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Boxwalla Film Subscription Box Review – February 2018

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Boxwalla is a really unique subscription box service that offers four different types of subscriptions: Food, Beauty, Books, and Film. Subscribers can subscribe to multiple boxes, or can hop around among the four boxes from shipment to shipment. Fun! I love movies! Boxwalla’s website states:

‘Art Cinema is Boring.’ The Film Box challenges this notion by demystifying the work of the best filmmakers, by creating a context within which to view them.

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Boxwalla kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Boxwalla Film, $49.95 every other month, box. 

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About Boxwalla Film

The Subscription Box: Boxwalla Film

The Cost: $49.95 per shipment (every two months)

The Products: Two films from The Criterion Collection plus an insert are mailed to you. Additional material is emailed to you before and after you have watched the films.

Ships to: U.S. for free, Canada for $11.95, Internationally for $18.95

Boxwalla Film February 2018 Review

Boxwalla‘s packaging is beautiful! The box is really high quality and very sturdy. It could easily be used for storage or gifts. This month’s theme is “Love: Lost and Found.” This letter was included with information about the films that I was sent. I never read it before I watch the movies because I hate any kind of spoiler! I always read it afterward, though, and it is always helpful. Boxwalla sends their film box at the very end of the month, but in my case, I did not receive this box until pretty far into March as they ran out of reviewer copies.

Film #1: The Earrings of Madame de… – Retail Value $39.95 (found here for $31.96)

This is a charming French film from 1953 that follows the fate of a pair of earrings and they enter and leave a woman’s life. Repeatedly! Director Max Ophuls is a pioneer of precision and elegance. The story itself can be funny at times, but it mainly made me grateful for the progress womankind has made since this era.

This really nice quality booklet was included with the film. It contains interviews and critiques about the film.

Wings of Desire

Film #2: Wings of Desire – Retail Value $39.95 (found here for $31.96)

I found this film absolutely fascinating! I have long heard of Wim Wenders’ masterpiece set in 1980’s Berlin, so I was really happy to have a chance to view it finally! It reminds me of all the super cool things happening in the 1980’s with none of the cheesy 80’s goodness. For the vast majority of the film, you are following two angels as they listen to the souls of the people they encounter, and they seem to be able to move into different times in Germany’s recent history, but most of it was the then current era. The plot itself does not really get going until nearly the end of the movie when one of the angels decides to trade in his wings for a beautiful trapeze artist!

Boxwalla is no longer sending a post-film discussion. They have sent various email communications over the past few shipments, but they have not really standardized anything yet. I will keep you posted.

Both movies are part of The Criterion Collection, which is an organization that works to preserve and restore classic and modern films that are considered important. The films are published in editions that offer the highest technical quality as well as fantastic supplemental material.

Boxwalla Film has a discussion group on Facebook! Subscribers can now meet up online to chat about the movies!

The Verdict: This was another awesome box from Boxwalla Film! This month’s films were both enjoyable, but I definitely preferred Wings of Desire. Boxwalla Film is a great way to feed your brain if you enjoy independent cinema!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the June 2018 box.

Value Breakdown: The retail value of the box’s contents is $79.80. This box costs $49.95 shipped. This represents a discount of 37%.

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

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Comments (4)

  1. I remember seeing “Wings Of Desire” decades (?!) ago when first released and again about 5-6 years ago and it holds up well. It was a direct influence on “City Of Angels” with Nic Cage and Meg Ryan. I appreciate this service but since many are films I’ve seen, I cannot justify a subscription at that price point. I wish they would allow a few selections within the monthly theme so the subscriber could choose from a list and/or allow a rental and return service. There are so many films I would love to revisit from Criterion and this subscription could be a great way to explore cinema for a new Cinephile or a seasoned film buff.

  2. Wings of Desire is an amazingly beautiful film. One of my all-time favorites. It has a gorgeous soundtrack as well.

    • Agreed!

  3. Wings of desire is an amazing movie. It even has Peter Falk aka Columbo! You can get it on Amazon (you can even rent it for $3.99 if you aren’t sure you want to buy it) for much less and I highly recommend you check it out. Its a lovely whimsical love story.

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