone Lady, Gabriel Abrantes, 2019Mizaru, Sudarshan Suresh, 2019Moby Dick, John Huston, 1956Moonstruck, Norman Jewison, 1987Moulin Rouge, John Huston, 1952Moving, Adinah Dancyger, 2019Munyurangabo, Lee Isaac Chung, 2007The Night of the Iguana, John Huston, 1964No Data Plan, Miko Revereza, 2019Odds nd Ends, Michelle Parkerson, 1993One Day Before the Rainy Season, Mani Kaul, 1971Our Daily Bread, Mani Kaul, 1969Personal Property, W.S. Van Dyke, 1937The Phantom of the Monastery, Fernando de Fuentes, 1934The Photograph, Nikos Papatakis, 1986Princesse Tam-Tam, Edmond T. Gréville, 1935Reckless, Victor Fleming, 1935Red Dust, Victor Fleming, 1932Red-Headed Woman, Jack Conway, 1932Reflections in a Golden Eye, John Huston, 1967Ride Lonesome, Budd Boetticher, 1959Riffraff, J. Walter Ruben, 1936Saratoga, Jack Conway, 1937The Secret of NIMH, Don Bluth, 1982Seven Men from Now, Budd Boetticher, 1956The Shooting, Monte Hellman, 1966Siren of the Tropics, Mario Nalpas, 1927The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Martin Ritt, 1965Sticker, Georgi Unkovski, 2019Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box, Michelle Parkerson, 1987Strange Culture, Lynn Hershman Leeson, 2007Suzy, George Fitzmaurice, 1936The Tall T, Budd Boetticher, 1957Teknolust, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, 2002The Sepherds of Calamity, Nikos Papatakis, 1967 Thelma, Joachim Trier, 2017Ticket of No Return, Ulrike Ottinger, 1979Time Bandits, Terry Gilliam, 1981To the Ends of the Earth, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2019Top Spin, Mina T. Son and Sara Newens, 2014Vic + Flo Saw a Bear, Denis Côté, 2013Walking a Tightrope, Nikos Papatakis, 1991A Walk with Love and Death, John Huston, 1969Wife vs. Secretary, Clarence Brown, 1936Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Pedro Almodóvar, 1988**Youssou N’Dour: I Bring What I Love, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, 2008Zou 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
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
September 2021 titles:
24 City, Jia Zhangke, 2008Abel’s Island, Michael Sporn, 1988Ace in the Hole, Billy Wilder, 1951After Hours, Martin Scorsese, 1985An Affair to Remember, Leo McCarey, 1957Angel, Ernst Lubitsch, 1937The Angel Levine, Ján Kadár, 1970The Apartment, Billy Wilder, 1960Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, Ernst Lubitsch, 1938Bonjour tristesse, Otto Preminger, 1958Born to Win, Ivan Passer, 1971Center Stage, Stanley Kwan, 1991Chocolate Babies, Stephen Winter, 1996Ciao! Manhattan, John Palmer, 1972Citizenfour, Laura Poitras, 2014**The Clock, Vincente Minnelli, 1945The Crowd, King Vidor, 1928Cluny Brown, Ernst Lubitsch, 1946Crimson Gold, Jafar Panahi, 2003**Da yie, Anthony Nti, 2019Dark Days, Marc Singer, 2000The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Jeff Feuerzeig, 2005Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee, 1989Downtown 81, Edo Bertoglio, 2000Drifting Clouds, Aki Kaurismäki, 1996Edward, My Son, George Cukor, 1949The End of the Affair, Edward Dmytryk, 1955Eye of the Devil, J. Lee Thompson, 1966Fear of a Black Hat, Rusty Cundieff, 1993Flowers of Shanghai, Hou Hsiao-hsien, 1998Freedom Fields, Naziha Arebi, 2018The Garment Jungle, Vincent Sherman, 1957God Told Me To, Larry Cohen, 1976Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life, Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, 1925Heaven Can Wait, Ernst Lubitsch, 1943The Hottest August, Brett Story, 2019The Hucksters, Jack Conway, 1947In the Cut, Jane Campion, 2003**The Innocents, Jack Clayton, 1961Jason and Shirley, Stephen Winter, 2015Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child, Tamra Davis, 2010Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc, Bruno Dumont, 2017Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang, Walter Salles, 2014**Joan of Arc,Bruno Dumont, 2019Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., Leslie Harris, 1992King of New York, Abel Ferrara, 1990Koshien: Japan’s Field of Dreams, Ema Ryan Yamazaki, 2019La Cage aux Folles, Edouard Molinaro, 1978Lights in the Dusk, Aki Kaurismäki, 2006**Little Fugitive, Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, and