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Closet Picks

When friends come to visit, no one leaves empty-handed.

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M.I.A. and Stephen Loveridge’s Closet Picks
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.

Lucrecia Martel’s Closet Picks
Lucrecia Martel’s Closet Picks

The Argentine master behind such enigmatic, formally audacious films as Zama and La Ciénaga reveals her love of genre cinema.

Claire Denis’s Closet Picks
Claire Denis’s Closet Picks

The great French director talks about her formative experiences with the work of Carl Theodor Dreyer and gets wistful about Ingmar Bergman’s Summer with Monika.

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.

Tavi Gevinson’s Closet Picks
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
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
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.

Flying Lotus’s Closet Picks
Flying Lotus’s Closet Picks

The envelope-pushing musician, producer, and filmmaker grabs Brazil, Rushmore, and Jellyfish Eyes (but takes a pass on Salò).

Agnès Varda’s Closet Picks
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
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
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.

Josh and Benny Safdie’s Closet Picks
Josh and Benny Safdie’s Closet Picks

Mike Leigh’s Meantime, Ermanno Olmi’s Il posto, and Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped top the list for the sibling duo behind this year’s acclaimed Good Time.

Alicia Malone’s Closet Picks
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.

Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena’s Closet Picks
Aubrey Plaza and Jeff Baena’s Closet Picks

The comedy duo snatch up everything from Preston Sturges’s The Lady Eve to Todd Haynes’s Safe.

Barry Levinson’s Closet Picks
Barry Levinson’s Closet Picks

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Levinson shouts out two of Fellini’s most personal films and praises the game-changing work of such masters as Cassavetes and Godard.

Matías Piñeiro’s Closet Picks
Matías Piñeiro’s Closet Picks

Argentine writer-director Matías Piñeiro happily succumbs to Jean Renoir, Roberto Rossellini, and Jean Vigo.

Ben Wheatley’s Closet Picks
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
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.

Phil Rosenthal’s Closet Picks
Phil Rosenthal’s Closet Picks

The veteran writer and producer chooses Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, Preston Sturges’s Sullivan’s Travels, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent.

Barry Jenkins’s Closet Picks
Barry Jenkins’s Closet Picks

"The first Criterion Barry Jenkins ever owned was Ratcatcher." (The second was George Washington.) He also loves Cassavetes, Kieślowski, and Demy.

Owen Kline’s Closet Picks
Owen Kline’s Closet Picks

The actor and filmmaker came in to work on a supplement for our The Squid and the Whale edition. We learned he's a big fan of the Robert Downey Sr. Eclipse series.

Tim Robbins on Altman, Fuller, and Other Favorites
Tim Robbins on Altman, Fuller, and Other Favorites

A few weeks ahead of our Blu-ray upgrade of Robert Altman’s Short Cuts hitting stores, one of the film’s stars paid a visit to our film closet.

Laura Albert and Jeff Feuerzeig’s Closet Picks
Laura Albert and Jeff Feuerzeig’s Closet Picks

Just before the premiere of their new film, director and subject take a trip to the closet, where Albert sheds some more light on the JT LeRoy saga and graces us with a song.

Louis Garrel’s Closet Picks
Louis Garrel’s Closet Picks

The actor visited us in March 2016, when he was in town in support of My King and his directorial debut, Two Friends.