The film streaming service from TCM & Criterion Collection goes live in 13 days — October 19th. $6.99/month for the basic service, $10.99/month (or $99/year) for Filmstruck + Criterion Channel
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:03 (five years ago) link
looks good that they have the commentaries, extras etc of Criterion discs, or at least some of that kind of content. i hope this won't mean the end of the Criterion blu rays. i'm expecting 'that market' will always want the 36 page books and fancy packaging and such. i know i will.
― piscesx, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:27 (five years ago) link
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:29 (five years ago) link
i wonder why the TCM lot and the Criterion gang decided to get into bed together. i mean Criterion doesn't seem like an obvious match for Ted 'Colourization' Turner.
― piscesx, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:30 (five years ago) link
Turner hasn't been involved in years...? TCM is a pretty good channel. Have they ever shown a colorized film?
Cons: US only, no Roku support at launch, extreme vagueness (how many films? "HUNDREDS of films!")
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:37 (five years ago) link
But I'll sign up, at least for a few months.
I'll wait to start until Criterion joins up in November. I'll drop the $99 for their catalog alone.
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:44 (five years ago) link
Criterion won't be available from day 1? I hadn't heard that part.
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:49 (five years ago) link
Yet no one posts on my Fandor thread
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:13 (five years ago) link
November 11th for Criterion. They have to wait for the Hulu deal to expire.
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:15 (five years ago) link
Not bad, if you do the $99 once-a-year payment, it's about $20 cheaper than a year of Netflix. Is there any way to browse the TCM catalog at the moment?
― erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:25 (five years ago) link
On their FB page they said Criterion will be available at launch.
I want to sign up but my two devices (Nvidia Shield TV and XB1) aren't supported.
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:35 (five years ago) link
I went by this press release that says the 1th of November.
― EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:13 (five years ago) link
Been reading a lot of information on the website and elsewhere, but haven't seen anything that says the TCM movies will also be part of the package. I have a nagging feeling that they're not. Also wonder if the Criterion movies will be available in 1080, instead of the 720 now on Hulu.
― Jazzbo, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:17 (five years ago) link
I don't think everything on nightly at TCM will be on there but a selection of TCM-sequel films.
I'm going to guess it will be like Mubi with a larger rotating library plus Criterion.
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:45 (five years ago) link
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:46 (five years ago) link
yeah, TCM's tweet that filmstruck "will focus on indie, foreign & cult titles, not Old Hollywood. Some limited titles, not many" considerably dampened my enthusiasm.
― intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:41 (five years ago) link
my guess is milo z otm re: criterion plus larger mubi. Which is cool, but not the turner library plus janus library nearly nonstop excellence that i had prematurely imagined
― intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:46 (five years ago) link
I have a Hulu subscription and honestly never watched a single Criterion title. The ones I want, I just buy.
― Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:00 (five years ago) link
I was excited when I thought this was gonna be criterion + old Hollywood tcm stuff. The latter element was critical for me. If it's criterion + buffet of other stuff then no.
― look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:18 (five years ago) link
Yeah, that's a bummer. I figured $99 was a no brainer but if it's Criterion plus some random rotating films I don't know.
― EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 October 2016 13:53 (five years ago) link
basically i would pay... let's see... $15 a month for some reasonable fascimile of access to TCM's programming without having to have fucking cable tv
― look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:55 (five years ago) link
aw man. I too was pretty stoked for the TCM+Criterion version of this.
― DOCTOR CAISNO, BYCREATIVELABBUS (Doctor Casino), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:59 (five years ago) link
This weird in-between time where the biggest events still happen on old-fashioned cable TV, the "prestige" TEH DISCOURSE TV shows are on Netflix, film is either exploded across multiple competing streaming services or iTunes rental downloads that disappear after 24 hours or totally unavailable, video stores are rare — is totally excruciating.
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 14:04 (five years ago) link
whiney otm, i feel a deep nostalgia for, like, 2008-2010, when a full decade of DVD production had led to lot of foreign/classic/arthouse stuff to be available, and Netflix was still in the business of providing just about any DVD that got produced.
― intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:00 (five years ago) link
Like, the fact that we let this happen is ridiculous: http://ww2.kqed.org/arts/2014/09/12/netflix_streaming_dvds/
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:04 (five years ago) link
maybe i just wasn't reading the early filmstruck announcements carefully, but it seems like everyone i know was expecting it to have a major focus on classic hollywood, given tcm's involvement. My guess is that getting streaming rights to that old hollywood stuff is probably just insanely complicated and, from a business perspective, not worth the investment of time and resources. Still disappointing though.
― intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:06 (five years ago) link
I've never watched any Criterions on Hulu but that's because their interface is such a disaster - you don't know what's streaming in HD, there's no easy way to sort the entire Criterion list, etc. Higher hopes for this, though I'm a lot less inclined toward a burning need to watch Truffaut than when I was 23.
― Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:30 (five years ago) link
Their interface/searching/tagging/credits is all pretty awful in comparison to Netflix and even Amazon Prime. That said, damn I'm gonna have to rush out some screenings before they leave. Better get Lady Snowblood queued up.
― Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 17:17 (five years ago) link
The FAQ has changed to specify that only 4th-gen Apple TV will support this, so me and my 3rd-gen box are out of luck. I'll have to load a film on my iMac and push it to the tv with Airplay.
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:25 (five years ago) link
With airplay/casting, does it make a difference if you're casting from a phone vs. a computer?
― Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 20:34 (five years ago) link
(I think my Apple TV is second generation...)
I honestly don't know. That time David Lynch cussed traumatized me so bad I've never tried watching film or video on my phone.
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:39 (five years ago) link
Hello film fans:
We want to share some news that the launch of FilmStruck is delayed until November as we work to complete a seamless and easy registration process for subscribers.
Just like the final stages of completing a film, this additional time will allow us to put the finishing touches on FilmStruck in order to bring you a premium service with beautifully curated content and the largest streaming library of world-renowned arthouse, indie, cult and foreign films. Rest assured, we're working hard to bring you the high-quality streaming movie service you've been waiting for.
Thank you for both your patience and your enthusiastic interest in FilmStruck.
The FilmStruck Team
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:47 (five years ago) link
At this point they should wait until the Hulu contract for the Criterions expires.
― EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:51 (five years ago) link
Yep. I wasn't planning on starting any free trial until everything was available.
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:58 (five years ago) link
Launched.Looks like the Criterions are up with an 11-day overlap with Hulu. Seeing a lot of fussing on the Facebook page about errors while setting up payment.
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 16:34 (five years ago) link
Anyone start using this yet? Any thoughts (apart from the still unavailable (?) Criterions?
― Federico Boswarlos, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 00:29 (five years ago) link
I'm in, just getting the apps installed now. I need a tivo app! Apple and Amazon will do for now.
― the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:21 (five years ago) link
Sound like it's worth waiting a few weeks for them to get all the bugs worked out
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:24 (five years ago) link
Not available on Roku til Jan so nope for a while. Also copy on their site suggested that virtually all Criterions wd be available but several that I've searched for are not (incl All That Jazz, ugh)
― Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:27 (five years ago) link
They have someone responding to comments on Facebook, putting on the shiny happy face but being really vague with specific questions.
Some Guy Named Dave: Your Criterion selection seems to be quite limited. Are you ever going to offer the same number of Criterion titles as Hulu - over 900?
FilmStruck: Hi Dave, on the #CriterionChannel side you will find the largest selection of Criterion releases available to stream
Me: That doesn't really answer the question that was asked...
FilmStruck: #CriterionChannel has the largest Criterion selection available streaming, more than was ever available elsewhere.
Me: Ozu on Hulu: 30 features, 2 shorts and a trailerOzu on Filmstruck: looks like 18 features
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 01:41 (five years ago) link
Huh, why would it have less than Hulu does? That doesn't make any sense to me. I did notice through a cursory search that they had at least two titles not on Hulu (Godard's Every Man for Himself and Yang's A Brighter Summer Day), so I was hopeful that maybe it had more than Hulu.
― intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:14 (five years ago) link
It doesn't have all the Oshima titles that are currently on Hulu either
― intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:15 (five years ago) link
I'm hoping they're still loading up the buffet table. They have quite a few things that aren't on Hulu -- Blood Simple, that JFK documentary stuff. They got The Killing of a Chinese Bookie back, which disappeared from Hulu a year or more ago.
― aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:19 (five years ago) link
I'm hopeful too, though the way filmstruck has been marketed and rolled out has dampened my expectations all around
― intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 02:22 (five years ago) link
Even Criterion doesn't have the rights to all the Criterions anymore
― Whiney G. Weingarten, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:05 (five years ago) link
yeah, otm, and i'm sure there are a number of criterions that got dvd release, but where they never had streaming rights. the more i search around on filmstruck the more i think that WilliamC is probably right that they're still adding movies to the service.
― intheblanks, Wednesday, 2 November 2016 03:10 (five years ago) link
hm. no amazon app even!
― the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 16:49 (five years ago) link
TBF, this is the day where they're going nuts with the press.
― the notes the loon doesn't play (ulysses), Wednesday, 2 November 2016 17:38 (five years ago) link
Have been watching all the French New Wave films and all the French New Wave shorts. Coming to the realization that the main subject of the New Wave was young men trying to bed flighty or indifferent young women.
