This should be the model for every streaming service. Real curation from people who know what they’re talking about. A great mix of Hollywood classics, foreign cinema, and independent movies. It really doesn’t get any better than this.
Absolutely adore this streaming service by a highly respectable company. Might actually be my favorite streaming platform. I recommend starting a trial with Abbas Kiarostami, Akira Kurosawa, and Federico Fellini films. You won’t regret it.
The Criterion Channel changed what I viscerally want to see and made me bored with most streaming services.
Amazing platform with a huge rotating library of content. Everything from arthouse picks and Cannes darlings to B-movies and obscure oddities. It’s a 5 star package worth the price of admission. The lost star is due to the streaming problems. Playing a film straight though works fine but the streaming options for rewinding and scrubbing through a movie has some annoying issues. I often need to reload my screen or on the app reload the movie. Not a deal breaker. I’ll up the score once they fix those minor hiccups ;)
and an extraordinary selection of French films
Huge selection of movies, commentary and retrospectives. This is the closest thing to a playground movie lovers are going to get. Wonderful and a great friend when you’re home bound. I only have superlatives to offer for the Criterion Channel. I highly highly recommend it!
You already know this ain’t like anything else on the market
I love the Criterion Channel it’s designed to celebrate film as an art form and artistic expression. The best place to get a film education outside of film school.