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    Does anybody stream the Criterion collection?

    What do you use? Roku?

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    Dunno if these are available for streaming, but some solid recommendations nonetheless:

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    Bill Hader has eclectic taste in film...

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    Full disclosure: I do not currently stream Criterion, but I rent their DVDs quite frequently via NF DVD.
    That said, a number of my friends keep highly recommending the service (I am just too cheap to pony up for another streaming service).
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    Man, I have fallen down the rabbit hole with these Critereon Closet Clips...I may have to seriously consider ponying up for the service...

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    COME AND SEE
    Highly recommend this 1985 Russian endeavor that follows a boy's harrowing and often hallucinatory struggle/journey during WWII circa 1943.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
    Bill Hader has eclectic taste in film...

    Salo is the most disgusting movie I've ever seen. It didnt surprise me to hear that Pasolini was violently murdered around the time that film was released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Salo is the most disgusting movie I've ever seen. It didnt surprise me to hear that Pasolini was violently murdered around the time that film was released.

    Salo has been in my NF DVD queue since 2013 (yes, I still get physical DVDs sent to me as they have quite a lot of films that are unavailable elsewhere).
    I have thus far been unable to get up the gumption to watch it and keep moving lower and lower down my queue...
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    Don't do it after a big dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Don't do it after a big dinner.
    Duly noted.
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    Sullivan's Travels
    4.5/5

    Watched this last night.
    I have no idea how Preston Sturges has slipped under my radar all these years.
    Not only that, but this is the film that inspired and influenced the Coen Brothers to make O Brother Where Art Thou? Heck, just listening to the dialogue spewing out of every character's mouth in Sullivan's Travels, you can not only hear, but see how this film has informed jjust about every other Coen Bros. film, as well.
    But back to ST. The film's socio-political commentary is both blunt and ironic and still relevant today. Additionally, the film manages to bounce from serious drama to slapstick comedy effortlessly.
    The cast is fantastic, from the dry wit and sexy charm of Veronica Lake to the laidback ease of Joel McCrea, plus the supporting cast of character actors is beyond brilliant (another thing the Coen's obviously copped from Sturges, who was known for using the same actors frequently).
    There are a few gaffes, such as the step and fetch it racial stereotype of the "colored chef" character (that is how actor Charles R. Moore is billed in the credits); then again this was 1941.
    But the dialogue! Not many modern screenwriters dish out as witty of wordplay as Sturges and that alone makes this film worth the watch.

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    LE CORBEAU
    This small village thriller revolving around mysterious poison-pen letters is an engaging character study on the effects of rumours and mistruths, which is just as relevant today as it was back during the days of Nazi occupied France...

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    I now use HBO Max. I've been an HBO consumer for longer than I remember, and, since I'm a paying customer, there is no charge for changing over to the Max app. Actually, it seems as though AT&T is phasing HBO out as a stand alone service, and just wrapping it into this big library that is supposed to compete with Netflix and such. Personally, I think it's awful what this company is doing to one of, if not the, premier brand in television. But, that's not the point of this post. I discovered last night that there is a lot of Criterion content on HBOMax. There are six or seven Fassbinder films alone. Seems that Turner somehow has the rights to a lot of art school movies. I'm not sure what the connection is with Criterion, which is basically, or was, an American distribution company for Euro art films. Some deal in the past, I guess. Ted Turner also bought the entire MGM library in the late eighties or something, so that's a ton of stuff now on HBOMax, because of AT&T bought Time Warner, and all its assets, which they dumped on Max. All the Turner Classic Movies stuff.
    So, check it out if you have HBO. Times changed. The HBOMax interface sucks balls, btw. It's like, really, after Netflix has been around for years, this is your app? It sucks.

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    Watched The Bicycle Thieves and Jules et Jim last night.
    Wow.
    Essential cinema.

    Both are also avail via HBOMax and Kanopy, too.
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    Black Narcissus
    Wow.
    Really wish I could see this on the BIG screen.
    Hailed in its day for how it pushed the Technicolor envelope, this film is visually arresting and so influential It's not even funny. We're talking Sergio Leone close-up two decades before Leone made them a pop culture standard. The surrealistic tinge of this film is pervasive and the sordid, psychosexual undertones and just off-kilter elements that bubble under the surface of what sheepishly appears to be a basic melodrama are fantastic.
    Sure, there are a few dated elements (White Brit actors in face paint playing Indians), but overall this is an insanely immersive cinematic experience.

    Also available on HBOMax

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    I'll see you one aging gay celebrity and raise with the King, er Queen (?). Russ Myer gets top billing.


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    You beat me to it!
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    Btw, excellent podcast interview with Waters on his recent 75th birthday by Marc Maron.

    https://castbox.fm/vb/375522784

    That guy is a treasure.

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