Friday, September 23, 2016

Filmster on Apple TV

Filmster is now available on Apple TV!

Browse through selections of movies from the best film festivals in the world:

- Cannes Film Festival
- Venice Film Festival (Mostra)
- Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale)
- The Oscars (Academy Awards)
- Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)
- Sundance Film Festival
- César Awards

Explore top movies selected by international experts and directors:

- Cahiers du Cinéma: Annual Top 10 Movies
- Cahiers du Cinéma: Top 100 Movies of All Time
- Sight & Sound: Greatest Movies of All Time (Critics)
- Sight & Sound: Greatest Movies of All Time (Directors)
- Sight & Sound: Greatest Documentaries of All Time

Enjoy many beautiful films!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Golden Globes 2015

The 73rd Golden Globes Awards were held on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills. Lucky winners include:

  • Best Drama: The Revenant, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Best Musical or Comedy: The Martian, by Ridley Scott
  • Best Director: The Revenant, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu
  • Best Actress (Drama): Brie Larson in Room
  • Best Actor (Drama): Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant
  • Best Actress (Comedy): Jennifer Lawrence in Joy 
  • Best Actor (Comedy): Matt Damon in The Martian 
  • Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin for Steve Jobs
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Son of Saul by László Nemes

Lady Gaga also got an award for Best Performance in a Television Film, which scared Leonardo out of his jocosity:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Movie-recommendation app Filmster launches

Filmster finds the best movies on iTunes and Netflix, based on their selection by international film festivals and award ceremonies.

Cinephiles' beloved app Filmster announces the launch of Movies available on iTunes and Netflix are listed according to the awards that they won at top film competitions: Cannes Film Festival, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance, The Oscars, Césars Awards. Novelties include polls of the Greatest Movies of All Time by the magazine Sight & Sound, and TV series nominated for Emmy Awards.

Finding a good film on iTunes or Netflix can turn into an ordeal for true movie-lovers. Standard search options focus on popularity rather than quality, which often disagree. Filmster's philosophy is to offer new ways of finding the most interesting films available on iTunes and Netflix. Main search criteria are film competitions and award categories. Filmster can for example find films that won Best Director awards at the Cannes or Venice Film Festival. There are also annual top 10 lists by French magazine Cahiers du Cinéma, All Time lists by Sight & Sound, and favorite films of famous directors (Coppola, Kubrick, Scorsese, Tarantino, and more). It has never been easier to find a great movie to watch.

"Filmster allows cinephiles to discover all the movie-gems buried in the vast catalogues on iTunes and Netflix." -- Maxime Gabella, creator of Filmster

Press release

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Great movies recently added to iTunes

Here are some of the best movies that have recently appeared on the US iTunes Store (as of October 2015):

These great recent movies should be available to Rent, Buy, or Pre-Order.

Find many more delectable films on!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - find the best films on iTunes

You can now use Filmster on your computer at and find the finest movies on iTunes. If you are looking for a great movie to download and you are not satisfied with algorithmic recommendations, check out Filmster's selection, from top film festivals - Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto - and from the Oscars and Césars Awards. In addition, you will find gems among the annual top 10 lists by the prestigious French review Cahiers du Cinéma, the 2012 polls by Sight&Sound for the top movies of all time, and famous directors' lists of their favorite films. is the best way to discover exciting films to watch with your friends!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Cecilia Music - Best Albums on iTunes

Cecilia is the music counterpart of Filmster. It finds the best albums on iTunes and Apple Music, as selected by the Grammy Awards, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, Consequence of Sound, the Gramophone Awards, Diapason d'Or, and Down Beat. There are 3000 fantastically good albums for you to discover!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Cannes 2015: Jury

It was known for some time that the Coen Brothers will preside at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and now the full list of members of the Jury has been announced. It consists of the following distinguished ladies and gentlemen:

  • Joel and Ethan Coen
  • Rossy de Palma
  • Sophie Marceau
  • Sienna Miller
  • Rokia Traoré
  • Guillermo del Toro
  • Xavier Dolan
  • Jake Gyllenhaal

Can you guess from their personalities which film will get the Palme d'Or?

It is a bit surprising to find Rokia Traoré among the Jury members, since she doesn't seem to have any obvious connections with cinema. Nevertheless, she is undoubtedly a very gifted music artist, so the organizers made a great choice. She was born in Mali but travelled most of her youth and is now London-based, if I'm not mistaken. Her influences are so broad that she passes for a Londoner musician in Mali and for a Malian musician in London. Her 2003 album Bowmboi is wonderful, and even features the renown Kronos Quartet.

Rossy de Palma will bring some Movida madness to the Jury. She performed in many movies by Pedro Almodovar, such as the hilarious Tie me up! Tie me down!

Hopefully Sophie Marceau will be less stressed out than in 1999 when she delivered a speech that went down in history as a masterpiece of vacuity and awkwardness.

It's fantastic that the organizers also chose the remarkably talented Canadian director Xavier Dolan. Although he's only 26, he is already very accomplished, and won the Jury Prize last year for Mommy. Actually he shared it with none other than Jean-Luc Godard for Goodbye to Language!

Given the energy and freshness of this Jury, I wouldn't be surprised if the Palme d'Or went to László Nemes for his first film Saul Fia (Son of Saul). I don't think this ever happened in the history of Cannes Film Festival.

Note also that the delightful Isabella Rossellini will be the president of the Un Certain Regard Jury. Will she favor some Green Porno?