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.
Hidden Histories: The Story of Women Film Editors
A new web resource spearheaded by Su Friedrich celebrates women editors from around the world, highlighting work that has long been obscured by the masculinism of auteurist film culture.
The Cloud-Capped Star: A Cry for Life
In this landmark melodrama, director Ritwik Ghatak channeled his grief over the destruction of his beloved homeland, Bengal, in the wake of the Partition of India.
Mystery of Faith: What “the Breath of Religion” Means to Mark Le Fanu
In his thought-provoking latest book, the critic and frequent Criterion contributor traces the complex ways European filmmakers have grappled with the influences of Christianity and modernity.
The Koker Trilogy: Journeys of the Heart
Paving a path from neorealism to playfully deconstructive postmodernism, Abbas Kiarostami’s suite of village fables explores complex philosophical mysteries through disarmingly simple means.