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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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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

On Film / Interviews
May 21, 2018
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

On Film / Interviews
May 1, 2018
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


Apr 16, 2018
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

On Film / Interviews
Mar 23, 2018
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

On Film / Interviews
Feb 6, 2018
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

On Film / Interviews
Dec 26, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Dec 19, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Dec 17, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Oct 11, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Aug 11, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Aug 2, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Jul 19, 2017
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

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 23, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Jun 14, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Jun 1, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Apr 27, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Apr 12, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Apr 5, 2017
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

On Film / Interviews
Mar 12, 2017
Movie-Crazy: A Conversation with Allan Arkush

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Interviews
Feb 17, 2017
Doom Generation: A Conversation with Tim Sutton
Doom Generation: A Conversation with Tim Sutton

Brooklyn-based director Tim Sutton stopped by for a visit and sat down to chat about the films that have inspired his work and the importance of maintaining an outsider’s point of view.

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Interviews
Feb 1, 2017
Between Stage and Screen: A Conversation with Asghar Farhadi
Between Stage and Screen: A Conversation with Asghar Farhadi

In a series of tautly constructed marriage dramas, filmmaker Asghar Farhadi has proven himself a remarkable observer of the social, moral, and personal dimensions that shape contemporary Iranian society.

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Interviews
Jan 27, 2017
David Gordon Green on A Day with the Boys
David Gordon Green on A Day with the Boys

George Washington actor Curtis Cotton III and David Gordon Green

A Visit from National Society of Film Critics Cofounder Joe Morgenstern
A Visit from National Society of Film Critics Cofounder Joe Morgenstern

Since its inception more than a half-century ago, the National Society of Film Critics has maintained its reputation for championing idiosyncratic and independent voices during the commercially driven awards season, with past best picture awards goin…

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Interviews
Jan 9, 2017