Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, Apr 15, 2016.
50% off sale going on at Barnes & Noble
picked up Antichrist
Paris is Burning!!!
Stoked for those. Do you happen to know what the current status is of the controversy around Paris is Burning?
I don’t think I know what you mean
The Roma release opens up a lot of questions. Leaves the door open for a lot of other great potential titles (Happy as Lazzaro!) but I really don't know how much intermingling I want between these two companies tbh.
Lol, that was for @iCarly Rae Jepsen, you hadn’t posted when I started writing.
I think same questions about a white cis woman profiting from trans poc and whether it's exploitative but nothing new
I’m all for more Netflix and other streaming releases getting high quality physical releases. Or physical releases at all. That way the work isn’t entirely dependent on a service which might not be around forever.
I haven't seen Paris is Burning yet but we're screening it in class next semester. This is one of the readings we'll be doing, which I assume addresses the question at hand, in some form.
Paris Is Burning Is Back—And So Is Its Baggage
For sure, preserving these films on physical media is key. But given that Netflix has kinda shown a lack of regard for cinema as an art (despite funding and distributing films by major and important filmmakers) I'm definitely suspect of any affiliation w/ one of the brands actually doing good work on the front of preservation and circulation. (I also think Criterion's vision has changed over the last half-decade or so but I realize with the rapid decline in interest in physical media that they have to pander a little more than they used to.)
30/30 Vision: 3 Decades of Strand Releasing - The Criterion Channel
Leave Her to Heaven
The Prince of Tides
The Cranes are Flying (upgrade)
Haven't seen the Spike Lee, so I'm very excited for that. I didn't love Leave Her to Heaven, but its fascinating because it's a film noir shot in Technicolor. The Blu-ray will surely be one of the best looking releases of the year.
Picked up Still Walking at Amoeba yesterday for $15
Kore-eda’s best maybe?
So the Netflix deal definitely goes beyond Roma. Amazing that The Irishman will get a nice physical release. Hope the Diop comes with some of her shorts because I think they are actually much stronger than Atlantics.
Must buys for sure.
I could think of a bunch more Scorsese films that deserve the CC treatment over The Irishman. That’s still cool though, don’t get me wrong.
I feel like they'll never do Taxi Driver
what are some films y'all would like to see added to the collection?
That one for sure deserves it but I feel like CC would do like Raging Bull or The King of Comedy over it.
for me, off the top of my head:
Under the Skin
Blacula. Yes, I’m serious about that
they all do but I'd be especially happy about Taxi Driver