What’s leaving Criterion at the end of November

At the end of every month, the Criterion Channel removes a lot of movies from their streaming service (although some return surprisingly fast). Here are only a few of the films that will go away when November disappears. Full recommendations A Deep Cover (1992) Here's an extraordinary film noir from the early 1990s. Laurence Fishburne … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of November

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Official Competition ֍ Forbidden Paradise ֍ Victor/Victoria ֍ Desert Fury

What movies have I seen recently (outside of the Jewish Film Fest)? There's a very funny Spanish movie, early Lubitsch, Julie Andrews disguised as a man disguised as a woman, and a mediocre melodramatic weepie. I saw two of these films in theaters, and I'll tell you which they are. Click the film's title to … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Official Competition ֍ Forbidden Paradise ֍ Victor/Victoria ֍ Desert Fury

What’s leaving Criterion at the end of March

At the end of every month, The Criterion Channel removes a considerable number of films from their streaming platform. Here are some I suggest catching before April Fool's Day. Full recommendations A The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick started his Hollywood career with this crackerjack noir heist thriller. A career criminal (Sterling Hayden) orchestrates a complex racetrack robbery … Continue reading What’s leaving Criterion at the end of March

Movies I’ve recently seen: From Here to Eternity ֍ Tick, Tick… Boom! ֍ Terror in a Texas Town ֍ One Hour with You & ֍ No Way Out

I haven't been going to theaters recently, but here are a few, mostly old movies that I've watched at home. The fact that four of the five movies are in black-and-white tells you that that most of these pictures are vintage. And if you want to find out how to stream any of these, click … Continue reading Movies I’ve recently seen: From Here to Eternity ֍ Tick, Tick… Boom! ֍ Terror in a Texas Town ֍ One Hour with You & ֍ No Way Out

Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Killer’s Kiss, Zero for Conduct, 1917, Blaze, & The Swimmer

I had a horrible, sickly January, pretty much keeping me in the house. It wasn't until this Monday that I felt I could go to a movie theater without ruining everyone else's fun with my coughing and sneezing. (That's why I didn't cover Noir City or IndieFest this year.) Here's what I've been seen for … Continue reading Movies I’ve Recently Seen: Killer’s Kiss, Zero for Conduct, 1917, Blaze, & The Swimmer