This time of year I typically post up a list of some of the best films of the year that are already streaming on Netflix. Unfortunately the shift that Netflix has undergone to proprietary content, among other factors, seems to have resulted in a smaller...

The biggest film-nerd thrill of this young year came and went in a week. Steven Soderbergh's unauthorized edit of 2001—shortening it by about 40 minutes, and making several other substantial changes—was posted on his site on January 14 and gone by sometime on the 21st. "The exercise amounts almost...