kanopy: thoughtful entertainment. what are you watching now?

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Pather Panchali

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 December 2018 20:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

love in the afternoon

j., Tuesday, 25 December 2018 21:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

“Personal Problems”. Fascinating vhs shot African American ensemble drama from 1980. Often described as an “experimental soap opera”

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 21:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Just about every Frederick Wiseman doc is on there. The most recent (Ex Libris: New York Public Library) is as good a place to start as any.

Chris L, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 23:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Originally got Kanopy for the Wiseman stuff because most of it was hard to see for so long. Very little of it seems bad and there’s a lot of it. Haven’t seen Ex Libras yet but would recommend any of his films that sounds like a world you’d be most interested in getting a window into. There’s poetry a can often function like time travel.

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 23:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*and can often

Nerdstrom Poindexter, Tuesday, 25 December 2018 23:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I may do The Southerner next, the one Renoir on there that I haven't seen.

jmm, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 02:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

not entirely sure what all i've watched on this thing since it doesn't seem like there's any viewing history you can pull up... weird. i know *most* of my viewing has been criterion or criterion-esque classic works of cinema but i won't bother listing those...

i found THE FITS a little slow but it cast some kind of distinctive spell, just kinda hanging around the gym and taking in the teen girl culture amidst not entirely explained dark events.

ERNEST AND CELESTINE is a massively charming little animated odd-couple pairing of a musical bear and a painterly mouse, both misfits in their respective societies. we watched the english dub, which features an abundance of talent.

i need to finish WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW, a sort of flatly delivered but very bizarre stoner anime; when i left off, the group of kids who had been transported to the moon by a talking space dog were all stuck in red tape trying to get passports back home and were forced to take various odd jobs in moon society. promising.

caveat: different libraries/packages have different movies.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 15:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There is a viewing history, at least on the web interface. I can see many Criterions I watched or started watching summer of 2017 that have since gone missing, for instance The Silence and Vengeance is Mine.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 15:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

you're right! man, they've really got to get things standardized between different interfaces. the android one is smooth as silk, maybe the most usable streaming service i've got on here, but also missing features like that. the web one is clunky but largely functional (setting aside the miserable pagination of the watchlist). the roku one was one of the jankiest things i've used in years and massively buggy (subtitles in particular were a nightmare).

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 15:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ok so:

KEDI was a wonderful documentary for any cat-lover. humans and stray cats living lives side by side and supporting each other.

PATEMA INVERTED is a sci-fi anime that seemed like it'd be trippy and interesting with this world of inverted gravity and stuff, but it was actually a bog-standard little sci-fi adventure story with only a couple of cool parts and really flat characters. might have been more into it when i was 15 and indiscriminately consuming genre anime but...

HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE has a great gruffy-guy sam neill performance and a sorta annoying/forced plot that depends on the kid saying the dumbest (and unfunnyest) stuff at key moments to keep them living on the run in the woods. wasn't into that side of it but the actual grump/kid bonding stuff was well-done.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 15:31 (three weeks ago) Permalink

You are correct about the interface standardization issue. One thing I couldn’t figure out about how to do on the webpage that I can do on the iPhone app is Add to Watchlist.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's insane - you have to click through to the movie, past even confirming which subscription you're using (which makes it seem like you'd be using one of your credits, but that doesn't happen til you actually click on the video window to play) and THEN there's an add-to-list button.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Aha, you are correct, sir!

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Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 17:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I see nine Claude Chabrol titles listed on here, mostly through the Cohen Film Collection, which seems to have pretty good stuff. I watched two of these recently, both of which I enjoyed. One was The Bridesmaid, the title character being convincing portrayed by the daughter of Nathalie Baye and Johnny Hallyday. The other was L'Enfer his version of the never-finished film that was the subject of Henri-George Clouzot's Inferno, which I also watched on Kanopy, although it has since gone away for me- but might have lived on for a while in my Viewing History, or at least my Watchlist, although now I don't see it in either. The Chabrol film is fine, but I highly recommend the documentary about (the) Clouzot, although I am partial to le film maudit.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Also this A24 that showed up in recent month seems to be a good addition. First Reformed is there as of recently, for example.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hm, the stuff from my watchlist that is not available to me anymore is now gone.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It’s actually difficult to tell, for me at least, when you are clicking to start watching or when you are clicking to check availability and select your library. For instance, I just clicked through to Fists in the Pocket which I now am presumably watching but I thought I was only checking availability.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I am also presumably watching the remake of Marius and Fanny for the same reason. Although it doesn’t show any credits being used up for these two, perhaps there is a grace period of a few seconds.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Here’s another thing. Website will tell you that the film you started watching Expires in 2 days, whereas iPhone app does not. Wonder if it gives you in units of hours when it gets under one day, betting no, but who knows.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 18:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

