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The Criterion Channel’s April 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2020 Lineup

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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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The Criterion Channel’s February 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2020 Lineup

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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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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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The Criterion Channel’s January 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2020 Lineup

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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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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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A Bounty of Bette
A Bounty of Bette

No star ever burned more brightly than Hollywood icon Bette Davis, who takes the spotlight this week in an eighteen-film retrospective on the Criterion Channel.

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The Criterion Channel’s December 2019 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s December 2019 Lineup

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Karyn Kusama Explores the Allure of Cinematic Fear
Karyn Kusama Explores the Allure of Cinematic Fear

In the latest episode of Adventures in Moviegoing, the director of Destroyer traces the roots of her fascination with genre films and the sociopolitical anxieties they often grapple with.

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A Touchstone of Contemporary Chinese Cinema Makes Its Streaming Premiere
A Touchstone of Contemporary Chinese Cinema Makes Its Streaming Premiere

One of the most acclaimed and ambitious feature debuts in recent memory, Hu Bo’s An Elephant Sitting Still is a testament to the power of personal filmmaking.

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Within Earshot: A Conversation with Sorayos Prapapan
Within Earshot: A Conversation with Sorayos Prapapan

Informed by his background in sound design, the Thai director uses audio to explore the absurdities of an oppressive society in his short film Death of the Sound Man, now playing on the Criterion Channel.

Cinema in the Surveillance Zone
Cinema in the Surveillance Zone

A new series on the Criterion Channel dives into the wages of espionage and paranoia through a mix of Hollywood thrillers and art-house dramas.

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The Dream Factory at Its Dreamiest
The Dream Factory at Its Dreamiest

Now featured on the Criterion Channel, MGM’s greatest musicals are filled to the brim with some of the most indelible moments of movie magic ever committed to celluloid.

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2019 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2019 Lineup

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The Art of Withholding and Revealing in An Angel at My Table
The Art of Withholding and Revealing in An Angel at My Table

Professor Kristin Thompson explores how director Jane Campion uses a strategy of concealment and carefully orchestrated reveals to create curiosity, tension, and surprise.

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The Man Behind the Gore
The Man Behind the Gore

In the latest episode of Meet the Filmmakers, now playing on the Criterion Channel, director Sean Baker captures exploitation maestro Herschell Gordon Lewis reflecting on his twisted legacy.

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Navigating Between Truth and Invention in Frida
Navigating Between Truth and Invention in Frida

When she took on the challenge of bringing the life of iconoclastic surrealist Frida Kahlo to the screen, director Julie Taymor decided to use the love story at the heart of the artist’s biography as a narrative anchor.

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A Great American Interrogator
A Great American Interrogator

Errol Morris’s relentless pursuit of truth—and understanding of its fundamental elusiveness—has made him one of the most important American documentary filmmakers.

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A Beacon of Movie Love in Tucson

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A Beacon of Movie Love in Tucson

Born in 1972, the Loft Cinema is a vital cultural hub that brings an eclectic array of movies and live events to a diverse local audience.

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Consuming the Cat: Brenda Lien Calls Out an Internet Fetish
Consuming the Cat: Brenda Lien Calls Out an Internet Fetish

In a short film now featured on the Criterion Channel, the German filmmaker interrogates our insatiable appetite for feline memes and what it says about our consumerist culture.

The Art of Lighting a Comedic Thriller
The Art of Lighting a Comedic Thriller

In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor Kristin Thompson explores how Ernst Lubitsch’s satirical masterpiece To Be or Not to Be employs a venerable cinematographic technique: three-point lighting.

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