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

Who's in?

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:03 (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

I'm in.

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.

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

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

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:44 (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:

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...)

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

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

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

sad trombone

Hello film fans:

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

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

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

The FilmStruck Team

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:47 (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

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 trailer
Ozu on Filmstruck: looks like 18 features

Filmstruck: (crickets)

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

TV aint an option in the hospital.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 21:37 (four months ago) link

ie keep it simpler

im quitting if this doesn't resolve in 4 days

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 21:51 (four months ago) link

If you haven’t already, definitely try using a different browser

dip to dup (rob), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 22:07 (four months ago) link


Irritable Baal (WmC), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 22:46 (four months ago) link

different from...?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 23:04 (four months ago) link

Different from whatever browser you're using.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 23:46 (four months ago) link

Morbs, do you know what the program you use to access the web is called? Might be Chrome, Edge, Safari, Internet Explorer, Firefox ...

lukas, Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:33 (four months ago) link

Chrome -
Firefox -
Opera -

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:32 (four months ago) link

All free and fairly easy to get running if you have a few minutes.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:32 (four months ago) link

I just got it to run on IE.

Anyone caught the first Maren Ade feature?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 May 2020 15:26 (four months ago) link

Yes, it's very good! Funny and sad, all about loneliness, I really enjoyed it

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 29 May 2020 16:03 (four months ago) link

I am stoked as fuuuuck abt this Cheryl Dunye program, everyone should watch The Watermelon Woman

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:18 (four months ago) link

I downloaded Firefox and it's fine. I'd wanted to avoid downloading another browser.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 May 2020 17:19 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

July titles:

12 O’Clock Boys, Lotfy Nathan, 2013
5x2, François Ozon, 2004
The Adjuster, Atom Egoyan, 1991
Adoration, Atom Egoyan, 2008**
The Amateurist, Miranda July, 1998
Arizona Dream, Emir Kusturica, 1993
Attenberg, Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010
Barbarella, Roger Vadim, 1968
Between the Lines, Joan Micklin Silver
The Big Combo, Joseph H. Lewis, 1955
The Bigamist, Ida Lupino, 1953
Blood on the Moon, Robert Wise, 1948
Born in Flames, Lizzie Borden, 1983
The Bowery, Sara Driver, 1994
Bullitt, Peter Yates, 1968
Calendar, Atom Egoyan, 1993
California Suite, Herbert Ross, 1978
California Typewriter, Doug Nichol, 2016
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Richard Brooks, 1958
Certain Women, Kelly Reichardt, 2016
Come Back, Little Sheba, Daniel Mann, 1952
Contemporary Color, Bill Ross IV and Turner Ross, 2016
Day of the Outlaw, André De Toth, 1959
Dear Mom, Tammy Rae Carland, 1995
A Dry White Season, Euzhan Palcy, 1989
Exotica, Atom Egoyan, 1994
Family Viewing, Atom Egoyan, 1987**
Fit Model, Myna Joseph, 2019
Fun with Dick and Jane, Ted Kotcheff, 1977
The Future, Miranda July, 2011
Gigi (from 9 to 5), Joanne Nucho, 2001
Gohatto, Nagisa Oshima, 1999
Gun Crazy, Joseph H. Lewis, 1950
The Handmaid’s Tale, Volker Schlöndorff, 1990
Hawai, Ximena Cuevas, 1999
High Heels, Pedro Almodóvar, 1991
Hollywood Shuffle, Robert Townsend, 1987
Infinite Football, Corneliu Porumboiu, 2018
Joanie 4 Jackie: A Quick Overview, Shauna McGarry, 2008
Kramer vs. Kramer, Robert Benton, 1979
Last House on the Left, Wes Craven, 1972
Lenny Cooke, Josh and Benny Safdie, 2013
La Llorona, Stephanie Saint Sanchez, 2003
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, John Maybury, 1998**
Lust for Gold, S. Sylvan Simon, 1949
Mad Hot Ballroom, Marilyn Agrelo, 2005
Man with the Gun, Richard Wilson, 1955
Me and You and Everyone We Know, Miranda July, 2005
Miss Annie Rooney, Edwin L. Marin, 1942
My Twentieth Century, Ildikó Enyedi, 1989
The Naked Spur, Anthony Mann, 1953
Nest of Tens, Miranda July, 2000
Next of Kin, Atom Egoyan, 1984**
No Place Like Home #1 and #2, Karen Yasinsky, 1999
Nostalgia for the Light, Patricio Guzmán, 2010
Ophelia’s Opera, Abiola Abrams, 2001
Pillars, Haley Elizabeth Anderson, 2020
Rancho Notorious, Fritz Lang, 1952
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, Stephen Nomura Schible, 2017
A Separation, Asghar Farhadi, 2011
Shadow Animals, Jerry Carlsson, 2017
The Sheltering Sky, Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990
Sleepwalk, Sara Driver, 1986
The Slow Escape, Sativa Peterson, 1998
Soleil Ô, Med Hondo, 1967
Speaking Parts, Atom Egoyan, 1989**
Station West, Sidney Lanfield, 1948
The Squid and the Whale, Noah Baumbach, 2005**
The Sweet Hereafter, Atom Egoyan, 1997
Tchoupitoulas, Bill Ross IV, Turner Ross, 2012
Tony Takitani, Jun Ichikawa, 2004
Transeltown, Myra Paci, 1992
untitled video, Sujin Lee, 2013 (?)
The Violent Men, Rudolph Maté, 1955
The Walking Hills, John Sturges, 1949
When Pigs Fly, Sara Driver, 1993
The White Balloon, Jafar Panahi, 1995
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mike Nichols, 1966
Women Without Men, Shirin Neshat, 2009
You Are Not I, Sara Driver, 1981
Young Ahmed, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 2019**

