MUBI (Criterion-affiliated streaming classic, foreign, independent movie site) - c/d, comments, recommendations, etc.

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I joined so I could watch "A Letter To Uncle Boonmee" for $1 but there is a lot of good stuff on here and I know people who have had offers to stream their work on MUBI. What do people think of sites like this as a means of exhibition/distribution?

I am not in any way affiliated with MUBI but I am interested in how people will be screening and watching movies in the coming futures.

life behind bras (admrl), Friday, 13 August 2010 16:04 (eleven years ago) link

Some really good, surprising stuff on there imo

life behind bras (admrl), Friday, 13 August 2010 16:05 (eleven years ago) link

Lots of people gave them shit for changing their name, but it certainly hasn't affected the quality of the website. Really well-designed, lots of valuable information. The Notebook is, quite easily, my favorite website for film news: David Hudson is wonderful at his job.

I worked on this and am really happy with the way the stream looks: http://mubi.com/programs/50

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Friday, 13 August 2010 18:25 (eleven years ago) link

Ha, I found this site the other day looking for ... well, you know.

jaymc, Friday, 13 August 2010 18:56 (eleven years ago) link

ive read the notebook for a while now, though havent explored much else of the site. o i think i watched "fat girl" for free here a while back too

johnny crunch, Friday, 13 August 2010 19:00 (eleven years ago) link

Watched an early Desplechin on it a few months back, but nothing since... in the UK, anyway, the list of films available seems a little limited?

Stevie T, Friday, 13 August 2010 19:18 (eleven years ago) link

i can't find out how much subscriptions cost - is it worth it to have an unlimited subscription vs. paying per film?

sarahel, Friday, 13 August 2010 19:29 (eleven years ago) link

heh, i subscribed to this a month ago and didn't watch a single film before my subscription timed out.

plax (ico), Friday, 13 August 2010 19:31 (eleven years ago) link

haha, the reason i joined was a letter to uncle boonmee, i just didn't watch it.

plax (ico), Friday, 13 August 2010 19:34 (eleven years ago) link

@sarahel if you click on 'Account' at the top right and then 'Subscription' it should tell you how much a subscription costs in your area.

In the UK a subscription is £12 per month and individual movies are £3 each or a one-off £12 for 5 films, so a subscription is worth it if you plan on watching 6 or more in a month.

krakow, Friday, 13 August 2010 19:52 (eleven years ago) link

three months pass...

looks like the sub is just 9 pounds now, so it becomes worth it if you watch 4 or more a month

the good - beautiful interface; lots of obscure flicks; lots of short films; don't have to subscribe; movies start instantly

the bad - only about 400 films so far, yet their database makes it seem like there's more (for instance, they're doing a promo about agnes varda at the moment, using a still from a movie that's not actually available to see)

- you need to choose "WATCH" to limit our searches to only things that are available

anyway, anybody got any good recs? i haven't heard of most of these movies

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 14 November 2010 14:09 (eleven years ago) link

(this is available on the PS3 now, by the way, and it looks gorgeous)

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 14 November 2010 14:09 (eleven years ago) link

I have enough films to watch, so I just read The Notebook (esp since Hudson links Slant all the time).

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 November 2010 14:22 (eleven years ago) link

the notebook is very handy

caek, Sunday, 14 November 2010 15:07 (eleven years ago) link

i made this list of UK-available ones to watch

Despleschin
Miguel Gomes
Nossiter
HONOUR OF THE KNIGHTS (QUIXOTIC)
Love Will Tear Us Apart

the first guy you probably know, the last one is by the DoP of something or other chinese, the others i can't remember why i put them down or who they are

rip whiney g weingarten 03/11 never forget (history mayne), Sunday, 14 November 2010 15:13 (eleven years ago) link

oh yeah the nossiter thing is about french wine?

rip whiney g weingarten 03/11 never forget (history mayne), Sunday, 14 November 2010 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

gomes is a portugese guy, im betting

the other one, idk... albert serra?

rip whiney g weingarten 03/11 never forget (history mayne), Sunday, 14 November 2010 15:14 (eleven years ago) link

Gomes is indeed Portuguese. Our Beloved Month of August is great. The earlier stuff is pretty eh.

C0L1N B..., Sunday, 14 November 2010 19:57 (eleven years ago) link

they are showing new argentinian stuff gratis this week

caek, Monday, 15 November 2010 11:43 (eleven years ago) link

Honor Of The Knights is Albert Serra. Enjoy!

The Beatles (admrl), Monday, 15 November 2010 16:10 (eleven years ago) link

nine months pass...

Anyone who uses this, how is it going?

