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    THE PANDEMIC STREAMING WORLD: Oscilloscope, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, and more


    THE INFLITRATORS

    Further Oscilloscope news.


    INFILTRATORS release delayed; OSCILLOSCOPE SPECIAL RELEASE; KINO LORBER and MUSIC BOX FILMS streaming arrangement

    THE INFLITRATORS, a radical documentary from Oscilloscope with staged elements about Several undocumented youths who deliberately get detained by the Border Patrol to infiltrate a for-profit detention center (directed by : Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera) was not released today as planned; it will be released on demand June 2, 2020.

    OSCILLOSCOPE also plans an omnibus release to benefit indie filmmakers and entertain whose confined to sheltering at home. The distributor is offering a "Circle of Quarantine" of 10 digital downloads of its films for $49.99, donating $10 from every purchase to the Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund, to help those affected in the business. They're scrapping their theatrical expansion of SAINT FRANCES,, Alex Thompson & Kelly O'Sullivan's comedy about a nanny and a six-year-old.

    Circle of Quarantine subscribers can choose any ten of Oscilloscopes from its deep catalog to download digitally for the $49,99 fee.

    " OSCILLOSCOPE looks to innovate in ways to reach audiences safely in their homes," their publicity says: "The Circle of Quarantine is an attempt to bridge the social distance."

    KINO LORBER and MUSIC BOX FILMS
    are making a different offer. They are releasing their movies to pay per view streaming systems which share the ticket purchase price with the movie theater of your choice. See the new home downloads available for BACURAU, AND THEN WE DANCED, CORPUS CHRISTI, and THE WILD GOOSE LAKE.

    An INDIEWIRE article lays out the coolest streaming channels.
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    See also the article in VARIETY, "In the Age of Coronavirus, Even Movie Theaters Learn to Love Streaming."

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    Jennifer Salke at Amazon's Culver Studios. Films that were slated for this year's canceled South by Southwest festival will appear exclusively on Amazon Prime Video for 10 days this spring. Filmmakers who choose to participate will receive a screening fee and could opt in starting Thursday.2 days ago
    Probably this will be in April. See NPR

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    Vanity Fair has a new article,

    All the New 2020 Movies Streaming Early Because of Coronavirus

    (This is in today's, April 13, 2020's, issue of the magazine's online "Cocktail Hour." You may have to sign in or sign up to access that page, but it's free.)

    These are movies that came out before the coronavirus shutdowns in February or early March, and they were not well reviewed, nor would I recommend them, except for Emma (Metascore 71) or maybe The Way Back, which depicts a struggle with marrige and alcoholism close to its star's, Ben Affleck's actual experience (I have seen Emma but not The Way Back). Call of the Wild, Metascore 47%, hmm, Harrison Ford is fine in it, but they ruined it with the physically improbable sequences and the animatronic dog.

    Titles listed, with details, on this page include:
    The Hunt
    Bad Boys for Life
    The Gentleman
    Doolittle
    Birds of Prey
    Sonic the Hedgehog
    Call of the Wild
    Onward
    The Way Back
    Bloodshot
    I still Believe
    You may have to look around. Sometimes it comes up that you have to pay $19.99, but others it's $5.99. Keep looking. I'd watch Emma again. It's beautiful, and not a complete mockery of the Jane Austen novel, as its breezy TRAILER would have you think.

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    THE INFILTRATORS.

    The latest is that The Infiltrators will have a virtual cinema release Fri., May 1, 2020, and cable on demand/digital streaming release Tues., Jun. 2.

    Here's the
    TRAILER
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    FILM FORUM VIRTUAL THEATER RELEASES.

    For those interested in meaty new cinema releases outside the mainstream, Film Forum has a lot to offer. Here is their latest press release:
    Film Forum Recent Releases for Home Rental. During the Theater’s Temporary Closing. Rental Fees Support Film Forum. Nearly all of these have been reviewed on Filmleaf.

    THE BOOKSELLERS and WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL Will Become Available Friday, April 17

    Film Forum, New York City’s leading non-profit movie house for independent premieres and classic releases, is partnering with theatrical distributors to present a Virtual Cinema while the theater is temporarily closed. In most cases, this platform is the only way to see these titles. All rental fees support Film Forum.

    Starting this Friday, April 17, two entertaining documentaries will become available – D.W. Young's THE BOOKSELLERS (Greenwich Entertainment), which had just opened theatrically in NYC prior to the lockdown order, and Rob Garver's WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL (Juno Films). Premieres and re-releases currently available in Film Forum’s virtual cinema:
    Kantemir Balagov’s lauded Russian post-WWII drama BEANPOLE (Kino Lorber)

    Yaron Zilberman’s Israeli drama INCITEMENT (Greenwich Entertainment), based on the actual events surrounding the assassination of Yizthak Rabin

    A 4K restoration of István Szabó's 1981 Oscar-winner MEPHISTO (Kino Lorber). Recommended. A rich saga.

    Jan Komasa’s 2020 Best International Film Oscar nominee CORPUS CHRISTI (Film Movement). Oscar nominee. Recommended.

    Ken Loach’s timely drama SORRY WE MISSED YOU (Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber). Depressing, but. . . It's Ken Loach.

    Diao Yinan’s acclaimed Chinese noir THE WILD GOOSE LAKE (Film Movement) (NYFF 2019). Colorful, but not great.

    Corneliu Porumboiu’s Romanian crime caper THE WHISTLERS (Magnolia Pictures) (NYFF 2019). Much admired. Did not like.

    Luchino Visconti’s lush final film, L’INNOCENTE (Kino Lorber). Not his best, but beautiful. )
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    Thanks Chris for your great contributions to our film culture. You are my source of information about current cinema. You do an excellent job.

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