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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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Feeding the Appetites: Nan Goldin’s Movie Obsessions
Feeding the Appetites: Nan Goldin’s Movie Obsessions

In this in-depth interview, the legendary photographer and filmmaker explains how a lifetime of compulsive movie-watching has influenced her artistic practice.

By Hillary Weston

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In the House of Cinema: A Conversation with Mia Hansen-Løve
In the House of Cinema: A Conversation with Mia Hansen-Løve

The acclaimed writer-director, whose intimate character studies are now available on the Criterion Channel, talks with us about how she found her salvation and her vocation in filmmaking.

By Hillary Weston

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Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Parisian Rendezvous
Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Parisian Rendezvous

For his first project set outside of Japan, the great director drew on the deep influence French cinema has long had on his filmmaking.

By Hillary Weston

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But I’m a Cheerleader Turns Twenty: Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall Reminisce on Their Cult Classic
But I’m a Cheerleader Turns Twenty: Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall Reminisce on Their Cult Classic

The stars of Jamie Babbit’s conversion-therapy comedy talk about their on-screen chemistry and their decades-long friendship.

By Hillary Weston

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Curtain Call: Noah Baumbach on Making Divorce Cinematic
Curtain Call: Noah Baumbach on Making Divorce Cinematic

How do you tell a story that seems to be over? The director of Marriage Story talks with us about the craft that goes into building a shared history and intimacy between characters whose relationship is already fractured.

By Hillary Weston

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Retail Nightmare: A Trip Inside Peter Strickland’s Sensorium
Retail Nightmare: A Trip Inside Peter Strickland’s Sensorium

The director behind such audaciously stylized fantasias as The Duke of Burgundy and In Fabric looks back on his formative experiences at repertory movie theaters and department stores.

By Hillary Weston

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The Notes in Between: A Conversation with Nicholas Britell
The Notes in Between: A Conversation with Nicholas Britell

One of the most sought-after composers in film and television opens up about his genre-defying sound and his deeply collaborative relationships with directors.

By Hillary Weston

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Moxie to Burn: Natasha Lyonne on Barbara Stanwyck
Moxie to Burn: Natasha Lyonne on Barbara Stanwyck

Unapologetic sexuality, comedic brilliance, fiery conviction: the Emmy-nominated actor talks about the qualities that distinguish one of classic Hollywood’s most audacious stars.

By Hillary Weston

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Dead Neighbors: Jim Jarmusch on George A. Romero
Dead Neighbors: Jim Jarmusch on George A. Romero

With his eccentric new zombie movie The Dead Don’t Die coming to theaters, Jim Jarmusch talks with us about the inspiration he drew from the late horror maestro’s postmodern, politically tinged approach to genre.

By Hillary Weston

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Anna Biller’s Pleasure Principles
Anna Biller’s Pleasure Principles

With her films now streaming on the Criterion Channel, the director of The Love Witch gives us an in-depth look at her extravagantly detailed, meticulously controlled visual style.

By Hillary Weston

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Joanna Hogg Revisits Her Past Selves
Joanna Hogg Revisits Her Past Selves

With her first three films now playing on the Criterion Channel, the acclaimed British director digs back into the past to trace the roots of her cinephilia and artistry.

By Hillary Weston

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A Sit-Down with Mike Leigh
A Sit-Down with Mike Leigh

On the occasion of the premiere of his new film, Peterloo, we talked with the British master about what keeps him going as an artist and what he enjoys most about his idiosyncratic process.

By Hillary Weston

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Missed Connections: A Conversation with Christian Petzold
Missed Connections: A Conversation with Christian Petzold

In quietly simmering dramas that depict solitary characters on the margins of society, German director Christian Petzold brings the ghosts of history into conversation with modern life.

By Hillary Weston

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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.

By Hillary Weston

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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

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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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