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I added that to my list after it was added to January's offerings. It's a good thing it's in multiple parts.
I watched all the George Méliès and Chaplin films they had in August. I am also making my way through Ingrid Bergman’s European films before Hollywood. It’s a good thing I skip most television except for live sports and TCM, otherwise I would never have time.
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I am so glad you got Criterion Channel.
I love the their thematic programming, especially some of the more inaccessible titles that popup from time to time. In the last 3-4 months, I got to watch a huge variety of movies like silents, documentaries, neo noir, classic noir. They even feature lesser known works by directors like John Huston, William Wyler, Elia Kazan from time to time. I also really like the actor focused themes. Right now I am watching Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish films and all the Robert Mitchum films I have not seen.
I am also waiting for the new version to become available for streaming.
Given that the new version was greenlit under the auspices of Fox Searchlight, it should land on Hulu. Fox movies which do not fit the family friendly programming of Disney+ should land there.
I watched the 1947 as part of a mini Tyrone Power marathon TCM had sometime last year. I enjoyed it and I should re-watch it before it expires this month. I can’t wait to see part 2 of Josh’s review.
I picked Ace in the Hole, Night of the Hunter and The Sweet Smell of Success as part of my list for hidden gems when we did movie threads in 2020. They’re not really hidden gems to classic film lovers, but probably unknown to some people who participated in the threads, so I included them.
I haven’t watched Ace in the Hole in a few years, I might rewatch if I have time. My expiring Criterion Channel queue is huge this month. When the expiring titles from Amazon are determined around the 19th of the month, it gets even longer.
I have am working my way through watching lesser known movies of classic Hollywood directors. Criterion Channel really helps there since they’ve had movies from John Huston and William Wyler that are hard to find on streaming.
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Nightmare Alley is on Criterion Channel until 01/31/2022
Many Hitchcock films are available for streaming until the end of the month. It excludes the Selznick titles which haven’t really aired on TCM in a few years and their streaming availability is limited too.
Other films of interest expiring this month:
Elia Kazan – 11 films currently, but some of the more well known titles expired last month.
Robert Mitchum films throughout his career
Alejandro González Iñárritu – Amores Perros
Billy Wilder – Ace in the Hole – I can’t recommend this one enough
Here’s the full list