Explore Mubi

It snowed last night in Vancouver. For realz. It’s mid-April!! I for one will be spending some time under the covers watching movies if these shenanigans keep up.

While doing a random IMDB search for films to watch, I stumbled upon a site called MUBI that lets you watch, share and discuss films online.  The site has everything from the first silent films of the 1890s to cult classics, new indie flicks to foreign masterpieces. Mubi also partners with film festivals around the world, showcasing the featured films so you can feel like you’re right there in Venice, Cannes or Sao Paolo. This week, Mubi has teamed up with the Libertas Film Festival in Dubrovnik , Croatia and is presenting a selection of short films for free.

While Mubi does offer a number of free flicks to choose from, most films are between $1 (short films) and $3 (full features), a small price to pay for seamless streaming, high quality cinema.  The real bummer is that a lot of films I wanted to watch were “not available in my area”. Hopefully that will change as the site gains popularity in the region.

In the meantime, you can check out Mubi to stay on top of the latest news in the cinema world (like the Cannes line-up announced yesterday), or follow Martin Scorsese for film recommendations. If you’re tired of the old blockbusters and looking for something new, Mubi just might have something in store for you.

Dogville, 2003, Lars Von Trier 


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