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 26 June 2020 15:55 (four months ago) link

Whoever somewhere that one time was saying they'd never seen any Atom Egoyan ... now's your chance!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 26 June 2020 15:58 (four months ago) link

The Naked Spur rocks.

Always more interested in what titles are leaving at the end of the month, tbh, as those are more likely to direct my immediate viewing.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Friday, 26 June 2020 17:27 (four months ago) link

I recently saw "Man of the West" and did not dig it, so wary of wading back into Mann westerns.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 26 June 2020 17:48 (four months ago) link

the leaving-June-30 list is nuts! so overwhelming I only managed to watch Foxy Brown lol

rob, Friday, 26 June 2020 18:13 (four months ago) link

Was just looking at it, trying to get a handle on it. Lots on Luis Buñuel and Jean Arthur.

Two Spocks Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 June 2020 01:59 (three months ago) link

Douglas Sirk, Fritz Lang, Jane Campion, LQ Jones, Saul Bass,...

Tom, delete the Criterion Channel now, please!

Two Spocks Clash (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 28 June 2020 02:09 (three months ago) link

Godard going away after this month.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 5 July 2020 21:01 (three months ago) link

...sort of like he did at the end of Faces/Places?

finally caught up with Between the Lines today, which had a little too much Stephen Collins and Bruno Kirby, but all those early Joan Micklin Silver films are good.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 July 2020 22:48 (three months ago) link

wait a minute, Redd, i only see 3 JLG films listed as leaving out of the 26 they currently host.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 July 2020 22:55 (three months ago) link

I'm glad you have the Channel now, Morbs, I always figured you'd find it a great service if/when you finally got it.

Watched Blood on the Moon last night, Akerman's D'Est today...still trying to decide what to watch tonight.

xp under the Leaving July 31 tab I see 14 JLGs...

Irritable Baal (WmC), Sunday, 5 July 2020 23:02 (three months ago) link

The rubrics for Directed by Jean-Luc Godard says 22 films in the collection but maybe some already went away.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 00:14 (three months ago) link

Oh looks like all twenty two are there.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 00:19 (three months ago) link

A Walk on the Wild Side, which was part of a Saul Bass series also going away, with music by Mack David - Happy Birthday!- and Elmer Bernstein.

Lipstick O.G. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 6 July 2020 00:25 (three months ago) link

well i've seen all on there cept Le Gai Savoir. xp

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 July 2020 01:28 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

August titles:

