Guillermo del Toro Plunges into the Gothic Horror of The Night of the Hunter
In this video, the Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water explains how the mix of terror and lyricism in Charles Laughton’s masterpiece went on to influence his own style.
Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Sisters in the Art
The powerhouse actors at the center of Persona became two of Ingmar Bergman’s most essential collaborators, bringing a remarkable emotional range to their performances.
Paul Dano’s First Brush with the Transcendental
The actor-director talks about the college film course that introduced him to some of the giants of world cinema, including Robert Bresson and Yasujiro Ozu.
Truffaut Goes Wide for His “American” Movie
Professor Jeff Smith breaks down how François Truffaut’s loving tribute to the crime genre Shoot the Piano Player uses anamorphic widescreen compositions to stylish effect.
Seeing Double with Australian Filmmaker Lucy Knox
The complicated bond between a pair of identical twins takes center stage in the stylish short film An Act of Love, now playing on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.
An Art-House Experience at the Foot of the Rockies
A vibrant movie theater in the college town of Missoula, Montana, takes the spotlight in the Criterion Channel series Art-House America.
Hitchcock, Hopper, and the Penultimate Moment
In this new video by Daniel Raim, production designer Robert F. Boyle uncovers how two great artists—Alfred Hitchcock and Edward Hopper—mastered the subtle art of suspense.
The Post-9/11 Student Film That Launched Barry Jenkins’s Career
The Oscar-winning director got his start with the beautifully atmospheric 2003 short film My Josephine, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.