Love that it's on the PS3, would join if it was on Wii

Lophar Andreusz DeLeone (admrl), Monday, 22 August 2011 18:45 (ten years ago) link

four months pass...

This site throws up some interesting things from time to time.

age is not a number of years but a great experience in life (admrl), Friday, 20 January 2012 17:43 (nine years ago) link

to watch?
i just really read the notebook, which is good

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Friday, 20 January 2012 19:24 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Watched Vampyr this afternoon. It was excellent.

The Winged Devil Ape (Fizzles), Sunday, 26 February 2012 22:05 (nine years ago) link

You can become a fan of me now, if you like.

I'm not twisting yr arm or anything,

"HUH?" (admrl), Sunday, 26 February 2012 23:38 (nine years ago) link

http://mubi.com/cast_members/140297

"HUH?" (admrl), Sunday, 26 February 2012 23:38 (nine years ago) link

Done!

Fizzles, Monday, 27 February 2012 10:36 (nine years ago) link

gave you an official film club endorsement, let me know if there are palpable ripples of interest

john-claude van donne (schlump), Monday, 27 February 2012 11:50 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

Trying to watch the Zidane doc right now before it goes away, but buffering issues.

Looking forward to watching the two Philippe Garrels.

What About The Half That's Never Been POLLed (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 April 2013 19:39 (eight years ago) link

ten months pass...

Wish they had a mute button for the silents.

In Walked Sho-Bud (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 15 February 2014 13:52 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

resident evil!

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Friday, 2 May 2014 21:14 (seven years ago) link

i am sort of onboard with this site now

♛ LIL UNIT ♛ (thomp), Friday, 2 May 2014 21:14 (seven years ago) link

I have a free months I think?

wins, Friday, 2 May 2014 21:21 (seven years ago) link

I need to make more time for these things

wins, Friday, 2 May 2014 21:22 (seven years ago) link

I took a break for a while need to get back into it.

Also, silents ain't exactly silent since somebody usually tacks orchestral soundtracks onto them.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 May 2014 21:30 (seven years ago) link

three months pass...

this sucks that there's no way to watch this on a television in the us that i can find.
maybe apple tv via the ipad? I'll have to buy a membership to find out...

i use my hdmi-bluray cable to connect my computer to my tv. doesn't that work in us?

Frederik B, Friday, 8 August 2014 07:06 (seven years ago) link

if i had a computer with a hdmi out, yeah

if i had a computer with a hdmi out, yeah

i use ipad with hdmi, plus changing the aspect ratio. works fine.

Fizzles, Saturday, 9 August 2014 09:54 (seven years ago) link

you can get an adapter that uses the weird lil - what is it? - svga out?, on your computer? & that transforms to hdmi

schlump, Saturday, 9 August 2014 15:28 (seven years ago) link

apple tv works just fine and I can also download to my pad to watch on the train. watched three films today. Very much hooked.

go ahead. make vid where u rap about this new TMNT movie. (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 13 August 2014 05:40 (seven years ago) link

eight months pass...

ooh, they've got diaz's from what is before on. Just need to find a spare 5.5hr

nults of 2 ppl don't amount to a will have beens in this crazy (wins), Sunday, 26 April 2015 07:44 (six years ago) link

That was screened without an intermission at the Glasgow Film Festival, hope you'll observe the same viewing conditions

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Monday, 27 April 2015 11:47 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

haha so I didn't do this

I have 2hr left to watch this 5.5hr film before it goes out of my life forever

time trafel 2015 💨 2012 (wins), Friday, 22 May 2015 20:11 (six years ago) link

I'm too tipsy to concentrate tho

time trafel 2015 💨 2012 (wins), Friday, 22 May 2015 20:12 (six years ago) link

this thing is awesome but i need an easier way to port it to my (american) tv set

ideoatv, this is the most perfect service I have ever known

time trafel 2015 💨 2012 (wins), Friday, 22 May 2015 21:21 (six years ago) link

Today's film in Denmark is The Second Game, the film Corneliu Porumboiu made, consisting of a vhs-copy of a tv-game from 88 with him and his dad talking on top of it. That's arty. Also, it's pretty fun for fans of Porumboiu.

Frederik B, Friday, 22 May 2015 21:27 (six years ago) link

that's today's film everywhere! will watch.

time trafel 2015 💨 2012 (wins), Friday, 22 May 2015 21:32 (six years ago) link

It was fun to watch at a film festival with an audience consisting mainly of football fans. I hope they got something out of it.

