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2 or 3 Things I Know About Godzilla
2 or 3 Things I Know About Godzilla

A lifelong movie collector remembers the thrill of discovering the granddaddy of all monsters on Super 8.

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“The Most Naturally Gifted American Filmmaker,” According to Adam Gopnik
“The Most Naturally Gifted American Filmmaker,” According to Adam Gopnik

The acclaimed New Yorker writer recalls the Frank Capra retrospective that turned him into a lifelong cinephile.

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The Year They Canceled Cannes
The Year They Canceled Cannes

A new series on the Criterion Channel looks back at the political turmoil that brought down the 1968 Cannes Film Festival.

Resident Horror: A Conversation with Caroline Monnet and Daniel Watchorn
Resident Horror: A Conversation with Caroline Monnet and Daniel Watchorn

Drawing on a wide range of influences—from Dreyer to American Horror Story—two Canadian filmmakers use genre conventions to reimagine a tale of real-life injustice.

David Bordwell Shows How Eisenstein Broke the Rules of the Biopic
David Bordwell Shows How Eisenstein Broke the Rules of the Biopic

Painting, dance, and “expressive movement” are key influences that informed one of Sergei Eisenstein’s most underappreciated displays of formal experimentation.

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Barry Jenkins Puts a Spotlight on Ruby Dee and Black Power
Barry Jenkins Puts a Spotlight on Ruby Dee and Black Power

The Oscar-winning director of Moonlight unearths a largely unknown dispatch from the front lines of the Black Power movement: a searing drama cowritten and coproduced by star Ruby Dee.

A Tale of Two Hiroshimas

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A Tale of Two Hiroshimas

Two of the earliest films to depict the bombing of Hiroshima show how politics shapes national mourning.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel

In Satyajit Ray’s psychologically rich character study The Hero, Bengali film star Uttam Kumar draws on his real-world celebrity to play Arindam Mukherjee, a matinee idol on the brink of his first flop. When Mukherjee boards an overnight train to D…

In Search of Ozu
In Search of Ozu

Filmmaker Daniel Raim took a pilgrimage to Japan to get his own firsthand look at some of the most iconic objects in the world of Yasujiro Ozu.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel

Not long after winning an Oscar last year for Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins joined Criterion’s Peter Becker for an intimate conversation about his journey as a movie lover, the filmmakers who have influenced his style, and the experience of fin…

Seeing Alaska in Bill Forsyth's Local Hero
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This Week on the Criterion Channel

One of the great American independent films of the 1990s, writer-director Whit Stillman’s surprise hit Metropolitan is a sparkling comedic chronicle of a young man’s romantic misadventures while trying to fit in to New York City’s debutante soc…

Art-House America at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum
Art-House America at Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum

For the latest episode of Art-House America, we drop in on Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, which has earned a devoted audience by showing that cinema can be powerful as a local art form.

Adventures in Moviegoing with Rebecca Miller
Adventures in Moviegoing with Rebecca Miller

In a new conversation on the Criterion Channel, filmmaker Rebecca Miller talks about her formative experiences as a movie lover and what she’s drawn to in on-screen acting.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel

Since its under-the-radar release in 2007, Ronald Bronstein’s directorial debut, Frownland, has been admired by a generation of young filmmakers for its uncompromising vision, which has earned comparisons to the intense dramas of Mike Leigh and Joh…

Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie Discuss Frownland
Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie Discuss Frownland

A touchstone of contemporary independent cinema since its release in 2007, Frownland makes its debut on the Criterion Channel this week. Here’s an excerpt from a new conversation with director Ronald Bronstein.

Narrative Symmetry in Chungking Express
Narrative Symmetry in Chungking Express

In a new episode of Observations on Film Art, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck, professor David Bordwell talks about Wong Kar-wai’s innovative use of narrative structure in Chungking Express.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel

A landmark account of a community rising up against corporate greed, Barbara Kopple’s Oscar-winning Harlan County USA unflinchingly documents a grueling coal miners’ strike in a small Kentucky town. With unprecedented access, Kopple and her crew …

Meet the Filmmakers: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Meet the Filmmakers: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

For our latest episode of Meet the Filmmakers, on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck, Canadian actor and director Connor Jessup traveled to meet with Apichatpong Weerasethakul in the Colombian jungle.

Composing for Cassavetes
Composing for Cassavetes

In a new documentary on FilmStruck, composer and sound recordist Bo Harwood discusses his close collaboration with John Cassavetes and the music he composed for six of his films.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel

The mesmerizing, utterly unclassifiable science films of Jean Painlevé have to be seen to be believed: delightful, surrealist-influenced dream works that are also serious science. The French filmmaker-scientist-inventor had a decades-spanning career…