Binge Moonlight Ex Machina and more with your library card By Bijan Stephen Last week Kanopy a free film-streaming service used by public libraries across the country added virtually every A24 film to its collection which means that if your friendly neighborhood library participates in the program you can watch everything from the beloved studio behind Moonlight The Lobster Lady Bird and a ton of other Hollywood darlings from the past five years. Pretty lit. The news comes in the wake of last months announcement that FilmStruck the equally beloved cinephile streaming service would close at the end of November (specifically the 29th this coming Thursday). Parent company WarnerMedia justified the decision in business-ese with a bland statement praising FilmStrucks creativity and innovations and promising to take key learnings from the service to help shape future business decisions in the direct-to-consumer space and redirect this investment back into our collective portfolios. Film buffs everywhere poured one out for the platform and a group of major Hollywood directors urged the company to save the service. WarnerMedia and Criterion announced a new Criterion Collection streaming service which is slated for launch in early 2019. While Kanopy doesnt have quite the selection FilmStruck did it does offer a wide variety of classic and contemporary movies and as the New York Public Library jokingly reminded patrons over this Black Friday weekend unlike even the best streaming deals out there its free. (You can stream the catalog online or on most devices through the services apps.) Theres no reason not to sign up! As the classic television show Arthur put it: Having fun isnt hard when youve got a library card.