― Josefa, Friday, 4 February 2022 20:55 (four months ago) link
March 2022 titles:
The Age of Innocence, Martin Scorsese, 1993Aferim!, Radu Jude, 2015Amour, Michael Haneke, 2012 *An American Tragedy, Josef von Sternberg, 1931Arabian Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974Arrebato, Iván Zulueta, 1979August at Akiko’s, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2018The Balcony, Joseph Strick, 1963The Band Wagon, Vincente Minnelli, 1953The Bank Dick, Edward F. Cline, Ralph Ceder, 1940The Boys in the Band, William Friedkin, 1970Boys Don’t Cry, Kimberly Peirce, 1999Bull Durham, Ron Shelton, 1988The Canterbury Tales, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972The Celebration, Thomas Vinterberg, 1998The Cheat, George Abbott, 1931The Children’s Hour, William Wyler, 1961Cockaboody, Faith Hubley, John Hubley, 1974The Cocoanuts, Joseph Santley and Robert Florey, 1929The Cool Lakes of Death, Nouchka van Brakel, 1982The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2007 *The Debut, Nouchka van Brakel, 1977The Decameron, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971A Dedicated Life, Kazuo Hara, 1994Design for Living, Ernst Lubitsch, 1933 *The Devil Is Driving, Benjamin Stoloff, 1932Eggs, Faith Hubley and John Hubley, 1971The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On, Kazuo Hara, 1987Eve’s Bayou, Kasi Lemmons, 1997 *The Exit of the Trains, Radu Jude, 2020Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974, Kazuo Hara, 1974Goodbye CP, Kazuo Hara, 1972The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964Grandma’s House, Sophy Romvari, 2018The Hat, Faith Hubley and John Hubley, 1964Hot Saturday, William A. Seiter, 1932I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians, Radu Jude, 2018I Was a Simple Man, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2021I’m No Angel, Wesley Ruggles, 1933Il bell’Antonio, Mauro Bolognini, 1960In a Better World, Susanne Bier, 2010 *In Dog Years, Sophy Romvari, 2019Ingrid Caven: Music and Voice, Bertrand Bonello, 2012Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica, Peter Webber, 2019International House, A. Edward Sutherland, 1933It’s Always Fair Weather, Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, 1955It’s Him, Sophy Romvari, 2017Jazz on a Summer’s Day, Bert Stern and Aram Avakian, 1959Jinn, Nijla Mu’min, 2018Jitterbugs, Malcolm St. Clair, 1943Just Don’t Think I’ll Scream, Frank Beauvais, 2019Keep Rolling, Lim Chung Man, 2020Kiss and Make-Up, Harlan Thompson, 1934Ladies’ Man, Lothar Mendes, 1931Layover, on the Shore, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2009The Lives of Others, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2006Makoto: Or, Honesty, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2013Mephisto, István Szabó, 1981Merrily We Go to Hell, Dorothy Arzner, 1932Million Dollar Legs, Edward F. Cline, 1932Morocco, Josef von Sternberg, 1930Murder at the Vanities, Mitchell Leisen, 1934Murders in the Zoo, A. Edward Sutherland, 1933Nine Behind, Sophy Romvari, 2016No Man’s Land, Danis Tanović, 2001Norman Norman, Sophy Romvari, 2018Nowhere in Africa, Caroline Link, 2001 *Obake, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2011Occasionally, I Saw Glimpses of Hawai‘i, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2016Planet of the Apes, Franklin J. Schaffner, 1968Porcile, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969Pumpkin Movie, Sophy Romvari, 2017A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961Remembrance of József Romvári, Sophy Romvari, 2020Scarred Hearts, Radu Jude, 2016Seasons, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, 2015Sennan Asbestos Disaster, Kazuo Hara, 2016A Separation, Asghar Farhadi, 2011 *Sign o’ the Times, Prince, 1987The Slipper and the Rose, Bryan Forbes, 1976The Song Remains the Same, Peter Clifton and Joe Massot, 1976Soul Power, Jeff Levy-Hinte, 2008 *a still place, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2020Still Processing, Sophy Romvari, 2020Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme, 1984Suddenly, Honolulu, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2015Suddenly, Honolulu, Christopher Makoto Yogi, 2016Tall Time Tales, Faith Hubley, 1992Tea and Sympathy, Vincente Minnelli, 1956These Three, William Wyler, 1936This Day and Age, Cecil B. DeMille, 1933This Is the Night, Frank Tuttle, 1932Thriller, Sally Potter, 1979Torch Singer, George Somnes, Alexander Hall, 1933Trouble in Paradise, Ernst Lubitsch, 1932Uppercase Print, Radu Jude, 2020Urbanissimo, Faith Hubley, John Hubley, 1967The Virtuous Sin, Louis J. Gasnier and George Cukor, 1930Wattstax, Mel Stuart, 1973We’re Leaving, Zachary Treitz, 2011Windy Day, John Hubley, 1968Witch Madness, Faith Hubley, 2000The Witches, Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi, and Luchino Visconti, 1967Without You I’m Nothing, John Boskovich, 1990A Woman Like Eve, Nouchka van Brakel, 1979Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Vittorio De Sica, 1963Zuckerkandl!, John Hubley, 1968
Bundles, features, etc: https://criterioncast.com/column/calendar/criterion-channel/march-2022-programming-on-the-criterion-channel-announced
― Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:25 (four months ago) link
Cool. All those Radu Jude's to help me with my post-pom Romanian.
