That One Time Five Comics Raided Our Closet
Things got a little hectic (and hilarious) when New York comedians Jaboukie Young-White, Lorelei Ramirez, Fumi Abe, Nore Davis, and Tomas Delgado visited the Criterion offices.
M.I.A. and Stephen Loveridge’s Closet Picks
The star and the director of Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. show love to politically charged films like Missing and Dheepan, and reminisce about the emotional balm they found in our Janus Films collector’s set.
Tavi Gevinson’s Closet Picks
While browsing our collection, the editor, actor, and fashion maven shared some stories of movie love, including one about how Broadcast News played a part in her college applications.
Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Closet Picks
Longtime friends and collaborators Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman stopped by the office to contribute to our new edition of Baal—and have some fun in the closet.
Lee Unkrich’s Closet Picks
During his visit to our closet, the Oscar-winning director of Toy Story 3 chatted with us about his nerve-wracking first encounter with Jane Campion and the lessons he learned about editing from All That Jazz.
Agnès Varda’s Closet Picks
The French cinema icon brought her trademark warmth and charm to the closet, lavishing love on favorites such as Jane Campion’s Sweetie and An Angel at My Table, Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders.
Isabelle Huppert’s Closet Picks
In town for the New York Film Festival, the celebrated French actress came in to say hello and pick up a few of her favorite films, including Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing and Pierre Etaix’s Yoyo.
Alexander Payne’s Closet Picks
Oscar-winning writer-director Alexander Payne sings the praises of Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni in Ettore Scola’s A Special Day and cops to never having seen Robert Altman’s 3 Women.
Alicia Malone’s Closet Picks
We were excited to welcome FilmStruck host Alicia Malone into the closet, where she offered up quick takes on Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, Nicolas Roeg’s Walkabout, and David Lynch’s Eraserhead.
Ben Wheatley’s Closet Picks
A voracious cinephile, the British director shared his thoughts on some of his favorite titles in the collection, noting his love for the camera movements in Grey Gardens and the terror he felt watching Things to Come as a child.
Amy Heckerling’s Closet Picks
The Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Clueless director, in town for the Metrograph's celebration of her three-decade career, came in for an interview and to peruse the closet.