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Re: Netflix

#1026 Post by Werewolf by Night » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:52 pm

danieltiger wrote:Really? My memory is that they were very clear from the beginning that this *wouldn't* be classic Hollywood. That the TCM side of things was doing exactly what the non-Criterion part of Filmstruck is doing now.
It's all right there on the first pages of this very thread. Here are some quotes from the press release announcing the service (emphasis mine):

"FilmStruck’s impressive library will feature a deep roster of films from such celebrated indie studios as Janus Films, Flicker Alley, Icarus, Kino, Milestone and Zeitgeist, along with movies from Hollywood’s major movie studios including Warner Bros."

"'TCM is leading Turner’s strategic move into the direct-to-consumer business with a truly differentiated and distinct streaming product that adds tremendous value to our portfolio,' said Coleman Breland, president of TCM and Turner Content Distribution. 'Together with our partners at the Criterion Collection, we are creating a must-have, premium film brand that will draw from the most celebrated movie libraries in the world.'"

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Re: Filmstruck

#1027 Post by Ribs » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:32 am

Non-Criterion:

Director of the Week: Shirley Clarke
Dance in the Sun
In Paris Parks
Bullfight
Brussels Loops
Moment in Love
Bridges-Go-Round, Part 2
Skyscraper
Bridges-Go-Round
Christopher and Me
A Scary Time
The Connection
Robert Frost: A Lover's Quarrel With the World
Butterfly
Portrait of Jason
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: Initiation
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: Mysterium
Four Journeys into Mystic Time:One-Two-Three
Four Journeys into Mystic Time: Trans
Savage/Love
Tongues
Ornette: Made in America
24 Frames per Second

Cinema Passport: Greece
Antigone (Tzavellas)
The Trojan Woman (Cacoyannis)
Dogtooth (Lanthimos)
Worlds Apart (Papakaliat)
Suntan (Papadimitropoulos)

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Re: Filmstruck

#1028 Post by jwd5275 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:09 am

Besides the additions to the Criterion channel already announced for today, Manila in the Claws of Light has been added.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1029 Post by albucat » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:07 pm

Complete list of films premiering on the Criterion Channel this October:

October 1
Harold and Maude, Hal Ashby, 1971
On the Waterfront, Elia Kazan, 1954

October 2
The Extraordinary Life of Rocky, Kevin Meul, 2010

October 5
Lenny Cooke, Josh and Benny Safdie, 2013
The Black Balloon, Josh and Benny Safdie, 2012
John's Gone, Josh and Benny Safdie, 2010
Daddy Longlegs, Josh and Benny Safdie, 2009
The Pleasure of Being Robbed, Josh Safdie, 2008
The Acquaintances of a Lonely John, Benny Safdie, 2008
We're Going to the Zoo, Josh Safdie, 2006

October 6
The Arbor, Clio Barnard, 2010
The Selfish Giant, Clio Barnard, 2013
The Junk Shop, Juraj Herz, 1965
The Cremator, Juraj Herz, 1968
Golden Demon, Koji Shima, 1954
La chambre, Chantal Akerman, 1972
A Taxing Woman's Return, Juzo Itami, 1988

October 12
Paradise: Love, Ulrich Seidl, 2012
Paradise: Faith, Ulrich Seidl, 2013
Paradise: Hope, Ulrich Seidl, 2013

October 13
Oslo, August 31st, Joachim Trier, 2011
June Night, Per Lindberg, 1940
Blindfolded Eyes, Carlos Saura, 1978
History Is Made at Night, Frank Borzage, 1937
Gap-Toothed Women, Les Blank, 1987
The Maestro: King of the Cowboy Artists, Les Blank, 1995
Ciao Federico, Gideon Bachmann, 1970
The Seventh Continent, Michael Haneke, 1989
Benny's Video, Michael Haneke, 1992
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, Michael Haneke, 1994
The Piano Teacher, Michael Haneke, 2001

October 16
Life During Wartime, Todd Solondz, 2009

October 17
Tord and Tord, Niki Lindroth von Bahr, 2010

October 20
Madonna of the Seven Moons, Arthur Crabtree, 1945
I Am Curious - Blue, Vilgot Sjöman, 1968
Café au lait, Mathieu Kassovitz, 1993
My Home Is Copacabana, Arne Sucksdorff, 1965

