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Joanna Hogg’s Closet Picks

The acclaimed director of The Souvenir gushes over her favorite musicals and stocks up on films by Federico Fellini.

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The Criterion Channel’s July 2021 Lineup

Next month brings a twenty-seven-film spotlight on the neonoir thrillers of the post-studio-system era, a survey of art-house animation from around the world, and more.



10 Things I Learned: Visions of Eight

The producer of our edition of this ambitious omnibus film about the 1972 Munich Olympic Games details how its dynamic group of international directors came to be involved with the project.

By Matthew Horovitz

Dustin O’Halloran’s Top 10

On the heels of the release of his latest album, Silfur, the Emmy-winning composer and pianist shares a selection of his favorite films and some thoughts on the power of a good musical score.

Artist Victo Ngai Captures the Lush, Enigmatic Layers of Flowers of Shanghai

For the cover image of our edition of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s opulent masterpiece, the award-winning illustrator combined traditional Chinese figure-drawing styles with a distinctly modern approach to color and composition.

By Eric Skillman

Nathan Lane’s Closet Picks

The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor stopped by our offices to regale us with stories and stock up on some of his favorite Hollywood classics.

Restoring Merrily We Go to Hell, One Warp at a Time

A member of Criterion’s team of digital-restoration artists details how he tackled the biggest challenge he faced while working on Dorothy Arzner’s 1932 film.

By Eric Luszcz

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The Criterion Channel’s June 2021 Lineup

Next month, we celebrate Pride Month with a host of extraordinary queer-themed films, including underground classics, documentaries, and the latest installment of our ongoing series Queersighted.

10 Things I Learned: Nightmare Alley

The producer of our edition of Edmund Goulding’s shocking noir dives into the history of its making and its reputation as a “cursed” film.

By Jason Altman

Rachel Kushner’s Top 10

The author of The Mars Room and The Flamethrowers shares a selection of her favorite films, including masterworks by Altman, Sembène, and Pasolini.

Isabel Sandoval’s Closet Picks

The multitalented auteur selects a few all-time favorites that reflect her bold cinematic style, as well as a number of movies she’s excited to see for the first time.

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The Criterion Channel’s May 2021 Lineup

In this packed month of programming, we celebrate the work of Gena Rowlands, Satyajit Ray, Dalton Trumbo, Mitchell Leisen, and other luminaries.

10 Things I Learned: Memories of Murder

The producer of our edition of this unnerving procedural shares details about director Bong Joon Ho’s approach to visual style, his commitment to verisimilitude, and the lengths to which actor Kim Sang Kyung went in order to portray his character.

By Curtis Tsui

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2021 Lineup

Next month, we’re upping the ante with a collection of some of the greatest films ever made about the pulse-racing highs and gutter-dwelling lows of gambling.

James L. Brooks’s Closet Picks

The director of Broadcast News and Terms of Endearment paid us a visit and talked about some of his comedy favorites, from Oscar Wilde to Albert Brooks.

World of Wong Kar Wai: Director’s Note

Many of the films in this box set are presented in new versions that feature adjustments prompted by the restoration process. Here Wong explains what compelled him to make these changes.

The Adventure of Illustrating Céline and Julie

The Brooklyn-based artist behind the look of our edition of Jacques Rivette’s masterpiece reflects on her playful yet meticulous process.

By Lauren Tamaki

Azazel Jacobs’s Top 10

The director shares some of the films that have helped guide his creative process and inspired his approach to his latest movie, French Exit.

An Indonesian Classic in a New Light: A Conversation on the Landmark Restoration of After the Curfew

Two key figures in the pathbreaking project, Lisabona Rahman and Lintang Gitomartoyo, discuss its significance for Indonesian cinema, the challenges they faced while working on it, and the legacy of the film’s director, Usmar Ismail.

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2021 Lineup

Giddy up, movie lovers! This month on the Channel, our Black Westerns series leads the charge, highlighting films that have challenged the myths of the Old West to tell the stories of African Americans on the frontier.

Studio Visits

An Inside Look at Brooklyn-Based Artist Juan Miguel Marin’s Meditative Process

The man behind the artwork for our releases of The Cremator, Man Push Cart, and Chop Shop talks with us about how his Ecuadorian roots and his love of performance inform his enigmatic images.

The Intricate Portraiture at the Heart of Our Mandabi Release

New York–based artist Ify Chiejina walks us through the multifaceted process of creating four new pieces inspired by Ousmane Sembène’s 1968 satire.

By Eric Skillman

Lili Horvát’s Top 10

The director of Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time chooses a selection of masterpieces that shaped her desire to become a filmmaker.

Remembering Giuseppe Rotunno, a Gentle Maestro

Criterion’s technical director pays tribute to the late, great cinematographer, who worked in both Italy and the U.S., and whose brilliant eye and warm personality were well known in the film world.

By Lee Kline