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New to Streaming: ‘Certain Women,’ ‘A Quiet Passion,’ ‘All These Sleepless Nights,’ ‘After the Storm,’ and More

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.
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All of the Films Joining Filmstruck’s Criterion Channel This July

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.

To sign up for a free two-week trial here.

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
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Juliette Binoche Keeps Risking It All: The Guiding Principles That Lead Her From Hollywood to ‘Slack Bay’

Juliette Binoche Keeps Risking It All: The Guiding Principles That Lead Her From Hollywood to ‘Slack Bay’
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.

Read More: Review: Bruno Dumont’s ‘Slack Bay’ is a Middle Finger to French Society

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
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'Amour' star Emmanuelle Riva dies aged 89

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'Amour' star Emmanuelle Riva dies aged 89
French actress starred in new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour.

Oscar-nominated French actress Emmanuelle Riva has died in Paris aged 89.

Riva, who had cancer, became the oldest woman to be Oscar-nominated in the best actress category for her performance in Michael Haneke’s 2012 drama Amour.

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.

During her career she worked with film directors including Gillo Pontecorvo, Jean-Pierre Melville, Georges Franju, Marco Bellochhio, Julie Delpy and Krzysztof Kieslowski in Three Colours: Blue.

She most recently performed in 2016 Icelandic thriller Alma, which is currently in post-production.
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‘Amour’ Star Emmanuelle Riva Dies: Oscar-Nominated Actress Was 89

‘Amour’ Star Emmanuelle Riva Dies: Oscar-Nominated Actress Was 89
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,
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Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-nominated Star of Amour, Dies at 89

Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-nominated Star of Amour, Dies at 89
Emmanuelle Riva — the legendary French actress who received an Oscar nomination for her role in 2013’s Amour — has died, her agent said. She was 89.

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 ResnaisHiroshima 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
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Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Amour,’ Dies at 89

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Emmanuelle Riva, Oscar-Nominated Star of ‘Amour,’ Dies at 89
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.
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Watch: ‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larraín Discusses ‘Movies That Inspire Me’ in New IndieWire Video Series Presented by FilmStruck

Watch: ‘Jackie’ Director Pablo Larraín Discusses ‘Movies That Inspire Me’ in New IndieWire Video Series Presented by FilmStruck
Today we’re launching a new video series of which we’re extremely proud: It’s “Movies That Inspire Me,” presented by FilmStruck. We’ve interviewed a host of great directors, all of whom have taken films to the Sundance Film Festival, about their favorite classic films streaming on FilmStruck from the Turner Classic Movies and Criterion Collection. And the conversations we’ve had are surprising as well as, yes, inspiring.

First up is Pablo Larraín. Currently the director of Oscar contenders “Jackie” and “Neruda,” he brought “No” to Sundance in 2012. His first inspiration is John Cassavetes’ “A Woman Under The Influence” (which you can watch on FilmStruck here.)

Upcoming is Larraín talking about the music of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s “Three Colors: Blue,” as well as appearances by Jody Hill (“The Foot Fist Way,” “Eastbound & Down”), who talks about his love for the Maysles’ Bros. “Gimme Shelter” and Roman Polanski
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7 Movies That Will Make You Feel Better About the Future

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7 Movies That Will Make You Feel Better About the Future
Editor’s Note: This article is presented in partnership with FilmStruck. Developed and managed by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) in collaboration with the Criterion Collection, FilmStruck features the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films as well as extensive bonus content, filmmaker interviews and rare footage. Learn more here.

These are dark times. Dark times for those of you dismayed by recent developments in American politics, and dark times for those of you who aren’t, but still have to reckon with the fact that the sun is going down while you’re still at work (daylight savings is a bi-partisan effort to depress the hell out of you every fall). But movies were meant to be watched in the dark, which makes us all the more grateful that FilmStruck is finally here, offering subscribers a thousand different ways to light up their lives.
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Criterion Picks On Fandor: Ten Films From Krzysztof Kieślowski!

Each week, the fine folks at Fandor add a number of films to their Criterion Picks area, which will then be available to subscribers for the following twelve days. This week, the Criterion Picks focus on ten films from Krzysztof Kieślowski.