October 25
The Edge of the World, Michael Powell, 1937

October 27
L'enfance nue, Maurice Pialat, 1968
A Man There Was, Victor Sjöström, 1917
Until the End of the World, Wim Wenders, 1991
More, Barbet Schroeder, 1969
Intimate Relations, Philip Goodhew, 1996

October 31
Swallowed, Lily Baldwin, 2016

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Re: Filmstruck

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Re: Filmstruck

#1031 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:39 pm

Counterpoint: The world's greatest movies are alive and well on my shelves.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1032 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:42 pm

Strikes me as more of a parallel point than a counterpoint

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Re: Filmstruck

#1033 Post by swo17 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:57 pm

I'll strike you into more of a parallel point

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Re: Filmstruck

#1034 Post by jedgeco » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:40 pm

Counter-counterpoint:
[T]his is my own fault for watching on a laptop. ... I don’t have a TV, and I’ve gotten used to being able to carry my screens from room to room.
Anyone watching movies like this is a philistine whose opinions are not worth listening to. (That said, I don't subscribe to Filmstruck either.)

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Re: Filmstruck

#1035 Post by Ribs » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:50 pm

OK, but why is he complaining that you can't view all titles when it's literally prominently displayed in the header of every single page of the website

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Re: Filmstruck

#1036 Post by Soothsayer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Criterion acquired the Lenny Cooke doc? Fascinating subject that was poorly made (a good lesson in "don't stop paying attention to your subject!").

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Re: Filmstruck

#1037 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:19 pm

jedgeco wrote:Anyone watching movies like this is a philistine whose opinions are not worth listening to.
Anyone calling anyone a philistine whose opinion is not worth listening to is a crank whose opinions are not worth listening to. There is absolutely nothing wrong with watching a film on a laptop and being able to do so in your living room and in your bedroom with the same device. It's 2017. There are people who don't own televisions. Get used to it, it's going to keep getting weirder from here.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1038 Post by soundchaser » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:28 pm

jedgeco wrote:Counter-counterpoint:
[T]his is my own fault for watching on a laptop. ... I don’t have a TV, and I’ve gotten used to being able to carry my screens from room to room.
Anyone watching movies like this is a philistine whose opinions are not worth listening to. (That said, I don't subscribe to Filmstruck either.)
Bernard: Ivan is fine but he's not a serious guy, he's a philistine.
Frank: What's a philistine?
Bernard: It's a guy who watches films on his laptop. Your mother's brother Ned is also a philistine.
Frank: Then I'm a philistine.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1039 Post by jedgeco » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:16 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
jedgeco wrote:Anyone watching movies like this is a philistine whose opinions are not worth listening to.
Anyone calling anyone a philistine whose opinion is not worth listening to is a crank whose opinions are not worth listening to.
I am not a crank. I may be a liar, a pig, an idiot, a communist, a crank ... but I am NOT a porn star.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1040 Post by albucat » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:52 pm

I post these lists every month, but haven't subscribed in a long time because of how inconvenient I find the service to be. I've been waiting for it to arrive on PS4 before resubscribing, and that simply hasn't happened. Yes, I can hook my laptop up to my television screen, but the player's flash runs poorly on my laptop and, frankly, if I'm paying for a monthly service, it feels like I shouldn't have to deal with that. I have a lot of other things to watch, and in the back of my head I have knowledge of what I'll check out on Filmstruck in the future, but at the moment I just go, "Eh, I still have a dozen interesting-looking things in my Amazon Prime queue, and all I have to do is hit a button" instead of running a cord across my room and dealing with a crappy interface. A lot of these films are on Kanopy, too, which weirdly has a better organizational system, plus the advantage of being free. I'm glad they keep adding films that I'm interested in seeing, but it's not unreasonable to think that the service should have better tech by now.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1041 Post by JMULL222 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:54 pm

Figure everyone saw it already but email went out yesterday correcting the October calendar—UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD will no longer be uploaded this month, new date TBA.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1042 Post by Ribs » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:12 pm

Could mean it's coming fairly soon, considering a lot of Janus releases don't get put up until a month or two after the physical release presumably so as not to deter sales.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1043 Post by fdm » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:25 pm

I don't seem to get emails with calendars in them, just weekly "New This Week" ones.

The Leaving Filmstruck page got merged into the We're Refreshing Our Library page.

Also, may have been a fluke, but my Roku didn't crash the other day when I exited out of Filmstruck. Some progress finally? I think it still crashes if you stay in the app and don't do anything for a while.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1044 Post by movielocke » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:56 pm

A reminder that The Naked Spur expires Saturday if you don't want to miss (or miss a chance to revisit) one of the greatest westerns ever.

