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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 (three years ago) link

looks good that they have the commentaries, extras etc of Criterion discs, or at least some of that kind of content. i hope this won't mean the end of the Criterion blu rays. i'm expecting 'that market' will always want the 36 page books and fancy packaging and such. i know i will.

piscesx, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:27 (three years ago) link

I'm in.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:29 (three years ago) link

i wonder why the TCM lot and the Criterion gang decided to get into bed together. i mean Criterion doesn't seem like an obvious match for Ted 'Colourization' Turner.

piscesx, Thursday, 6 October 2016 13:30 (three years ago) link

Turner hasn't been involved in years...? TCM is a pretty good channel. Have they ever shown a colorized film?

Cons: US only, no Roku support at launch, extreme vagueness (how many films? "HUNDREDS of films!")

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

But I'll sign up, at least for a few months.

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

Criterion won't be available from day 1? I hadn't heard that part.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Thursday, 6 October 2016 14:49 (three years ago) link

Yet no one posts on my Fandor thread

Whiney G. Weingarten, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:13 (three years ago) link

November 11th for Criterion. They have to wait for the Hulu deal to expire.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:15 (three years ago) link

Not bad, if you do the $99 once-a-year payment, it's about $20 cheaper than a year of Netflix. Is there any way to browse the TCM catalog at the moment?

erry red flag (f. hazel), Thursday, 6 October 2016 15:25 (three years ago) link

On their FB page they said Criterion will be available at launch.

I want to sign up but my two devices (Nvidia Shield TV and XB1) aren't supported.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 16:35 (three years ago) link

I went by this press release that says the 1th of November.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:13 (three years ago) link

Been reading a lot of information on the website and elsewhere, but haven't seen anything that says the TCM movies will also be part of the package. I have a nagging feeling that they're not. Also wonder if the Criterion movies will be available in 1080, instead of the 720 now on Hulu.

Jazzbo, Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:17 (three years ago) link

I don't think everything on nightly at TCM will be on there but a selection of TCM-sequel films.

I'm going to guess it will be like Mubi with a larger rotating library plus Criterion.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:45 (three years ago) link


Kiarostami bag (milo z), Thursday, 6 October 2016 18:46 (three years ago) link

yeah, TCM's tweet that filmstruck "will focus on indie, foreign & cult titles, not Old Hollywood. Some limited titles, not many" considerably dampened my enthusiasm.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:41 (three years ago) link

my guess is milo z otm re: criterion plus larger mubi. Which is cool, but not the turner library plus janus library nearly nonstop excellence that i had prematurely imagined

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 04:46 (three years ago) link

I have a Hulu subscription and honestly never watched a single Criterion title. The ones I want, I just buy.

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:00 (three years ago) link

I was excited when I thought this was gonna be criterion + old Hollywood tcm stuff. The latter element was critical for me. If it's criterion + buffet of other stuff then no.

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 11:18 (three years ago) link

Yeah, that's a bummer. I figured $99 was a no brainer but if it's Criterion plus some random rotating films I don't know.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 7 October 2016 13:53 (three years ago) link

basically i would pay... let's see... $15 a month for some reasonable fascimile of access to TCM's programming without having to have fucking cable tv

look at the morning people (Jon not Jon), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:55 (three years ago) link

aw man. I too was pretty stoked for the TCM+Criterion version of this.

DOCTOR CAISNO, BYCREATIVELABBUS (Doctor Casino), Friday, 7 October 2016 13:59 (three years ago) link

This weird in-between time where the biggest events still happen on old-fashioned cable TV, the "prestige" TEH DISCOURSE TV shows are on Netflix, film is either exploded across multiple competing streaming services or iTunes rental downloads that disappear after 24 hours or totally unavailable, video stores are rare — is totally excruciating.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 14:04 (three years ago) link

whiney otm, i feel a deep nostalgia for, like, 2008-2010, when a full decade of DVD production had led to lot of foreign/classic/arthouse stuff to be available, and Netflix was still in the business of providing just about any DVD that got produced.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:00 (three years ago) link

Like, the fact that we let this happen is ridiculous:

