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How Jane Fonda’s Feminist Awakening Collided with Klute
How Jane Fonda’s Feminist Awakening Collided with Klute

The Oscar-winning actor remembers how her heightened political consciousness in the early 1970s led to her initial hesitation to take on the leading role in Alan J. Pakula’s psychological thriller.

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Gregory Manchess’s Visions in Oil

Studio Visits

Gregory Manchess’s Visions in Oil

The veteran illustrator behind our covers for Jubal, 3:10 to Yuma, and A Night to Remember invites us inside his creative process.

A Neglected Reggae Classic Finally Gets Its Due
A Neglected Reggae Classic Finally Gets Its Due

Now playing on the Criterion Channel, Franco Rosso’s underappreciated drama Babylon is one of the most essential portraits of the immigrant experience in British film history.

Agnieszka Holland’s Ironic Slant on the Unspeakable
Agnieszka Holland’s Ironic Slant on the Unspeakable

The acclaimed Polish director explains how her international breakthrough film, Europa Europa, was inspired by a desire to tell a different, less predictable kind of Holocaust story.

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A Tolstoy Adaptation That Defies Gravity
A Tolstoy Adaptation That Defies Gravity

Cinematographer Anatoly Petritsky talks about the innovative camera work that made some of War and Peace’s most ambitious sequences possible.

From Innocence to Experience: A Conversation with Charles Williams
From Innocence to Experience: A Conversation with Charles Williams

The director of the Palme d’Or–winning short film All These Creatures, which is now available to stream on the Criterion Channel, discusses the challenges of depicting mental illness through the eyes of a child.

The Extravagant Passions of Italian Maestro Raffaello Matarazzo
The Extravagant Passions of Italian Maestro Raffaello Matarazzo

Italian cinema of the 1940s and ’50s may be most associated with the legacy of neorealism, but the tearjerking melodramas of this critically underappreciated director dominated at the box office.

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

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

Undoing the Binarchy in Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Undoing the Binarchy in Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Members of the cast and crew of Hedwig and the Angry Inch discuss the film’s defiant approach to questions of identity and politics.

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10 Things I Learned: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t
10 Things I Learned: One Sings, the Other Doesn’t

The producer of our edition of Agnès Varda’s feminist musical explores the film’s roots in the women’s movement and how the director achieved its warm, playful tone.

Paul Dano’s Closet Picks
Paul Dano’s Closet Picks

The actor-director stopped by our offices to stock up on movies by Yasujiro Ozu, Edward Yang, and other filmmakers who have shaped his sensibility.

Spontaneous Play in Parade
Spontaneous Play in Parade

Professor Kristin Thompson takes a closer look at the formal ingenuity and comic dexterity of Jacques Tati’s underappreciated final film.


How Bruno Dumont’s Cinema Gives Flesh to Philosophy
How Bruno Dumont’s Cinema Gives Flesh to Philosophy

The French iconoclast explains how his background in industrial filmmaking helped him bring life to abstract ideas about the human condition.

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Designing Dumont
Designing Dumont

Combining elements of her own paintings with an improvisatory Photoshop process, artist Vivienne Flesher captured the grim beauty of Bruno Dumont’s cinema for our releases of La vie de Jésus and L’humanité.

Jeremy Workman’s Top 10
Jeremy Workman’s Top 10

A frequent Criterion collaborator who has edited many of our trailers, the director of The World Before Your Feet charts the evolution of his movie love through multiple formats and new technologies.


Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films
Why Swing Time Is the Greatest of All Dance Films

In this excerpt from an interview on our new edition of the Astaire-Rogers classic, dance critic Brian Seibert explains how beautifully and cleverly the film integrates dance into the structure of a romantic-comedy plot.

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Queer, There, and Everywhere
Queer, There, and Everywhere

Now playing on the Criterion Channel, Christopher Munch’s New Queer Cinema landmark The Hours and Times excavates a gay fantasy from the annals of Fab Four lore.

The Angriest Cartoon in the World

Deep Dives

The Angriest Cartoon in the World

David Lynch took his obsession with lost American innocence into bizarre new territory in the cartoon series DumbLand, originally made for his website and now available on the Criterion Channel.

The Pioneering Female Director Who Broke into the Hollywood Boy’s Club
The Pioneering Female Director Who Broke into the Hollywood Boy’s Club

Critic B. Ruby Rich pays tribute to the underappreciated career of Dorothy Arzner, who was the only woman directing movies in the studio system for the majority of her career.

Brian Raftery’s Top 10
Brian Raftery’s Top 10

The year 1999 may be this culture critic’s favorite in Hollywood history (he just wrote a book on the subject!), but the Criterion films he holds most dear span a number of different eras.


Nicolas Roeg in His Own Words
Nicolas Roeg in His Own Words

The legendary British director—now the subject of a retrospective on the Criterion Channel—opens up about the creative process behind some of his most provocative works.

Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s June Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s June Lineup

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

A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet
A Moody Meditation from the Set of Blue Velvet

In a rarely seen documentary about David Lynch’s 1986 masterpiece, the director and his star, Isabella Rossellini, give their candid impressions about the creative journey they’ve embarked on together.

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Sofia Coppola Looks Back on Growing Up Cinephile
Sofia Coppola Looks Back on Growing Up Cinephile

The director of The Virgin Suicides remembers her movie-loving childhood and her formative early encounters with Godard, Resnais, and Prince.