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 (nine years ago) link

Some really good, surprising stuff on there imo

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

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

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

the notebook is very handy

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

they are showing new argentinian stuff gratis this week

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

Honor Of The Knights is Albert Serra. Enjoy!

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

one month passes...

Watched Vampyr this afternoon. It was excellent.

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

http://mubi.com/cast_members/140297

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

Done!

Fizzles, Monday, 27 February 2012 10:36 (eight 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 (eight 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 (seven 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 (six years ago) link

two months pass...

resident evil!

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

i am sort of onboard with this site now

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

I have a free months I think?

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

I need to make more time for these things

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

I'm too tipsy to concentrate tho

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

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

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

The Gold Bug is a pretty great example of how to deal with weird co-production schemes as well. Fun film.

Frederik B, Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:10 (two years ago) link

In the US they are all directed by either Mariano Llinás or Alejo Moguillansky.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:12 (two years ago) link

Intend to see all apart from Extraordinary Stories which is four hours long.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 20 August 2017 18:56 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

I watched the very beginning of Extraordinary Stories and would have watched more if I had time. Also watched the first two sections of Balnearios which I really enjoyed, but again didn't have time to finish. Would definitely want to see both in the entirety. Probably better to see a four hour movie in a theater though.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 September 2017 14:24 (two years ago) link

Mubi always creeps up on me. I intend to watch another, then finally have to download to phone when something is expiring and I watch as match as I can before it is wiped.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 September 2017 14:26 (two years ago) link

So, good luck to me with the three early Hitchcocks.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 September 2017 14:27 (two years ago) link

Or maybe I can finish watching the early Renoir Whirlpool of Fate that is already expired but still exists on my phone for a few more moments.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 9 September 2017 14:30 (two years ago) link

eleven months pass...

thought Cocote was excellent, a really haunting subversion of the filial revenge archetype to look at how religion shapes peoples awareness of their own agency within an urban/rural divide.

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 September 2018 14:12 (one year ago) link

A weekly ticket for HOME Manchester and MUBI access? Yaldi

Ctrl+Alt+Del in Poughkeepsie (fionnland), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 17:23 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

When did this Mubi Rental feature start?

Buckaroo Can't Fail (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 November 2018 13:23 (one year ago) link

seems kinda like a good idea tbh

niels, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

see some press from March

niels, Sunday, 11 November 2018 22:26 (one year ago) link

Hey, there is a 30 minute Victor Erice short available here: https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/foreplays-15-victor-erice-s-la-morte-rouge

Recnac and my 📛 is Yrral (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 November 2018 03:05 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Terrific Hong Sang-soo retro on MUBI, watched three so far..the first two are gone but do catch the others if you haven't

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:52 (one year ago) link

Yeah I’m loving it, and uncharacteristically managing to remember to see them before they drop off - which is more than I can say about their wenders retro, all of which I have missed so far (meaning that I have still never seen a wenders film)

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:57 (one year ago) link

This seems to not be on in the US :(

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:36 (one year ago) link

You have to see Paris Texas wins!

hot dog go to bathroom (cajunsunday), Thursday, 21 February 2019 19:07 (one year ago) link

Wenders is ok sometimes but that stuff comes around again and again. The Sang-soo retro is really useful because you hardly get a film of his on a good run.

Having said that I should watch Paris Texas actually.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 23 February 2019 15:32 (one year ago) link

price gone up on this recently? swear it used to be £60 pa or £8 pcm payg

PaulDananVEVO (||||||||), Sunday, 24 February 2019 18:13 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

scribd comes with mubi now? glad i tried out the annual free month again.

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 24 March 2019 02:15 (one year ago) link

that is, you subscribe (or get a free month) to scribd and they give you mubi for free.

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 24 March 2019 02:17 (one year ago) link

I enjoyed the oddly retitled and sweetly mannered "Microhabitat" which just got on the roster so should be there for a bit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMuGBFMCuq8

kinda thinking i will give these kazuhiro soda films a try too
http://www.spectacletheater.com/kazuhiro-soda/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 March 2019 15:55 (one year ago) link

Only seen Inland Sea, but it's pretty great! Jealous it's not on in Denmark, I would try and see them all.