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:04 (three years ago) link

maybe i just wasn't reading the early filmstruck announcements carefully, but it seems like everyone i know was expecting it to have a major focus on classic hollywood, given tcm's involvement. My guess is that getting streaming rights to that old hollywood stuff is probably just insanely complicated and, from a business perspective, not worth the investment of time and resources. Still disappointing though.

intheblanks, Friday, 7 October 2016 16:06 (three years ago) link

I've never watched any Criterions on Hulu but that's because their interface is such a disaster - you don't know what's streaming in HD, there's no easy way to sort the entire Criterion list, etc. Higher hopes for this, though I'm a lot less inclined toward a burning need to watch Truffaut than when I was 23.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Friday, 7 October 2016 16:30 (three years ago) link

Their interface/searching/tagging/credits is all pretty awful in comparison to Netflix and even Amazon Prime. That said, damn I'm gonna have to rush out some screenings before they leave. Better get Lady Snowblood queued up.

Nhex, Friday, 7 October 2016 17:17 (three years ago) link

The FAQ has changed to specify that only 4th-gen Apple TV will support this, so me and my 3rd-gen box are out of luck. I'll have to load a film on my iMac and push it to the tv with Airplay.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Friday, 7 October 2016 20:25 (three years ago) link

With airplay/casting, does it make a difference if you're casting from a phone vs. a computer?

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

(I think my Apple TV is second generation...)

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

At this point they should wait until the Hulu contract for the Criterions expires.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:51 (three years ago) link

Yep. I wasn't planning on starting any free trial until everything was available.

aaaaaaaauuuuuuuuu (melting robot) (WilliamC), Tuesday, 18 October 2016 18:58 (three years ago) link

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

Shivers will always be They Came From Within to me.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 25 December 2019 14:49 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

So weird, I just started watching Death Race 2000, and for the life of me I can't remember ever watching it, and yet I remember every minute of it, so I must have seen it before. Total out of body experience.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 9 January 2020 23:56 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Coming to the Criterion Channel in February