― Solaris Ocean Blue (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:28 (four months ago) link
Still wondering if I should binge watch a few of the Godards that are about to leave.
― Solaris Ocean Blue (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:29 (four months ago) link
Whoa, Extreme Private Eros. That one's wild.
― Chris L, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 19:16 (four months ago) link
Kind of curious about The Cool Lakes of Death, which is also playing theatrically right now at NYC’s Metrograph.
― Josefa, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 19:24 (four months ago) link
April 2022 titles:
3 Bad Men, John Ford, 1926Aar paar, Guru Dutt, 1954Accident, Joseph Losey, 1967Across 110th Street, Barry Shear, 1972Adam, Maryam Touzani, 2019Baaz, Guru Dutt, 1953Balikbayan, Larilyn Sanchez and Riza Manalo, 2004Barrier Device, Grace Lee, 2002Baxter, Vera Baxter, Marguerite Duras, 1977Be Pretty and Shut Up!, Delphine Seyrig, 1981The Betrayal, Ellen Kuras and Thavisouk Phrasavath, 2008Black Belt Jones, Robert Clouse, 1974Black Caesar, Larry Cohen, 1973The Black Watch, John Ford, 1929Blue Velvet, David Lynch, 1986Bodies in Dissent, Ufuoma Essi, 2021Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Sara Driver, 2017*Born Reckless, John Ford, 1930Bring Down the Walls, Phil Collins, 2020Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson, Robert Altman, 1976Cavite, Ian Gamazon, Neill Dela Llana, 2005The Chambermaid, Lila Avilés, 2018Chaudhvin ka chand, M. Sadiq, 1960Colma: The Musical, Richard Wong, 2006Daughters of Darkness, Harry Kümel, 1971Deep Blues, Robert Mugge, 1992A Demonstration, Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner, 2020Doctor Bull, John Ford, 1933A Doll’s House, Joseph Losey, 1973First Person Plural, Deann Borshay Liem, 2000Four Sons, John Ford, 1928France, Bruno Dumont, 2021Friday Foster, Arthur Marks, 1975Going Home, Hung Nguyen, 2006The Hawks and the Sparrows, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1966A Hell of a Note, Eagle Pennell, 1977How Green Was My Valley, John Ford, 1941I Was Born, But . . . , Roddy Bogawa, 2004In Between Days, So Yong Kim, 2006In Search of Guru Dutt, Nasreen Munni Kabir, 1989In Space, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, 2009India Song, Marguerite Duras, 1975J.D.’s Revenge, Arthur Marks, 1976Jane Eyre, Robert Young, 1997Journey from the Fall, Ham Tran, 2006Judge Priest, John Ford, 1934Paper Flowers, Guru Dutt, 1959Kentucky Pride, John Ford, 1925The King of Texas, René Pinnell, Claire Huie, 2008Last Night at the Alamo, Eagle Pennell, 1983The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971Last Year at Marienbad, Alain Resnais, 1961Letter From Your Far-Off Country, Suneil Sanzgiri, 2020The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, John Huston, 1972Loose Corner, Anita Thacher, 1986Maat, Fox Maxy, 2020Mamartuile, Alejandro Saevich, 2017Man Hunt, Fritz Lang, 1941Melting Snow, Janah Elise Cox, 2021Men Without Women, John Ford, 1930The Milky Way, Luis Buñuel, 1969Ministry of Fear, Fritz Lang, 1944Mr. & Mrs. ’55, Guru Dutt, 1955my favorite software is being here, Alison Nguyen, 2021My Worst Nightmare, Anne Fontaine, 2011A New England Document, Che Applewhaite, 2020Original Gangstas, Fred Williamson and Larry Cohen, 1996Pilgrimage, John Ford, 1933Pirated!, Hoang Tan Nguyen, 2000Punching at the Sun, Tanuj Chopra, 2006Pyaasa, Guru Dutt, 1957Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog, Yoichi Sai, 2004Reckless Eyeballing, Christopher Harris, 2004Refugee, Spencer Nakasako, 2003The Robe, Henry Koster, 1953Sahib bibi aur ghulam, Abrar Alvi, 1962Sangam, Prashant Bhargava, 2004Saving Face, Alice Wu, 2004*Seven Women, Seven Sins, Maxi Cohen, Laurence Gavron, Bette Gordon, Helke Sander, Ulrike Ottinger, Chantal Akerman, and Valie Export, 1986Shaft’s Big Score!, Gordon Parks, 1972Steamboat Round the Bend, John Ford, 1935Sugar Hill, Paul Maslansky, 1974Summer of the Serpent, Kimi Takesue, 2004Thomasine and Bushrod, Gordon Parks Jr., 1974Three the Hard Way, Gordon Parks Jr., 1974Thriller, Sally Potter, 1980Through the Night, Loira Limbal, 2020Tobacco Road, John Ford, 1941Top of the Heap, Christopher St. John, 1972Trouble Man, Ivan Dixon, 1972Truck Turner, Jonathan Kaplan, 1974Two Sons and a River of Blood, Amber Bemak and Angelo Madsen Minax, 2021What Price Glory, John Ford, 1952Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, 2021The Whole Shootin’ Match, Eagle Pennell, 1978Windowbreaker, Tze Chun, 2006The World Moves On, John Ford, 1934Young Mr. Lincoln, John Ford, 1939**Available in the U.S. only
― Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Friday, 25 March 2022 19:42 (three months ago) link
Looks like the other 2021 Ryusuke Hamaguchi will reach me first.
