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A Great American Interrogator
A Great American Interrogator

Errol Morris’s relentless pursuit of truth—and understanding of its fundamental elusiveness—has made him one of the most important American documentary filmmakers.

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A Beacon of Movie Love in Tucson

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A Beacon of Movie Love in Tucson

Born in 1972, the Loft Cinema is a vital cultural hub that brings an eclectic array of movies and live events to a diverse local audience.

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Consuming the Cat: Brenda Lien Calls Out an Internet Fetish
Consuming the Cat: Brenda Lien Calls Out an Internet Fetish

In a short film now featured on the Criterion Channel, the German filmmaker interrogates our insatiable appetite for feline memes and what it says about our consumerist culture.

The Art of Lighting a Comedic Thriller
The Art of Lighting a Comedic Thriller

In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor Kristin Thompson explores how Ernst Lubitsch’s satirical masterpiece To Be or Not to Be employs a venerable cinematographic technique: three-point lighting.

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10 Things I Learned: Local Hero
10 Things I Learned: Local Hero

In the process of researching Bill Forsyth’s culture-clash comedy, producer Kate Elmore found out just how many ardent fans it has—including one legend of British cinema and one former U.S. vice president.

Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios
Digging Through Movie History at Chaplin’s Studios

Film scholar Craig Barron gives us a tour of the studios on whose back lot Charlie Chaplin built the set for his final film of the silent era, The Circus.

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

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

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Christian Petzold’s Visions of a Divided Germany
Christian Petzold’s Visions of a Divided Germany

Critic Girish Shambu illuminates the political history that animates the work of one of the most exciting filmmakers in contemporary world cinema, now featured on the Criterion Channel.

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A Whiff of Polyester: Inside the Odorama Process
A Whiff of Polyester: Inside the Odorama Process

The legendary scratch-and-sniff cards that made John Waters’ movie a unique olfactory experience are featured in our new edition of the film. Take a look at how they got made!

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Rian Johnson’s Category-Defying Favorites
Rian Johnson’s Category-Defying Favorites

In the latest episode of Adventures in Moviegoing, now playing on the Criterion Channel, the director of Brick and Looper chats with Alicia Malone about the films that shaped his sly approach to genre.

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A Divine Transformation
A Divine Transformation

Two of John Waters’ frequent collaborators detail the hard work that went into turning the director’s muse into a garishly outfitted suburban housewife.

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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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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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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.