In other words, vis-à-vis the clicking, it only takes one click to start watching on the iPhone, whereas it seems to take several on the website.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The last movie I watched on Kanopy was The Great Silence (Corbucci, 1968), which was pretty sweet.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

That one's great! So grim.

Nhex, Wednesday, 26 December 2018 19:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's insane - you have to click through to the movie, past even confirming which subscription you're using (which makes it seem like you'd be using one of your credits, but that doesn't happen til you actually click on the video window to play) and THEN there's an add-to-list button.

maybe you guys are losing part of the interface to an ad blocker or something? i have been running safari on osx with no ad blocker for a while, just the built-in anti-tracking stuff, and i get an overlay with watch now / add to watchlist buttons (in the space where the title is) when i mouse over the art for a title in the front-page discovery interface.

in search results there's no equivalent (each item is less interactive in that way) but if you clock through to the result's page the add button is right there under the controller.

maybe having more than one subscription adds a complication that they didn't really integrate into their initial design scheme.

j., Thursday, 27 December 2018 01:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Okay, you are correct. Once it feels comfortable that it knows which library I am using, I can see the button + My List.

Also, now it says Expires in 23 hrs.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ray, S. (Director). (1955). Pather Panchali [Video file]. Janus Films (The Criterion Collection). Retrieved December 26, 2018, from Kanopy.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2018 03:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Now playing with the Transcript feature, which is actually pretty nice.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2018 04:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

awww, thanks, JRatB! I've been around since 2005 or 2006 but not on all the threads.

multi-subscription or ad-blocking issues both seem plausible.... oh well. guess I'll just do the browsing from android.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 27 December 2018 04:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Here’s another glitch, which this time I’m seeing in the iPhone app. Sometimes it will just lose my Continue Watching list and My Watchlist will come up as
THE GENERAL
THE GREAT DICTATOR
MODERN TIMES
KEDI

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2018 05:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

But if I switch libraries, it gets fixed. It’s like there are some buggy servers out there with same bad databases.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 December 2018 05:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Okay, was fixed for a while, now back to the state where I have to choose a library again. I think I have thoroughly limned this phenomenon for now.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 30 December 2018 17:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

forgot these were ones i watched on there:

HOT SUMMER NIGHTS: hot summer trash! feels like something chalamet filmed two years earlier and which was shelved because it wasn't very good, and was now getting pushed out cause he had the buzz. definitely not the fun coming-of-age drug-dealers-in-over-their-head movie it suggests, and all the lust-for-the-crush-object stuff feels just like a straight shitty 80s take rather than some kind of retro commentary on those 80s tropes. soundtrack is also very chronologically confused.

THE LITTLE HOURS: can't tell if this was bad or if we just weren't in the mood for what it was doing. raunchy medieval nun comedy where the gag is, medieval nuns are raunchy. there are a couple of big, funny bits but then there are more serious emotional things that wander their way through and leave no impact. feels like a funny sketch that didn't need to be a full movie but i could imagine it being funny if you were in the mood for it.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 31 December 2018 16:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

lol nuns

j., Monday, 31 December 2018 17:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Watching a bit of
Pabst, G. (Director). (1929). Diary Of A Lost Girl [Video file]. Kino Lorber Edu. Retrieved December 31, 2018, from Kanopy.
before my credits reset.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hm. There is a character named Meta in this. The only other such film character I am familiar with is in Out of the Past.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Of which I missed the 9PM showing at Lincoln Center this evening, I guess.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

signing up for this

Οὖτις, Friday, 11 January 2019 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

P great Tropicalia doc, compiled almost entirely from contemporaneous sources, it looks like

Οὖτις, Saturday, 12 January 2019 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Been meaning to watch that one.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 January 2019 21:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Looks like I will finally get to see Ace in the Hole

Οὖτις, Sunday, 13 January 2019 00:34 (one week ago) Permalink

Cool.

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 January 2019 00:49 (one week ago) Permalink


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