- Adaptation, Spike Jonze, 2002
- Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965
- Atlantiques, Mati Diop, 2009
- The Bad and the Beautiful, Vincente Minnelli, 1952
- Band of Outsiders, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964**
- The Beast, Samantha Nell and Michael Wahrmann, 2016
- Big in Vietnam, Mati Diop, 2012
- The Big Knife, Robert Aldrich, 1955
- Birthright, Oscar Micheaux, 1939
- The Blood of Jesus, Spencer Williams, 1941
- Body and Soul, Oscar Micheaux, 1925
- Britannia Hospital, Lindsay Anderson, 1982
- The Bronze Buckaroo, Richard C. Kahn, 1939
- Brother John, James Goldstone, 1971
- Buck and the Preacher, Sidney Poitier, 1972
- By Right of Birth, Harry A. Gant, 1921
- La Chinoise, Jean-Luc Godard, 1967
- Closely Watched Trains, Jiří Menzel, 1966
- The Comfort of Strangers, Paul Schrader, 1990
- Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940, Zora Neale Hurston, 1940
- Contempt, Jean-Luc Godard, 1963
- Cry, the Beloved Country, Zoltán Korda, 1951
- The Darktown Revue, Oscar Micheaux, 1931
- Daughters of the Dust, Julie Dash, 1991
- David Holzman’s Diary, Jim McBride, 1967
- Day for Night, François Truffaut, 1973
- The Day of the Locust, John Schlesinger, 1975
- The Defiant Ones, Stanley Kramer, 1958
- Dirty Gertie from Harlem USA, Spencer Williams, 1946
- Duel at Diablo, Ralph Nelson, 1966
- The Edge of Heaven, Fatih Akin, 2007**
- Eleven P.M., Richard Maurice, 1928
- The Exile, Oscar Micheau, 1931
- Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard, 2010
- The Flying Ace, Richard E. Norman, 1926
- Footlight Parade, Lloyd Bacon, 1933
- For Ever Mozart, Jean-Luc Godard, 1996
- Le gai savoir, Jean-Luc Godard, 1969
- Gas Food Lodging, Allison Anders, 1992
- The Girl from Chicago, Oscar Micheaux, 1932
- Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard, 2014
- The Graduate, Mike Nichols, 1967
- The Grifters, Stephen Frears, 1990
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Stanley Kramer, 1967
- Hail Mary, Jean-Luc Godard, 1985
- Heaven-Bound Travelers, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1935
- Hell-Bound Train, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1930
- Hollywood Shuffle, Robert Townsend, 1987
- Hot Biskits, Spencer Williams, 1931
- House of Games, David Mamet, 1987
- If …., Lindsay Anderson, 1968
- In the Heat of the Night, Norman Jewison, 1967
- Invention for Destruction, Karel Zeman, 1958
- Jason and the Argonauts, Don Chaffey, 1963
- Lamb, Yared Zeleke, 2015
- Liberian Boy, Mati Diop, 2015
- Light Sleeper, Paul Schrader, 1992
- Lilies of the Field, Ralph Nelson, 1963
- Long Day’s Journey into Night, Bi Gan, 2018
- Made in U.S.A, Jean-Luc Godard, 1966**
- A Man for All Seasons, Fred Zinnemann, 1966
- A Married Woman, Jean-Luc Godard, 1964
- Mercy, the Mummy Mumbled, R.W. Phillips, 1918
- Mustang, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015**
- The Naked Prey, Cornel Wilde, 1965
- The Nun, Jacques Rivette, 1966
- O Lucky Man!, Lindsay Anderson, 1973
- The Official Story, Luis Puenzo, 1985
- Paris Blues, Martin Ritt, 1961
- Pierrot le fou, Jean-Luc Godard, 1965
- A Place in the Sun, George Stevens, 1951
- Pressure Point, Hubert Cornfield, 1962
- A Raisin in the Sun, Daniel Petrie, 1961
- A Reckless Rover, C.N. David, 1918
- Red River, Howard Hawks, 1948
- Regeneration, Richard E. Norman, 1923
- Rev. S. S. Jones Home Movies, Reverend Solomon Sir Jones, 1924–1926
- The Scar of Shame, Frank Peregini, 1929
- The Shop on Main Street, Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos, 1965
- The Slender Thread, Sydney Pollack, 1965
- Some Like It Hot, Billy Wilder, 1959
- Snow Canon, Mati Diop, 2011
- Sunset Boulevard, Billy Wilder, 1950
- The Symbol of the Unconquered: A Story of the KKK, Oscar Micheaux, 1920
- Ten Minutes to Live, Oscar Micheaux, 1932
- Ten Nights in a Bar Room, William A. O’Connor, 1931
- The Image Book, Jean-Luc Godard, 2018
- They Call Me Mister Tibbs!, Gordon Douglas, 1970
- A Thousand Suns, Mati Diop, 2013
- Tuesday, After Christmas, Radu Muntean, 2011
- Tungrus, Rishi Chandna, 2017
- Two Knights of Vaudeville, director unknown, 1915
- Two Weeks in Another Town, Vincente Minnelli, 1962
- Uptown Saturday Night, Sidney Poitier, 1974
- Vanya on 42nd Street, Louis Malle, 1994
- Veiled Aristocrats, Oscar Micheaux, 1932
- Verdict Not Guilty, James Gist and Eloyce Gist, 1934
- A Warm December, Sidney Poitier, 1973
- Within Our Gates, Oscar Micheaux, 1920
- A Woman is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard, 1961
- Zora Neale Hurston Fieldwork Footage, Zora Neale Hurtston, 1928

** U.S. only

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 24 January 2020 17:23 (two months ago) link

Alphaville is by far the best 60s Godard movie

flappy bird, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:42 (two months ago) link

Christ there's a ton of Godard on there, death notice?

flappy bird, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:43 (two months ago) link

was wondering if they were going to add a bunch of Schrader flicks. Light Sleeper is one of my favorite '90s noirs, he's essentially mining his own previous scripts and turning in a real brooding NYC piece with lots of high-end cocaine atmosphere and terrific performances from everyone involved.

omar little, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:49 (two months ago) link

*when rather than if, since he seems like a guy Criterion has taken an interest in a bit more lately.

would like to see LS get a nice blu-ray release, it had a DVD release years ago but it's probably not ideal.

omar little, Friday, 24 January 2020 23:51 (two months ago) link

I'm a Criterion Channel person now! I've been making my way through the '70s Science Fiction list, which had a few entries I've wanted to see but never got around to

babu frik fan account (mh), Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:03 (two months ago) link

Christ there's a ton of Godard on there, death notice?

