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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:29 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
Yet no one posts on my Fandor thread
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:13 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
I went by this press release that says the 1th of November.
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:13 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:46 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
Anyone start using this yet? Any thoughts (apart from the still unavailable (?) Criterions?
― Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 00:29 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
It doesn't have all the Oshima titles that are currently on Hulu either
― intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:15 (three 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 (three 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 (three years ago) link
Even Criterion doesn't have the rights to all the Criterions anymore
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:05 (three 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 (three years ago) link
hm. no amazon app even!
― the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 16:49 (three 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 (three years ago) link
Shivers will always be They Came From Within to me.
― dan selzer, Wednesday, 25 December 2019 14:49 (three months ago) link
So weird, I just started watching Death Race 2000, and for the life of me I can't remember ever watching it, and yet I remember every minute of it, so I must have seen it before. Total out of body experience.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 January 2020 23:56 (two months ago) link
Coming to the Criterion Channel in February
- Adaptation, Spike Jonze, 2002- Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965- Atlantiques, Mati Diop, 2009- The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli, 1952- Band of Outsiders, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964**- The Beast, Samantha Nell and Michael Wahrmann, 2016- Big in Vietnam, Mati Diop, 2012- The Big Knife, Robert Aldrich, 1955- Birthright, Oscar Micheaux, 1939- The Blood of Jesus, Spencer Williams, 1941- Body and Soul, Oscar Micheaux, 1925- Britannia Hospital, Lindsay Anderson, 1982- The Bronze Buckaroo, Richard C. Kahn, 1939- Brother John, James Goldstone, 1971- Buck and the Preacher, Sidney Poitier, 1972- By Right of Birth, Harry A. Gant, 1921- La Chinoise, Jean-Luc Godard, 1967- Closely Watched Trains, Jiří Menzel, 1966- The Comfort of Strangers, Paul Schrader, 1990- Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940, Zora Neale Hurston, 1940- Contempt, Jean-Luc Godard, 1963- Cry, the Beloved Country, Zoltán Korda, 1951- The Darktown Revue, Oscar Micheaux, 1931- Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash, 1991- David Holzman’s Diary, Jim McBride, 1967- Day for Night, François Truffaut, 1973- The Day of the Locust, John Schlesinger, 1975- The Defiant Ones, Stanley Kramer, 1958- Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA, Spencer Williams, 1946- Duel at Diablo, Ralph Nelson, 1966- The Edge of Heaven, Fatih Akin, 2007**- Eleven P.M., Richard Maurice, 1928- The Exile, Oscar Micheau, 1931- Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard, 2010- The Flying Ace, Richard E. Norman, 1926- Footlight Parade, Lloyd Bacon, 1933- For Ever Mozart, Jean-Luc Godard, 1996- Le gai savoir, Jean-Luc Godard, 1969- Gas Food Lodging, Allison Anders, 1992- The Girl from Chicago, Oscar Micheaux, 1932- Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard, 2014- The Graduate, Mike Nichols, 1967- The Grifters, Stephen Frears, 1990- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Stanley Kramer, 1967- Hail Mary, Jean-Luc Godard, 1985- Heaven-Bound Travelers, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1935- Hell-Bound Train, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1930- Hollywood Shuffle, Robert Townsend, 1987- Hot Biskits, Spencer Williams, 1931- House of Games, David Mamet, 1987- If …., Lindsay Anderson, 1968- In the Heat of the Night, Norman Jewison, 1967- Invention for Destruction, Karel Zeman, 1958- Jason and the Argonauts, Don Chaffey, 1963- Lamb, Yared Zeleke, 2015- Liberian Boy, Mati Diop, 2015- Light Sleeper, Paul Schrader, 1992- Lilies of the Field, Ralph Nelson, 1963- Long Day’s Journey into Night, Bi Gan, 2018- Made in U.S.A, Jean-Luc Godard, 1966**- A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, 1966- A Married Woman, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964- Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled, R.W. Phillips, 1918- Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015**- The Naked Prey, Cornel Wilde, 1965- The Nun, Jacques Rivette, 1966- O Lucky Man!, Lindsay Anderson, 1973- The Official Story, Luis Puenzo, 1985- Paris Blues, Martin Ritt, 1961- Pierrot le fou, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965- A Place in the Sun, George Stevens, 