When Christopher Nolan joins in support of a broadcasting service, you know that things are getting serious. Following the clamor between critics, filmmakers and all movie lovers who think it could be a bit of a problem if the films made more than 30 years ago were virtually impossible to find in the platform where a growing fragment of the population finds exclusively their entertainment, that is, streaming-WarnerMedia announced in a press release that will launch the Criterion channel spring.
The first adopters can remember the Channel of criterion from when it comprised of Hulu; this time, it will be an autonomous service, with its own monthly subscription fee. It will also be included in Warner's widest broadcast service, which will be released later this year. It is not clear even if the new service will only feature films from the criteria catalog (admittedly rich) or if you also include a good number of titles not criteria a wool Filmstruck. We're guessing that no, given the name. But the programming will be similar to that of FilmStruck. As the Criterion puts in its press release:
The Criterion channel will be picking up where the old service has dropped aside, the programming projectors and the retrospective of the actor with great international and Hollywood classics and difficult discoveries around the world, with special features such as comments, behind original footage and documentary cameras . We will continue with our series of invited programmers, Adventures in Moviegoing. Our regular series, such as Art-House America, Split Screen and Meet the Filmmakers, and our Ten Minutes or Less section will all live, along with the Short + Feature on Tuesday and The Friday Night Double Feature and, of course, our fifteen minutes monthly Film school, Observations on cinematographic art.
This good news, of course, comes with a call to open the wallets and subscribe to the new Criterion Channel. You can do it here, for a slightly reduced fee of $ 9.99 per month / $ 89.99 per year, from $ 10.99 per month / $ 99.99 per year once it is released. The exact date for this is also currently TBD.
FilmStruck disappears correctly on November 29.