‘allo from Philly. I’m a writer/editor for two.one.five magazine here in the city and handle most of the film/dvd reviews for the joint amongst various other things. Happy to be here, basking in the warm glow of opinionated cinephiles and such.
Yes hello. I’m a book and typeface designer who lives in the Netherlands. I am a great fan of the French New Wave, of Tati, of Antonioni, of Bergman, of Kurosawa; one of my favourite recent discoveries is Yang’s Yi-Yi. I loved a lot of Kar-Wai’s movies, but Blueberry Nights, not so much. I was happy to see The Spirit of the Beehive for freesies here, it’s such a wonderful film, but think that in terms of coming-of-age stories, probably My Life as a Dog should have been there.
I am looking for the bar, I hear they have nice sours? Also, from the Festival pages (currently the Telluride), when I click on a film, I first get to a trailer page, with a little line “Watch the whole shebang now and for TEH FREE”, but a further click only brings me to a further page with the same trailer? What, dear gentlepeople, am I missing?
Furthermore, the pronounciation of “Auteurs” in the Criterion site’s little intro film makes me want to, er, have another sour. Where were they again. That way? Thanks.
So happy to be here, and to see what’s to come…
Hi all. I’m a grad student in southern california. I’ve been meaning to watch Kore-eda’s After Life forever, so I was very surprised to find it on this site. Awesome.
I’m a HUGE cinephile from the Philippines. I’m glad to have found this site. Looking forward to some great discussions.
Ok, so since I am new to the site, i am supposed to introduce myself. I am a filmmaker. I have also taught film classes in various places over time. I love film. Because I love it so much it is often hard for me to say which are my favorite films or which filmmaker I like best. Many of them are so wonderful to me that to choose a favorite would feel like a betrayal to the others. Sort of like the way a parent doesn’t really ever want to say which child is his favorite or whatever.
Currently, I am most passionate about documentary – making them and watching them. I have become increasingly dissatisfied with narrative film. It’s been a while since a really remarkable narrative, fictional piece of cinema has come to the screen. Last year’s There Will Be Blood and No Country for Old Men were notable exceptions, but there was still something missing in them. Perhaps I am just getting old and my irrational passion for things is waning. Perhaps engagement with the film lovers on this site will stir something in me.
Hi everyone. I’m a sophmore in high school. I got into film earlier this year and have been watching films like it’s my job ever since. I’m happy to be a member of this great site.
I saw Anchors Aweigh when I was two and Strangers on a Train when I was eight, and it has not slowed down since. I am retired from thirty-five years administering juvenile residential facilities, six years teaching drama in high school, and fourteen months caring for a (now) fourteen month grandson. I will be appearing in a local production of The Laramie Production in January 2009. Films have gotten me through life so far, and I see no end to their influence.
I am just overwhelmed by this site… and Criterion’s new efforts… it will take me some time. For now, pleased to meet you all and I hope we build a strong community around this beautiful place.
I love Criterion’s new website and look forward to conversing with fellow film lovers. I write short stories and recently finished my first feature length screenplay. It is in LA right now being read. Even if it gets rejected, it’s just great getting read!! It pays to know someone in the biz, I guess. But I love Criterion and can’t wait to see what comes from the site.
I am a long-time film viewer. Great to be among an appealing community of people who share an interest.
Welcome all, this site is heaven for us all.
Fritz Lang. Genius.
Hi, I’m a communication student from Mexico. Tt’s great how the criterion site changed, I can’t wait to see how these whole rental thing goes, it seems like a good way to try films that I can’t find in my college or any other video club.
Right now I’m dying to see the new dvd for Chungking Express.
is the bow tie reference aimed at anyone in particular? or put another way, why you gotta start talking smack about RC. I know criterion already dissed him with the whole Gena Rowlands fiasco, but that was one of their all time biggest mistakes. furthermore, his contributions to film are beyond vital and deserve to be a part of this “community”. if the bow tie dig wasn’t directed at RC, then disregard everything i just said and carry on about your business.
