FilmStruck has launched! I'm excited to say I'm hosting four of their fantastic series of directors and movies I revere, and one I know quite well. The series are: Bibi & Ingmar, Directed by Wong Kar-wai, Early Kubrick and Directed by Guy Maddin (where I remove my critic hat and Guy provides new, fascinating insight here as well). It's a wonderful array and a sample of all the cine-riches FilmStruck provides.
As President of Criterion, Peter Becker, wrote:
"Combining Turner’s programming experience with Criterion’s library of films and supplemental content made all the sense in the world... FilmStruck will be launching this fall on desktop and mobile devices, and internet-connected television platforms. A service built from the start with nothing but movies in mind, it will feature films from many major studios and independent distributors alongside a broad and constantly rotating selection of Criterion films, complete with the commentaries and rich supplemental content that Criterion viewers have come to expect. Carefully curated and always changing, it should be a cinema lover’s dream."
Indeed it is.
Here are the series I'm introducing and discussing. Do check them out!
Bibi & Ingmar:
The Seventh Seal
Fear and Desire