12 posts categorized "Rock 'n' Roll"

October 15, 2021

PETER JACKSON'S DOCUMENTARY — THE BEATLES: GET BACK

There was once a British band called The Beatles. They forever changed rock 'n' roll, pop music, and global culture. Here, the estimable Peter Jackson presents The Beatles' best effort at writing and recording an album within three weeks, before performing live for the first time in three years. This is a pivotal film that dispatches the Beatles's songwriting and rehearsal process in beautiful lush clarity thanks to the preservation of 56 hours of previously unseen documentary footage shot on film. "The Beatles: Get Back" opens in America on November 25th, 2021. This film is a big deal event. Check it out.


February 28, 2021

AGNÈS VARDA: VOYAGER OF LIGHT

August 23, 2020

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. 

FilmStruck logo

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. 

Cole in SF

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

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Videos

COLE SMITHEY’S MOVIE WEEK

COLE SMITHEY’S CLASSIC CINEMA

Throwback Thursday


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