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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

Studio Visits

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

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Nellie Killian and Jenny Slate Unpack the Politics of “Listening to Women”
Nellie Killian and Jenny Slate Unpack the Politics of “Listening to Women”

The programmer of the Criterion Channel series Tell Me: Women Filmmakers, Women’s Stories talks with her longtime friend about the impetus behind bringing these works of feminist cinema together.

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Cleaning Up Spike Lee’s Mixed-Format Masterpiece

Restoration Spotlight

Cleaning Up Spike Lee’s Mixed-Format Masterpiece

Released in 2000, the incendiary satire Bamboozled posed some interesting challenges for our restoration team with its combination of film and digital video.

A Dark Vision, in Paper Cutouts: Our Cremator Cover
A Dark Vision, in Paper Cutouts: Our Cremator Cover

The Brooklyn-based design studio La Moutique took the eerie, collage-style opening sequence of Juraj Herz’s film as inspiration for its wildly surrealistic cover design.

Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Top 10
Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Top 10

The director of Aquarius and Bacurau shares his favorite Criterion releases, paying special attention to unorthodox studio productions and underappreciated masterpieces.

The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 Lineup

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The Grand Budapest Hotel Lobby Travels Back in Time
The Grand Budapest Hotel Lobby Travels Back in Time

Watch the lovingly crafted setting of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel transform from its faded glory in the 1960s to its peak opulence in the 1930s.

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Karina Longworth’s Closet Picks
Karina Longworth’s Closet Picks

The prolific writer and creator of the popular film podcast You Must Remember This stopped by last year for a visit and picked up an eclectic mix of old Hollywood and art-house classics.

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10 Things I Learned: Leave Her to Heaven
10 Things I Learned: Leave Her to Heaven

Criterion producer Jason Altman shares how John M. Stahl’s masterpiece broke new ground upon its release in 1945, becoming what many consider the first Technicolor film noir as well as Twentieth Century-Fox’s biggest hit of the decade.

The Intricate Layers of The Cranes Are Flying, Captured in Collage
The Intricate Layers of The Cranes Are Flying, Captured in Collage

One of the designers behind our new edition of Mikhail Kalatozov’s masterpiece walks through the creative exploration that led to the final cover image.

Rashaad Ernesto Green’s Top 10
Rashaad Ernesto Green’s Top 10

The Independent Spirit Award–winning director of Premature selects ten masterpieces that introduced him to the beauty of cinema.

The Criterion Channel’s April 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2020 Lineup

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A Message from Criterion
A Message from Criterion

An update on how we’ve been doing and what you can expect from us in the coming weeks!

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Kelly Reichardt’s Top 10
Kelly Reichardt’s Top 10

On the occasion of the release of her latest film, First Cow, the acclaimed director shares a list of masterpieces that have been touchstones for her throughout her moviegoing life.

Ben Sinclair’s Closet Picks
Ben Sinclair’s Closet Picks

The cocreator and star of the HBO series High Maintenance shared a few wacky urban tales with us while digging through some of his favorite movies.

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2020 Lineup

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Our Eye-Popping Tribute to Silver-Screen Magician Karel Zeman
Our Eye-Popping Tribute to Silver-Screen Magician Karel Zeman

The meticulously layered images in the Czech master’s fantasies inspired the pop-up artwork in our new Blu-ray release of Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman.

Marco Bellocchio’s Closet Picks
Marco Bellocchio’s Closet Picks

The celebrated Italian auteur stopped by our closet last year while in town to present his new mafia epic, The Traitor.

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2020 Lineup

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