FILMSTRUCK STREAMING VIDEO SERIES

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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 a 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. 

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

 

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April 11, 2024

CANNES 2024 OFFICIAL SELECTION — FULL LIST

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In Competition

The Apprentice, dir: Ali Abbasi
Motel Destino, dir: Karim Aïnouz
Bird, dir: Andrea Arnold
Emilia Perez, dir: Jacques Audiard
Anora, dir: Sean Baker
Megalopolis, dir: Francis Ford Coppola
The Shrounds, dir: David Cronenberg
The Substance, dir: Coralie Fargeat
Grand Tour, dir: Miguel Gomes
Marcello Mio, dir: Christophe Honoré
Feng Liu Yi Dai, dir: Jia Zhang-Ke
All We Imagine as Light, dir: Payal Kapadia
Kinds of Kindness, dir: Yorgos Lanthimos
L’Amour Ouf, dir: Gilles Lellouche
Diamant Brut, dir: Agathe Riedinger
Oh Canada, dir: Paul Schrader
Limonov – The Ballad, dir: Kirill Serebrennikov
Parthenope, dir: Paolo Sorrentino
The Girl with the Needle, dir: Magnus von Horn


Un Certain Regard

Norah, dir: Tawfik Alzaidi
The Shameless, dir: Konstantin Bojanov
Le Royaume, dir: Julien Colonna
Vingt Dieux, dir: Louise Courvoisier
Le Procès du Chien (Who Let the Dog Bite?), dir: Laetitia Dosch
Gou Zhen (Black Dog), dir: Guan Hu
The Village Next to Paradise, dir: Mo Harawe
September Says, dir: Arian Labed
L’Histoire de Souleymane, dir: Boris Lojkine
The Damned, dir: Roberto Minervini

On Becoming a Guinea Fowl, dir: Rungano Nyoni
Boku No Ohisama (My Sunshine), dir: Hiroshi Okuyama
Santosh, dir: Sandhya Suri
Viet and Nam, dir: Truong Minh Quy
Armand, dir: Halfdan Ullmann Tøndel

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Out of Competition

She’s Got no Name, dir: Chan Peter Ho-Sun
Horizon, An American Saga, dir: Kevin Costner
Rumours, dir: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and Guy Maddin
Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga, dir: George Miller


Midnight Screening

Twilight of the Warrior Walled In, dir: Soi Cheang
The Surfer, dir: Lorcan Finnegan
Les Femmes Au Balcon, dir: Noémie Merlant
I, The Executioner, dir: Ryoo Seung-Wan


Cannes Premieres

Everybody Loves Touda, dir: Nabil Ayouch
C’est Pas Moi, dir: Leos Carax
En Fanfare (The Matching Bang), dir: Emmanuel Courcol
Miséricorde, dir: Alain Guiraudie
Le Roman de Him, dir: Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Marie Larrieu
Rendez-vous avec Pol Pot, dir: Rithy Panh


Special Screenings

Le Fil, dir: Daniel Auteil
Ernest Cole, Lost and Found, dir: Raoul Peck
The Invasion, dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Appendre, dir: Claire Simon
La Belle de Gaza, dir: Yolande Zauberman

 

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February 25, 2024

Oscar Nominees 2024: Full List

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Actor in a Leading Role

Nominees

Bradley Cooper

 

Colman Domingo

 

Paul Giamatti

 

Cillian Murphy

 

Jeffrey Wright

 

Actor in a Supporting Role

Nominees

Sterling K. Brown

 

Robert De Niro

 

Robert Downey Jr.

 

Ryan Gosling

 

Mark Ruffalo

 

Actress in a Leading Role

Nominees

Annette Bening

Nyad
 

Lily Gladstone

 

Sandra Hüller

 

Carey Mulligan

 

Emma Stone

 

Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominees

Emily Blunt

 

Danielle Brooks

The Color Purple
 

America Ferrera

 

Jodie Foster

Nyad
 

Da'Vine Joy Randolph

 

Animated Feature Film

Nominees

The Boy and the Heron

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki
 

Elemental

Peter Sohn and Denise Ream
 

Nimona

Nick Bruno, Troy Quane, Karen Ryan and Julie Zackary
 

Robot Dreams

Pablo Berger, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estapé and Sandra Tapia Díaz
 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Amy Pascal
 

Cinematography

Nominees

El Conde

Edward Lachman
 

Killers of the Flower Moon

 