1951- Pressure Point, Hubert Cornfield, 1962- A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961- A Reckless Rover, C.N. David, 1918- Red River, Howard Hawks, 1948- Regeneration, Richard E. Norman, 1923- Rev. S. S. Jones Home Movies, Reverend Solomon Sir Jones, 1924–1926- The Scar of Shame, Frank Peregini, 1929- The Shop on Main Street, Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, 1965- The Slender Thread, Sydney Pollack, 1965- Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder, 1959- Snow Canon, Mati Diop, 2011- Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder, 1950- The Symbol of the Unconquered: A Story of the KKK, Oscar Micheaux, 1920- Ten Minutes to Live, Oscar Micheaux, 1932- Ten Nights in a Bar Room, William A. O’Connor, 1931- The Image Book, Jean-Luc Godard, 2018- They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Gordon Douglas, 1970- A Thousand Suns, Mati Diop, 2013- Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2011- Tungrus, Rishi Chandna, 2017- Two Knights of Vaudeville, director unknown, 1915- Two Weeks in Another Town, Vincente Minnelli, 1962- Uptown Saturday Night, Sidney Poitier, 1974- Vanya on 42nd Street, Louis Malle, 1994- Veiled Aristocrats, Oscar Micheaux, 1932- Verdict Not Guilty, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1934- A Warm December, Sidney Poitier, 1973- Within Our Gates, Oscar Micheaux, 1920- A Woman is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard, 1961- Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage, Zora Neale Hurtston, 1928
** U.S. only
― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 24 January 2020 17:23 (two months ago) link
Alphaville is by far the best 60s Godard movie
― flappy bird, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:42 (two months ago) link
Christ there's a ton of Godard on there, death notice?
― flappy bird, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:43 (two months ago) link
was wondering if they were going to add a bunch of Schrader flicks. Light Sleeper is one of my favorite '90s noirs, he's essentially mining his own previous scripts and turning in a real brooding NYC piece with lots of high-end cocaine atmosphere and terrific performances from everyone involved.
― omar little, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:49 (two months ago) link
*when rather than if, since he seems like a guy Criterion has taken an interest in a bit more lately.
would like to see LS get a nice blu-ray release, it had a DVD release years ago but it's probably not ideal.
― omar little, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:51 (two months ago) link
I'm a Criterion Channel person now! I've been making my way through the '70s Science Fiction list, which had a few entries I've wanted to see but never got around to
― babu frik fan account (mh), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:03 (two months ago) link
Christ there's a ton of Godard on there, death notice?― flappy bird
― flappy bird
Between this, the Anna Karina retrospective at the Film Forum, and the Anna Karina retrospective on TCM, I feel like I'm drowning in Godard. I don't know where to turn because I've seen them all already. Maybe I'll check out Le petit soldat at the Film Forum, that's a relatively rare one.
― Josefa, Saturday, 25 January 2020 04:32 (two months ago) link
$, Richard Brooks, 19713:10 to Yuma, Delmer Daves, 1957The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Terry Gilliam, 1988The Anderson Tapes, Sidney Lumet, 1971Angels in the Outfield, Clarence Brown, 1951Arabian Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974Art School Confidential, Terry Zwigoff, 2006Blackboard Jungle, Richard Brooks, 1955Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Paul Mazursky, 1969The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920Cactus Flower, Gene Saks, 1969Caniba, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2017The Canterbury Tales, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972Counterfeit Kunkoo, Reema Sengupta, 2018Cover Girl, Charles Vidor, 1944Crumb, Terry Zwigoff, 1995The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy, Kathleen Collins, 1980A Dandy in Aspic, Anthony Mann, 1968The Daytrippers, Greg Mottola, 1996The Deadly Affair, Sidney Lumet, 1967The Decameron, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971Destiny, Fritz Lang, 1921Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, Michal Leszczylowski, 1988Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Fritz Lang, 1922Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick, 1964Edge of the City, Martin Ritt, 1957Fail Safe, Sidney Lumet, 1964Fly Away Home, Carroll Ballard, 1996The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Karel Reisz, 1981The Getaway, Sam Peckinpah, 1972Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, 2001Gilda, Charles Vidor, 1946The Hands of Orlac, Robert Wiene, 1924The Hunger, Tony Scott, 1983His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks, 1940The Girl on the Train, André Téchiné, 2009**The Golem, Carl Boese and Paul Wegener, 1920In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks, 