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Charlotte Gainsbourg’s Closet Picks

While perusing our collection, the acclaimed actor and singer-songwriter linked some of her favorite films to memories of her family.

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The Criterion Channel’s May 2022 Lineup

This month’s programs include spotlights on Richard Linklater, Ida Lupino, and Jean Gabin, as well as a revelatory showcase of Asian American filmmaking in the 1990s.

A Movie About Leaving Earth

On Earth Day, we celebrate Al Reinert’s For All Mankind, a groundbreaking documentary that is as much a reflection on our planet as it is a chronicle of space travel.

By Jonathan Turell

Sarita Choudhury’s Closet Picks

The costar of Mississippi Masala stocks up on films she cherishes, including classics by Satyajit Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Stephen Frears.

Blerta Basholli’s Top 10

The Sundance-award-winning director of Hive highlights films of extraordinary emotional impact, including work by Ken Loach, Wong Kar Wai, and Wim Wenders.

Theodore Witcher’s Closet Picks

The writer-director of love jones pays a visit to our office and stocks up on a few classics that he hasn’t revisited in years.

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2022 Lineup

Step into spring with a collection of blaxploitation deep cuts and spotlights on Guru Dutt, Delphine Seyrig, and the early work of John Ford.

Sebastian Meise’s Top 10

The writer-director of Great Freedom shares a list of provocative and stylistically daring films that have long lingered in his mind.

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2022 Lineup

Next month on the Criterion Channel, we’re pushing the envelope with a series of the pre-Code films made by Paramount Pictures, a centenary tribute to Pier Paolo Pasolini, and a collection of groundbreaking concert documentaries.

Garrett Bradley’s Closet Picks

The director of the Oscar-nominated documentary Time shares an eclectic selection of her favorite films, from European art-house staples to classics of Black cinema.

Studio Visits

Chris Buck Brings His Off-Kilter Portraiture Style to Dick Johnson Is Dead

The veteran photographer’s gently surreal and comical sensibility drives the artwork of our edition of Kirsten Johnson’s documentary.

10 Things I Learned: The Celebration

The producer of our edition of Thomas Vinterberg’s breakthrough film explains how the movie reflects the values of Dogme 95, the movement from which it emerged.

By Jason Altman

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2022 Lineup

We’re celebrating Black History Month with tributes to trailblazing artists like Harry Belafonte, Melvin Van Peebles, and documentary master Stanley Nelson.

Designing Citizen Kane, Down to the Letter

How to encapsulate the spirit of the most celebrated film of all time in a single image? The artist behind our Citizen Kane edition reflects on his winding path to the minimalistic final product.

By Mike McQuade

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Top 10

The award-winning director of Drive My Car selects a list of films that are close to his heart, including work by international auteurs he considers underrated.

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2022 Lineup

Ring in the new year with the French New Wave, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, and a look back at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival.

Pablo Larraín’s Top 10

The award-winning writer-director throws the spotlight on a group of films that serve as inspiration for his work but whose power he finds impossible to replicate.

Kemp Powers’s Closet Picks

The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of One Night in Miami . . . selects a handful of favorite films, including an animated movie that haunted his childhood and a classic courtroom drama that has influenced his approach to dialogue.

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The Criterion Channel’s December 2021 Lineup

Celebrate the holidays with our 21-film Alfred Hitchcock retrospective and a series dedicated to collaborations between female directors and cinematographers.

How to Get Your Citizen Kane Blu⁠-⁠ray Disc 1 Replaced

We discovered this weekend that there is a problem with Blu-ray disc 1 in all of our Citizen Kane editions that affects the contrast in the feature film. We’ll be making replacements available to all of our customers!

Colin Quinn’s Closet Picks

The veteran New York comedian selects some of his favorite films, including a handful that capture his hometown through the decades.

10 Things I Learned: The Incredible Shrinking Man

The producer of our edition of this existentialist sci-fi classic shares what she learned about the film’s eye-popping special effects and its vibrant cast (including feline screen star Orangey).

By Susan Arosteguy

Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s Top 10

The director of the award-winning indie classic Chameleon Street sings Orson Welles’s praises, pays tribute to Paul Robeson and Lorraine Hansberry, and reflects on his longtime dream of remaking Nightmare Alley.

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2021 Lineup

We’re celebrating Noirvember with a tribute to Robert Mitchum and a series of pulp classics from Twentieth Century-Fox.