Maestro

 

Oppenheimer

Hoyte van Hoytema
 

Poor Things

 

Costume Design

Nominees

Killers of the Flower Moon

 

Napoleon

Janty Yates and Dave Crossman
 

Oppenheimer

 

Poor Things

 

Directing

Nominees

Anatomy of a Fall

 

Killers of the Flower Moon

 

Oppenheimer

 

Poor Things

 

The Zone of Interest

Jonathan Glazer
 

Documentary Feature Film

Nominees

Bobi Wine: The People's President

Moses Bwayo, Christopher Sharp and John Battsek
 

The Eternal Memory

Maite Alberdi
 

Four Daughters

Kaouther Ben Hania and Nadim Cheikhrouha
 

To Kill a Tiger

Nisha Pahuja, Cornelia Principe and David Oppenheim
 

20 Days in Mariupol

Mstyslav Chernov, Michelle Mizner and Raney Aronson-Rath
 

Documentary Short Film

Nominees

The ABCs of Book Banning

Sheila Nevins and Trish Adlesic
 

The Barber of Little Rock

John Hoffman and Christine Turner
 

Island in Between

S. Leo Chiang and Jean Tsien
 

The Last Repair Shop

Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
 

Nǎi Nai & Wài Pó

Sean Wang and Sam Davis
 

Film Editing

Nominees

Anatomy of a Fall

 

The Holdovers

 

Killers of the Flower Moon

 

Oppenheimer

 

Poor Things

 

International Feature Film

Nominees

Io Capitano

Italy
 

Perfect Days

Japan
 

Society of the Snow

Spain
 

The Teachers' Lounge

Germany
 

The Zone of Interest

United Kingdom
 

Makeup and Hairstyling

Nominees

Golda

Karen Hartley Thomas, Suzi Battersby and Ashra Kelly-Blue
 

Oppenheimer

 

Society of the Snow

Ana López-Puigcerver, David Martí and Montse Ribé
 

Music (Original Score)

Nominees

American Fiction

 

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

John Williams
 

Killers of the Flower Moon

 

Oppenheimer

 

Poor Things

 

Music (Original Song)

Nominees

The Fire Inside

from Flamin' Hot; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
 

It Never Went Away

from American Symphony; Music and Lyric by Jon Batiste and Dan Wilson
 
from Barbie; Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell
 

Animated Short Film

Nominees

Letter to a Pig

Tal Kantor and Amit R. Gicelter
 

Ninety-Five Senses

Jerusha Hess and Jared Hess
 

Our Uniform

Yegane Moghaddam
 

Pachyderme

Stéphanie Clément and Marc Rius
 

WAR IS OVER! Inspired by the Music of John & Yoko

Dave Mullins and Brad Booker
 

Live Action Short Film

Nominees

The After

Misan Harriman and Nicky Bentham
 

Invincible

Vincent René-Lortie and Samuel Caron
 

Knight of Fortune

Lasse Lyskjær Noer and Christian Norlyk
 

Red, White and Blue

Nazrin Choudhury and Sara McFarlane
 

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Wes Anderson and Steven Rales
 

Sound

Nominees

The Creator

Ian Voigt, Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn, Tom Ozanich and Dean Zupancic
 

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Chris Munro, James H. Mather, Chris Burdon and Mark Taylor
 

The Zone of Interest

Tarn Willers and Johnnie Burn
 

Visual Effects

Nominees

The Creator

Jay Cooper, Ian Comley, Andrew Roberts and Neil Corbould
 

Godzilla Minus One

Takashi Yamazaki, Kiyoko Shibuya, Masaki Takahashi and Tatsuji Nojima
 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Stephane Ceretti, Alexis Wajsbrot, Guy Williams and Theo Bialek
 

Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One

Alex Wuttke, Simone Coco, Jeff Sutherland and Neil Corbould
 

Napoleon

Charley Henley, Luc-Ewen Martin-Fenouillet, Simone Coco and Neil Corbould
 

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Nominees

The Zone of Interest

Written by Jonathan Glazer
 

Writing (Original Screenplay)

January 20, 2024

INTRODUCING HOLLYWOOD SAM

Sam L-4 Triptych

Hollywood Sam makes his Cinematic debut.

Hollywood Sam performs his personal dance rendition of "Cold Snowy Day In Carnegie Hill With Pop's L-4."

Pops says, "Warhol could do no better."

"Good Kitty!"

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