This blog is about finding something good for you to watch ten seconds from now.
Conventional online interfaces only do so much: they sell the very latest product and provide computerised recommendations based on algorithms. Film Authority is not like that. These are personal recommendations, watched and shared. The films featured are (almost all) online, and I’ll connect you with the best possible movie for you to see right now. I saw something of merit in each of these films, so there’s no one or two star reviews; three means I enjoyed it, four means I really enjoyed it and five means a stone cold classic. When I started the blog, I tried to link to as many different streaming services as possible, but the way in which films drop in and out of availability made this hard to maintain. So the default is Amazon, who seem to have the largest and most reliable catalogue at the moment. If the film can’t be located there, I’ll put a link for where it can (iTunes, BFI, Vudu). These links can change so apologies if you happen upon a review which has no link or the link does not work. Let me know and I’ll try and fix them. Amazon are also quite good at switching you to the right version of Amazon for your area, UK, US or anywhere else. And there’s always a few free ones via You Tube if you’re keen to avoid spending cash right now.
I’ll throw in new big screen releases sometimes, not always recommendations, and few opinion pieces too. If you want to contribute, or ask about the blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE: We’ve growing at a rate of well over 25,000 hits a year (June/July 2019), and it’s probably time to move on to larger premises. With iTunes reportedly heading to the wall, it’s becoming clear that most streaming and download sites are not going to be in this for the long haul, so I’m focusing the majority of links onto Amazon; there’s now around 800 reviews that take you directly to an Amazon stream. If you have Prime, then that means a free movie. It’s impossible to keep track of which movies are licenced for how much money in each territory; just click on the links to find out if you get to see the movie you want for free or not, it’s the best way to find out!