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Benjamin Mercer

Benjamin Mercer is associate editor at the Criterion Collection. He has written for The A.V. Club, the Village Voice, Reverse Shot, and The Henry James Review, among other publications.

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Fresh Ears on The Inland Sea’s Exquisite Soundscapes
Fresh Ears on The Inland Sea’s Exquisite Soundscapes

Lucille Carra’s lyrical documentary got a sonic makeover when Criterion audio supervisor Ryan Hullings solved two major problems that have followed the film since its release.

Transposing To Sleep with Anger to Paint
Transposing To Sleep with Anger to Paint

The Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer took on the challenge of distilling the intricacies of Charles Burnett’s family portrait into a single painting.

Diving into the Nitty-Gritty of Film Conservation in Kolkata
Diving into the Nitty-Gritty of Film Conservation in Kolkata

Members of the Criterion tech team headed to India last month to teach some practical skills in moving-image conservation at the Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop.

Getting to the Root of the New Tree of Life
Getting to the Root of the New Tree of Life

A look inside the process of collaborating with Terrence Malick on the new cut of his 2011 masterpiece.

By Benjamin Mercer

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The Crime Thrillers of Studio Maverick Yoshitaro Nomura

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The Crime Thrillers of Studio Maverick Yoshitaro Nomura

A veteran of Japan’s legendary Shochiku studios, the versatile genre auteur Yoshitaro Nomura made his mark with a string of impeccably constructed thrillers. Five of his best are now available to stream on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.