I guess I may have been rude with my 1st posting. I guess that we are supposed to introduce ourselves. My name is John. I am an Aquarius. I am an actor in Los Angeles. I have done a lot of TV and a fair amount of filmwork. This doesn’t make my opinion any more (or less) valid than anyone else’s. I’m just being honest. I have always been a huge movie freak. Criterion has done a tremendous job of playing to my weaknesses. I bow deeply to Kubrick, Kurosawa, Renoir, Hitchcock, Clouzot, Tarantino and so many more. Oh yes, and ofcourse to Fritz Lang. Genius.
Hello, my name is Joey and I am an aspiring filmmaker. I live in Texas and really dig anything and everything about the filmmaking process. Good to be here.
Man, I seem pathetic to all you guys.
My name’s Waseem and I’m still a student. High school But i guess you guys can understand my plight. What movie is that? What movie is that? What movie is that?
Honestly, this place is heaven for me. Hopefully it’ll even broaden my perspective.
Hey my names Jay and im only 16 and i prolly haven’t seen as many films as most of u guys have but ive still seen my share of films! i hope to be a photographer, cinematographer, or a director someday! I love Criterion and i love the fact that there is a place for die-hard film fans now! :D
Hello, I’m Brad and I teach high school English and Film.
I run truegore.com a place for rare strange films from everywhere
I also try to publish writings on film and have had some success.
I’m Oliver and I am a currently self-taught student of film in Nashville, furiously working on a few screenplays and hoping to make enough money so I can move out to LA and go to school there.
I’ve been a huge Criterion fan for a while now and am glad to find this part of the site. Hopefully I can further my education here, with the help of all of you guys. :)
Howdy… my name is West Anthony and I watch movies. Later, I write about some of them at www.toneandgroove.com; lately, my output has slowed somewhat due to the economy going kablooey (I don’t get paid for my work — I do it because I can’t imagine not doing it), but hopefully next year I’ll be back on my feet. My favorite film is “The Right Stuff”. I look forward to what happens next.
My name is Andre and i am, as of next year, a final year law student.
I live in South Africa. My only contribution to cinema and art is that i keep my endevours to the appreciation thereof.
The Availability of Criterion Dvds in SA is Shocking, so i will have to get my fix here
Hello, I’m Tommy. I’m a film school drop out that continues to make films in Louisville, Ky. It’s impossible to explain what the cinema means to me. I just love it.
Hi, I’m David. I live in southwest Missouri. I’ve been in love with movies since I was seven or eight, when I first saw Raising Arizona. I think this website has potential to be really great and I hope to learn a lot here.
My name is Steve. I live in the Cleveland area, in Ohio. I just graduated from Film School in May, and am saving money to move… somewhere where I can get a job, essentially. I think the first movie as a child that really made me fall in love with movies was Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN. The movie that made me want to (attempt to) become a filmmaker way back when was Kevin Smith’s CHASING AMY, and though it will always have a special place in my heart, I think I’ve outgrown it. I’m currently working through a bit of a Woody Allen obsession.
Hmm, this place is amazing! Cheers to all the gals and guys at Criterion for making this happen! :) I’m a dreamer from Noida, India, who worships Kieslowski. I earn my dough as a sports journalist but would love to shoot a short film about something someday! :)
I’m from Vancouver, BC, so I am in a city where I get to be exposed to film of all kinds, but I don’t always have someone to discuss it with, so this site is truly special. Oh, and Steve from Ohio, Chasing Amy is one of my most treasured films.
I´m a Japanese Studies and Philosophy major from Germany (but half-Spanish), who is currently staying for an exchange year in Kyoto/Japan.
I´ve been a Criterion fan for quite some time, even though I still can´t have the movies shipped from the official site to Germany or Japan, which is a pity – especially during the 40% sale.
I´ve always been especially fond of the variety and quality of Japanese movies in Criterion´s collection. I hope it continues this way for a long time to come.
The last two movies I´ve seen are Patriotism and Mishima – A Live in Four Chapters. Both of them 5/5.