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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:29 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
Yet no one posts on my Fandor thread
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:13 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
I went by this press release that says the 1th of November.
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:13 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:46 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
Anyone start using this yet? Any thoughts (apart from the still unavailable (?) Criterions?
― Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 00:29 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
It doesn't have all the Oshima titles that are currently on Hulu either
― intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:15 (four 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 (four 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 (four years ago) link
Even Criterion doesn't have the rights to all the Criterions anymore
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:05 (four 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 (four years ago) link
hm. no amazon app even!
― the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 16:49 (four 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 (four years ago) link
1968 < 2018 > 2068, Keisha Rae Witherspoon, 2018Afronauts, Nuotama Bodomo, 2014The Becoming Box, Monique Walton, 2011The Changing Same, Cauleen Smith, 2001Dark Matters, Monique Walton, 2010The Golden Chain, Adebukola Bodunrin and Ezra Claytan Daniels, 2014Hasaki Ya Suda, Cédric Ido, 2011I Snuck off the Slave Ship, Lonnie Holley and Cyrus Moussavi, 2019Robots of Brixton, Kibwe Tavares, 2011
This is quite the set of Afrofuturist and sci-fi shorts! (I'm sure I've missed some.)
Between this, and the feature-length offerings (Space Is the Place, The Brother From Another Planet, The Last Angel of History, Crumbs, the two Adirley Queiros films) I'm surprised they didn't curate them as an actual collection. Maybe that's coming later?
― handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:10 (three months ago) link
the email announcing the december movies started "As the year draws to an end, we’re turning our gaze toward things to come, with an international, intergalactic program of Afrofuturist visions of Black creativity, resistance, and freedom" so it will be a collection
― na (NA), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:24 (three months ago) link
I'm curious as to whether Space is the Place is the original or director's cut version.
― Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 14:43 (three months ago) link
xp Yeah, I went and looked at the email after I posted that (they go to my spam, lol) and from there to the December calendar -- looks like the Afrofuturist collection 'premieres' on the 20th, which I assume means the introduction and any other interview packages will go live then.
― handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:09 (three months ago) link
Wow, Space is the Place! I've never been able to find a copy of that
― flappy bird, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 17:22 (three months ago) link
Is there a predictable timeline as to when a film reissued by Criterion goes onto the Criterion Channel? I didn't realize that An Unmarried Woman was rereleased this past June. I have the channel, so if possible, I'd like to avoid the cost of a DVD
― clemenza, Monday, 7 December 2020 22:00 (three months ago) link
Some films enter the permanent streaming library almost immediately, some get added for 1, 2 or 3 month engagements, some don't get added at all. So, no, no predictable timeline.
― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 7 December 2020 22:16 (three months ago) link
Thanks--I'll give it till the new year, and if it's not up by then I'll buy it.
― clemenza, Monday, 7 December 2020 22:49 (three months ago) link
