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Posted: November 28, 2018, 12:12 PM Post
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As most cinema buffs are probably aware, Filmstruck is closing down tomorrow due to poor leadership by AT&T/Time Warner/WarnerMedia. For those not in the know, Filmstruck was a streaming service partnership between Turner Classic Movies and Criterion that focused on film classics through the Criterion collection, TCM and other sources. While I had issues with Filmstruck it didn't impact my subscribing to the service. The main desire for me was access to the Criterion library of classic movies and their great supplements. Criterion.com/Criterion announced before Thanksgiving that they would offer their own streaming service starting in "Spring 2019". For those not aware, you can sign up for "charter membership" at criterion.com (just a name/email/type of membership) signup at this point (no credit card, payment info, etc). For anyone interested in this resource I recommend going to criterion.com and signing up. Filmstruck from all indications was not a money losing operation, it just didn't encompass a large enough footprint for a large media giant to care about. If you are looking for alternatives to the Hollywood movie drones/clones, MUBI (Love it), Criterion (Love it) and Fandor (Like it) are three options for streaming services of alternative movies/films, shorts, documentaries. Support real cinema and go to criterion.com and signup (you don't have to commit to anything)!

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Posted: November 28, 2018, 12:30 PM Post
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Thanks for the heads up. I was aware of the Filmstruck disintegration but didn't know Criterion was doing their own thing. Didn't they used to have a deal with Hulu? Anyway, this is great info.

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Posted: November 28, 2018, 4:47 PM Post
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Kanopy is something worth keeping in mind while waiting fir Criterion Channel to relaunch. It's mainly only accessible via library and university memberships, but it carries a lot of Criterions and it's free.


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Posted: November 28, 2018, 5:02 PM Post
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RobertR said:
Kanopy is something worth keeping in mind while waiting fir Criterion Channel to relaunch. It's mainly only accessible via library and university memberships, but it carries a lot of Criterions and it's free.


Welcome back, Robert!

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Posted: November 29, 2018, 8:01 PM Post
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Man I just love Criterion. Working my way through the Ingmar Bergman's Cinema collection right now.


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Posted: November 30, 2018, 7:22 AM Post
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homer said:
RobertR said:
Kanopy is something worth keeping in mind while waiting fir Criterion Channel to relaunch. It's mainly only accessible via library and university memberships, but it carries a lot of Criterions and it's free.


Welcome back, Robert!


Never really gone, just really busy.


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Posted: November 30, 2018, 10:53 AM Post
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Man I just love Criterion. Working my way through the Ingmar Bergman's Cinema collection right now.


How far along are you? I've been meaning to watch more Bergman but the fiancee would make it about five minutes so I need to do it while she's not around. I definitely have a few Tarkovsky films on my list for the near future.

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Posted: December 01, 2018, 9:16 AM Post
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homer said:
JosephC said:
Man I just love Criterion. Working my way through the Ingmar Bergman's Cinema collection right now.


How far along are you? I've been meaning to watch more Bergman but the fiancee would make it about five minutes so I need to do it while she's not around. I definitely have a few Tarkovsky films on my list for the near future.


I'm watching the films in chronological order, not the "film festival" order of the box set. Watched "Summer with Monika" last night and will be watching "Sawdust and Tinsel" sometime today.


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Posted: December 04, 2018, 7:47 PM Post
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That Bergman box looks absolutely insane. Almost initimidating in its breadth/scope.

Not sure which Tarkovskys are on your list homer, but I recently watched Stalker for the first time & absolutely loved it. A lot funnier than I expected.

Pretty sure Barnes & Noble has 50% off all Criterion titles the rest of the month or at least until Xmas. I Always try to stop in & pick up a stack of discs this time of year.


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Posted: December 04, 2018, 9:02 PM Post
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Stalker was first on my list.

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Posted: December 05, 2018, 6:37 PM Post
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Stalker is pretty terrific. Not at all the intimidating experience that Tarkovsky has.

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Posted: December 05, 2018, 8:00 PM Post
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I have the Andrei Rublev, Solaris and Stalker in my collection.

I'm not huge into Tarkovsky but respect what he does and his films always seem to be better on repeated watches.

Stalker kind of freaked me out the first time I saw it because I kept thinking about how much it had to been influenced by Chernobyl, and then halfway through it popped into my mind that Chernobyl happened in the early 80s and this film was a 1979 release.

Will be watching The Seventh Seal from the Bergman box tonight.


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