One of Europe’s most prolific and influential directors, whose films wield significant artistic, emotional and political weight.

For those keeping score, Criterion has only officially released five films from Kieślowski so far on home video, but today’s additions to their Fandor picks (which will end up on Hulu soon) shows that we have a lot more to be excited about. Let’s hope the Decalogue is in the works as well!

Don’t have a Fandor subscription? They offer a free trial membership.

Blind Chance

Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski
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Q&A: Ashley C. Williams on Julia and The Human Centipede

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Many horror fans know Ashley C. Williams as Lindsay from The Human Centipede, but her role in the upcoming revenge thriller Julia will feature the actress as a vastly different character with some bold intentions of her own. With Julia due out in select AMC theaters on October 23rd, we caught up with Ashley for our latest Q&A feature to look ahead at her latest project and reflect on The Human Centipede, as well.

Thanks for taking the time to converse with us today, Ashley. When you first read the screenplay for Julia, what appealed to you the most?

Ashley C. Williams: My pleasure! When I read the script, I really couldn't put it down, which is very rare these days when a script is sent to me. Every page turn I was just sucked deeper and deeper into the dark inner world of this character—her pain,
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Gattaca: looking back at Andrew Niccol’s Sf masterpiece

With Good Kill in UK cinemas this week, Ryan looks back at writer-director Andrew Niccol’s classic sci-fi debut, 1997's Gattaca...

It’s all there in that swooning opening music: Gattaca isn’t just another sleek film about the future. The feature debut of New Zealand-born director Andrew Niccol, the smart, elegant, intensely moving Gattaca may just be his finest film to date.

The film introduces us to Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke), who’s in the process of a carrying out a painstaking daily ritual: shaving every stray hair from his body, exfoliating his skin and burning the material left behind - it’s as though Vincent’s treating himself as a crime scene.

Vincent lives in a future where genetic profiling has divided society into Valids - those whose DNA has been fettled to perfection by scientists before birth - and In-valids - those conceived naturally, with all potential genetic flaws it involves.
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Penn Is Latest Hollywood Celeb to Take Home French Academy's Honor

Sean Penn: Honorary César goes Hollywood – again (photo: Sean Penn in '21 Grams') Sean Penn, 54, will receive the 2015 Honorary César (César d'Honneur), the French Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Crafts has announced. That means the French Academy's powers-that-be are once again trying to make the Prix César ceremony relevant to the American media. Their tactic is to hand out the career award to a widely known and relatively young – i.e., media friendly – Hollywood celebrity. (Scroll down for more such examples.) In the words of the French Academy, Honorary César 2015 recipient Sean Penn is a "living legend" and "a stand-alone icon in American cinema." It has also hailed the two-time Best Actor Oscar winner as a "mythical actor, a politically active personality and an exceptional director." Penn will be honored at the César Awards ceremony on Feb. 20, 2015. Sean Penn movies Sean Penn movies range from the teen comedy
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The Official Lineup for the 67th Locarno Film Festival

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Above: Pedro Costa's Horse Money

The Locarno Film Festival has announced their lineup for the 67th edition, taking place this August between the 6th and 16th. It speaks for itself, but, um, wow...

"Every film festival, be it small or large, claims to offer, if not an account of the state of things, then an updated map of the art form and the world it seeks to represent. This cartography should show both the major routes and the byways, along with essential places to visit and those that are more unusual. The Festival del film Locarno is no exception to the rule, and I think that looking through the program you will be able to distinguish the route map for this edition." — Carlo Chatrian, Artistic Director

Above: Matías Piñeiro's The Princess of France

Concorso Internazionale (Official Competition)

A Blast (Syllas Tzoumerkas, Greece/Germany/Netherlands)

Alive (Jungbum Park, South Korea)

Horse Money (Pedro Costa,
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Answers to Can You Guess All The Moviesc Take Four!

