FILMSTRUCK STREAMING VIDEO SERIES

This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel. Back in the fall of 2016 I was working for Forbes. I was writing, directing, and producing a video series entitled NETFLIX NOW! where I highlighted film picks for what to watch on Netflix when I received a press release about this new streaming service that combined the film libraries of Turner Classic Movies with films from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Film Movement, First Run Features, Global Lens, Flicker Alley, Icarus Films, Janus Films, MGM, Milestone, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Shout! Factory, and Warner Brothers. I immediately dropped what I was doing and launched "Filmstruck Streaming" to coincide with the inauguration of this amazing streaming service. 

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Sadly, two years later FilmStruck would be squashed like a bug by Warner Media. The loss of FilmStruck marked an end to Cinema that coincided with Hollywood's despicable tendency toward children's cinema under the guise of a superhero genre lacking any sense of poetry or soul. 

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So, here are all 11 episodes of FilmStruck Streaming to give you a sense of how great we once were as a culture of cinephiles and movie lovers. Bon appétit.

FILMSTRUCK TAKES A RUNNING START

LOS ANGELES TO FRANCE

UNDER PRESSURE

FEAR THE DECLINE OF VIRGIN EATING

CHRISTMAS STAYCATION

UNDERMINING THE NAZIS

FEMINIST THEORIES

PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON

L.A.F.S. DIRECTOR DEBUTS

ON THE FRINGE

LIVING BY THE SWORD

August 19, 2021

POSTER ART: BORIS KARLOFF — THE MAN BEHIND THE MONSTER

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August 11, 2021

POSTER ART: MADRES PARALELAS

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July 14, 2021

CANNES PREMIERS 2021: VAL —Ting Poo / Leo Scott

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VAL

Val

"Who is Val Kilmer? He's Batman. He's Iceman. He's Jim Morrison. And he's a lifelong filmmaker."

Photocall Press Conference The Red Carpet 74th edition Opening Trailer  Interview Rendez-vous Photographer's Prize Report Un Certain Regard Cinéma  de la Plage Cannes Classics Press Experience Best-of Cinema for the climate  Monday, July 12, 2021 ...Ting Poo & Leo Scott

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