If you love film as I do, then you’re surely familiar with the Criterion Collection, an esoteric curation of movies that have been lovingly restored and re-released on DVD and Blu-ray. After a couple of false starts in the streaming game – first with Hulu, then with something called FilmStruck – the Criterion Collection stepped out last year with its own streaming service called the Criterion Channel. It’s available as an app, online with a browser or on Apple TV and Roku. After a 14-day free trial, the subscription is a fair $99/year.

This past week, the Criterion Channel announced a collection they call ‘70s Style Icons, which “brings together some of the quintessential films of the era featuring the stars who defined its most iconic looks.” Think Diane Keaton in Annie Hall, Robert Redford in Three Days of the Condor, Jane Fonda in Klute, Pam Grier in Foxy Brown, Warren Beatty in Shampoo, Richard Roundtree in Shaft

As for the Criterion Channel itself, it’s one of my favorite streaming services, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. If you’re a film freak like me, you’ll find a lot to enjoy in there. Try it free for 14 days and see what you think.


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