― flappy bird

Between this, the Anna Karina retrospective at the Film Forum, and the Anna Karina retrospective on TCM, I feel like I'm drowning in Godard. I don't know where to turn because I've seen them all already. Maybe I'll check out Le petit soldat at the Film Forum, that's a relatively rare one.

Josefa, Saturday, 25 January 2020 04:32 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

March additions:

$, Richard Brooks, 1971
3:10 to Yuma, Delmer Daves, 1957
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Terry Gilliam, 1988
The Anderson Tapes, Sidney Lumet, 1971
Angels in the Outfield, Clarence Brown, 1951
Arabian Nights, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1974
Art School Confidential, Terry Zwigoff, 2006
Blackboard Jungle, Richard Brooks, 1955
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Paul Mazursky, 1969
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Robert Wiene, 1920
Cactus Flower, Gene Saks, 1969
Caniba, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2017
The Canterbury Tales, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1972
Counterfeit Kunkoo, Reema Sengupta, 2018
Cover Girl, Charles Vidor, 1944
Crumb, Terry Zwigoff, 1995
The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy, Kathleen Collins, 1980
A Dandy in Aspic, Anthony Mann, 1968
The Daytrippers, Greg Mottola, 1996
The Deadly Affair, Sidney Lumet, 1967
The Decameron, Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1971
Destiny, Fritz Lang, 1921
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, Michal Leszczylowski, 1988
Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, Fritz Lang, 1922
Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Stanley Kubrick, 1964
Edge of the City, Martin Ritt, 1957
Fail Safe, Sidney Lumet, 1964
Fly Away Home, Carroll Ballard, 1996
The French Lieutenant’s Woman, Karel Reisz, 1981
The Getaway, Sam Peckinpah, 1972
Ghost World, Terry Zwigoff, 2001
Gilda, Charles Vidor, 1946
The Hands of Orlac, Robert Wiene, 1924
The Hunger, Tony Scott, 1983
His Girl Friday, Howard Hawks, 1940
The Girl on the Train, André Téchiné, 2009**
The Golem, Carl Boese and Paul Wegener, 1920
In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks, 1967
Kill the Umpire, Lloyd Bacon, 1950
The Lady from Shanghai, Orson Welles, 1947
The Last Picture Show, Peter Bogdanovich, 1971
Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2012**
Losing Ground, Kathleen Collins, 1982
Mackenna’s Gold, J. Lee Thompson, 1969
Metropolis, Fritz Lang, 1927
Mississippi Mermaid, François Truffaut, 1969
Nosferatu, F. W. Murnau, 1922
Nostalghia, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983
Of Time and the City, Terence Davies, 2008**
On My Way, Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013**
On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan, 1954
Only Angels Have Wings, Howard Hawks, 1939
Orlando, Sally Potter, 1992
The Out-of-Towners, Arthur Hiller, 1970
Pal Joey, George Sidney, 1957
Paper Moon, Peter Bogdanovich, 1973
The Passenger, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975**
A Patch of Blue, Guy Green, 1965
Repulsion, Roman Polanski, 1965
The Sacrifice, Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986
Safe, Todd Haynes, 1995
The Skin, Liliana Cavani, 1981
Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme, 1984
Sweetgrass, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash, 2009
Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Busby Berkeley, 1949
Targets, Peter Bogdanovich, 1968
Too Late to Die Young, Dominga Sotomayor, 2018
Varieté, Ewald André Dupont, 1925
Vice and Virtue, Roger Vadim, 1963
Would You Look at Her, Goran Stolevski, 2017
You Were Never Lovelier, William A. Seiter, 1942
You’ll Never Get Rich, Sidney Lanfield, 1941
Young Sherlock Holmes, Barry Levinson, 1985

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 22 February 2020 14:43 (one month ago) link

