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Memories of a Martial-Arts Master
Memories of a Martial-Arts Master

In this outtake from an interview with Shangkuan Ling-fung, the Taiwanese wuxia icon gets nostalgic about her encounters with Bruce Lee.

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How Ron Shelton Did Justice to the “Talking Sport”
How Ron Shelton Did Justice to the “Talking Sport”

The director of Bull Durham explains the ins and outs of bringing baseball to the screen and why Kevin Costner is the finest athletic actor he’s worked with.

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Introducing Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema
Introducing Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema

Criterion producer Abbey Lustgarten walks us through the structure and features of a monumental new box set celebrating the Swedish master, releasing this November.

Cristian Mungiu’s Closet Picks
Cristian Mungiu’s Closet Picks

The director of Graduation and Beyond the Hills shares personal stories of growing up as a movie lover in Romania and picks up a few of his favorite films.

The Birth of a Hollywood Bad Girl
The Birth of a Hollywood Bad Girl

The product of consummate artistry and savvy promotion, Marlene Dietrich’s salacious image opened up erotic frontiers for a generation of moviegoers.

Dropping in on the Texas Theatre
Dropping in on the Texas Theatre

The movie theater Lee Harvey Oswald ducked into after shooting John F. Kennedy has undergone a reinvention, becoming one of the most exciting cultural hubs in Dallas.

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Free the Vagina: A Conversation with Renata Gasiorowska
Free the Vagina: A Conversation with Renata Gasiorowska

The sweetness and aggression of female erotic pleasure take center stage in Pussy, an imaginatively stylized animated short now playing on FilmStruck.

Taxi Driver and the Early Days of the Commentary
Taxi Driver and the Early Days of the Commentary

In one of Criterion’s earliest commentary tracks, Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader talk about how they got lucky with their gripping New York City classic.

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David and Nathan Zellner’s Top 10

Austin-based duo David and Nathan Zellner, whose new film Damsel is now in theaters, share a list of favorites that run the gamut from genre provocation to lyrical humanism.


Finding Expressive Freedom in Continuity Editing
Finding Expressive Freedom in Continuity Editing

In a new episode of Observations on Film Art, scholar Jeff Smith examines how The Devil and Daniel Webster plays with the conventions of traditional Hollywood editing.

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The Hope That Fueled Bowling for Columbine
The Hope That Fueled Bowling for Columbine

How much can a film turn the tide on American violence? Michael Moore and archivist Carl Deal reflect on the moral urgency that gave rise to one of the most talked-about documentaries of all time.

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Bringing the Grit to Philippine Cinema
Bringing the Grit to Philippine Cinema

For Philippine master Lino Brocka, casting a mix of nonprofessional and professional actors was key to achieving his brand of unvarnished naturalism.

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Ari Aster’s Top 10

The director of Hereditary writes on the filmmakers who get him excited about making movies.


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Marlon James Praises a Gay Cinema Classic
Marlon James Praises a Gay Cinema Classic

The Man Booker Prize–winning author explains why Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together is the “only effective depiction of a gay relationship” on-screen.

Riccardo Vecchio Paints Certain Women

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Riccardo Vecchio Paints Certain Women

Go inside the process of creating a Criterion cover with Riccardo Vecchio, who painted the artwork for our edition of Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women.

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And Then There Were Five . . .
And Then There Were Five . . .

Alan Bean, one of twelve astronauts to leave their footprints on the moon, left us last weekend at the age of eighty-six.

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