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Re: Netflix

#1045 Post by danieltiger » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:24 pm

Werewolf by Night wrote:
danieltiger wrote:Really? My memory is that they were very clear from the beginning that this *wouldn't* be classic Hollywood. That the TCM side of things was doing exactly what the non-Criterion part of Filmstruck is doing now.
It's all right there on the first pages of this very thread. Here are some quotes from the press release announcing the service (emphasis mine):

"FilmStruck’s impressive library will feature a deep roster of films from such celebrated indie studios as Janus Films, Flicker Alley, Icarus, Kino, Milestone and Zeitgeist, along with movies from Hollywood’s major movie studios including Warner Bros."

"'TCM is leading Turner’s strategic move into the direct-to-consumer business with a truly differentiated and distinct streaming product that adds tremendous value to our portfolio,' said Coleman Breland, president of TCM and Turner Content Distribution. 'Together with our partners at the Criterion Collection, we are creating a must-have, premium film brand that will draw from the most celebrated movie libraries in the world.'"
To me, that feels like a misread rather than a change in direction. If you read the article that that link comes from, they are pretty clear that it would feature films from Hollywood studios (like Mad Max, which was on the service) but be for showing "arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films", not for Hollywood classics.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1046 Post by D50 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:53 pm

I've had some playback problems very early on with spinning wheel playback freeze ups. Had to change browsers from IE (that never worked, and still doesn't) to Chrome. Then Chrome had problems with adobe flash, multiple trouble shooting with Filmstruck support helping, then I just went to Firefox, which works - running like a sewing machine now.

Never had a problem with content. I'm ready to renew in November. Have watched 473 feature films, and 75 shorts to date.

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Re: Filmstruck

#1047 Post by Ribs » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:05 am

Non-Criterion:

Directed by William Wyler
The Best Years of Our Lives
Wuthering Heights
Dead End
Dodsworth
These Three
The Westerner
The Little Foxes

Sold Out! - Films Made During the Occupation of France
Children of Paradise (Carne)
Les Visiteurs du Soir (Carne)
Le Corbeau (Clouzot)
La Main du Diable (Tourneur)
La ciel est a vous (Gremillon)
Lumiere d'ete (Gremillion)
Premier Rendez-Vous (Decoin)
L'Assassinat du Pere Noel (Christian-Jaque)
La Nuit Fantastique (L'Herbier)
Shop Girls of Paris (Cayatte)
It Happened at the Inn (Becker)
Voyage Sans Espoir (Christian-Jaque)

Indelible Shadows: Documentary Film and the Holocaust
Night and Fog (Resnais)
Fighter (Bar-Lev)
The Sorrow and the Pity, Parts 1 and 2 (Ophuls)
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (Ophuls)
Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die (Jarvik)
A Film Unfinished (Hersonski)
Hiding and Seeking: Faith and Tolerance After the Holocaust (Daum/Rudavsky)
The Unknown Soldier (Verhoeven)
Partisans of Vilna (Waletzky)

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Re: Filmstruck

#1048 Post by fdm » Sat Sep 30, 2017 4:39 pm

Anyone else getting "We're sorry, FilmStruck is only available in the United States at this time." from (all of) their web browsers? (Started early this morning.)

(Worked ok from Roku last night prior to that, and just checked it still works for now.)

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Re: Filmstruck

#1049 Post by MichaelStockCA » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:54 pm

D50 wrote:
Never had a problem with content. I'm ready to renew in November. Have watched 473 feature films, and 75 shorts to date.
Impressive. I watched only 263 films and 117 shorts (most of them the Chaplin collections) on FilmStruck. But I also watch on MUBI, Netflix, Prime, iTunes and have a decent blu-ray collection :wink:

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Re: Filmstruck

#1050 Post by MichaelStockCA » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:03 pm

fdm wrote:

The Leaving Filmstruck page got merged into the We're Refreshing Our Library page.
I noticed that too. I provided feedback to FS because
a) the Latest Additions section should be sorted by date and not alphabetically. I don't want to go through the whole list to figure out what's new.
b) the previous Leaving FilmStruck list gave you roughly 2 months warning (the last time I visited it listed titles expiring Nov 10 [Romy Schneider])

If FilmStruck is reading this forum: please change that.

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