January 2021 titles:
11’09”01—September 11, Mira Nair, 2002The Age of Swordfish, Vittorio De Seta, 1954All Small Bodies, Jennifer Reeder, 2017And I Will Rise If Only to Hold You Down, Jennifer Reeder, 2012Arsenic and Old Lace, Frank Capra, 1944 *Awaara, Raj Kapoor, 1951Back Street, John M. Stahl, 1932Barbarella, Roger Vadim, 1968Barefoot in the Park, Gene Saks, 1967Betye Saar: Taking Care of Business, Christine Turner, 2020Blackmail, Alfred Hitchcock, 1929Blood Below the Skin, Jennifer Reeder, 2015Bringing Up Baby, Howard Hawks, 1938 *The Cameraman, Edward Sedgwick, 1928The Chase, Arthur Penn, 1966Captain Conan, Bertrand Tavernier, 1996Carancho, Pablo Trapero, 2010 *Cat Ballou, Elliot Silverstein, 1965The China Syndrome, James Bridges, 1979The Clockmaker of St. Paul, Bertrand Tavernier, 1974Compensation, Zeinabu irene Davis, 1999Coup de torchon, Bertrand Tavernier, 1981Crocodile Conspiracy, Zeinabu irene Davis, 1986Crystal Lake, Jennifer Reeder, 2016Cycles, Zeinabu irene Davis, 1989Daddy Nostalgia, Bertrand Tavernier, 1990A Day in Barbagia, Vittorio De Seta, 1959The Day the Mercedes Became a Hat, Mira Nair, 1993Death Watch, Bertrand Tavernier, 1980A Doll’s House, Joseph Losey, 1973Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick, 1964Easter in Sicily, Vittorio De Seta, 1954Fishing Boats, Vittorio De Seta, 1958The Forgotten, Vittorio De Seta, 1959Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask, Isaac Julien, 1995The Ghost of Peter Sellers, Peter Medak, 2018Golden Parable, Vittorio De Seta, 1954Habaneros, Julien Temple, 2017Hallelujah, King Vidor, 1929He Who Gets Slapped, Victor Sjöström, 1924Hell’s Heroes, William Wyler, 1929Homegoings, Christine Turner, 2013How Can It Be?, Mira Nair, 2008I’m All Right Jack, John Boulting, 1959Ice, Robert Kramer, 1970Imitation of Life, John M. Stahl, 1934The Incredible Shrinking Man, Jack Arnold, 1957India Cabaret, Mira Nair, 1985Islands of Fire, Vittorio De Seta, 1954The Judge and the Assassin, Bertrand Tavernier, 1976Kevin Beasley’s Raw Materials, Christine Turner, 2019Kill List, Ben Wheatley, 2011Kirikou and the Men and Women, Michel Ocelot, 2012Klute, Alan J. Pakula, 1971The Ladykillers, Alexander Mackendrick, 1955The Laughing Club of India, Mira Nair, 2001Les saignantes, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, 2005Let’s Go Crazy, Alan Cullimore, 1951Life and Nothing But, Bertrand Tavernier, 1989 *Lion’s Den, Pablo Trapero, 2008 *LOLA, 15, Jennifer Reeder, 2017Lolita, Stanley Kubrick, 1962Magnificent Obsession, John M. Stahl, 1935The Man with the Golden Arm, Otto Preminger, 1955The Manchurian Candidate, John Frankenheimer, 1962Migration, Mira Nair, 2008A Million Miles Away, Jennifer Reeder, 2014Ministry of Fear, Fritz Lang, 1944Monsoon Wedding, Mira Nair, 2001The Morning After, Sidney Lumet, 1986Mother of the River, Zeinabu irene Davis, 1995The Mouse That Roared, Jack Arnold, 1959Mr. Topaze, Peter Sellers, 1961Never Let Go, John Guillermin, 1960Oil City Confidential, Julien Temple, 2009The Optimists, Anthony Simmons, 1973Orgosolo’s Shepherds, Vittorio De Seta, 1958Panique, Julien Duvivier, 1946A Powerful Thang, Zeinabu irene Davis, 1991The Pub, Joseph Pierce, 2012Ray & Liz, Richard Billingham, 2018Riot in Cell Block 11, Don Siegel, 1954Sangam, Raj Kapoor, 1964Sea Countrymen, Vittorio De Seta, 1954Seven Songs About Thunder, Jennifer Reeder, 2010Shree 420, Raj Kapoor, 1955Shuvit, Jennifer Reeder, 2017So Far from India, Mira Nair, 1983Solfatara, Vittorio De Seta, 1954A Sunday in the Country, Bertrand Tavernier, 1984The Talk of the Town, George Stevens, 1942Tears Cannot Restore Her: Therefore, I Weep, Jennifer Reeder, 2011Tom Thumb, Olivier Dahan, 2001Walk on the Wild Side, Edward Dmytryk, 1962A Week’s Vacation, Bertrand Tavernier, 1980When Tomorrow Comes, John M. Stahl, 1939White Elephant, Pablo Trapero, 2012**Zoo, Will Niava, 2020
― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 04:03 (two months ago) link
Caught Strait-jacket before it disappears tomorrow. What a hoot!