Raymond Abrashkin, 1953Little Murders, Alan Arkin, 1971Los Sures, Diego Echeverria, 1984maɬni—towards the ocean, towards the shore, Sky Hopinka, 2020The Man Without a Past, Aki Kaurismäki, 2002Margaret, Kenneth Lonergan, 2011Mountains May Depart, Jia Zhangke, 2015**Mr. Jealousy, Noah Baumbach, 1997Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, Alan Rudolph, 1994My Country, My Country, Laura Poitras, 2006Ninotchka, Ernst Lubitsch, 1939O’Say Can You See 1, Laura Poitras, 2011O’Say Can You See 2, Laura Poitras, 2011The Oath, Laura Poitras, 2010Old Enough, Marisa Silver, 1984On the Bowery, Lionel Rogosin, 1956On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan, 1954The Out-of-Towners, Arthur Hiller, 1970The Panic in Needle Park, Jerry Schatzberg, 1971The Perfect Candidate, Haifaa al-Mansour, 2019Platform, Jia Zhangke, 2000Point Blank, John Boorman, 1967The Prisoner of Zenda, Richard Thorpe, 1952Rhythm Thief, Matthew Harrison, 1994The Rocket, Kim Mordaunt, 2013A Royal Scandal, Otto Preminger and Ernst Lubitsch, 1945Sabrina, Billy Wilder, 1954**Smoke, Wayne Wang, 1995Soup to Nuts, Benjamin Stoloff, 1930The Squid and the Whale, Noah Baumbach, 2005**Stalag 17, Billy Wilder, 1953Stations of the Elevated, Manfred Kirchheimer, 1981Still Life, Jia Zhangke, 2006still/here, Christopher Harris, 2019The Story of the Dancing Frog, Michael Sporn, 1989The Story of Lovers Rock, Menelik Shabazz, 2011The Sundowners, Fred Zinnemann, 1960Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder, 1950Super Fly, Gordon Parks Jr., 1972The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Joseph Sargent, 1974Tea and Sympathy, Vincente Minnelli, 1956That Uncertain Feeling, Ernst Lubitsch, 1941Thief, Michael Mann, 1981Time and Judgement, Menelik Shabazz, 1988Titus, Julie Taymor, 1999A Touch of Sin, Jia Zhangke, 2013**Vacation from Marriage, Alexander Korda, 1945Variety, Bette Gordon, 1983West Side Story, Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, 1961What Is a Woman?, Marin Håskjold, 2020Wish You Were Here, David Leland, 1987Working 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
― Chris L, Thursday, 26 August 2021 02:55 (three months ago) link
October 2021 titles:
10 Rillington Place, Richard Fleischer, 1971After Life, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 1998Angst, Gerald Kargl, 1983Arsenic and Old Lace, Frank Capra, 1944**The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli, 1952Bad Influence, Curtis Hanson, 1990Beat Girl, Edmond T. Gréville, 1960Beautiful Thing, Hettie MacDonald, 1996**Between You and Milagros, Mariana Saffon, 2020The Big Sky, Howard Hawks, 1952The Black Cat, Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934Black Christmas, Bob Clark, 1974Blind Alley, Charles Vidor, 1939Blood and Black Lace, Mario Bava, 1964Bride of Frankenstein, James Whale, 1935Bright Future, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2003The Brotherhood, Martin Ritt, 1968Bustin’ Loose, Oz Scott, 1981The Anderson Tapes, Sidney Lumet, 1971The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, John Korty, 1974Champion, Mark Robson, 1949Chan Is Missing, Wayne Wang, 1982Coffee and Cigarettes, Jim Jarmusch, 2003Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Robert Altman, 1982The Comedians, Peter Glenville, 1967Coming Out Under Fire, Arthur Dong, 1994Creature from the Black Lagoon, Jack Arnold, 1954Creepy, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2016Cul-de-sac, Roman Polanski, 1966The Day of the Jackal, Fred Zinnemann, 1973Deadly Weapons, Doris Wishman, 1974The Delta, Ira Sachs, 1996Demon Seed, Donald Cammell, 1977The Desperate Hours, William Wyler, 1955Detective Story, William Wyler, 1951Devil in a Blue Dress, Carl Franklin, 1995The Devil’s Disciple, Guy Hamilton, 1959Diary of a Mad Housewife, Frank Perry, 1970Dillinger,John Milius, 1973Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart, Wayne Wang, 1985Doctor X, Michael Curtiz, 1932Don’t Look Now, Nicolas Roeg, 1973Double Agent 73, Doris Wishman, 1974Dracula (Spanish-Language Version), George Melford, 1931E•pis•to•lar•y: Letter to Jean Vigo, Lynne Sachs, 2021Eat a Bowl of Tea, Wayne Wang, 1989Escape from New York, John Carpenter, 1981Family Fundamentals, Arthur Dong, 2002A Father . . . A Son . . . Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lee Grant, 2005Film About a Father Who, Lynne Sachs, 2020The Fly, Kurt Neumann, 1958Forbidden City, USA, Arthur Dong, 1989From Hell, Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, 2001From Here to Eternity, Fred Zinnemann, 1953Girl Is Presence, Lynne Sachs and Anne Lesley Selcer, 2020The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Robert Ellis Miller, 1968Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, John McNaughton, 1986Hollywood Chinese, Arthur Dong, 2007I Walk Alone, Byron Haskin, 1947In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks, 1967Indecent Desires, Doris Wishman, 1968Inside, Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo, 2007**The Invisible Man, James Whale, 1933Is Paris Burning?, René Clément, 1966Island of Lost Souls, Erle C. Kenton, 1932Jennifer’s Body, Karyn Kusama, 2009Kagemusha, Akira Kurosawa, 1980The Killing Fields of Dr. Haing S. Ngor, Arthur Dong, 2015Klute, Alan J. Pakula, 1971The Last Happy Day, Lynne Sachs, 2009Last Train from Gun Hill, John Sturges, 1959Let Him Have It, Peter Medak, 1991Let Me Die a Woman, Doris Wishman, 1977A Letter to Three Wives, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1949Licensed to Kill, Arthur Dong, 1997Lonely Are the Brave, David Miller, 1962The Love Parade, Ernst Lubitsch, 1929**Lust for Life, Vincente Minnelli, 1956Man on a Swing, Frank Perry, 1974Maya at 24, Lynne Sachs, 2021Miss Minoes, Vincent Bal, 2011Monte Carlo, Ernst Lubitsch, 1930The Mummy, Karl Freund, 1932The Naughty Nineties, Jean Yarbrough, 1945Nude on the Moon, Doris Wishman and Raymond Phelan, 1961Office Killer, Cindy Sherman, 1997**One Hour with You, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch, 2013**Out of the Past, Jacques Tourneur, 1947Park Row, Samuel Fuller, 1952Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You, Brandon Cronenberg, 2019Polytechnique, Denis Villeneuve, 2009**Porto of My Childhood, Manoel de Oliveira, 2001Posse, Kirk Douglas, 1975Private Property, Leslie Stevens, 1960A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961Rat Film, Theo Anthony, 2016The Raven, Louis Friedlander, 1935Reversal of Fortune, Barbet Schroeder, 1990Robinson Crusoe on Mars, Byron Haskin, 1964Sewing Woman, Arthur Dong, 1982Short Eyes, Robert M. Young, 1977The Smiling Lieutenant, Ernst Lubitsch, 1931Smoke, Wayne Wang, 1995**Sparkle, Sam O'Steen, 1976The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Lewis Milestone, 1946Stuffed, Erin Derham, 2019Them, David Moreau and Xavier Palud, 2006There Was a Crooked Man . . . , Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1970The Time of Their Lives, Charles Barton, 1946To Die For, Gus Van Sant, 1995To Sleep with Anger, Charles Burnett, 1990The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, John Huston, 1948Try and Get Me!, Cy Endfield, 1950Two Weeks in Another Town, Vincente Minnelli, 1962The Valachi Papers, Terence Young, 1972The Vikings, Richard Fleischer, 1958The Visitors, Elia Kazan, 1972The Washing Society, Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs, 2018The Way West, Andrew V. McLaglen, 1967When We Were Kings, Leon Gast, 1996Which Way Is East, Lynne Sachs, 1994White Echo, Chloë Sevigny, 2019Wind in Our Hair, Lynne Sachs, 2010The Wolf Man, George Waggner, 1941Wombling Free, Lionel Jeffries, 1978Young Man with a Horn, Michael Curtiz, 1950Zodiac, 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
November 2021 titles:
