Film buffs rejoice. The new Criterion Channel is here.
Yesterday the highly anticipated new streaming channel finally launched, and it looks like it was worth the wait.
Here's the skinny from the Channel's mouth:
A movie lover’s dream, the Criterion Channel offers classics and discoveries from around the world, thematically programmed with special features, on a streaming service created by the Criterion Collection.
With constantly refreshed selections of Hollywood, international, art-house, and independent movies, plus access to Criterion’s entire streaming library of more than 1,000 important classic and contemporary films, there’s something new to choose from every day of the week.
You can start with spotlights on directors, stars, genres, and themes; Tuesday’s Short + Feature; or the Friday double bill. Try their 15-minute-a-month film school, Observations on Film Art, or go on Adventures in Moviegoing with guest curators like Barry Jenkins, Guillermo del Toro, Mira Nair, and more. You can go even deeper with the Criterion Collection’s archive of special features for context that no other service can match.
Hoo boy, am I'm in! But it's like the menu at Du Par's ... where the hell do I start?
I think maybe the great 1984 documentary, "George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey," written and directed by George Stevens, Jr. and described as "a moving portrait of the life and work of one of the greatest Hollywood filmmakers of the twentieth century. From Swing Time and Gunga Din to Shane and Giant, George Stevens helped shape American cinema. This 1984 documentary includes interviews with filmmakers Frank Capra and John Huston, actors Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy, and many others."