I only just now noticed that they curate a selection for younger people every month.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 22 February 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

one previously mentioned by me upthread -- i rewatched Light Sleeper, since the version i own is a DVD w/a 1.33:1 aspect ratio versus the 1.85:1 it was filmed in. Looks incredible, and one of those films i try to recommend to ppl a lot as a great moody '90s noir and a cut above most if not all others in the genre for its really palpable sense of urban desolation and ennui, and the deglamorized emptiness of certain corners of the high-end lifestyle. it's extremely "1992" in fashion and even w/the brooding Michael Been music, which i know turns off a lot of people but for me you just gotta commit to the experience since i think it's a pretty immersive film and one unafraid of a certain awkwardness and naked emotionality, and that includes the music. The performances are all good to incredible, w/Dafoe and Sarandon falling into the latter camp, as well as some really remarkable supporting work in a couple small key roles from Jane Adams and Victor Garber.

omar little, Monday, 24 February 2020 17:45 (one month ago) link

Anything expiring after today that I really need to see? (John Schlesinger, Lina Wertmüller, Jean-Pierre Melville, Bette Davis, William Wyler packages and a few other odds and ends)

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 29 February 2020 16:21 (one month ago) link

Most of the films expiring in a few hours appeared in September, according to post upthread.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:00 (one month ago) link

Melville's Le Cercle Rouge and le douls are great crime flics.
I just watched Schlesinger's Honky Tonk Freeway. Not sure if I'd call it good. It's like Nashville by way Cadyshack.

jbn, Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:43 (one month ago) link

Yeah, pretty much love every single Melville I’ve seen, might watch Le Circle Rouge before the chimes at midnight take it away.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:52 (one month ago) link

That and/or Barbara. Just sped-rewatched Jerichow, not sure if I can get to Yella. the films of CHRISTIAN PETZOLD

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 29 February 2020 22:56 (one month ago) link

I didn't care much for Yella, which I watched when the Petzold films first went up. I watched Wyler's The Letter this afternoon, and I think I'll go for Le doulos tonight.

Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 1 March 2020 01:05 (one month ago) link

Surprising number of Melville’s - or Melvilles- survived the purge.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 15:41 (one month ago) link

I thought An Elephant Sitting Still was supposed to leave after January but it's still just sitting there.

Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 1 March 2020 16:02 (one month ago) link

Army of Shadows is leaving this month, along with Shirley Clarke, Susan Seidelman and Danny Kaye, among others.

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:12 (one month ago) link

I didn't care much for Yella, which I watched when the Petzold films first went up. I watched Wyler's The Letter this afternoon, and I think I'll go for Le doulos tonight.

― Miami weisse (WmC),


TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:14 (one month ago) link

But you like Barbara, I think, don’t you?

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:16 (one month ago) link

He's uneven for me, but yes.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:17 (one month ago) link

And Jerichow? Also, what about her, Nina Hoss?

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:20 (one month ago) link

Not challenging you, just curious

Something Super Stupid Cupid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:24 (one month ago) link

Barbara's my favorite, and Transit gripped me after a second viewing. Jerichow's good.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:25 (one month ago) link

I skipped Jerichow. Of the ones I've seen, I'd rank Phoenix and Transit > Barbara >>>> Yella. I give Phoenix extra points for audacity -- the plot sounds totally ridiculous if I say it out loud, but he pulls it off.

Miami weisse (WmC), Sunday, 1 March 2020 21:27 (one month ago) link

Mackenna's Gold is one of the worst movies I've seen on a Criterion-affiliated streamer. What a load of crap.