300 Nassau, Marina Lameiro, 20155 Card Stud, Henry Hathaway, 1968Alone, Garrett Bradley, 2017Álvaro, Daniel Wilson, Elizabeth Warren, Alexandra Lazarowich, and Chloe Zimmerman, 2015America, Garrett Bradley, 2019Angel Face, Otto Preminger, 1953Angels Wear White, Vivian Qu, 2017Asako I & II, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2018 *Baby Doll, Elia Kazan, 1956Beemus, It’ll End in Tears, Lauren Wolkstein, 2016Big Fish & Begonia, Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun, 2016The Big Steal, Don Siegel, 1949Black Soil, Green Grass, Daniel Patrick Carbone, 2016Black Widow, Nunnally Johnson, 1954Blessed Event, Roy Del Ruth, 1932Boomerang!, Elia Kazan, 1947Bright Star, Jane Campion, 2009 *Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, George Roy Hill, 1969Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson, 1962Ceremonial, Caroline Monnet, 2018The Chalk Garden, Ronald Neame, 1964Collective: Unconscious, Daniel Patrick Carbone, Josephine Decker, Lauren Wolkstein, Nuotama Bodomo, and Lily Baldwin, 2016Creatura Dada, Caroline Monnet, 2016Crossfire, Edward Dmytryk, 1947David and Lisa, Frank Perry, 1962Division Avenue, Anne-Katrine Hansen, Janna Kyllästinen, 2015Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma, Topaz Jones and Rubberband, 2021The Earth Is Humming, Garrett Bradley, 2018East of Eden, Elia Kazan, 1955Emptying the Tank, Caroline Monnet, 2018The Enemy Below, Dick Powell, 1957The Exiles, Kent Mackenzie, 1961A Face in the Crowd, Elia Kazan, 1957Five Star Final, Mervyn LeRoy, 1931Fourteen, Dan Sallitt, 2019The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Peter Yates, 1973Gentleman’s Agreement, Elia Kazan, 1947Gephyrophobia, Caroline Monnet, 2012Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, 2001Girlhood, Céline Sciamma, 2014Go Fish, Rose Troche, 1994The Grass Is Greener, Stanley Donen, 1960The Guitar Mongoloid, Ruben Östlund, 2004Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross, 2018Hangover Square, John Brahm, 1945Happy Hour, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2015His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks, 1940Home from the Hill, Vincente Minnelli, 1960I Wake Up Screaming, H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941Ikwé, Caroline Monnet, 2009Involuntary, Ruben Östlund, 2008It Happened One Night, Frank Capra, 1934Jazztime Tale, Michael Sporn, 1991The Last Bread, Maria Rosa Badia, 2013The Last Tycoon, Elia Kazan, 1976Laura, Otto Preminger, 1944Like, Garrett Bradley, 2016Little Potato, Nathan M. Miller and Wes Hurley, 2017The Lusty Men, Nicholas Ray, 1952Man with the Gun, Richard Wilson, 1955Margot at the Wedding, Noah Baumbach, 2007The Marzipan Pig, Michael Sporn, 1990Meet John Doe, Frank Capra, 1941 **Mommie Dearest, Frank Perry, 1981Mulholland Dr., David Lynch, 2001The Mystery of Picasso, Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956Newsfront, Phillip Noyce, 1978Niagara, Henry Hathaway, 1953Night and the City, Jules Dassin, 1950Nightmare Alley, Edmund Goulding, 1947The Night of the Hunter, Charles Laughton, 1955No Way Out, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1950Not as a Stranger, Stanley Kramer, 1955Open City Mixtape, A. V. Rockwell, 2012Panic in the Streets, Elia Kazan, 1950Passion Fish, John Sayles, 1992Pickup on South Street, Samuel Fuller, 1953Pinky, Elia Kazan, 1949Platinum Blonde, Frank Capra, 1931Play, Ruben Östlund, 2011Please Vote for Me, Weijun Chen, 2007Privilege, Yvonne Rainer, 1990Rachel and the Stranger, Norman Foster, 1948The Red Pony, Lewis Milestone, 1949Roberta, Caroline Monnet, 2014Ryan’s Daughter, David Lean, 1970Scandal Sheet, Phil Karlson, 1952The Snake Pit, Anatole Litvak, 1948Somewhere in the Night, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946Spartacus, Stanley Kubrick, 1960The Swimmer, Frank Perry, 1968The Three Faces of Eve, Nunnally Johnson, 1957Third Shift, Anthony Banua-Simon, 2014This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, 2019This Property Is Condemned, Sydney Pollack, 1966Thunder Road, Robert Mitchum, 1958Till the End of Time, Edward Dmytryk, 1946Track of the Cat, William A. Wellman, 1954Trapped, Richard Fleischer, 1949Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation, Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2020Tshiuetin, Caroline Monnet, 2016Two Friends, Jane Campion, 1996The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola, 1999Viva Zapata!, Elia Kazan, 1952Warchild, Caroline Monnet, 2010Where Danger Lives, John Farrow, 1950Where the Sidewalk Ends, Otto Preminger, 1950Wild River, Elia Kazan, 1960Woman of the Year, George Stevens, 1942The 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
December 2021 titles were announced a few days ago but I missed it until now.
