The highest-quality streaming service ever created is shutting down. It could be a very bad omen for fans.
On Friday morning, Warner Media announced it was shutting down FilmStruck, the classic-films service that had garnered a hardcore following in its two years of existence.
By noon, that following had spoken. And it was angry.
"Nothing but contempt for the Mr. Potters who are shutting down FilmStruck," wrote the New Yorker journalist Richard Brody, part of an uncharacteristically near-unanimous reaction from the loose aggregation of movie pros and pundits known as Film Twitter.