Stuck at home? So is ScreenCrush’s Matt Singer — which is why he’s watching things streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Disney+, YouTube, Criterion, Tubi, and elsewhere, and then writing about what he finds. If you want to suggest something for him to watch and write about, find him on Twitter. Previous installments of this column can be found here.

Today’s Film:
The Conversation (1974)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield
Box Office Total: $4.4 million
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 98 percent
Currently Streaming On: Amazon Prime

Why I Watched It: Before the coronavirus pandemic struck, The Conversation had been scheduled for a run at New York’s Film Forum, in a new 35mm print personally supervised by Francis Ford Coppola. I was looking forward to seeing it again, for the first time in at least five years — but life had other plans. Streaming the movie isn’t as good as watching it on the big screen, but it’s better than nothing. So put on some headphones, crank up that classic David Shire score, and listen carefully...

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