Angela, Rebecca Miller, 1995The Bandit, Alberto Lattuada, 1946By Way of Canarsie, Emily Packer and Lesley Steele, 2020A Christmas Dream, Karel Zeman, 1945Christmas Eve, Edwin L. Marin, 1947Downhill Racer, Michael Ritchie, 1969Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock, 1976The Fancy, Elisabeth Subrin, 2000A Family Submerged, María Alché, 2018Family Tree, Nicole Amani Magabo Kiggundu, 2020Film About a Woman Who … , Yvonne Rainer, 1974 *The French Connection, William Friedkin, 1971Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock, 1972Gaslight, George Cukor, 1944Gasman, Lynne Ramsay, 1998Girl in the Window, Luciano Emmer, 1961The Gold Diggers, Sally Potter, 1983The Gold of Naples, Vittorio De Sica, 1954The Hard Stop, George Amponsah, 2015The Headless Woman, Lucrecia Martel, 2008High Art, Lisa Cholodenko, 1998 *Home, Ursula Meier, 2008 *I Dream You Dream of Me, Jennifer Reeder, 2018The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, Maria Maggenti, 1995The Innocents, Anne Fontaine, 2016Karaoke Girl, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, 2013Kill the Day, Lynne Ramsay, 2000The Lawless, Joseph Losey, 1950Lifeboat, Alfred Hitchcock, 1944The Lights Are On, No One’s Home, Faye Ruiz, 2021Like Flying, Peier Tracy Shen, 2020The Little Princess, Walter Lang, 1939The London Story, Sally Potter, 1986Long Way North, Rémi Chayé, 2015Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over, Beth B., 2019The Magnificent Ambersons, Orson Welles, 1942The Maids, Christopher Miles, 1975The Man Who Knew Too Much, Alfred Hitchcock, 1956Marnie, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964The Milk of Sorrow, Claudia Llosa, 2009The Mill on the Po, Alberto Lattuada, 1949The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Desiree Akhavan, 2018The Music Lovers, Ken Russell, 1971Nenette and Boni, Claire Denis, 1996Not Black Enough, Jermaine Manigault, 2020Personal Velocity, Rebecca MillerPolygraph, Samira Saraya, 2020Ratcatcher, Lynne Ramsay, 1999Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock, 1954The Return of the Soldier, Alan Bridges, 1982Rope, Alfred Hitchcock, 1948The Rose of Manila, Alex Westfall, 2020Saboteur, Alfred Hitchcock, 1942Scrooge, Ronald Neame, 1970Second Coming, Debbie Tucker Green, 2014The Second Mother, Anna Muylaert, 2015Shadow of a Doubt, Alfred Hitchcock, 1943Shooting Women, Alexis Krasilovsky, 2008Sister, Ursula Meier, 2012 *Slip, Nicole Otero, 2019Small Deaths, Lynne Ramsay, 1996Social Butterfly, Lauren Wolkstein, 2013Something to Remember, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, 2019Ste. Anne, Rhayne Vermette, 2021Stevie, Robert Enders, 1978Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley, 2012 *Strange Victory, Leo Hurwitz, 1948Sunday Bloody Sunday, John Schlesinger, 1971Swallow, Elisabeth Subrin, 1995Sweet Ruin, Elisabeth Subrin, 2008The Trouble with Harry, Alfred Hitchcock, 1955Throw Down, Johnnie To, 2004Topaz, Alfred Hitchcock, 1969Torn Curtain, Alfred Hitchcock, 1966Troublemaker, Olive Nwosu, 2019Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2010 *Vertigo, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958A Woman, a Part, Elisabeth Subrin, 2016The Wonders, Alice Rohrwacher, 2014
Bundles and features: https://criterioncast.com/news/december-2021-programming-on-the-criterion-channel-announced
― Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Thursday, 25 November 2021 04:26 (one week ago) link
Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock, 1976Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock, 1972Lifeboat, Alfred Hitchcock, 1944Marnie, Alfred Hitchcock, 1964The Trouble with Harry, Alfred Hitchcock, 1955Topaz, Alfred Hitchcock, 1969Torn 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 00:32 (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'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