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As of the end of August, Kanopy began offering selected blockbuster titles from Warner Bros, and it will also add titles from MGM and Lionsgate in the coming months. This content will include older, mainstream, popular films and will be refreshed quarterly.
I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of my favourite things to watch on Kanopy:
Alone is a reality television series on The History Channel. It follows the self-documented daily struggles of 10 individuals as they try to survive alone in the wilderness for as long as possible. The participants are isolated from each other and all other humans. They may “tap out” at any time but the contestant who remains the longest wins a grand prize of $500,000. The seasons have been filmed across a range of remote locations, including northern Vancouver Island, Argentinian Patagonia, northern Mongolia and Chilko Lake in British Columbia.
From Academy Award-winning Director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, 1917). Longtime couple Burt (John Krasinski) and Verona (Maya Rudolph) are going to have a baby. Six months into the pregnancy, the pair is put off and put out by the news that Burt’s parents (Jeff Daniels and Catherine O’Hara) are moving away from Colorado – thereby eliminating the expectant couple’s main reason for living there. The couple embarks on an ambitious itinerary to visit friends and family, and to evaluate cities, eventually realizing that they must define home on their own terms.
A celebration of America’s greatest original art form. Documentarian Ken Burns’ (Baseball, The Civil War) 10-part series opens at the dawn of the 20th century, incorporating American culture and historical events that interact directly with the music. From the 1890s through the Harlem Renaissance and the Jazz Age, to the Great Depression, New Deal, Second World War, and beyond, JAZZ paints an astounding portrait of a nation and its improvisational core of music.
Three-time Oscar nominee Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, Inception) directs this critically acclaimed mystery. Leonard (Guy Pearce) is tracking down the man who murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife’s killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he’s going, or why.
In his third feature, director Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, Kicking and Screaming) scores a triumph with an autobiographical coming-of-age story about a teenager (Jesse Eisenberg) whose parents are divorcing. The father (Jeff Daniels) and mother (Laura Linney) duke it out in half-civilized, half-savage fashion, while their two sons adapt in different ways, shifting allegiances between parents.
Almost no one’s ever heard of flamboyant, would-be Broadway director Corky St. Clair’s (Christopher Guest) hometown of Blaine, Missouri. But Corky fully expects Blaine will be his ticket to Broadway when he writes, directs, choreographs and costumes a local show celebrating Blaine’s 150th anniversary in this hilarious comic spoof.