― Nhex, Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:16 (two months ago) link
February 2021 titles:
Abouna, Mahamat Saleh-Haroun, 2002Accidence, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, 2018After the Curfew, Usmar Ismail, 1954Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, David Lowery, 2013Ajube Kete, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2005Archangel, Guy Maddin, 1990**The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli, 1952The Balcony, Joseph Strick, 1963Bamboozled, Spike Lee, 2000Band of Outsiders, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964Black Bus Stop, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2019Blonde Venus, Josef von Sternberg, 1932Blood Kin, Ramin Bahrani, 2018The Blue Angel, Josef von Sternberg, 1930Boyant, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2008Buck and the Preacher, Sidney Poitier, 1972Bus Nut, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2014Careful, Guy Maddin, 1992**Celebration, Olivier Meyrou, 2007The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970Cotton Comes to Harlem, Ossie Davis, 1970Cowards Bend the Knee, Guy Maddin, 2003**Daratt, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006The Devil Is a Woman, Josef von Sternberg, 1935Dishonored, Josef von Sternberg, 1931Dissolution, Nina Menkes, 2010Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary, Guy Maddin, 2002**Drexciya, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2010A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932Fastest Man in the State, Claudrena N. Harold and Kevin Jerome Everson, 2017The Forbidden Room, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, 2015Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Jim Jarmusch, 1999Glorious, Guy Maddin, 2008The Great Sadness of Zohara, Nina Menkes, 1983The Green Fog, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson, 2017Grigris, Mahamat Saleh Haroun, 2013How Can I Ever Be Late, Claudrena N. Harold and Kevin Jerome Everson, 2017How to Take a Bath, Guy Maddin, 2009I Am Somebody, Madeline Anderson, 1970Integration Report 1, Madeline Anderson, 1960Intermittent Delight, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2007The Killing Floor, Bill Duke, 1984Kwaku Ananse, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2013The Last Unicorn, Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass, 1982Leadbelly, Gordon Parks, 1976The Learning Tree, Gordon Parks, 1969A Life of Her Own, George Cukor, 1950Lift You Up, Ramin Bahrani, 2014Lines of the Hand, Guy Maddin, Galen Johnson, and Evan Johnson, 2015The Living End, Gregg Araki, 1992Mahogany Too, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2018Me broni ba, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2009Moments Without Proper Names, Gordon Parks, 1986Morocco, Josef von Sternberg, 1930My Dad Is 100 Years Old, Guy Maddin, 2005Nationtime, William Greaves, 1972On Monday of Last Week, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2017One False Move, Carl Franklin, 1992Park Lanes, Kevin Jerome Everson, 2015Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2019Phantom Love, Nina Menkes, 2007Pierrot le fou, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965Plastic Bag, Ramin Bahrani, 2009The Postman Always Rings Twice, Tay Garnett, 1946Pressure, Horace Ové, 1976Putney Swope, Robert Downey Sr., 1969Queen of Diamonds, Nina Menkes, 1991The Rabbit Hunters, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson,2020Reluctantly Queer, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2016La ronde, Roger Vadim, 1964The Saddest Music in the World, Guy Maddin, 2003The Scarlet Empress, Josef von Sternberg, 1934A Screaming Man, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2010A Season in France, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2017Shanghai Express, Josef von Sternberg, 1932Solomon Northup’s Odyssey, Gordon Parks, 1984Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2012St. Louis Blues, Allen Reisner, 1958Stories We Tell, Sarah Polley, 2012A Story of Children and Film, Mark Cousins, 2013Stump the Guesser, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and Galen Johnson, 2020Sugarcoated Arsenic, Claudrena N. Harold and Kevin Jerome Everson, 2014Take a Giant Step, Philip Leacock, 1959The Tall Target, Anthony Mann, 1951Tea 4 Two, Akosua Adoma Owusu, 2006They Live by Night, Nicolas Ray, 1948Thomasine and Bushrod, Gordon Parks, Jr., 1974A Tribute to Malcolm X, Madeline Anderson, 1967Tomorrow Is Another Day, Felix E. Feist, 1951Uptight, Jules Dassin, 1968Watermelon Man, Melvin Van Peebles, 1970We Demand, Claudrena N. Harold and Kevin Jerome Everson, 2016Where Danger Lives, John Farrow, 1950You Only Live Once, Fritz Lang, 1937
― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 25 January 2021 23:47 (one month ago) link
EXLCUSIVE STREAMING PREMIERE
Park LanesDirected by Kevin Jerome Everson • 2015 • United States
Kevin Jerome Everson’s monument of durational cinema immerses viewers in the inner workings of a factory that produces bowling-alley equipment—a full eight-hour workday experienced in real time. Entrancing, meditative, and totally enveloping, PARK LANES unfolds according to the rhythms and rituals of the workers whose shifts it patiently documents, their quotidian tasks taking on a profound significance.