Is The Hawks and the Sparrows worth a watch?
― Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Friday, 25 March 2022 20:53 (three months ago) link
Bundles/features/departments/etc for April: https://criterioncast.com/column/calendar/criterion-channel/april-2022-programming-on-the-criterion-channel-announced
― Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Monday, 28 March 2022 20:47 (two months ago) link
Guru Dutt? My prayers have been answered! Maybe too late though.
― The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 March 2022 20:51 (two months ago) link
Delphine Seyrig? Be still my beating heart.
― The Central Rockaliser (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 28 March 2022 20:53 (two months ago) link
watched Hamaguchi's Asako I & II on the Criterion Channel since it will be discontinued at the end of April. It is a lovely film
"what a filthy river"
"but - it's beautiful"
― Dan S, Thursday, 21 April 2022 00:35 (two months ago) link
need to do that as well. That and Happy Hour too I think. Also the Iranian film The Separation.
― Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:10 (two months ago) link
Most if not all the Sirk they have.
― Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:23 (two months ago) link
Happy Hour is 5 1/2 hours long, I have it on 2 dvds, watched it in segments, really loved it
A Separation is fantastic and also worth watching
― Dan S, Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:24 (two months ago) link
Thanks. Asako I & II is also on MUBI with no hint of it going away (although maybe the alert will happen in a few days who knows) so maybe I should finally sit down and watch Happy Hour first.
― Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 01:29 (two months ago) link
Just looked at the MUBI expiry list *sigh*
― Wile E. Kinbote (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 April 2022 02:04 (two months ago) link
The Separation was great, I rememberHmm I should jump on Asako before it goes, i don't have Mubi
― Nhex, Thursday, 21 April 2022 03:12 (two months ago) link
May 2022 titles:
night, Mother, Tom Moore, 1986*A Scanner Darkly, Richard Linklater, 2006Abar, the First Black Superman, Frank Packard, 1977Action in the North Atlantic, Lloyd Bacon, 1943The Alchemist Cookbook, Joel Potrykus, 2016Another Day at the Office, Richard Linklater, 2019Ape, Joel Potrykus, 2012Banana Split, Kip Fulbeck, 1991Bernie, Richard Linklater, 2011*The Big Knife, Robert Aldrich, 1955Bittersweet Survival, J. T. Takagi and Christine Choy, 1982Bontoc Eulogy, Marlon Fuentes, 1995Buzzard, Joel Potrykus, 2014Charade, Stanley Donen, 1963Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Robert Altman, 1982Coonskin, Ralph Bakshi, 1975A Cry in the Dark, Fred Schepisi, 1988The Dead, John Huston, 1987Dolemite, D’Urville Martin, 1975Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, Gabe Klinger, 2013Down a Dark Stairwell, Ursula Liang, 2020Eyimofe (This Is My Desire), Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri, 2020Falling in Love, Ulu Grosbard, 1984A Family Portrait, Joseph Pierce, 2009A Few Miles South, Ben Pearce, 2021Fire Ted Cruz, Richard Linklater, 2018Five Broken Cameras, Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi, 2011Frances, Graeme Clifford, 1982Fresh Kill, Shu Lea Cheang, 1994From Spikes to Spindles, Christine Choy, 1976The Hard Way, Vincent Sherman, 1943Heads I Win/Tails You Lose, Richard Linklater, 1991High Sierra, Raoul Walsh, 1941*History and Memory: For Akiko and Takashige, Rea