1967Kill the Umpire, Lloyd Bacon, 1950The Lady from Shanghai, Orson Welles, 1947The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2012**Losing Ground, Kathleen Collins, 1982Mackenna’s Gold, J. Lee Thompson, 1969Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 1927Mississippi Mermaid, François Truffaut, 1969Nosferatu, F. W. Murnau, 1922Nostalghia, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983Of Time and the City, Terence Davies, 2008**On My Way, Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013**On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan, 1954Only Angels Have Wings, Howard Hawks, 1939Orlando, Sally Potter, 1992The Out-of-Towners, Arthur Hiller, 1970Pal Joey, George Sidney, 1957Paper Moon, Peter Bogdanovich, 1973The Passenger, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975**A Patch of Blue, Guy Green, 1965Repulsion, Roman Polanski, 1965The Sacrifice, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986Safe, Todd Haynes, 1995The Skin, Liliana Cavani, 1981Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme, 1984Sweetgrass, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash, 2009Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Busby Berkeley, 1949Targets, Peter Bogdanovich, 1968Too Late to Die Young, Dominga Sotomayor, 2018Varieté, Ewald André Dupont, 1925Vice and Virtue, Roger Vadim, 1963Would You Look at Her, Goran Stolevski, 2017You Were Never Lovelier, William A. Seiter, 1942You’ll Never Get Rich, Sidney Lanfield, 1941Young Sherlock Holmes, Barry Levinson, 1985
― Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 22 February 2020 14:43 (one month ago) link
I only just now noticed that they curate a selection for younger people every month.
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 February 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link
one previously mentioned by me upthread -- i rewatched Light Sleeper, since the version i own is a DVD w/a 1.33:1 aspect ratio versus the 1.85:1 it was filmed in. Looks incredible, and one of those films i try to recommend to ppl a lot as a great moody '90s noir and a cut above most if not all others in the genre for its really palpable sense of urban desolation and ennui, and the deglamorized emptiness of certain corners of the high-end lifestyle. it's extremely "1992" in fashion and even w/the brooding Michael Been music, which i know turns off a lot of people but for me you just gotta commit to the experience since i think it's a pretty immersive film and one unafraid of a certain awkwardness and naked emotionality, and that includes the music. The performances are all good to incredible, w/Dafoe and Sarandon falling into the latter camp, as well as some really remarkable supporting work in a couple small key roles from Jane Adams and Victor Garber.
― omar little, Monday, 24 February 2020 17:45 (one month ago) link
Anything expiring after today that I really need to see? (John Schlesinger, Lina Wertmüller, Jean-Pierre Melville, Bette Davis, William Wyler packages and a few other odds and ends)
― Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:21 (one month ago) link
Most of the films expiring in a few hours appeared in September, according to post upthread.
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:00 (one month ago) link
Melville's Le Cercle Rouge and le douls are great crime flics. I just watched Schlesinger's Honky Tonk Freeway. Not sure if I'd call it good. It's like Nashville by way Cadyshack.
― jbn, Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:43 (one month ago) link
Yeah, pretty much love every single Melville I’ve seen, might watch Le Circle Rouge before the chimes at midnight take it away.
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link
That and/or Barbara. Just sped-rewatched Jerichow, not sure if I can get to Yella. the films of CHRISTIAN PETZOLD
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:56 (one month ago) link
I didn't care much for Yella, which I watched when the Petzold films first went up. I watched Wyler's The Letter this afternoon, and I think I'll go for Le doulos tonight.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 1 March 2020 01:05 (one month ago) link
Surprising number of Melville’s - or Melvilles- survived the purge.
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 15:41 (one month ago) link
I thought An Elephant Sitting Still was supposed to leave after January but it's still just sitting there.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 1 March 2020 16:02 (one month ago) link
Army of Shadows is leaving this month, along with Shirley Clarke, Susan Seidelman and Danny Kaye, among others.
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:12 (one month ago) link
― Miami weisse (WmC),
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:14 (one month ago) link
But you like Barbara, I think, don’t you?
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:16 (one month ago) link
He's uneven for me, but yes.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link
And Jerichow? Also, what about her, Nina Hoss?