Frederik B, Friday, 22 May 2015 21:37 (six years ago) link

also: can't search on my TV (samsung) app nor add titles to a watch list

||||||||, Saturday, 31 October 2020 09:50 (one year ago) link

I couldn't find the library when I used the MUBI PS4 app on the tv either - it is so annoying I only watch stuff through my pc now.

calzino, Saturday, 31 October 2020 09:56 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Still processing Serra's Liberté, which debuted on Euro MUBI yesterday, but was left wondering if the BBFC even has any jurisdiction over this kind of sexually explicit material any longer...

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 5 December 2020 14:30 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

I liked Liberte way more the day after after having thought about it than watching it. I don’t think that’s a knock necessarily, some work just functions that way.

“Big” Don Abernathy, Tuesday, 22 December 2020 17:27 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

*bump*

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 January 2021 23:36 (ten months ago) link

Curious about

Wittgenstein Plays Chess with Duchamp or How Not to Do Philosophy

Next Time Might Be Hammer Time (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 January 2021 23:49 (ten months ago) link

It's lovely.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Saturday, 23 January 2021 02:15 (ten months ago) link

three weeks pass...

So sometimes Mubi sends an email that something is leaving soon and then in the app over that film it will say leaving in one week, but then other times it sends the notification email but the app doesn’t seem to say anything until the thing disappears, as seems to have been the case with India Song. What gives?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 18 February 2021 02:30 (nine months ago) link

I watched Ida Lupino's The Hitch-Hiker last night. A decent 50's noir with William Talman putting in a good shift as a beastly psychopath who sleeps with one eye open.

calzino, Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:54 (nine months ago) link

I need to watch that, can't remember if I ever saw it. The last one I saw of hers was The Bigamist, which I would recommend.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 18 February 2021 19:58 (nine months ago) link

https://bamlive.s3.amazonaws.com/styles/program_slide/s3/Lupino_Hitch-Hiker_002.jpg?itok=7Yig2VBK

I will be watching The Bigamist while it's still on there. Talman sports an incredible look in The Hitch-Hiker.

calzino, Thursday, 18 February 2021 20:09 (nine months ago) link

Is it going away soon? Didn’t notice.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 February 2021 13:44 (nine months ago) link

I'm not totally sure about MUBI's rotation policy tbh, but they obv don't stream as many as n*****x and stuff does disappear every so often

calzino, Friday, 19 February 2021 14:02 (nine months ago) link

mubi recently changed how it works, before it was 30 films, one gets removed and another added each day, to them having a library section, which seems to be stuff that is available permanently (or as permanently as anything on a streaming service is) and then the 'film of the day' section which has the 30 films like before (some of which go into the library, some don't)

i would highly recommend 'about some meaningless events' which was added to their library recently and is a genuine 10/10 stone cold masterpiece

dogs, Friday, 19 February 2021 17:16 (nine months ago) link

Martin Eden showed up at some point recently.

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 February 2021 01:10 (nine months ago) link

US only it seems

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 February 2021 01:14 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Sorry, this special is not available in your country
Okay, I kind of hate it when I see this.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 17 April 2021 01:31 (seven months ago) link

This is one of the few streaming services where you can use a V1R7U41 PR1V473 N37W0RK to pretend you are in a different land. It has always worked for me, anyway.

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Sunday, 18 April 2021 05:00 (seven months ago) link

I just watched Swimming Pool, reviewed upthread.

Really impressed by Charlotte Rampling's performance as an uptight English person. She really captures the atmosphere and mannerisms of being an uptight rigid person, whilst hating yourself for being so, and the increasing envy of people who are freeing and obviously enjoying themselves more. The general atmosphere of heat and time slowing down in the country were also captured really well and seem very exotic from my current viewpoint.

Have resolved to make more of MUBI. Any more recommendations welcome...

Luna Schlosser, Saturday, 1 May 2021 08:04 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Can strongly recommend Shiva Baby which has just appeared. Great debut film.

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 11 June 2021 23:10 (five months ago) link

Just got an email to watch Drugstore Cowboy before it leaves in seven days.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 12 June 2021 02:17 (five months ago) link

Swimming Pool leaving (UK) MUBI shortly.

FOTD is Tom Ford’s A Single Man, which I liked quite a bit (not a widely shared view though).

Luna Schlosser, Friday, 25 June 2021 11:37 (five months ago) link

Good news. One of your favourite films, The Giant is now showing.
The Giant
Johannes Nyholm

1) I no longer pay for mubi (I hope!)
2) I have never heard of this film.

At Easter I had a fall. I don't know whether to laugh or cry (ledge), Friday, 9 July 2021 09:08 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

In the middle of Sweat, which is pretty good so far.

