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All About Mankiewicz
All About Mankiewicz

One of the most celebrated Hollywood writer-directors of his time, Joseph L. Mankiewicz offers a window into the way he sees his characters in this illuminating clip from an archival interview.

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A Bounty of Bette
A Bounty of Bette

No star ever burned more brightly than Hollywood icon Bette Davis, who takes the spotlight this week in an eighteen-film retrospective on the Criterion Channel.

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The Criterion Channel’s December 2019 Lineup
The Criterion Channel’s December 2019 Lineup

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

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Leslie Harris’s Closet Picks
Leslie Harris’s Closet Picks

With her groundbreaking debut film, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., now on the Criterion Channel, the director stopped by to talk about the movies that loom large in her personal canon.

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Karyn Kusama Explores the Allure of Cinematic Fear
Karyn Kusama Explores the Allure of Cinematic Fear

In the latest episode of Adventures in Moviegoing, the director of Destroyer traces the roots of her fascination with genre films and the sociopolitical anxieties they often grapple with.

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Charisma to Burn: Béatrice Dalle’s Incandescent Debut in Betty Blue
Charisma to Burn: Béatrice Dalle’s Incandescent Debut in Betty Blue

The young French actor didn’t require much direction for her first screen role. As the film’s director and cinematographer recall, she quickly proved herself to be a born star.

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How Paweł Pawlikowski Reimagined His Parents’ Fiery Romance for the Big Screen
How Paweł Pawlikowski Reimagined His Parents’ Fiery Romance for the Big Screen

As the director explains to filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the love story at the heart of the Oscar-nominated drama Cold War has its roots in his own family history.

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A Touchstone of Contemporary Chinese Cinema Makes Its Streaming Premiere
A Touchstone of Contemporary Chinese Cinema Makes Its Streaming Premiere

One of the most acclaimed and ambitious feature debuts in recent memory, Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still is a testament to the power of personal filmmaking.

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A Daytrippers Trio Looks Back on Their Indie Miracle
A Daytrippers Trio Looks Back on Their Indie Miracle

Director Greg Mottola reunites with two cast members of his debut feature—Liev Schreiber and Parker Posey—to reminisce about the joys and trials they experienced on the set of this shoestring marvel.

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Within Earshot: A Conversation with Sorayos Prapapan
Within Earshot: A Conversation with Sorayos Prapapan

Informed by his background in sound design, the Thai director uses audio to explore the absurdities of an oppressive society in his short film Death of the Sound Man, now playing on the Criterion Channel.

Cinema in the Surveillance Zone
Cinema in the Surveillance Zone

A new series on the Criterion Channel dives into the wages of espionage and paranoia through a mix of Hollywood thrillers and art-house dramas.

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Kasi Lemmons’s Top 10
Kasi Lemmons’s Top 10

The award-winning director of Eve’s Bayou and Harriet talks about finding inspiration in psychologically rich character studies and films that break with reality.

John Sayles’s Closet Picks
John Sayles’s Closet Picks

During the production of our release of Matewan, the first Sayles film in the collection, the director paid us a visit and talked about some of his formative moviegoing experiences.

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The Dream Factory at Its Dreamiest
The Dream Factory at Its Dreamiest

Now featured on the Criterion Channel, MGM’s greatest musicals are filled to the brim with some of the most indelible moments of movie magic ever committed to celluloid.

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2019 Lineup
The Criterion Channel’s November 2019 Lineup

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

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Them That Work
Them That Work

Drawing on his own background as a union-man, director John Sayles joined forces with producing partner Maggie Renzi to research a 1920 coal miners’ strike and bring it to the screen.

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The Art of Withholding and Revealing in An Angel at My Table
The Art of Withholding and Revealing in An Angel at My Table

Professor Kristin Thompson explores how director Jane Campion uses a strategy of concealment and carefully orchestrated reveals to create curiosity, tension, and surprise.

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The Man Behind the Gore
The Man Behind the Gore

In the latest episode of Meet the Filmmakers, now playing on the Criterion Channel, director Sean Baker captures exploitation maestro Herschell Gordon Lewis reflecting on his twisted legacy.

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The Trove of Muhammad Ali Footage That Almost Went Unseen
The Trove of Muhammad Ali Footage That Almost Went Unseen

Producer David Sonenberg charts the long road When We Were Kings, which ultimately won an Oscar for best documentary, had to travel to make it to the big screen.

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Yuko Shimizu’s Fresh Look for an Iconic Beast

Studio Visits

Yuko Shimizu’s Fresh Look for an Iconic Beast

The Tokyo-born, New York–based illustrator takes us inside the process behind creating her eye-popping artwork for our Godzilla collector’s set.

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A Peek Inside One of Our Biggest Collector’s Sets Ever
A Peek Inside One of Our Biggest Collector’s Sets Ever

It’s a monster of an edition! Here’s what to expect from our fifteen-film Godzilla release, available on Blu-ray on October 29.

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Navigating Between Truth and Invention in Frida
Navigating Between Truth and Invention in Frida

When she took on the challenge of bringing the life of iconoclastic surrealist Frida Kahlo to the screen, director Julie Taymor decided to use the love story at the heart of the artist’s biography as a narrative anchor.

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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

Art-House America

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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