Hello. I did a little search and found a couple of apps/browser extensions that allow for video annotating. Two that look pretty good are annotate.tv and reclipped.com.
I’m interested in cinema studies too, I was also a film studies major in college and regret that I didn’t take more “studies” classes since I was very focused on doing all the production in a non production heavy program. A while ago I was thinking about making a public access tv show “The Public Domain Movie Hour” that showed a feature length movie from archive.org with some discussion before and after by me and my spouse or someone. I’m too camera shy and was too busy at the time so it didn’t work out but I’ve been thinking about doing it as a hyperlink club… there’s a lot of good ones on the Film Noir section. I have also been thinking about a media watching club around Catholicism in media, stuff like A Nun’s Story, Viridiana, Nazarin, The New/Young Pope, Silence, etc. With that you run into the copyright/where to watch issue though…
I like this stuff but I’m not sure how great I’d be at facilitating an analysis/discussion based course, I’m more of a doing/process person. I’d be open to collaborating with anyone on ideas or themes for this kind of course or club!
ALso I like the Criterion idea, since they also have a lot of “DVD extras” usually to go with their films, there’s some extra textual stuff already to get conversations going