10 Things I Learned: Town Bloody Hall
The producer of our edition of Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker’s landmark documentary shares what she learned about the galvanizing figures at the center of the film.
10 Things I Learned: Mikey and Nicky
Though it’s taken time for critics and audiences to catch up with it, Elaine May’s gangster film is now widely recognized as one of her most uncompromising explorations of human relationships.
10 Things I Learned: My Beautiful Laundrette
6. Following an electrifying screening at the Edinburgh Film Festival, My Beautiful Laundrette ended up bypassing television and instead going straight to theaters, where it played for six months.
Because You Can Never Have Enough . . .
A few months back, after we announced our upcoming release of Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom, we received a note from a viewer asking us which version of the film we would be releasing, noting that a 2001 British Film Institute (BFI) release feature…
We’ve received a number of letters recently inquiring about the various versions of Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Emperor. I’ve been immersed in the film for several months now and wanted to clarify a few misconceptions. When I started workin…
The Other Side of the Tracks
At Criterion, producers spend a lot of time talking about each DVD release—from cover art and liner notes to the special features we present. In the case of the latter, we have a pretty elaborate system in place. We start out discussing the title w…