No Particular Place to POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 7 August 2021 23:28 (three months ago) link

Wonder if I spoke too soon, turned even darker than I expected.

No Particular Place to POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 August 2021 00:17 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Wonder whether I should watch Cedric Klapisch, the Lem festival, something else or nothing at all.

I, the Jukebox Jury (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 19 September 2021 22:46 (two months ago) link

Lem festival?

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Monday, 20 September 2021 13:07 (two months ago) link

Lem Centennial. Four films:
His Master’s Voice
The (Futurological) Congress
Roly Poly
Maska

I, the Jukebox Jury (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 20 September 2021 16:40 (two months ago) link

The MUBI Podcast is very good - all about films that are huge in a specific country but mostly obscure outside it. Usually also made in that country but not always - there's one about a Mexican melodrama that flopped there but became a huge seller in the Soviet Union!

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 21 September 2021 10:04 (two months ago) link

Irritatingly none of those are available here.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 10:42 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

Just watched Chavela, which I recommend.

Sterl of the Quarter (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 November 2021 02:51 (one week ago) link

Might try to go see the new Jane Campion Western during the week and then the Romanian film over the weekend

Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 23 November 2021 19:12 (one week ago) link

Okay, completed phase one of this project.

Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 02:39 (one week ago) link

i really would like to be well enough to go see the new Campion in theaters. what did you think?

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 04:06 (one week ago) link

i got a sub to this to get away from flipping thru the menus of shittier services for hours, but i rarely watch it lol

the last thing i caught was this quasi-horror movie and hfs it was GRIM: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wall_(2012_film)

i tried getting into this but it didn't really stick: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangs_of_Wasseypur

other than that, idk, i got a kick out of those stop-motion 70s hungarian shorts

goole, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 05:12 (one week ago) link

i really would like to be well enough to go see the new Campion in theaters. what did you think?

I liked it. Slow and atmospheric. Cumberbatch is good in this role as a super-angry smartass, first cousin of David Thewlis in Naked. And it was fun to be in The Paris Theater again.

Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:34 (one week ago) link

that was decent yeah, even though I didn't feel in the mood for Cumberbatch in that type of role, but he does ok.

calzino, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:37 (one week ago) link

Very much of a piece with her crime TV work imo.

Had a grand old time having two bros behind me at the cinema chuckling at every instance of homophobic bullying in it.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:51 (one week ago) link

I was thinking something similar to calzino. Do I actually need to see him in this role? Maybe not. But I’m fine with it. The most interesting performance by far was the boy. Oh and don’t blink or you’ll miss Keith Carradine.

Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 12:54 (one week ago) link

Wow, BC seems to have engaged in some serious Marathon Man-level Method Acting.

Sporting with the Fbclid (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 14:10 (one week ago) link

I was going a few months there where I wasnt really getting the use out of it but I've seen some great stuff over the last two months

The Nun (Rivette, 1966)
Ponette (Doillon, 1996)
In the Name of Christ (M'Bala, 1993 - strange religious satire from the Ivory Coast)
Mandabi (Sembene, 1968)

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Wednesday, 24 November 2021 14:31 (one week ago) link

MUBI GO is a cheat, cheat, cheat. Instead of the Romanian film they promised it is still the Jane Campion, so not a new film every week. BTW, the JC film is based on a book but not the book of the same title a lot of ILX0Rs like.

Duck and Sally Can't Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 November 2021 12:37 (six days ago) link

Maybe I will, um, go to Lincoln Center on my own dime.

Duck and Sally Can't Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 November 2021 13:19 (six days ago) link

I did watch Die Wand/The Wall before it leaves in five days, which I recommend.

Duck and Sally Can't Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 November 2021 21:34 (six days ago) link

I kind of am curious about the novel The Power of the Dog. I assume much stuff that is cryptic or murky in the movie is made more explicit, although Wikipedia has a summary with some spoilers that seems to indicate some different action from the film.

Duck and Sally Can't Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 November 2021 01:41 (five days ago) link

MUBI GO fixed the glitch. I’m in!

Duck and Sally Can't Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 27 November 2021 21:37 (five days ago) link

Enjoyed Microhabitat - Jeon Go-woon’s debut film. One of the user reviews compared it to Frances Ha - and it is an interesting thought.

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 28 November 2021 00:12 (four days ago) link

weird how two of the three movies I watched because they expiring from MUBI ended up on Tubi.

Duck and Sally Can’t Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 December 2021 16:53 (yesterday) link

Looking forward to AZOR this weekend.

Duck and Sally Can’t Dance (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 December 2021 00:01 (sixteen hours ago) link


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