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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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Farewell to Our Friend Jason Polan
Farewell to Our Friend Jason Polan

Art director Eric Skillman pays tribute to the beloved New York artist, whose work has been an integral part of Criterion for over a decade.

Alex Ross Perry Pays a Visit to Great American Iconoclast Paul Schrader
Alex Ross Perry Pays a Visit to Great American Iconoclast Paul Schrader

On the set of his latest film, First Reformed, writer-director Paul Schrader reflects on the art of cinema and his uncompromising explorations of sin, guilt, and faith.

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Khalik Allah’s Audiovisual Alchemy
Khalik Allah’s Audiovisual Alchemy

One of the most audacious voices in American independent filmmaking stopped by to introduce a series of his work now playing on the Criterion Channel.

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Illustrator Josh Cochran Taps into His Dark Side

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Illustrator Josh Cochran Taps into His Dark Side

Known for his bold colors and humorous drawings, the Brooklyn-based artist took on the challenge of summoning a stark, ominous intensity for our covers of Wise Blood and Shallow Grave.

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Karim Aïnouz’s Top 10
Karim Aïnouz’s Top 10

The director of Invisible Life shares a list of movies that illuminate the possibilities of cinema, including masterpieces he discovered through New York’s art-house scene.

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Most Unusual Experiment
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Most Unusual Experiment

In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, scholar David Bordwell examines the deeply strange horror film Vampyr, which uses popular material as a springboard for innovations in mood and technique.

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A Subtler Side of the Hepburn-Grant Magic
A Subtler Side of the Hepburn-Grant Magic

Filmmaker and distributor Michael Schlesinger and critic Michael Sragow dive into the pleasures of Holiday, a romantic-comedy classic that has long stood in the shadow of The Philadelphia Story but has a poignancy all its own.

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Happy New Year!
Happy New Year!

See if you can guess what we have coming up in 2020.

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2020 Lineup

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Peter Sarsgaard’s Closet Picks
Peter Sarsgaard’s Closet Picks

The acclaimed actor chatted with us about his fondest movie memories, including his experience of discovering art-house cinema in Catholic school.

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Feminizing the Western
Feminizing the Western

The latest episode of Observations on Film Art explores the subtleties of framing, lighting, and decor that put an antipatriarchal spin on a traditionally male-dominated genre.

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Wim Wenders Looks Back on the Digital Future He Predicted
Wim Wenders Looks Back on the Digital Future He Predicted

From search engines to all-engrossing handheld devices, the technologies that the German director conjured for his 1991 opus Until the End of the World are now common features of contemporary life.

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John Bailey Breaks Down a Tour de Force of Gothic Lighting
John Bailey Breaks Down a Tour de Force of Gothic Lighting

The veteran cinematographer takes a close look at the highly stylized and atmospheric lighting in one of the most pivotal scenes in pre-Code classic The Story of Temple Drake.

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Perfect Crimes
Perfect Crimes

Perhaps the only thing more fun than watching a perfectly executed cinematic heist unfold is watching it unravel, as evidenced by twelve heist-movie classics now on the Criterion Channel.

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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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