25 Ways to Quit Smoking, Bill Plympton, 1989
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T, Roy Rowland, 1953
The Angel Levine, Ján Kadár, 1970
Any Number Can Win, Henri Verneuil, 1963
Bacurau, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles, 2019
Brazil, Terry Gilliam, 1985
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Fred Schepisi, 1978
Cheatin’, Bill Plympton, 2013
Comic Book Confidential, Ron Mann, 1988
The Cow Who Wanted to Be a Hamburger, Bill Plympton, 2010
Criss Cross, Robert Siodmak, 1949
Cutaway, Kazik Radwanski, 2014
The Deep, Peter Yates, 1977
Devil’s Doorway, Anthony Mann, 1950
The Devil’s Playground, Fred Schepisi, 1976
Don’s Party, Bruce Beresford, 1976
Exporting Raymond, Phil Rosenthal, 2010
The Fan and the Flower, Bill Plympton, 2005
Father of My Children, Mia Hansen-Løve, 2009
Un flic, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972
Gallipoli, Peter Weir, 1981
Ganja & Hess, Bill Gunn, 1973
The Getting of Wisdom, Bruce Beresford, 1977
The Girl on a Motorcycle, Jack Cardiff, 1968
Goodbye First Love, Mia Hansen-Løve, 2011
Guard Dog, Bill Plympton, 2004
Guide Dog, Bill Plympton, 2006
Hair High, Bill Plympton, 2004
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, Stephen Cone, 2015
Horn Dog, Bill Plympton, 2009
Hot Dog, Bill Plympton, 2008
How to Kiss, Bill Plympton, 1988
How to Make Love to a Woman, Bill Plympton, 1996
I Married a Strange Person!, Bill Plympton, 1997
Idiots and Angels, Bill Plympton, 2008
Imagine the Sound, Ron Mann, 1981
John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection, Julien Faraut, 2018
The Killers, Robert Siodmak, 1946
Kings Row, Sam Wood, 1942
Le cercle rouge, Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970
The Little Prince, Stanley Donen, 1974
The Lonedale Operator, Michael Almereyda, 2018
Long Weekend, Colin Eggleston, 1978
Mad Max, George Miller, 1979
The Magnificent Ambersons, Orson Welles, 1942
Money Movers, Bruce Beresford, 1978
Mr. Klein, Joseph Losey, 1976 Mutant Aliens, Bill Plympton, 2001
Mynarski Death Plummet, Matthew Rankin, 2014
Newsfront, Phillip Noyce, 1978
Once a Thief, Ralph Nelson, 1965
One of Those Days, Bill Plympton, 1988
Only Angels Have Wings, Howard Hawks, 1939
Personal Problems, Bill Gunn, 1980
Phantom Lady, Robert Siodmak, 1944
Poetry in Motion, Ron Mann, 1982
Princess Cyd, Stephen Cone, 2017
Puberty Blues, Bruce Beresford, 1981
Push Comes to Shove, Bill Plympton, 1991
Revengeance, Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan, 2016
Rocco and His Brothers, Luchino Visconti, 1960
Santa, the Fascist Years, Bill Plympton, 2008
The Secret Garden, Fred M. Wilcox, 1949
Sex and Violence, Bill Plympton, 1997
Sightseers, Ben Wheatley, 2012**
Starstruck, Gillian Armstrong, 1982
Storm Boy, Henri Safran, 1976
Sullivan’s Travels, Preston Sturges, 1941
Sunday Too Far Away, Ken Hannam, 1975
Sun Don’t Shine, Amy Seimetz, 2012
Things to Come, Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016
The Tune, Bill Plympton, 1992
Twist, Ron Mann, 1992
Unrelated, Joanna Hogg, 2007
Voices of Kidnapping, Ryan McKenna, 2017
The Widow Couderc, Pierre Granier-Deferre, 1971
The Wise Kids, Stephen Cone, 2011
The Wiseman, Bill Plympton, 1991
The Year of Living Dangerously, Peter Weir, 1982
Your Face, Bill Plympton, 1987

Excited to see that Plympton package.

Irritable Baal (WmC), Friday, 24 July 2020 16:36 (three months ago) link

I assume there must be an "Australian New Wave" August category or something similar.

What is the context of "The Deep" on here?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 24 July 2020 16:42 (three months ago) link

adding a Peter Yates film every month?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:08 (three months ago) link

The CC runs only the butchered US cut of Arizona Dream. Why bother?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 August 2020 17:32 (two months ago) link

It came from a land down under . . . From the early seventies through the mideighties, a resurgence of government funding for national film production gave birth to a generation of brave, unconventional new voices who made Australia the home to a brief but bright-burning cinematic renaissance. Among the filmmakers who emerged from this artistic flowering were pivotal figures like Peter Weir, George Miller, Gillian Armstrong, Bruce Beresford, Fred Schepisi, and Phillip Noyce, many of whom went on to successful international careers. Encompassing subversive visions of Australian history (PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK, MY BRILLIANT CAREER), dystopian science-fiction cult classics (MAD MAX, THE CARS THAT ATE PARIS), groundbreaking coming-of-age dramas (THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND, PUBERTY BLUES), and beyond, these formally bold, thematically provocative films delved into the intricacies of Australian society and identity with newfound fearlessness. Among their most urgent concerns was for the country’s relationship to and mistreatment of its Indigenous people, as seen in works like THE CHANT OF JIMMIE BLACKSMITH, WALKABOUT, STORM BOY, and THE LAST WAVE, the last three of which all star legendary Aboriginal actor David Gulpilil, who stands as one of the movement’s most enduring faces.

