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John Waters’ Closet Picks
John Waters’ Closet Picks

While we were working on our new edition of Polyester, the Pope of Trash paid us a visit and shared stories about meeting Shirley Stoler and watching under the influence.

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Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch

Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.

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Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism

Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.

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Busting Out of the Big House
Busting Out of the Big House

The Criterion Channel’s series of prison-break classics showcases eight masterful takes on this most nerve-wracking of suspense subgenres.

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Jack Reynor’s Top 10
Jack Reynor’s Top 10

A voracious cinephile with wide-ranging taste, the star of Midsommar shares a list of favorite films that shows his particular affinity for the provocative and the macabre.

A Howl of Defiance from the Italian Sixties
A Howl of Defiance from the Italian Sixties

Marco Bellocchio’s subversive debut feature, Fists in the Pocket, emerged out of a period of social unrest, taking aim at both bourgeois values and Catholic hypocrisy.

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John Schlesinger’s Cinema of Failures and Outcasts
John Schlesinger’s Cinema of Failures and Outcasts

A gay man in an age when homosexuality was against the law in his native Britain, the Oscar-winning director eschewed political statements in favor of compassionate portrayals of the human condition.

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Behind the Wheel with Kiarostami
Behind the Wheel with Kiarostami

In this excerpt from a 1994 documentary, the Iranian master talks from the driver’s seat about the central role that love and friendship play in his work.

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Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s September 2019 Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s September 2019 Lineup

Check out what’s in store next month on our streaming service!

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Ozu and Noda: Birds of a Feather
Ozu and Noda: Birds of a Feather

A new documentary by filmmaker Daniel Raim, featured on our release of The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice, explores one of Japanese cinema’s most fruitful writer-director partnerships.

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Kim Cattrall’s Closet Picks
Kim Cattrall’s Closet Picks

On a recent visit, the award-winning Sex and the City star chatted with us about falling in love with movies as a child and the Hollywood and art-house classics that have been her personal touchstones.

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The Lurid Intensity of Shock Corridor’s Long Takes
The Lurid Intensity of Shock Corridor’s Long Takes

In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, now playing on the Criterion Channel, Professor Jeff Smith breaks down the audacious style of one of Samuel Fuller’s most provocative works.

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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.

Sex, Sin, and Stanwyck
Sex, Sin, and Stanwyck

The early roles of one of classic Hollywood’s most beloved stars epitomize the bawdiness of American cinema before the enforcement of the Production Code.

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Donald Richie Uncovers Traces of a Lost Japan
Donald Richie Uncovers Traces of a Lost Japan

In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.

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A Swoon-Worthy Tribute to a Great Hollywood Romanticist
A Swoon-Worthy Tribute to a Great Hollywood Romanticist

Critic Farran Smith Nehme introduces the underappreciated films of Frank Borzage, one of golden-age Hollywood’s underrated masters of melodrama.

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In the Shadow of the Dictator: A Conversation with George Sikharulidze
In the Shadow of the Dictator: A Conversation with George Sikharulidze

In his short film Fatherland, the Georgian director pays a visit to Stalin’s birthplace to explore the townspeople’s nostalgia for their long-departed leader.

Carlos Reygadas’s Top 10
Carlos Reygadas’s Top 10

The director of Japón talks about his love for “filmmakers who struggle,” what he values in comedy, and movies that show us what it’s like to live with intensity.

A Trio of Men on the Margins
A Trio of Men on the Margins

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Paul Schrader, and Gus Van Sant tackle tales of love for sale in a new series on the Criterion Channel.

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Danielle Mastrion Gives Spike Lee’s Masterpiece a Brooklyn-Style Tribute

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Danielle Mastrion Gives Spike Lee’s Masterpiece a Brooklyn-Style Tribute

To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Do the Right Thing, the Brooklyn-based artist painted a mural that served as the basis for the cover of our edition.

10 Things I Learned: Do the Right Thing
10 Things I Learned: Do the Right Thing

The story behind the making of Spike Lee’s masterpiece reveals a lot about the political climate and racial tensions of the era.

Jacqueline Novak and John Early’s Closet Picks
Jacqueline Novak and John Early’s Closet Picks

Shortly before the critically acclaimed success of their off-Broadway show Get on Your Knees, the two comedians stopped by for a few good laughs in our closet.

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Three Patterns of Plot in Vagabond
Three Patterns of Plot in Vagabond

Professor David Bordwell breaks down the interwoven narrative structures that make Agnès Varda’s film so unnervingly ambiguous.

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Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s August 2019 Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s August 2019 Lineup

Check out what’s in store next month on our streaming service!

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