Tajiri, 1991Hold Back the Dawn, Mitchell Leisen, 1941Homes Apart: Korea, J.T. Takagi & Christine Choy, 1991Inning by Inning: A Portrait of a Coach, Richard Linklater, 2008The Jackie Robinson Story, Alfred E. Green, 1950*Kelly Loves Tony, Spencer Nakasako, 1998The Last Waltz, Martin Scorsese, 1978Le navire Night, Marguerite Duras, 1979Live from Shiva’s Dance Floor, Richard Linklater, 2003Lord Shango, Ray Marsh, 1975Lust for Gold, S. Sylvan Simon, 1949The Man I Love, Raoul Walsh, 1947Marguerite as She Was, Dominique Auvray, 2003Me and Orson Welles, Richard Linklater, 2008*Melons (At a Loss), Patty Chang, 1998Mississippi Triangle, Christine Choy, Worth Long, and Allan Siegel, 1983A Monkey in Winter, Henri Verneuil, 1962Moontide, Archie Mayo, 1942Murphy’s Romance, Martin Ritt, 1985The Newton Boys, Richard Linklater, 1998Out of the Fog, Anatole Litvak, 1941The Parallax View, Alan J. Pakula, 1974Peter and the Farm, Tony Stone, 2016Peter Ibbetson, Henry Hathaway, 1935Petey Wheatstraw, Cliff Roquemore, 1977Picture Bride, Kayo Hatta, 1994*The Point, Fred Wolf, 1971Radiance, Naomi Kawase, 2017*Raggedy Man, Jack Fisk, 1981*Relaxer, Joel Potrykus, 2018Resurrection, Daniel Petrie, 1980*Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny, Louis Black and Karen Bernstein, 2016Sally’s Beauty Spot, Helen Lee, 1990Sea in the Blood, Richard Fung, 2000The Sea Wolf, Michael Curtiz, 1941Shopping for Fangs, Quentin Lee and Justin Lin, 1997Something Wild, Jonathan Demme, 1986Still the Water, Naomi Kawase, 2014Strawberry Fields, Rea Tajiri, 1997SubUrbia, Richard Linklater, 1996Surname Viet Given Name Nam, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, 1989Sweet Bean, Naomi Kawase, 2015Tape, Richard Linklater, 2001Terminal USA, Jon Moritsugu, 1993The Trained Chinese Tongue, Laurie Wen, 1994The Trouble With Angels, Ida Lupino, 1966They Drive by Night, Raoul Walsh, 1940Thing from the Factory by the Field, Joel Potrykus, 2022Trick Baby, Larry Yust, 1972*True Mothers, Naomi Kawase, 2020Violets Are Blue . . . , Jack Fisk, 1986Voices of the Morning, Meena Nanji, 1992Wait Until Dark, Terence Young, 1967While the City Sleeps, Fritz Lang, 1956Willie Dynamite, Gilbert Moses, 1973*Woman in Hiding, Michael Gordon, 1950*Women’s Prison, Lewis Seiler, 1955Yentl, Barbra Streisand, 1983
**Available in the U.S. only
― Everybody Loves Ramen (WmC), Friday, 22 April 2022 02:54 (two months ago) link
Yay for Le Navire Night (Duras). I skipped seeing it in the theatre because of Covid.
― Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 22 April 2022 05:10 (two months ago) link
Finally got a foothold into Happy Hour.
― H.R. MacGufnstuf (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:25 (two months ago) link
Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy was a great film, that dude's had an annus mirabilis last year for sure.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 April 2022 23:34 (two months ago) link
Yeah, it is a lovely film.
― Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 April 2022 00:26 (two months ago) link
Gotta say the app doesn’t do a good job of remembering my place.
― H.R. MacGufnstuf (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 24 April 2022 14:53 (two months ago) link
In the Happy Hour home stretch. One thing I gotta say is there are so many great reaction shots of the ladies, especially during and after the reading.
― Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 30 April 2022 01:44 (one month ago) link
And just now I watched A Separation.
― Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 01:35 (one month ago) link
Maybe some Guru Dutt next
― Eric B. Mash Up the Resident (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 May 2022 02:14 (one month ago) link
June 2022 titles:
Anything Goes, Lewis Milestone, 1936Atlantis, Valentyn Vasyanovych, 2019Babes in Arms, Busby Berkeley, 1939Beauty and the Beast, Christophe Gans, 2014Body Heat, Lawrence Kasdan, 1981Chameleon Street, Wendell B. Harris Jr., 1989Chamisso’s Shadow, Ulrike Ottinger, 2016Charlatan, Agnieszka Holland, 2020Children, Terence Davies, 1976A Chorus Line, Richard Attenborough, 1985Cinema Paradiso, Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988Circumstance, Maryam Keshavarz, 2011Cleopatra Jones, Jack Starrett, 1973The Clock, Vincente Minnelli, 1945The Darkside, Warwick Thornton, 2013Death and Transfiguration, Terence Davies, 1983The Deep Blue Sea, Terence Davies, 2011 *Distant Voices, Still Lives, Terence Davies, 1988 *Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press, Ulrike Ottinger, 1984Double Indemnity, Billy Wilder, 1944Easter Parade, Charles Walters, 1948Fannie’s Film, Fronza Woods, 1982Fire Music, Tom Surgal, 2018Five Graves to Cairo, Billy Wilder, 1943For Me and My Gal, Busby Berkeley, 1942A Foreign Affair, Billy Wilder, 1948Forbidden Planet, Fred M. Wilcox, 1956Foxy Brown, Jack Hill, 1974Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Howard Hawks, 1953Girl Crazy, Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley, 1943The Gospel of Eureka, Michael Palmieri and Donal Mosher, 2018Green Bush, Warwick Thornton, 2005Hansel and Gretel, Len Talan, 1987The Harvey Girls, George Sidney, 1946Head On, Ana Kokkinos, 1998The Hole, Tsai Ming-liang, 1998*In the Good Old Summertime, Buster Keaton and Robert Z. Leonard, 1949Joan of Arc of Mongolia, Ulrike Ottinger, 1989Karen Dalton: In My Own Time, Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete, 2020*Keyboard Fantasies, Posy Dixon, 2019 *Killing Time, Fronza Woods, 1979Laocoon & Sons, Tabea Blumenschein and Ulrike Ottinger, 1975Lilting, Hong Khaou, 2014The Longest Day, Directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki, 1962The Lost Weekend, Billy Wilder, 1945Madame X: An Absolute Ruler, Ulrike Ottinger, 1977Madonna and Child, Terence Davies, 1980Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, Mouly Surya, 2017Meet Me in St. Louis, Vincente Minnelli, 1944Mimi, Warwick Thornton, 2002Nana, Warwick Thornton, 2007The Neon Bible, Terence Davies, 1995Of Time and the City, Terence Davies, 2008 *Owd Bob, Rodney Gibbons, 1998Paris Calligrammes, Ulrike Ottinger, 2020The Pirate, Vincente Minnelli, 1948The Poseidon Adventure, Ronald Neame, 1972Prater, Ulrike Ottinger, 2007Presenting Lily Mars, Norman Taurog, 1943A Quiet Passion, Terence Davies, 2016 *’Round Midnight, Bertrand Tavernier, 1986Samson & Delilah, Warwick Thornton, 2009Seconds, John Frankenheimer, 1966Stud Life, Campbell Ex, 2012Summer Stock, Charles Walters, 1950Sweet Country, Warwick Thornton, 2017Taiga, Ulrike Ottinger, 1992Victor and Victoria, Reinhold Schünzel, 1933Zero Patience, John Greyson, 1993 *Ziegfeld Girl, Robert Z. Leonard, 1941
Features, bundles, departments -- https://criterioncast.com/column/calendar/criterion-channel/june-2022-programming-on-the-criterion-channel-announced
― If you were really hard core, you'd have thrown a full bottle (WmC), Friday, 20 May 2022 12:41 (one month ago) link
Terence Davies, nice. Definitely also want to check out Chameleon Street, the Karen Dalton and free jazz docs, and 'Round Midnight.
― Chris L, Friday, 20 May 2022 13:52 (one month ago) link
That is a pride month and a half
― Eggs Benedick (Eric H.), Friday, 20 May 2022 15:03 (one month ago) link
I was astonished for a split second when I read “The Clock”…
― Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Friday, 20 May 2022 15:07 (one month ago) link
I like that they seem to be continuously adding things to the Beyond Blaxploitation collection
seeing Body Heat I briefly wondered if they were actually doing my You Must Remember This tie-in idea in time to coincide with possibly the least likely series for them to do that with
― rob, Friday, 20 May 2022 15:10 (one month ago) link
Pre-code Paramount is a treat
― adam t. (abanana), Thursday, 26 May 2022 04:12 (four weeks ago) link
Never seen any Davies, looking forward to that. And happily watch Foreign Affair, my favourite Wilder movie, yet again
― Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 26 May 2022 08:17 (four weeks ago) link
It's a good one, even though the lead is kind of weird, as discussed in the Cameron Crowe book.
― 20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:39 (four weeks ago) link
But really came to post that I just watched Synonyms before it left, by the always interesting Nadav Lapid.
― 20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:41 (four weeks ago) link
I have not seen A Foreign Affair! Inexplicably hard to find on video, DVD, YouTube...
― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 14:51 (four weeks ago) link
Some great musical numbers - with Friedrich Hollaender! Jean Arthur is a little problematic, maybe, one of her nervous latter day performances, although some might disagree.
― 20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:21 (four weeks ago) link
She's never persuaded me: an unexciting mix of the coy and the cute.
― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:22 (four weeks ago) link
Not even in stuff like The More the Merrier?
― 20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:31 (four weeks ago) link
I tolerate her. She's the least interesting performer in Only Angels Have Wings.
― Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:32 (four weeks ago) link
It's fine. Many people (like Orson Welles) can't stand Irene Dunne.
