8 items from 2017
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit platforms. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
20th Century Women (Mike Mills)
That emotional profundity most directors try to build to across an entire film? Mike Mills achieves it in every scene of 20th Century Women. There’s such a debilitating warmness to both the vibrant aesthetic and construction of its dynamic characters as Mills quickly soothes one into his story that you’re all the more caught off-guard as the flurry of emotional wallops are presented. »
- Jordan Raup
Each month, the fine folks at FilmStruck and the Criterion Collection spend countless hours crafting their channels to highlight the many different types of films that they have in their streaming library. This July will feature an exciting assortment of films, as noted below.
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Saturday, July 1 Changing Faces
What does a face tell us even when it’s disguised or disfigured? And what does it conceal? Guest curator Imogen Sara Smith, a critic and author of the book In Lonely Places: Film Noir Beyond the City, assembles a series of films that revolve around enigmatic faces transformed by masks, scars, and surgery, including Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face (1960) and Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Face of Another (1966).
Tuesday, July 4 Tuesday’s Short + Feature: Premature* and Ten*
Come hitch a ride with Norwegian director Gunhild Enger and the late Iranian master »
- Ryan Gallagher
What brings one of the most acclaimed French actresses in the world to a Hollywood blockbuster? It’s a question that’s hard to avoid when thinking about Juliette Binoche. The Oscar winner has been a muse for Olivier Assayas, Abbas Kiarostami and Michael Haneke. She’s worked with Jean-Luc Godard, Leos Carax and Krzysztof Kieślowski. And yet, rather strangely, she has popped up in American tentpoles like “Godzilla” and “Ghost in the Shell” in recent years.
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If you think Hollywood money is the draw, then you simply don’t know Binoche. The actress could’ve gone blockbuster 24 years ago when Steven Spielberg pursued her for “Jurassic Park.” She turned him down to work with Kieślowski on “Three Colours: Blue.” Spielberg would cast Laura Dern. Binoche would win the César Award for Best Actress. Denying »
- Zack Sharf
French actress starred in new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour.
Oscar-nominated French actress Emmanuelle Riva has died in Paris aged 89.
In the acclaimed feature, Riva plays an octegenarian music teacher who suffers a series of devastating strokes.
While the actress missed out on the Oscar to Jennifer Lawrence her performance garnered wins at the Céssar and Bafta awards.
Riva shot to fame aged 26 in 1959 new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour and worked steadily on stage and screen over six decades.
She most recently performed in 2016 Icelandic thriller Alma, which is currently in post-production.
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Emmanuelle Riva, French actress known for her role in “Amour,” died on Friday, January 27, in a Paris clinic from a long illness, her agent, Anne Alvarez Correa, told The Associated Press. She was 89.
French President Francois Hollande said in a statement, via The Hollywood Reporter, that Riva “deeply marked French cinema” and “created intense emotion in all the roles she played.”
With a career spanning 60 years, Riva received her first Oscar nomination in 2013 for her performance in Michael Haneke’s film “Amour,” about an older couple’s bond of love after one of them suffers a stroke. That same role earned her a BAFTA Award and the prestigious César Award in the Best Actress categories.
“I have always encountered captivating roles and characters. I have often been happy, and still am now, with this exceptional film which happened at the exact moment in my life when I could do it, »
- Liz Calvario
Anne Alvares Correa told the Associate Press that Riva died Friday in a Paris clinic after battling a long illness.
Throughout the course of her six-decade career, Riva appeared in over 70 features. She scored her first lead role in Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima Mon Amour — which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959. She worked with acclaimed directors like Jean-Pierre Melville, Gillo Pontecorvo, Marco Bellocchio, Philippe Garrel, Francois Mauriac, and Krzysztof Kieslowski — playing an Alzheimer’s-afflicted mother »
- Dave Quinn
Emmanuelle Riva, the veteran French actress who became the oldest Best Actress nominee in Oscar history for her role in Michael Haneke’s 2012 drama “Amour,” died Friday at the age of 89, according to the Associated Press. Riva, who died in a Paris clinic after a long illness, launched her 60-year career with an early role in director Alain Resnais’ acclaimed “Hiroshima Mon Amour” in 1959. Other noteworthy movies include the 1959 Oscar nominee “Kapo,” 1961’s “Priest” opposite Jean-Paul Belmondo, and 1993’s “Three Colors: Blue,” in which she played Juliette Binoche’s mother. While she continued to work in both movies and on. »
- Thom Geier
Though Riva started studying theater only in her mid-20s and worked onstage at first, her face and distinctive voice became well known early in her screen career, right after the release of Resnais’ “Hiroshima mon amour,” in which she played her first lead role. The film premiered in Cannes in 1959, and the actress returned to the fest for her last feature, simply titled “Amour,” in 2012. Haneke’s “Amour” went on to win the Palme d’Or, with a special mention for stars Riva and Louis Trintignant. Riva also won best actress for the film at the European Film Awards and the BAFTAs.
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Riva became the oldest nominee in the category ever when »
- Boyd van Hoeij
8 items from 2017
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