Miami weisse (WmC), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 04:20 (one month ago) link

Mackenna's Gold was and remains a very successful film in India.[11] In India it remained the top Hollywood grosser in history until blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Titanic came along. Even worldwide hits such as Jaws and Star Wars would not make as much money in India as Mackenna's Gold did. The film went through countless re-runs until well into the 1980s and could be seen in cinema halls across India, including small venues in the medium-size towns of North and South India.[11]

omar little, Wednesday, 4 March 2020 23:26 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel in April:

5 Against the House, Phil Karlson, 1955
8th Continent, Yorgos Zois, 2017
The Adventures of Marco Polo, John Ford and Archie Mayo, 1938
Affair in Trinidad, Vincent Sherman, 1952
Alps, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2011**
Anatomy of a Murder, Otto Preminger, 1959
Angels Over Broadway, Ben Hecht and Lee Garmes, 1940
Annie Hall, Woody Allen, 1977
Arizona, Wesley Ruggles, 1940
Ball of Fire, Howard Hawks, 1941
The Big Heat, Fritz Lang, 1953
Blind Alley, Charles Vidor, 1939
Bonjour tristesse, Otto Preminger, 1958
The Brothers Rico, Phil Karlson, 1957
Bunny Lake Is Missing, Otto Preminger, 1965
The Burglar, Paul Wendkos, 1957
Captains Courageous, Victor Fleming, 1937
The Cowboy and the Lady, H. C. Potter, 1938
The Crimson Kimono, Samuel Fuller, 1959
The Crossing Guard, Sean Penn, 1995
Dead Reckoning, John Cromwell, 1947
The Devil and Miss Jones, Sam Wood, 1941
Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009**
Down to Earth, Alexander Hall, 1947
Drive a Crooked Road, Richard Quine, 1954
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep, Jun Fukuda, 1966
Europa Europa, Agnieszka Holland, 1990
Experiment in Terror, Blake Edwards, 1962
The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, Stephen Roberts, 1936
The Eyes of Laura Mars, Irvin Kershner, 1978
A Farewell to Arms, Frank Borzage, 1932
Fire at Sea, Gianfranco Rosi, 2016
The Fits, Anna Rose Holmer, 2015
The Fountainhead, King Vidor, 1949
Foxy Brown, Jack Hill, 1974
Friendly Persuasion, William Wyler, 1956
Godzilla vs. Gigan, Jun Fukuda, 1972
Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Yoshimitsu Banno, 1971
Graduate First, Maurice Pialat, 1978
The Hanging Tree, Delmer Daves, 1959
The Harder They Fall, Mark Robson, 1956
Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Alexander Hall, 1941
Human Desire, Fritz Lang, 1954
I Am Not a Witch, Rungano Nyoni, 2017**
If You Could Only Cook, William A. Seiter, 1935
The Impatient Years, Irving Cummings, 1944
In a Lonely Place, Nicholas Ray, 1950
Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas, 1996
Johnny O’Clock, Robert Rossen, 1947
Kinetta, Yorgos Lanthimos, 2005
Klute, Alan J. Pakula, 1971
Lilac Time, George Fitzmaurice, 1928
The Lineup, Don Siegel, 1958
Listen, Rungano Nyoni, Hamy Ramezan, 2014
Little Lord Fauntleroy, John Cromwell, 1936
Loulou, Maurice Pialat, 1980
Love in the Afternoon, Billy Wilder, 1957
Lured, Douglas Sirk, 1947
Man of the West, Anthony Mann, 1958
The Man Who Fell to Earth, Nicolas Roeg, 1976
Mifune: The Last Samurai, Steven Okazaki, 2015
The Mob, Robert Parrish, 1951
The More the Merrier, George Stevens., 1943
The Mouth Agape, Maurice Pialat, 1974
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Frank Capra, 1936
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Frank Capra, 1939
Murder by Contract, Irving Lerner, 1958
My Name Is Julia Ross, Joseph H. Lewis, 1945
Nightfall, Jacques Tourneur, 1957
Party Wire, Erle C. Kenton, 1935
The Pawnbroker, Sidney Lumet, 1964
Performance, Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, 1970
Pixote, Héctor Babenco, 1981
Police, Maurice Pialat, 1985
The Pride of the Yankees, Sam Wood, 1942
Public Hero Number One, J. Walter Ruben, 1935
Pushover, Richard Quine, 1954
Raging Bull, Martin Scorsese, 1980
The Real Glory, Henry Hathaway, 1939
Red Sun, Terence Young, 1971
Salome, William Dieterle, 1953
A Scandal in Paris, Douglas Sirk, 1946
The Scar, Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1976
Shaft, Gordon Parks, 1971
Shampoo, Warren Beatty, 1975
Shockproof, Douglas Sirk, 1949
Slightly French, Douglas Sirk, 1949
The Small Back Room, Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1949
The Sniper, Edward Dmytryk, 1952
So Dark the Night, Joseph H. Lewis, 1946
A Star Is Born, Frank Pierson, 1976
Staying Vertical, Alain Guiraudie, 2016
The Stranger, Orson Welles, 1946
The Strawberry Blonde, Raoul Walsh, 1941
The Talk of the Town, George Stevens, 1942
Task Force, Delmer Daves, 1949
Taxi, Jafar Panahi, 2015
Thank God It’s Friday, Robert Klane, 1978
This Is Not a Film, Jafar Panahi, 2011**
Three Days of the Condor, Sydney Pollack, 1975
Tight Spot, Phil Karlson, 1955
The Two of Us, Claude Berri, 1967
Under the Sun of Satan, Maurice Pialat, 1987
Van Gogh, Maurice Pialat, 1991
Vera Cruz, Robert Aldrich, 1954
Wadjda, Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012**
We Won’t Grow Old Together, Maurice Pialat, 1972
The Wedding Night, King Vidor, 1935
Welcome to L.A., Alan Rudolph, 1976
The Westerner, William Wyler, 1940
What’s Up, Doc?, Peter Bogdanovich, 1972
Whirlpool, Roy William Neill, 1934
The Whole Town’s Talking, John Ford, 1935
The Winning of Barbara Worth, Henry King, 1926
You Can’t Take It With You, Frank Capra, 1938
**Available in the US only

