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Pietro Marcello’s Top 10
Pietro Marcello’s Top 10

The director of Martin Eden chooses a selection of films dear to his heart, including classics that made a deep impression on him in childhood.

The Criterion Channel’s November 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2020 Lineup

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’re grateful to the preservationists who keep film history alive. This month is packed with some revelatory restorations from The Film Foundation, in celebration of its thirtieth birthday.

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10 Things I Learned: The Gunfighter
10 Things I Learned: The Gunfighter

The producer of our edition of Henry King’s brooding western shares interesting facts he uncovered about the veteran director’s career, the origin of the film’s protagonist, and a Bob Dylan song inspired by its story line.

Isabel Sandoval’s Top 10
Isabel Sandoval’s Top 10

The director of the acclaimed new film Lingua Franca chooses a selection of movies she loves, including ones that have inspired her to break the rules of genre and narrative.

The Lady Eve’s Long Road to High Definition
The Lady Eve’s Long Road to High Definition

Preston Sturges’s screwball masterpiece is one of the most beloved Hollywood comedies of all time, but a lack of good film materials held up our recently released Blu-ray upgrade for years.

By Lee Kline

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The Criterion Channel’s October 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s October 2020 Lineup

Genre fans rejoice! October kicks off with a ’70s Horror series and the head-spinningly eclectic films of the New Korean Cinema.

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John Dwyer’s Closet Picks
John Dwyer’s Closet Picks

The underground rock veteran (and founding member of the band Osees, a.k.a. Thee Oh Sees or Oh Sees) stopped by our office to stock up on an eclectic mix of cinematic thrills.

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Amy Seimetz’s Top 10
Amy Seimetz’s Top 10

The multitalented filmmaker behind Sun Don’t Shine (now playing on the Criterion Channel) and She Dies Tomorrow shares a list of favorites that subvert narrative convention and dive into the mysteries of identity.

The Brush Behind the Film: How Painter Hélène Delmaire Created Our Portrait of a Lady on Fire Cover
The Brush Behind the Film: How Painter Hélène Delmaire Created Our Portrait of a Lady on Fire Cover

The artist’s intensive collaboration with director Céline Sciamma yielded a wealth of preliminary studies that came in handy for the cover image of our edition.

The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 Lineup

Documentaries lead the charge this month on the Criterion Channel, with a wide-ranging offering of nonfiction films as formally imaginative and emotionally riveting as any scripted drama.

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10 Things I Learned: Town Bloody Hall
10 Things I Learned: Town Bloody Hall

The producer of our edition of Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker’s landmark documentary shares what she learned about the galvanizing figures at the center of the film.

Introducing First Person Illustrator Xia Gordon
Introducing First Person Illustrator Xia Gordon

To illustrate our new series of personal essays, we’ve turned to this New York–based artist, whose gift for distilling concepts and emotions into compelling imagery was a perfect match for this ongoing project.

Jenni Olson’s Closet Picks
Jenni Olson’s Closet Picks

The pioneering filmmaker and historian stopped by our offices to pick up an eclectic mix of Hollywood and art-house classics that have shaped her love of cinema.

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The Final-Hour Preservation of Dance, Girl, Dance in Nitrate
The Final-Hour Preservation of Dance, Girl, Dance in Nitrate

Our plans to release Dorothy Arzner’s feminist classic set in motion a restoration process that led Warner Bros. to discover a nitrate negative that had begun to deteriorate in storage.

The Ross Brothers’ Top 10
The Ross Brothers’ Top 10

The filmmaking duo behind Bloody Nose Empty Pockets share with us the movies they turn to time and again for inspiration.

The Criterion Channel’s August 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s August 2020 Lineup

From a sweeping survey of the Australian New Wave to a series of films about bad vacations, next month’s lineup is full of reasons to stay out of the summer heat.

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10 Things I Learned: The War of the Worlds
10 Things I Learned: The War of the Worlds

As Criterion producer Karen Stetler learned while working on our new edition, this adaptation of H. G. Wells’s sci-fi novel was a career milestone for a wide range of talent, from director Byron Haskin to feline performer Orangey.

Josephine Decker’s Top 10
Josephine Decker’s Top 10

The director of Madeline’s Madeline and Shirley chooses a selection of old favorites that combine beauty with ugliness, the logical with the irrational.

Desiree Akhavan’s Closet Picks
Desiree Akhavan’s Closet Picks

The writer-director-star of Appropriate Behavior shares what she’s learned about life and cinema from her favorite movies.

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The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

Next month, the Criterion Channel celebrates unconventional artists who march to the beat of their own drum, with spotlights on Miranda July, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sara Driver, Bill and Turner Ross, and Atom Egoyan.

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Gian Galang Summons the Kinetic Energy of a Martial-Arts Icon

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Gian Galang Summons the Kinetic Energy of a Martial-Arts Icon

The artist behind the images in our upcoming Bruce Lee box set shows us how he captured the legend’s most iconic poses.

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10 Things I Learned: Scorsese Shorts
10 Things I Learned: Scorsese Shorts

The films showcased in our new collection of early works by Martin Scorsese are deeply influenced by the director’s life in New York City and the experiences of his family and friends.

Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell’s Top 10
Sofia Bohdanowicz and Deragh Campbell’s Top 10

The directors of MS Slavic 7 pick a selection of favorite films that highlight what they find mysterious and exciting about the cinematic art form.

The Criterion Channel’s June 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s June 2020 Lineup

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

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