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:20 (one month ago) link
Not challenging you, just curious
― Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:24 (one month ago) link
Barbara's my favorite, and Transit gripped me after a second viewing. Jerichow's good.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:25 (one month ago) link
I skipped Jerichow. Of the ones I've seen, I'd rank Phoenix and Transit > Barbara >>>> Yella. I give Phoenix extra points for audacity -- the plot sounds totally ridiculous if I say it out loud, but he pulls it off.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:27 (one month ago) link
Mackenna's Gold is one of the worst movies I've seen on a Criterion-affiliated streamer. What a load of crap.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 04:20 (one month ago) link
Mackenna's Gold was and remains a very successful film in India. In India it remained the top Hollywood grosser in history until blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Titanic came along. Even worldwide hits such as Jaws and Star Wars would not make as much money in India as Mackenna's Gold did. The film went through countless re-runs until well into the 1980s and could be seen in cinema halls across India, including small venues in the medium-size towns of North and South India.
― omar little, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:26 (one month ago) link
Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel in April:
5 Against the House, Phil Karlson, 19558th Continent, Yorgos Zois, 2017The Adventures of Marco Polo, John Ford and Archie Mayo, 1938Affair in Trinidad, Vincent Sherman, 1952Alps, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2011**Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger, 1959Angels Over Broadway, Ben Hecht and Lee Garmes, 1940Annie Hall, Woody Allen, 1977Arizona, Wesley Ruggles, 1940Ball of Fire, Howard Hawks, 1941The Big Heat, Fritz Lang, 1953Blind Alley, Charles Vidor, 1939Bonjour tristesse, Otto Preminger, 1958The Brothers Rico, Phil Karlson, 1957Bunny Lake Is Missing, Otto Preminger, 1965The Burglar, Paul Wendkos, 1957Captains Courageous, Victor Fleming, 1937The Cowboy and the Lady, H. C. Potter, 1938The Crimson Kimono, Samuel Fuller, 1959The Crossing Guard, Sean Penn, 1995Dead Reckoning, John Cromwell, 1947The Devil and Miss Jones, Sam Wood, 1941Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009**Down to Earth, Alexander Hall, 1947Drive a Crooked Road, Richard Quine, 1954Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, Jun Fukuda, 1966Europa Europa, Agnieszka Holland, 1990Experiment in Terror, Blake Edwards, 1962The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, Stephen Roberts, 1936The Eyes of Laura Mars, Irvin Kershner, 1978A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932Fire at Sea, Gianfranco Rosi, 2016The Fits, Anna Rose Holmer, 2015The Fountainhead, King Vidor, 1949Foxy Brown, Jack Hill, 1974Friendly Persuasion, William Wyler, 1956Godzilla vs. Gigan, Jun Fukuda, 1972Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Yoshimitsu Banno, 1971Graduate First, Maurice Pialat, 1978The Hanging Tree, Delmer Daves, 1959The Harder They Fall, Mark Robson, 1956Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Alexander Hall, 1941Human Desire, Fritz Lang, 1954I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni, 2017**If You Could Only Cook, William A. Seiter, 1935The Impatient Years, Irving Cummings, 1944In a Lonely Place, Nicholas Ray, 1950Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas, 1996Johnny O’Clock, Robert Rossen, 1947Kinetta, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2005Klute, Alan J. Pakula, 1971Lilac Time, George Fitzmaurice, 1928The Lineup, Don Siegel, 1958Listen, Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan, 2014Little Lord Fauntleroy, John Cromwell, 1936Loulou, Maurice Pialat, 1980Love in the Afternoon, Billy Wilder, 1957Lured, Douglas Sirk, 1947Man of the West, Anthony Mann, 1958The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg, 1976Mifune: The Last Samurai, Steven Okazaki, 2015The Mob, Robert Parrish, 1951The More the Merrier, George Stevens., 1943The Mouth Agape, Maurice Pialat, 1974Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Frank Capra, 1936Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra, 1939Murder by Contract, Irving Lerner, 1958My Name Is Julia Ross, Joseph H. Lewis, 1945Nightfall, Jacques Tourneur, 1957Party Wire, Erle C. Kenton, 1935The Pawnbroker, Sidney Lumet, 1964Performance, Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, 1970Pixote, Héctor Babenco, 1981Police, Maurice Pialat, 1985The Pride of the Yankees, Sam Wood, 1942Public Hero Number One, J. Walter Ruben, 1935Pushover, Richard Quine, 1954Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese, 1980The Real Glory, Henry Hathaway, 1939Red Sun, Terence Young, 1971Salome, William Dieterle, 