Frederik B, Monday, 25 March 2019 20:44 (one year ago) link

Really dug this Mathieu Amalric film I just watched.

Theorbo Goes Wild (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 03:52 (one year ago) link

Has anyone checked out Ovid? Collective of small distributors banded together to start a streaming site of their own, it looks like they might be using the same back end as Mubi?

https://ovid.tv/

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 17:43 (one year ago) link

Amazing doc collection!

Frederik B, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 18:27 (one year ago) link

Looks great

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 19:03 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

https://mubi.com/showing/leto

I'm really looking forward to this - timed to coincide with the 29th anniversary of Tsoi's death.

ShariVari, Friday, 16 August 2019 11:41 (nine months ago) link

Excellent. Think this was playing at the ICA last week.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 16 August 2019 11:42 (nine months ago) link

https://mubi.com/showing/the-needle

!!!!!!!!!

More Tsoi!

ShariVari, Monday, 19 August 2019 11:39 (nine months ago) link

I don't want to rain on anyone's parade, but I thought Leto was a bit so so. The story is fascinating, and I like the mood, but... I think Serebrennikov might just not be such a great filmmaker.

The Needle is pretty good though. And Assa, if they show that as well. That's a crazy film :)

Frederik B, Monday, 19 August 2019 11:55 (nine months ago) link

four months pass...

Apparantly, Infinite Football is on there in many territories. Not Denmark. But if it's available, I do recommend it. Best film of 2018, imo.

Frederik B, Friday, 20 December 2019 16:07 (five months ago) link

The Romanian movie? Saw that there, looking forward and to watching, thanks for the recommendation.

Don’t Slander Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 December 2019 17:11 (five months ago) link

five months pass...

now has a constant library. with a lot of lav diaz.

devvvine, Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:19 (six days ago) link

All I see is Night Tide with Dennis Hopper.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 11:32 (six days ago) link

Holy fuck.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:49 (six days ago) link

Oh on the desktop, but not the app.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:25 (six days ago) link

coming soon apparently

devvvine, Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:29 (six days ago) link

Did you get some kind of notification? I didn't.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:32 (six days ago) link

I got an email, stating:

«Our LIBRARY is now open.
Today, we open our LIBRARY. A huge, brand new section of MUBI. Full of hundreds of incredible films.

Films you missed the first time we picked them.
Films you can discover all over again.
Films you never even knew existed.

From MUBI specials and retrospectives, to our double-bills and other exclusives.
All hand-picked by us. As always.

LIBRARY is included with a MUBI membership. You can explore right now, on our website. And very soon on our Apple and Android apps.»

Mule, Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:42 (six days ago) link

Hm. The last email I got from MUBI was about The Last Laugh.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:55 (six days ago) link

I’m in Europe btw

Mule, Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:03 (six days ago) link

Right, was wondering about that. Still, I can see some kind of library on my desktop.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:09 (six days ago) link

xpost
Think USA MUBI differs quite a bit from EURO MUBI

Glad to have a chance to catch-up with some things I missed - some of the Diaz, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, High Life, Bacurau, Jonas Mekas, The Wonders etc

If people haven't seen Serra's Story of My Death, that gets my highest recommendation fwiw

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 21 May 2020 14:16 (six days ago) link

yeah this library helps a lot. Ryuichi Sakamoto's Coda is one of the best things I saw last year.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:00 (six days ago) link

Okay, the email came about a half hour ago.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 16:29 (six days ago) link

When this comes to the app I will be all over it

What fash heil is this? (wins), Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:45 (six days ago) link

I did notice that they are charging an additional £2.49 per film for some of the titles in the library - and they have nothing from the Straub-Huillet season (although that appears to have restarted - their Antigone is currently up)

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 21 May 2020 17:52 (six days ago) link

And the announcement is showing up on social media now, ICYMI.

Spocks on the Run (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 21 May 2020 21:21 (six days ago) link


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