Burn the royal family for warmth, leave their heads on pikes.

Steppin' RZA (sic), Saturday, 1 August 2020 19:08 (two months ago) link

I can't find Phantom Lady from the list above.... That was one I was hoping to revisit.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Sunday, 2 August 2020 00:39 (two months ago) link

Not every title lands on the 1st

rob, Sunday, 2 August 2020 00:56 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I don't have a text list, but here's a Letterboxd list of the September titles, including Sátántangó.

Scampos Runamuck (WmC), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 21:35 (two months ago) link

I'm still far more likely to rewatch all the Albert Brooks films than I am to give Sátántangó a go, frankly.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 23:47 (two months ago) link

Sátántangó is worth watching though, even if in increments

am looking forward to seeing Miguel Gomes' Tabu

Dan S, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 23:56 (two months ago) link

finally watched Elmer Gantry tonight, I liked it but mainly for Burt Lancaster's role

Dan S, Saturday, 29 August 2020 23:38 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

October titles:

100 Boyfriends Mixtape, Brontez Purnell, 2016
575 Castro St., Jenni Olson, 2008
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Nathan Juran, 1958
Above Suspicion, Richard Thorpe, 1943
Abuse of Weakness, Catherine Breillat, 2013**
Affirmations, Marlon Riggs, 1990
American Dream, Barbara Kopple, Cathy Caplan, Thomas Haneke, Lawrence Silk, 1990
Anthem, Marlon Riggs, 1991
Autumn Leaves, Robert Aldrich, 1956
Barking Dogs Never Bite, Bong Joon Ho, 2000**
The Best Man, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1964
Beware! The Blob, Larry Hagman, 1972
Black Christmas, Bob Clark, 1974
Black Is . . . Black Ain’t, Marlon Riggs, 1994
Blue Diary, Jenni Olson, 1998
Bluebeard, Catherine Breillat, 2009**
Buck Privates, Arthur Lubin, 1941
Caché, Michael Haneke, 2005
Casa de lava, Pedro Costa, 1994
Cat People, Jacques Tourneur, 1942
Christine, Antonio Campos, 2016
Color Adjustment, Marlon Riggs, 1992
Coma, Michael Crichton, 1978
The Crazies, George A. Romero, 1973
Crying Fist, Ryoo Seung-wan, 2005
The Damned Don’t Cry, Vincent Sherman, 1950
Dancing Lady, Robert Z. Leonard, 1933
Date With Dizzy, John Hubley, 1958
Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, Kurt Kuenne, 2008
Death Line, Gary Sherman, 1972
Deathdream, Bob Clark, 1974
The Devil’s Backbone, Guillermo del Toro, 2001**
Dirty, Matthew Puccini, 2020
Don’t Look Now, Nicolas Roeg, 1973
Dracula A.D. 1972, Alan Gibson, 1972
The Driller Killer, Abel Ferrara, 1979
A Drop of Sun Under the Earth, Shikeith, 2017
Election, Alexander Payne, 1999
Ethnic Notions, Marlon Riggs, 1986
Everybody Rides the Carousel, John Hubley, 1976
O Fantasma, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2000
The Foul King, Kim Jee-woon, 2000
Grand Hotel, Edmund Goulding, 1932
Harriet Craig, Vincent Sherman, 1950
The Hills Have Eyes, Wes Craven, 1977
The Hole, John Hubley, 1962
The Host, Bong Joon Ho, 2006**
Humanoids from the Deep, Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami, 1980
Humoresque, Jean Negulesco, 1946
I Shall Not Be Removed: The Life of Marlon Riggs, Karen Everett, 1996
The Illusionist, Sylvain Chomet, 2010**
Images, Robert Altman, 1972
In nomine Patris, Jenni Olson, 2019
Influenza, Bong Joon Ho, 2004
Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Philip Kaufman, 1978
It’s Alive, Larry Cohen, 1974
The Joy of Life, Jenni Olson, 2005
Kirikou and the Sorceress, Michel Ocelot, 1998
The Labyrinth 1.0, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, 2017
Lady Vengeance, Park Chan-wook, 2005
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney, Richard Boleslawski, Dorothy Arzner, George Fitzmaurice, 1937
The Last Party, Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin, 1993
Let’s Scare Jessica to Death, John D. Hancock, 1971
Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues, Marlon Riggs, Peter Webster, 1981
Love on the Run, W.S. Van Dyke, 1936
Mannequin, Frank Borzage, 1937
Mildred Pierce, Michael Curtiz, 1945
Moonbird, John Hubley, 1959
Mother, Bong Joon Ho, 2009**
The Nightcomers, Michael Winner, 1971
Non, je ne regrette rien (No Regret), Marlon Riggs, 1993
Nosferatu, F.W. Murnau, 1922
Nosferatu the Vampyre, Werner Herzog, 1979
Nowhere to Hide, Lee Myung-se, 1999
Of Stars and Men, John Hubley, 1961
The Ornithologist, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2016**
Our Dancing Daughters, Harry Beaumont, 1928
Our Modern Maidens, Jack Conway, 1929
Peeping Tom, Michael Powell, 1960
Possessed, Clarence Brown, 1931
Possessed, Curtis Bernhardt, 1947
The Public Enemy, William A. Wellman, 1931
Queen Bee, Ranald MacDougall, 1955
Rabid, David Cronenberg, 1977
Romance, Catherine Breillat, 1999
The Royal Road, Jenni Olson, 2015
Sadie McKee, Clarence Brown, 1934
Season of the Witch, George A. Romero, 1972
Shampoo, Hal Ashby, 1975
Shivers, David Cronenberg, 1975
Sleeping Beauty, Catherine Breillat, 2010**
Slumber Party Massacre, Amy Holden Jones, 1982
The Smiling Lieutenant, Ernst Lubitsch, 1931
Strait-Jacket, William Castle, 1964
Strange Cargo, Frank Borzage, 1940
The Student Nurses, Stephanie Rothman, 1970
Suburbia, Penelope Spheeris, 1983
Sudden Fear, David Miller, 1952
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, Park Chan-wook, 2002
A Tale of Two Sisters, Kim Jee-woon, 2003
Tender Game, John Hubley, 1958
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, 1974
Theater of Blood, Douglas Hickox, 1973
To Die Like a Man, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2009**
Tongues Untied, Marlon Riggs, 1989
Trog, Freddie Francis, 1970
Trouble in Paradise, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932
Two Drifters, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2005**
The Unknown, Tod Browning, 1927
The Vampire Lovers, Roy Ward Baker, 1970
The Velvet Vampire, Stephanie Rothman, 1971
Videodrome, David Cronenberg, 1983
Vitalina Varela, Pedro Costa, 2019
Walk For Me, Elegance Bratton, 2016
We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay, 2011**
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Robert Aldrich, 1962
The Wicker Man, Robin Hardy, 1973
The Witch Who Came from the Sea, Matt Cimber, 1976
A Woman’s Face, George Cukor, 1941
The Women, George Cukor, 1939
The Yearling, Clarence Brown, 1946

