Romance? Yes? No? Either way: Criterion!

Plough and the Stars

To Valentine or not to Valentine? Either way it’s freakin’ cold! Just in time for these freezing days and nights when watching a great movie indoors sounds like a fine plan, the Vassar Library is taking two streaming platforms for the Criterion Collection of films out for a test drive.  Criterion offers many of the greatest films from around the world and remains committed to publishing the defining moments of cinema by building a continuing series of important classic and contemporary films including the work of such masters as Renoir, Godard, Kurosawa, Cocteau, Fellini, Bergman, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Fuller, Lean, Lang, Dreyer, Eisenstein, Ozu, Buñuel and Powell.  Recently, they have begun to offer their collection of films on streaming platforms, including HuluPlus for individuals, and Alexander Street and Kanopy for colleges and other institutions.  We’re running a simultaneous trial of the two platforms so that we can compare their features and decide which one we like best.  So watch a great movie this weekend – with a loved one, a pal, your dog, just you… whatever! Did we mention it’s freakin’ cold??


Yay for Valentine’s Day!


Not so much…

no love

If you have comments or questions, or a platform opinion, please get in touch with Gretchen Lieb, Film and Video Librarian.



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