3 posts categorized "Theatre"

August 23, 2020

FILMSTRUCK STREAMING VIDEO SERIES

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

February 02, 2014

R.I.P. PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: July 23, 1967 - February 2, 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman

I'll never forget seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Seagull in 2001 — in Central Park — with Natalie Portman, Meryl Streep, and Kevin Kline. It was a rainy Tuesday night and the line for tickets when on for blocks. Everyone was soaked. As it got closer to 8pm so many people had given up and left that I was able to get in. I sat there shivering and wet but didn't mind because it was the most incredible theater experience of my life. Philip was amazing!

April 17, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe Returns to Broadway

Dan-Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe is slated to play J. Pierrepont Finch in a Broadway revival of the Frank Loesser musical "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" in the spring of 2011. The play will mark Radcliffe's first return to Broadway since his debut in the 2008 production of "Equus."

Radcliffe's characteristically British ethic of working on the boards speaks to a grounded identity as an actor who will not be blinded by fame. Cheers Mr Radcliffe.

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