Criterion Channel '70s Horror Trailer

To celebrate Halloween, the Criterion Channel is unleashing a smorgasbord of great 1970s horror for you to stream. Titles from Tobe Hooper, George Romero, Wes Craven, Brian De Palma, David Cronenberg, and more are included, along with lower-budget affairs like The Diller Killer and It’s Alive. There’s something for everyone here: vampires, witches, body horror, serial killers, Donald Sutherland, even troglodytes. And now there’s a new trailer to announce the impending arrival of the films.

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Criterion Channel 70s Horror

The Criterion Channel just went ahead and programmed your Halloween movie marathon for you. In October, the streaming service is offering a lineup of great horror movies from the 1970s, including The Texas Chain Saw MassacreThe Hills Have EyesDon’t Look NowDeathdreamInvasion of the Body Snatchers, and more. Check out the full lineup below, and start planning your horror marathon accordingly.

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films by black voices

In the wake of nationwide protests against police violence against Black lives, The Criterion Channel is making a series of films about and by Black voices available for free. Films from Maya Angelou, Julie Dash, William Greaves, Kathleen Collins, Cheryl Dunye, Charles Burnett, and more, are available in front of the paywall for the streaming service. Criterion is also “establishing an employee-guided fund with a $25,000 initial contribution and an ongoing $5,000 monthly commitment to support organizations fighting racism in America.”

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best foreign movies and tv streaming criterion

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.)

The Criterion Channel launched earlier this month to the joy of cinephiles everywhere. Following the demise of FilmStruck, the Criterion Collection teamed up with Janus Films to launch a new streaming service that contains a vast library of more than 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and thousands of supplementary features. Impeccably curated and frequently refreshed, The Criterion Channel promises to fulfill current streaming services’ severe deficiency of films released before the 1980s.

But still, with Criterion’s expanding prestigious catalogue, it can be a little daunting to dive into the classics — not to mention the foreign film classics. So, barring a few films that I’ve featured on this column before during the memoriam to FilmStruck (which you can also check out on Criterion), here are a few essential foreign movies and TV streaming on Criterion Channel to get you started.

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the criterion channel

As we heard earlier this year, The Criterion Channel is launching on April 8. The new streaming subscription service will host the Criterion Collection and Janus Films’ library of more than 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and thousands of supplementary features, including trailers, introductions, behind-the-scenes documentaries, interviews, video essays, commentary tracks, and rare archival footage. But that’s not all. The Criterion Channel will be even bigger than we thought. Read More »

criterion channel launch date

Calling all cinephiles: the Criterion Channel has a launch date. The streaming service, which provided online access to Criterion’s titles, was previously a part of the much-loved, but tragically under-used FilmStruck. When FilmStruck was shuttered, Criterion soon announced they would be launching their own standalone streaming service. And now we know when we’ll get to see it: April 2019. The channel will feature a constantly refreshed library selection, as well as Criterion’s streaming content and original programs.

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the criterion channel

The Criterion Collection and WarnerMedia have announced the launch of The Criterion Collection as a new independent streaming service. That’s great news for cinephiles that have been mourning the demise of FilmStruck, the niche but well-beloved movie subscription service that WarnerMedia unceremoniously axed last month. However, this happy news for movie lovers seems like it translates to one sad thing: FilmStruck is probably dead.

Read on to learn more about the new streaming service, and when you’ll be able to access it. Read More »