Is this a joke?
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:12 (two weeks ago) link
Oh hell yes I have been wanting to watch that
― Canon in Deez (silby), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:19 (two weeks ago) link
I’m going to need some Adderall to screen that.
― Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:22 (two weeks ago) link
it sounds like a twitter joke about slow cinema that went too far and accidentally got made
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:25 (two weeks ago) link
"come be entranced by the enveloping experience of being a Poor for a day. after a while, it really feels like you're really someone who doesn't have the leisure time to watch an 8-hour film!"
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:27 (two weeks ago) link
alternately, you could just get a job at a bowling alley for a day and get paid enough for lunch, a cab ride home and part of a criterion membership
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:36 (two weeks ago) link
(that said, i have watched an hour and a half of this so i may be culpable)https://www.filmlinc.org/films/15-hours/
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:37 (two weeks ago) link
and nearly 2 1/2 hours of The Clock! Which was riveting stuff tbh.
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:38 (two weeks ago) link
park lanes sounds rad
― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:42 (two weeks ago) link
yeah i'm pro slow cinema (hate the term "durational" cinema), saw a bread factory in theater, satantango, look forward to every wiseman doc, etc. but idk presenting this as A Film seems like the true nadir of the concept imho
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:43 (two weeks ago) link
(tbf i guess im also cranky bc i miss really going bowling)
I believe it’s mostly been exhibited as a gallery piece yeah. it was cited in The Process Genre, which I read last year, so I had noodled around looking for a way to watch it previously.
― Canon in Deez (silby), Monday, 15 February 2021 19:00 (two weeks ago) link
Anyway rn some dudes are bending big sheet metal parts with a huge press.
― That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Monday, 15 February 2021 19:49 (two weeks ago) link
Got about 3 hours in, it’s wonderful stuff but I need a break, from sitting if nothing else
― Canon in Deez (silby), Monday, 15 February 2021 21:30 (two weeks ago) link
i guess i'd be curious to hear what the argument is that its not just class tourism.
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 21:57 (two weeks ago) link
Idk it is a less hygienic and abstracted vision of industrial labor than say How It‘s Made
― Canon in Deez (silby), Monday, 15 February 2021 22:00 (two weeks ago) link
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, February 15, 2021 4:57 PM (one hour ago)
I haven't seen this, but it seems far more incumbent on you to explain why that's the only possible reading of a film you haven't seen and know nothing about.
Anyway here's an essay: https://cinema-scope.com/features/perfect-game-kevin-jerome-eversons-park-lanes/
― rob, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 00:16 (two weeks ago) link
I was literally soliciting other readings
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 00:34 (two weeks ago) link
The abstraction of each of these workers’ components actually permits us, Everson, and even possibly the workers themselves, to regard these objects from a certain aesthetic distance. The man who is busily fitting lug-nuts at metallic shafts together in uncertain configurations seems to be solving a problem rather than following a lock-step set of orders, and as we watch him put pieces together and take them apart, it looks quite a bit like Jude Law assembling the gristle gun in Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999).
― nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 00:45 (two weeks ago) link
listen, lots of things are like Jude Law assembling the gristle gun in Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999)
― Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 11:32 (two weeks ago) link
Are any of the Mae West movies worth watching?
― wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:41 (two weeks ago) link
My Little Chickadee is worth a watch. Great final line.
The only other one I've seen among the Criterion Channel lot is Go West Young Man, which is watchable, but rather tame and not especially funny by Mae standards.
― edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:47 (two weeks ago) link
I'm No Angel is probably the best one; beyond that I would temper my expectations
― Josefa, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 22:59 (two weeks ago) link
Yeah, I'm slowly working my way through them atm and haven't been bowled over yet. Same with W.C. Fields tbh.
― The Mandolinrainian (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:19 (two weeks ago) link
Have you watched The Fatal Glass of Beer? Sometimes my pick for the funniest movie ever made (and its only 20 mins long).
― edited for dog profanity (cryptosicko), Thursday, 18 February 2021 00:49 (two weeks ago) link
don't know about Park Lanes but just watched Jude Law assemble the gristle gun in eXistenZ, that was a strange and unpleasant movie
― Dan S, Thursday, 18 February 2021 01:09 (two weeks ago) link
fyi everyone this program is wonderful and about the length of a feature, slightly shorter even
― Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 22 February 2021 22:12 (one week ago) link
March titles: https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/7289-the-criterion-channel-s-march-2021-lineup
Usually a flat list of films on FB or Criterioncast beats criterion.com's official post, but not this time.
― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Thursday, 25 February 2021 21:34 (one week ago) link
i recommend jules dassin's 'uptight' (1968), streaming as part of the ruby dee collection on CC now. the film transposes the plot of john ford's 'the informer' to a black revolutionary cell in cleveland in 1968, in the days following MLK's assassination (the film opens with dassin's own footage of his funeral in memphis). dee and julian mayfield, who stars as the stool pigeon, co-wrote the screenplay with dassin.
good writeup (with spoilers) here:
― donna rouge, Thursday, 25 February 2021 23:13 (one week ago) link
cosign on uptight. Score by Booker T and the MGs
― jbn, Friday, 26 February 2021 00:14 (one week ago) link
Full list for March:
The Adventurer, Charles Chaplin, 1917Bandini, Bimal Roy, 1963Behind the Screen, Charles Chaplin, 1916Black Jack, Ken Loach, 1979Black Rodeo, Jeff Kanew, 1972Blood Simple, Joel and Ethan Coen, 1984Boat People, Ann Hui, 1982Boneshaker, Nuotama Frances Bodomo, 2013Brother to Brother, Rodney Evans, 2004Buffalo Soldiers, Charles Haid, 1997 *Cast a Dark Shadow, Lewis Gilbert, 1955Charles and Lucie, Nelly Kaplan, 1979Christmas in July, Preston Sturges, 1940City of Women, Federico Fellini, 1980Cooley High, Michael Schultz, 1975The Count, Charles Chaplin, 1916The Cure, Charles Chaplin, 1917The Damned, Luchino Visconti, 1969Darling, John Schlesinger, 1965Death in Venice, Luchino Visconti, 1971Dementia, John Parker, 1955Despair, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1978Devdas, Bimal Roy, 1955The Diabolic Tenant, Georges Méliès, 1909Do bigha zamin, Bimal Roy, 1953Don’t Blink – Robert Frank, Laura Israel, 2015Down on the Sidewalk in Waikīkī, Justyn Ah Chong, 2019Duel at Diablo, Ralph Nelson, 1966Easy Street, Charles Chaplin, 1917Edge of the City, Martin Ritt, 1957Everybody Dies!, Nuotama Bodomo, 2016The Fireman, Charles Chaplin, 1916The Floorwalker, Charles Chaplin, 1916Giuseppe Makes a Movie, Adam Rifkin, 2014Good Bye, Lenin!, Wolfgang Becker, 2003Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Sophie Fiennes, 2017The Great McGinty, Preston Sturges, 1940Gun Crazy, Joseph H. Lewis, 1950Hail the Conquering Hero, Preston Sturges, 1944Home, Ursula Meier, 2008 *The Immigrant, Charles Chaplin, 1917The Impossible Voyage, Georges Méliès, 1904The In-Laws, Arthur Hiller, 1979The Infernal Cauldron, Georges Méliès, 1903Intervista, Federico Fellini, 