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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
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

Art-House America

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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Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s October 2019 Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s October 2019 Lineup

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Christian Petzold’s Visions of a Divided Germany
Christian Petzold’s Visions of a Divided Germany

Critic Girish Shambu illuminates the political history that animates the work of one of the most exciting filmmakers in contemporary world cinema, now featured on the Criterion Channel.

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Rian Johnson’s Category-Defying Favorites
Rian Johnson’s Category-Defying Favorites

In the latest episode of Adventures in Moviegoing, now playing on the Criterion Channel, the director of Brick and Looper chats with Alicia Malone about the films that shaped his sly approach to genre.

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Busting Out of the Big House
Busting Out of the Big House

The Criterion Channel’s series of prison-break classics showcases eight masterful takes on this most nerve-wracking of suspense subgenres.

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John Schlesinger’s Cinema of Failures and Outcasts
John Schlesinger’s Cinema of Failures and Outcasts

A gay man in an age when homosexuality was against the law in his native Britain, the Oscar-winning director eschewed political statements in favor of compassionate portrayals of the human condition.

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Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s September 2019 Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s September 2019 Lineup

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The Lurid Intensity of Shock Corridor’s Long Takes
The Lurid Intensity of Shock Corridor’s Long Takes

In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, now playing on the Criterion Channel, Professor Jeff Smith breaks down the audacious style of one of Samuel Fuller’s most provocative works.

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Sex, Sin, and Stanwyck
Sex, Sin, and Stanwyck

The early roles of one of classic Hollywood’s most beloved stars epitomize the bawdiness of American cinema before the enforcement of the Production Code.

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A Swoon-Worthy Tribute to a Great Hollywood Romanticist
A Swoon-Worthy Tribute to a Great Hollywood Romanticist

Critic Farran Smith Nehme introduces the underappreciated films of Frank Borzage, one of golden-age Hollywood’s underrated masters of melodrama.

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In the Shadow of the Dictator: A Conversation with George Sikharulidze
In the Shadow of the Dictator: A Conversation with George Sikharulidze

In his short film Fatherland, the Georgian director pays a visit to Stalin’s birthplace to explore the townspeople’s nostalgia for their long-departed leader.

A Trio of Men on the Margins
A Trio of Men on the Margins

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Paul Schrader, and Gus Van Sant tackle tales of love for sale in a new series on the Criterion Channel.

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Three Patterns of Plot in Vagabond
Three Patterns of Plot in Vagabond

Professor David Bordwell breaks down the interwoven narrative structures that make Agnès Varda’s film so unnervingly ambiguous.

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Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s August 2019 Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s August 2019 Lineup

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