Agree she's not A-list but I love her in History is Made at Night
― Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:44 (four weeks ago) link
― 20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 15:47 (four weeks ago) link
Is this a place where we can solicit recommendations for the criteria streaming platform? Or is that elsewhere
― calstars, Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:21 (four weeks ago) link
Believe this is exactly the place for that.
― 20 Preflyte Rock (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:22 (four weeks ago) link
One of my favorite discoveries has been Tom Noonan's What Happened Was... one of the most effective movies I've seen about possibly being too idiosyncratic to form a connection with anybody. Obviously a big influence on Charlie Kaufman but not as overbearing as he can be.
― Chris L, Thursday, 26 May 2022 20:36 (four weeks ago) link
Gonna have to resub to Criterion
Today's the day: Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s (@WendellBHarris2) audacious dark comedy CHAMELEON STREET (1989)—a rediscovered masterpiece of American independent filmmaking—is now playing exclusively on @criterionchannl! You're not going to want to miss this. https://t.co/7zBiAkunsa pic.twitter.com/iO5dWJWzd6— Criterion Collection (@Criterion) June 14, 2022
― papal hotwife (milo z), Wednesday, 15 June 2022 02:26 (one week ago) link
July 2022 titles:
a.k.a. Cassius Clay, Jim Jacobs, 1970Accused of Murder, Joseph Kane, 1956Adoption, Márta Mészáros, 1975Africa on the Seine, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra and Mamadou Sarr, 1955Ahed’s Knee, Nadav Lapid, 2021Air Doll, Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2009All Dogs Go to Heaven, Don Bluth, 1989And Now Miguel, Joseph Krumgold, 1953Bad Day at Black Rock, John Sturges, 1955*The Badlanders, Delmer Daves, 1958*Before Midnight, Richard Linklater, 2013*Before Sunrise, Richard Linklater, 1995Before Sunset, Richard Linklater, 2004Birago Diop, conteur, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1981Black Widow, Nunnally Johnson, 1954Blow-Ball, Márta Mészáros, 1964The Bravados, Henry King, 1958By the Time It Gets Dark, Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016The Champ, King Vidor, 1931Champion, Mark Robson, 1949Days of Wine and Roses, Blake Edwards, 1962Desert Fury, Lewis Allen, 1947Destry Rides Again, George Marshall, 1939Dziga and His Brothers, Evgeny Tsymbal, 2002Experiment in Terror, Blake Edwards, 1962Fat City, John Huston, 1972Foreign Intrigue, Sheldon Reynolds, 1956Gentleman Jim, Raoul Walsh, 1942The Great Race, Blake Edwards, 1965The Gunfighter, Henry King, 1950Hammer, Bruce D. Clark, 1972The Harder They Fall, Mark Robson, 1956He Laughed Last, Blake Edwards, 1956Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell, 2001Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Alexander Hall, 1941House of Bamboo, Samuel Fuller, 1955I Died a Thousand Times, Stuart Heisler, 1955*Iba N’Diaye, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1982The Image You Missed, Dónal Foreman, 2018In Old Chicago, Henry King, 1938Inferno, Roy Ward Baker, 1953A Kiss Before Dying, Gerd Oswald, 1956Lamb, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1964Leave Her to Heaven, John M. Stahl, 1945Lemon, Janicza Bravo, 2017*Lure of the Wilderness, Jean Negulesco, 1952Man of the West, Anthony Mann, 1958Matilda, Daniel Mann, 1978Mississippi Masala, Mira Nair, 1991Môl, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1966Museum Hours, Jem Cohen, 2012A Nation Is Born, Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, 1961Niagara, Henry Hathaway, 1953Party Girl, Nicholas Ray, 1958Peter & the Wolf, Suzie Templeton, 2006Petition, Zhao Liang, 2009Pink Flamingos, John Waters, 1972Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese, 1980Requiem for a Heavyweight, Ralph Nelson, 1962The Ring, Alfred Hitchcock, 1927Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story, Dan Klores and Ron Berger, 2005The River’s Edge, Allan Dwan, 1957Scaffold, Kazik Radwanski, 2017The Set-Up, Robert Wise, 1949Shaft, Gordon Parks, 1971Somebody Up There Likes Me, Robert Wise, 1956The Snows of Kilimanjaro, Henry King, 1952The Song of Bernadette, Henry King, 1943State Fair, Henry King, 1933Sunset Song, Terence Davies, 2015Swamp Water, Jean Renoir, 1941That’s Life!, Blake Edwards, 1986Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made, Mika Kaurismäki, 1994Twelve O’Clock High, Henry King, 1949Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards, 1982Walker, Alex Cox, 1987Western, Valeska Grisebach, 2017The Winning of Barbara Worth, Henry King, 1926*Available in the U.S. only
― WmC, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:02 (four days ago) link
Ahed’s Knee? Wow, that was quick!
― Ride into the Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 21 June 2022 17:05 (four days ago) link