1987The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship, Georges Méliès, 1906Joan of Arc, Georges Méliès, 1900Kalewa, Mitchel Viernes, 2018The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, John Cassavetes, 1976The Kingdom of the Fairies, Georges Méliès, 1903The Lady Eve, Preston Sturges, 1941Lāhainā Noon, Christopher Kahunahana, 2014The Last Tree, Shola Amoo, 2019The Legend of Black Charley, Martin Goldman, 1972Let the Sunshine In, Claire Denis, 2017 *Madhumati, Bimal Roy, 1958Mandabi, Ousmane Sembène, 1968Marcello Mastroianni: I Remember, Anna Maria Tatò, 1997Mary Last Seen, Sean Durkin, 2010The Merry Frolics of Satan, Georges Méliès, 1906Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, Preston Sturges, 1943Moloka‘i Bound, Alika Maikau, 2019The Moon and the Night, Erin Lau, 2018Naal, Sudhakar Reddy Yakkanti, 2018A New Leaf, Elaine May, 1971Nights of Cabiria, Federico Fellini, 1957One A.M., Charles Chaplin, 1916Opening Night, John Cassavetes, 1977Other People, Bryson Chun, 2018Pandora and the Flying Dutchman, Albert Lewin, 1951Papa the Little Boats, Nelly Kaplan, 1971The Palm Beach Story, Preston Sturges, 1942The Pawnshop, Charles Chaplin, 1916The Pillar of Fire, Georges Méliès, 1899The Pit Where We Were Born, Alexander Bocchieri, 2018The Pleasure of Love, Nelly Kaplan, 1991Posse, Mario Van Peebles, 1993Relic 0, Larry Achiampong, 2017Relic 1, Larry Achiampong, 2017Relic 2, Larry Achiampong, 2019Relic 3, Larry Achiampong, 2019Rip’s Dream, Georges Méliès, 1905Robinson Crusoe, Georges Méliès, 1903Rock ’n’ Roll High School, Allan Arkush, 1979Rosewood, John Singleton, 1997The Sea Shall Not Have Them, Lewis Gilbert, 1954Sergeant Rutledge, John Ford, 1960Shane, George Stevens, 1953Sister, Ursula Meier, 2012 *Skin Game, Paul Bogart and Gordon Douglas, 1971Song of Freedom, J. Elder Wills, 1936Sujata, Bimal Roy, 1959Sullivan’s Travels, Preston Sturges, 1941A Trip to the Moon, Georges Méliès, 1902The Twentieth Century, Matthew Rankin, 2019 *Unfaithfully Yours, Preston Sturges, 1948The Vagabond, Charles Chaplin, 1916Variety Lights, Federico Fellini, 1950A Very Curious Girl, Nelly Kaplan, 1969Vision Portraits, Rodney Evans, 2019The Visitor, Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965The White Sheik, Federico Fellini, 1952Whimsical Illusions, Georges Méliès, 1910The Witch, Georges Méliès, 1906Women Make Film, Mark Cousins, 2018
― Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Friday, 26 February 2021 14:57 (one week ago) link
holy shit I am so stoked abt A NEW LEAF and BOAT PEOPLE
― Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 26 February 2021 15:29 (one week ago) link
Sujata, Bimal Roy, 1959
^this is really good iirc
― rob, Friday, 26 February 2021 15:32 (one week ago) link
Be sure to take a few minutes to check out the Méliès stuff. It's magical and helps restore my faith in humanity.
― TO BE A JAZZ SINGER YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SCAT (Jazzbo), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:31 (one week ago) link
does anyone have any specific recommendations from the black westerns collection?
― na (NA), Friday, 26 February 2021 16:50 (one week ago) link
Duel at Diablo is a very good western. It's not really "black" per se... Sidney Poitier is a character in it.
― Josefa, Friday, 26 February 2021 16:55 (one week ago) link
Sergeant Rutledge! A great John Ford "b-side"--one of the smaller movies he made quickly in between the big ones. Woody Strode is great, and it's Billie Burke's last movie (the good witch in Oz)
― flappy bird, Friday, 26 February 2021 18:19 (one week ago) link
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― Warmed Regards, (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 26 February 2021 19:58 (one week ago) link