As we're stuck at home, streaming television services help keep us sane. Some of these services are making it easier or cheaper to stream during the pandemic. Kanopy If you haven't yet discovered Kanopy, it's about time. Supported by your local library, it's free and contains no advertising. But your library can limit how many … Continue reading Streaming services and the pandemic
Two weeks ago, I wrote that I didn't know when I would start doing What's Screening, my weekly newsletter, again. Well, I'm starting it up again, now as What's Streaming. Hopefully, it will soon be back to What's Screening. In the meantime, I'll be writing about struggling theaters and streaming movies. Helping a theater Last … Continue reading What’s Streaming: April 3 – 9
C+ Documentary Directed by Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance We all know that gerrymandering is a threat to our democracy. Filmmakers Barak Goodman and Chris Durrance want us to understand how we can end this problem. But their documentary is sometimes scattered, unfocused, and conventional. It's also occasionally boring. Gerrymandering has been around almost as … Continue reading Gerrymandering gets boring in Slay the Dragon
Here are three films I've streamed recently - in order of best to worst. But to be frank, none of them were all that good. B- The Wild Goose Lake (2019), helping the Roxie Early in this Chinese crime thriller, a top criminal gives something like a masterclass on stealing motorcycles. It all seems very … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: The Wild Goose Lake, Fantastic Fungi & American Psycho
O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention… I can't read or listen to the prologue of William Shakespeare's Henry V without thinking that he was wishing he were writing a screenplay. He may have wondered if the stage could hold "The vasty fields of France?" Or if the … Continue reading Henry V times 2
While we watch movies on our TVs, the good people who run the theaters we love worry about paying their bills. They don't know how long this situation will last, and for the time being, they're not getting any money. "On paper, they've only shut their doors temporarily—but faced with the prospect of being shuttered … Continue reading When this is over, we’ll still want movie theaters
When I wrote last week's What's Screening newsletter, I knew that the next one would be different. But I didn't think it would be this different. When that article went live, only the Stanford and the BAMPFA were closed due to the coronavirus. I thought that this Friday, I would mention which theaters were open … Continue reading What’s Screening: March 20 – ?