1953A Scandal in Paris, Douglas Sirk, 1946The Scar, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1976Shaft, Gordon Parks, 1971Shampoo, Warren Beatty, 1975Shockproof, Douglas Sirk, 1949Slightly French, Douglas Sirk, 1949The Small Back Room, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1949The Sniper, Edward Dmytryk, 1952So Dark the Night, Joseph H. Lewis, 1946A Star Is Born, Frank Pierson, 1976Staying Vertical, Alain Guiraudie, 2016The Stranger, Orson Welles, 1946The Strawberry Blonde, Raoul Walsh, 1941The Talk of the Town, George Stevens, 1942Task Force, Delmer Daves, 1949Taxi, Jafar Panahi, 2015Thank God It’s Friday, Robert Klane, 1978This Is Not a Film, Jafar Panahi, 2011**Three Days of the Condor, Sydney Pollack, 1975Tight Spot, Phil Karlson, 1955The Two of Us, Claude Berri, 1967Under the Sun of Satan, Maurice Pialat, 1987Van Gogh, Maurice Pialat, 1991Vera Cruz, Robert Aldrich, 1954Wadjda, Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012**We Won’t Grow Old Together, Maurice Pialat, 1972The Wedding Night, King Vidor, 1935Welcome to L.A., Alan Rudolph, 1976The Westerner, William Wyler, 1940What’s Up, Doc?, Peter Bogdanovich, 1972Whirlpool, Roy William Neill, 1934The Whole Town’s Talking, John Ford, 1935The Winning of Barbara Worth, Henry King, 1926You Can’t Take It With You, Frank Capra, 1938**Available in the US only
― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:11 (two weeks ago) link
The Eyes of Laura Mars, Irvin Kershner, 1978
― Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:27 (two weeks ago) link
They really blew it out for their first birthday. Looking forward to seeing Irma Vep, Kinetta, loads more.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:40 (two weeks ago) link
Here's a facebook post with the April bundles -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1089273201186971/permalink/2811169762330631/
Thought about C&Ping it but it's so long.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link
― Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:50 (two weeks ago) link
"the anderson tapes" is "...and introducing christopher walken" and i started cracking up because literally his first line in the movie is already the most christopher walken line-reading: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuDmxYJ1AM&feature=youtu.be
also the quincy jones scores are insane
― na (NA), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 19:32 (two weeks ago) link
This expanded line-up includes Phil Karlson's THE BROTHERS RICO, possibly the best gangster movie of the 1950s, an absolutely devastating performance by Richard Conte. https://t.co/GYXiGPYiJY— Peter Labuza (@labuzamovies) March 26, 2020
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:13 (one week ago) link
Cool! I love how a lot of Criterion stuff is just out there or available, but they make the effort to curate programming, which helps bring attention to stuff I might have missed or didn't know I wanted to see again. Like, say, "In a Lonely Place."
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 March 2020 20:15 (one week ago) link
They're "no algorithms" the way Queen was "no synthesizers" in the 70s, and I appreciate that. Morbs, is that a recommendation from you for The Brothers Rico?
― Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:24 (one week ago) link
ive seen and liked it, yes
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:25 (one week ago) link
"an absolutely devastating performance by Richard Conte" is enough for me, if I had CC
― flappy bird, Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:24 (one week ago) link
James Darren, not so much
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 06:21 (one week ago) link
I have a list of 6 movies I want to watch before they expire in 4 days, can I do it? The suspense.
― Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:08 (one week ago) link
cough em up
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:12 (one week ago) link
Day of the Locust, Light Sleeper, The Connection (Shirley Clarke), A Place in the Sun, From Here to Eternity, Patty Hearst -- rank 'em
― Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:20 (one week ago) link
I just watched Sorry, Wrong Number as it's about to leave too--good stuff!
― rob, Saturday, 28 March 2020 14:09 (one week ago) link
If you all want to go full film snob experience:
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:49 (one week ago) link
have seen all those; love Day of the Locust (megabummer, of course)
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:54 (one week ago) link
i'm unemployed and broke but this criterion channel thing is starting to look urgent and key
― never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Sunday, 29 March 2020 04:36 (one week ago) link
$10 GC for the Criterion store:BTX6JD
― Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 22:06 (yesterday) link