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Old 10-13-2020, 02:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Got me. Not a single one on the channel, though. A few on APrime.
It looks like the channel has the same exact films as what was on Hulu when Hulu had the exclusive rights. You would think once Criterion actually created their own streaming service they would make their entire catalog available.
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Old 10-13-2020, 02:53 PM   #12 (permalink)
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It looks like the channel has the same exact films as what was on Hulu when Hulu had the exclusive rights. You would think once Criterion actually created their own streaming service they would make their entire catalog available.
Seems like they're rotating most of the catalog from season to season, except for titles/directors they're known for carrying.. like Anderson, actually - which is why I was surprised to see nothing but a 28 minute 20 year old interview.
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Possessed, but not married, should be the subtitle of this early 30s Crawford melodrama. Oh, Gable's in it, too. But the star is clearly Crawford. It's her story, anyway. Small town, box factory girl goes to the big city, meets a millionaire, becomes his main bitch but learns she can't marry him. Mind you, Gable never tells her that but she and all the world expect Crawford to disappear when he's asked to run for governor. And as Crawford reportedly said to studio chief, Louis Mayer, "You've always given me my share of bad scripts because you knew I'd make them work", she was right with this one too. In fact, imo, it's the Crawford/Gable selections that make the entire retrospective worth watching.
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Old 10-23-2020, 02:27 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I'll watch Steve McQueen in anything, and though it's not part of their Horror promo this year (it's all 70s stuff), I'll take The Blob (1958) as a Halloween treat.
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Not sure how long this 6 film Tarkovsky retrospective will stream on CC but I'll get through as many as I can over the weekend.
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Part of their 70's Horror Retrospective. Haven't seen this one in decades. Great ending.
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Part of their 70's Horror Retrospective. Haven't seen this one in decades. Great ending.
Fun (and informative) review/discussion (spoilers too, see it first) >

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Old 11-03-2020, 09:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Blind Alley (1939)
Possessed (1947)
The Dark Past (1948)
The Cobweb (1955)
Autumn Leaves (1956)
The Mark (1961)
David and Lisa (1962)
Pressure Point (1962)
The President’s Analyst (1967)
Solaris (1972)
Old Boyfriends (1979)
Bad Timing (1980)
Dressed to Kill (1980)
The Ninth Configuration (1980)
Ordinary People (1980)
House of Games (1987) (Dec.1)
The Prince of Tides (1991)


I'm starting with the hilarious President's Analyst

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Found this one by accident. For a long time Carol Reed's classic, Odd Man Out (1947), was in my top 3 favorite films but it's dark material that can be a downer. However, like Reed's other classic, The Third Man (1949), it's impeccably shot, features a great lead performance and has an almost moronically simple storyline: James Mason plays the leader of a resistance organization (Reed adamantly refuted any similarities with the IRA, naturally) who plans an armed robbery to fund operations. The robbery is bungled, Mason accidently shoots a defender, is shot himself and is left by his comrades to find a way back to safety (wherever he can find it). It's essentially a dead-man-walking film that dramatizes the choices of people around him as they consider whether or not to become involved in his predicament. Highly Recommeded. The CChannel (or DVD) is the way to go but there's a decent YouTube copy currently streaming as well.

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Odd that the sale is starting today (usually runs the entire month) but it’s on through November 30. Haven’t perused the latest releases but I’m still wishing for another/new Kurosawa box set. A Scorsese set would be nice too. The Early Fassbinder is tempting...
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