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Hillary Weston

Hillary Weston is staff writer and social media director at the Criterion Collection. Her work has appeared in Film Quarterly, BOMB, Interview, and BlackBook.

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The Many Faces of Hal Ashby: A Conversation with Amy Scott
The Many Faces of Hal Ashby: A Conversation with Amy Scott

New Hollywood rebel Hal Ashby takes the spotlight in a new documentary by director Amy Scott, who talks with us about the deep allure of his humanist sensibility.

By Hillary Weston

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Through Her Eyes: A Conversation with Babette Mangolte
Through Her Eyes: A Conversation with Babette Mangolte

At a time when women were rarely seen behind the camera, Babette Mangolte created a bold, distinctive aesthetic with a mix of slow rhythms and hauntingly static compositions.

By Hillary Weston

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Out of Time: Sam Shepard in Days of Heaven

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Out of Time: Sam Shepard in Days of Heaven

In his big-screen breakthrough, Sam Shepard delivers tenderness, ferocity, and the quiet expressiveness of a silent film star.

By Hillary Weston

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A Weekend in Lynch Land
A Weekend in Lynch Land

At a two-day festival in Brooklyn, David Lynch diehards got a chance to meditate, walk through their own Eraserhead experience, and hear from the master himself.

Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed
Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed

The veteran actor shares lessons she’s learned from working with some of the world’s greatest filmmakers.

By Hillary Weston

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Of Their Age: Olivier Assayas on the Making of Cold Water
Of Their Age: Olivier Assayas on the Making of Cold Water

Working within the strict rules and tight budget of a commissioned television project, one of France’s finest contemporary directors made an artistic breakthrough that would go on to define his career.

By Hillary Weston

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A Life at the Pictures: A Conversation with Lynne Ramsay
A Life at the Pictures: A Conversation with Lynne Ramsay

Just before the release of her new film You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay spoke with us about her early moviegoing life in Glasgow, the version of herself that emerges on set, and the mind-expanding power of chess.

By Hillary Weston

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Mysterious Impressions: Connor Jessup on Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Mysterious Impressions: Connor Jessup on Apichatpong Weerasethakul

In anticipation of his debut on the Criterion Channel, Connor Jessup spoke with us about his experiences as an emerging filmmaker and his collaboration and friendship with Thai maverick Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

By Hillary Weston

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On the Slopes: A Conversation with Joe Jay Jalbert
On the Slopes: A Conversation with Joe Jay Jalbert

A key collaborator on Michael Ritchie’s Downhill Racer and the creator of two Olympic films, Joe Jay Jalbert chats with us about the art of capturing skiing on-screen.

By Hillary Weston

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The Author’s Signature: A Conversation with Michael Haneke
The Author’s Signature: A Conversation with Michael Haneke

The great Austrian filmmaker spoke with us about his early experiences falling in love with cinema and the films that have shaped his singular aesthetic.

By Hillary Weston

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Love My Way: A Conversation with Luca Guadagnino
Love My Way: A Conversation with Luca Guadagnino

While he was in town with Call Me by Your Name at the New York Film Festival in October, Luca Guadagnino stopped by our office to talk about inspirations, style, and dancing.

By Hillary Weston

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Everyday Magic: Joachim Trier on Reimagining Louis Malle
Everyday Magic: Joachim Trier on Reimagining Louis Malle

Norwegian director Joachim Trier talks about how Louis Malle’s 1963 masterpiece The Fire Within inspired his sophomore feature Oslo, August 31st.

By Hillary Weston

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Psychotic Break: A Conversation with Alexandre O. Philippe
Psychotic Break: A Conversation with Alexandre O. Philippe

The shower scene in Psycho remains one of the most iconic scenes in film history. Alexandre O. Philippe, director of the new documentary 78/52,explains why it touched a nerve with audiences.

By Hillary Weston

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Behind Closed Doors: A Conversation with Bertrand Bonello
Behind Closed Doors: A Conversation with Bertrand Bonello

With his controversial new film Nocturama opening in theaters, French director Bertrand Bonello spoke with us about what inspires him as an artist and how he blurs the line between realism and abstraction.

By Hillary Weston

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The Music of Memory: A Conversation with Michael Almereyda
The Music of Memory: A Conversation with Michael Almereyda

Writer-director Michael Almereyda spoke with us about his two latest films and the passions that continue to fuel his creative life.

By Hillary Weston

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Breaking Ground: A Conversation with Donna Deitch
Breaking Ground: A Conversation with Donna Deitch

With a weeklong run of our new restoration of Desert Hearts opening at the IFC Center in New York, we spoke with director Donna Deitch about this landmark of LGBT filmmaking.

By Hillary Weston

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A Night at the Wing with Kirsten Johnson
A Night at the Wing with Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson joined Illeana Douglas for an evening of conversation and a screening of Cameraperson at the Wing, a women’s club that recently opened in Manhattan.

By Hillary Weston

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Celluloid Phantoms: A Conversation with Bill Morrison
Celluloid Phantoms: A Conversation with Bill Morrison

A tireless explorer of cinema’s discarded past, Bill Morrison brings his unique approach to found-footage filmmaking to his latest project, a documentary about lost reels of nitrate film found in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

By Hillary Weston

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Sonic Memories: A Conversation with Ryuichi Sakamoto
Sonic Memories: A Conversation with Ryuichi Sakamoto

Earlier this spring, Ryuichi Sakamoto gave an exquisitely intimate concert at the Park Avenue Armory in New York. Surrounded by a small audience in the venue’s opulent Veterans Room, the renowned Japanese composer was positioned in the center of th…

By Hillary Weston

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Couple Behind the Curtain: A Conversation with Daniel Raim
Couple Behind the Curtain: A Conversation with Daniel Raim

In his latest film, director Daniel Raim explores the legacy of two Hollywood veterans whose highly influential six-decade career has long gone unsung.

By Hillary Weston

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Grotesque Poetry: A Conversation with Lina Wertmüller
Grotesque Poetry: A Conversation with Lina Wertmüller

With a comprehensive retrospective of her work opening at New York’s Quad Cinema, Lina Wertmüller chats with us about her early days as a moviegoer and her collaborative process.

By Hillary Weston

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I’m Still Here: A Conversation with Agnès Varda
I’m Still Here: A Conversation with Agnès Varda

At eighty-eight years old, Agnès Varda is still blossoming as an artist. Long known primarily as a filmmaker, a vocation she took up more than half a century ago, the French iconoclast is now in what she gleefully describes as her “third life,” …

By Hillary Weston

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Everyday Ghosts: Olivier Assayas on Personal Shopper
Everyday Ghosts: Olivier Assayas on Personal Shopper

With his new film Personal Shopper now in theaters, we’re sharing a conversation we had with the acclaimed French filmmaker during his visit to the Criterion office last October.

By Hillary Weston

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Movie-Crazy: A Conversation with Allan Arkush
Movie-Crazy: A Conversation with Allan Arkush

In 1970, legendary filmmaker Roger Corman founded New World Pictures, an independent studio that produced and distributed everything from B-movies and exploitation films to acclaimed foreign art-house fare by Federico Fellini, François Truffaut, and…

By Hillary Weston

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