MASK and THE HARD NUT are Unstreamable

Two great performances.

Unstreamable is a column where Jas Keimig and Chase Burns recommend movies and TV shows you can’t watch on major streaming services in the United States. We publish every Wednesday. 

This week… 

JAS: This weekend, I watched the Cher and Winona Ryder vehicle, Mermaids, for the first time. I genuinely thought it was about mermaids (spoiler: it’s not), but I still loved the performances. In any case, it had me reflecting on my favorite Cher performance which has to be her as Rusty in Peter Bogdanovich’s Mask. I first wrote about the film for The Stranger in January 2020 and it’s still unstreamable so I’d like to revisit it for this week’s column. 

CHASE: Meanwhile, I’m mostly catching up on episodes of Cowboy Bebop before we screen the movie next week at Northwest Film Forum. (Reserve a seat! You don’t need to watch the series to enjoy the movie. I still haven’t finished the series and I’ve seen the movie three times, lol.) But in between the binging, I’m warming up the sleigh bells and getting in the holiday spirit by putting on The Hard Nut. It’s my favorite version of The Nutcracker, with lots of Seattle connections. 

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THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE and THE APPRENTICE Are Unstreamable

Sasha Grey did great.

Unstreamable is a column where Jas Keimig and Chase Burns recommend movies and TV shows you can’t watch on major streaming services in the United States. We publish every Wednesday. 

This week… 

JAS: Have you seen the new trailer for the final installment of Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike trilogy? Go watch–it looks great. It reminded me of another great (and unstreamable) Soderbergh film, The Girlfriend Experience. It’s a perfectly moody reflection on the 2008 stock market collapse and stars none other than famous adult film star Sasha Grey. A total gem of late 2000s culture. Speaking of…

CHASE: We’ve written this column for a few years now, and it needs a little SHAKE-UP every so often. Lately, we’ve been trying to highlight unstreamable films screening at local indie theaters (like Alma’s Rainbow at NWFF) or related to new movies currently in theaters (like Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, featured in Tár). And look, I’m sorry for doing this next one, but considering “TRUMP ANNOUNCES 2024 RUN” is above-the-fold news this morning, I’m highlighting The Apprentice this week. Yes, it’s technically* unstreamable. And yes, I own it on DVD. I’m doubly sorry. 

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LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERTS and CHOPPER Are Unstreamable

Unstreamable is a column where Jas Keimig and Chase Burns recommend movies and TV shows you can’t watch on major streaming services in the United States. We publish every Wednesday. 

This week… 

JAS: I’m dealing with a post-Halloween hangover and wanted to watch something to match the pain I’m suffering through currently. Andrew Dominik’s Chopper brutally fits the bill. 

CHASE: My post-Halloween pick is a lot lighter, though I got to it by watching Tár and that movie is pretty spooky. I’m running with Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts, one of my favorite things to play during a chill Sunday afternoon.

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LIQUID SKY and URUSEI YATSURA are Unstreamable

Unstreamable is a column where Jas Keimig and Chase Burns recommend movies and TV shows you can’t watch on major streaming services in the United States. We publish every Wednesday. 

This week…

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THE THING WITH TWO HEADS is Unstreamable

Unstreamable is a column that recommends movies and TV shows you can’t watch on major streaming services in the United States. We publish every Wednesday. 

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UNSTREAMABLE COMES TO THE BIG SCREEN!

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