It seemed like almost as soon as I posted this latest "Guess the Movies" installment Andre Marques had all the answers. That said, he was the only one that guessed that got them all and so I have no problem saying I think this was the most difficult installment yet and you'd better believe the next one will be even more difficult, though I will post that one closer to the middle of the week rather than on a Friday so I can keep closer tabs on your progress and get involved a little bit more. So, with that I bring you all the answers to the graphic and I'd also like to give a shout out to One Perfect Shot as each screen capture was from recent posts on their site, a great place to keep an eye on once a month or so. Now, if you want to
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Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall to get cosy in 'Tumbledown'

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Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall to get cosy in 'Tumbledown'
When Jason Sudeikis presented at the Oscars earlier this month, it was as good an indication as any that the industry no longer sees him simply as an overgrown "Saturday Night Live" comic. And while his films thus far (a small role in "Drinking Buddies" notwithstanding) have been in a fairly broad mainstream comic vein, he's evidently looking to class things up a bit with something a little more festival-friendly. "Tumbledown," an independent romantic comedy in which he stars alongside Rebecca Hall, has begun shooting in Massachusetts -- filling in for Maine, apparently. In the film, Hall plays a recently widowed woman struggling to write a biography of her late husband -- a highly regarded musician. Sudeikis plays the brash academic who collaborates with her on the project; they clash, but I'm guessing not for too long. It sounds to me an awful lot like an Amerindie answer to "Three Colors: Blue,
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Awesome Deals on Criterion DVD and Blu-rays (Up to 56% Off)

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Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day are a bunch of fantastic Criterion DVD and Blu-rays for up to 56% off!  Included in the sale are The Rules of the Game, The Last Emperor, Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colors: Blue, White, Red,  The Blob, The Darjeeling Limited, The Thin Red Line, Badlands, On the Waterfront, and more.  If you're a Criterion fan, it's definitely worth checking out.  Like all gold box deals, it's only good until supplies run out or midnight tonight. Click here to check out all the movies on sale.
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Deal! Criterion DVDs & Blu-rays for Cheap - 'Thin Red Line', 'Badlands', 'Three Colors' and More

Amazon is running a deal this week on select DVD and Blu-rays from the Criterion Collection including a pair of Terrence Malick films in The Thin Red Line and Badlands. You can also pick up Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, Jean Renoir's The Rules of the Game and Elia Kazan's classic On the Waterfront starring Marlon Brando. I have separated out the selections based on DVD and Blu-ray below and, unfortunately, only the DVD edition of the Three Colors Trilogy is on sale, but if you're looking for a way to ease into the classic it might be worth it. If I were to make a recommendation on these select items I'd suggest considering The Thin Red Line, The Blob, The Rules of the Game and On the Waterfront. Hope that helps! Blu-ray The Thin Red Line - $17.49 Badlands - $18.99 The Darjeeling Limited - $17.49 The Blob -
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Massive, 50% Off Criterion Collection Blu-ray Sale at Amazon

Amazon is having a massive sale on Criterion Collection titles, virtually all of them listed at 50% off and I have included more than 115 of the available titles directly below along with a selection of ten I consider must owns. Titles beyond my top ten include Amarcord, Christopher Nolan's Following, David Fincher's The Game, Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory and The Killing, Roman Polansk's Rosemary's Baby, Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited and plenty of Terrence Malick. All the links lead directly to the Amazon website, so click on through with confidence. Small Note: By buying through the links below you help support RopeofSilicon.com as I get a small commission for the sales made through using these links. Thanks for reading and I appreciate your support. Top Ten Must Owns 8 1/2 (dir. Federico Fellini) 12 Angry Men (dir. Sidney Lumet) The 400 Blows (dir.
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Massive, 50% Off Criterion Collection Blu-ray Sale at Amazon

Amazon is having a massive sale on Criterion Collection titles, virtually all of them listed at 50% off and I have included more than 115 of the available titles directly below along with a selection of ten I consider must owns. Titles beyond my top ten include Amarcord, Christopher Nolan's Following, David Fincher's The Game, Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory and The Killing, Roman Polansk's Rosemary's Baby, Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore and The Darjeeling Limited and plenty of Terrence Malick. All the links lead directly to the Amazon website, so click on through with confidence. Small Note: By buying through the links below you help support RopeofSilicon.com as I get a small commission for the sales made through using these links. Thanks for reading and I appreciate your support. Top Ten Must Owns 8 1/2 (dir. Federico Fellini) 12 Angry Men (dir. Sidney Lumet) The 400 Blows (dir.
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