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

The Eyes of Laura Mars, Irvin Kershner, 1978


They really blew it out for their first birthday. Looking forward to seeing Irma Vep, Kinetta, loads more.

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:40 (two weeks ago) link

Here's a facebook post with the April bundles --

Thought about C&Ping it but it's so long.

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 20 March 2020 22:44 (two weeks ago) link

Pialat rules

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 21 March 2020 05:50 (two weeks ago) link

"the anderson tapes" is "...and introducing christopher walken" and i started cracking up because literally his first line in the movie is already the most christopher walken line-reading:

also the quincy jones scores are insane

na (NA), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 19:32 (two weeks ago) link

This expanded line-up includes Phil Karlson's THE BROTHERS RICO, possibly the best gangster movie of the 1950s, an absolutely devastating performance by Richard Conte.

— Peter Labuza (@labuzamovies) March 26, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:13 (one week ago) link

Cool! I love how a lot of Criterion stuff is just out there or available, but they make the effort to curate programming, which helps bring attention to stuff I might have missed or didn't know I wanted to see again. Like, say, "In a Lonely Place."

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 March 2020 20:15 (one week ago) link

They're "no algorithms" the way Queen was "no synthesizers" in the 70s, and I appreciate that. Morbs, is that a recommendation from you for The Brothers Rico?

Miami weisse (WmC), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:24 (one week ago) link

ive seen and liked it, yes

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 March 2020 20:25 (one week ago) link

"an absolutely devastating performance by Richard Conte" is enough for me, if I had CC

flappy bird, Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:24 (one week ago) link

James Darren, not so much

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 06:21 (one week ago) link

I have a list of 6 movies I want to watch before they expire in 4 days, can I do it? The suspense.

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:08 (one week ago) link

cough em up

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:12 (one week ago) link

Day of the Locust, Light Sleeper, The Connection (Shirley Clarke), A Place in the Sun, From Here to Eternity, Patty Hearst -- rank 'em

Miami weisse (WmC), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:20 (one week ago) link

I just watched Sorry, Wrong Number as it's about to leave too--good stuff!

rob, Saturday, 28 March 2020 14:09 (one week ago) link

If you all want to go full film snob experience:

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:49 (one week ago) link

have seen all those; love Day of the Locust (megabummer, of course)

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 23:54 (one week ago) link

i'm unemployed and broke but this criterion channel thing is starting to look urgent and key

never have i been a blue calm sea (collardio gelatinous), Sunday, 29 March 2020 04:36 (one week ago) link

$10 GC for the Criterion store:

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 22:06 (yesterday) link

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