(show hidden tics) (WmC), Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:19 (one month ago) link

lol @ Criterion Channel sliding ever closer to my own collection (a fate that I can imagine true cineastes finding lamentable).

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

Larry Cohen AND Park Chan Wook in the same month. The world outside is a shitshow, but there some things I can still believe in.

Don't SLEEP on Deathdream.

Nhex, Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:44 (one month ago) link

Season of the Witch, Strait-Jacket, and The Witch Who Came from the Sea are the sleepers I'll recommend.

OrificeMax (Old Lunch), Thursday, 24 September 2020 18:53 (one month ago) link

Seconding The Witch Who Came from the Sea which doesn't totally work but commits impressively to being weird

Josefa, Friday, 25 September 2020 00:39 (one month ago) link

Really love Christine out of that list as well.

lilcraigyboi (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 8 October 2020 09:42 (two weeks ago) link

Watched Death Line aka Raw Meat the other night and had a great time, hysterical film-stealing performance by Donald Pleasance

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Thursday, 8 October 2020 13:29 (two weeks ago) link

I've seen many of those Joan Crawfords (Harriet Craig and Possessed are tops). Anyone seen The Damned Don’t Cry?

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 October 2020 13:51 (two weeks ago) link

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death is so melancholy, dreamy and great.

I’ve seen it before via a hazy VHS rip (which added its own charm) but revisiting it today was well worth it.

circa1916, Saturday, 10 October 2020 16:41 (two weeks ago) link

cool, they have the version of Joan of Arc scored by Adrian Utley and Will Gregory

Donald Trump Also Sucks, Of Course (milo z), Sunday, 11 October 2020 07:09 (two weeks ago) link

There is still a FilmStruck YouTube channel?

Here Comes a Slightly Irregular (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 18 October 2020 03:50 (one week ago) link

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