I was going to cover the launch of the Criterion Channel this week, but then I realized I hadn’t yet written about one of the hidden classics buried in Amazon Prime’s back catalogue. Prime has an odd array of classic films, many of them public domain titles that […]
Lauren Humphries-Brooks is a writer, editor, and media journalist. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, and in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. She regularly contributes to film and pop culture websites, and has written extensively on Classical Hollywood, British horror films, and the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. She currently works as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.
With Agnes Varda passing away this week, the internet has been awash in discussions of her films, with suggestions on what films to watch, and where. Though most of us agree that we should all watch Cleo 5 to 7, Varda has such a copious and varied filmography […]
Hulu tends to get overlooked when it comes to streaming availability. It’s neither a boutique service for classics and arthouse, as FilmStruck was, Criterion Channel will be, and Kanopy is, nor the Big Bad/Savior of Cinema that Netflix wants to present itself as. But Hulu actually has some […]
While Dario Argento’s films eased me into the fun of some weird-ass Italian horror, Mario Bava is the reason I’ve stayed. Bava is more fun-loving than Argento, and certainly delights in the macabre a bit more. Almost any of his films are worth watching – I’d recommend starting […]
Has there been a superhero that fans insist has more to prove than Captain Marvel? Despite not exactly being less well-known to the casual moviegoer than Captain America, Spider-Man, or the Incredible Hulk, Captain Marvel, through no fault of her own, has become the newest battleground for cinema’s […]
I seem to be extolling the virtues of Kanopy in this column, and there’s good reason for that. Since the demise of FilmStruck, it has become my go-to for classics and more obscure films, made even better by the fact that it’s free (!) and that my local […]
Last week, Jason Reitman gave an interview to the Bill Burr Podcast, later repeated in the Playlist, to discuss his newest sequel to his father’s beloved Ghostbusters. Reitman waxed eloquent about how much he loves the original film—“I consider myself the first Ghostbusters fan. I was like seven […]