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Inside Katarzyna Gondek’s Grown-Up Fairy Tales
Inside Katarzyna Gondek’s Grown-Up Fairy Tales

Stretched between beauty and horror, Polish director Katarzyna Gondek’s work uncovers magic lurking at the edges of everyday life.

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How Comedy Maestro Paul Feig Got Serious
How Comedy Maestro Paul Feig Got Serious

The director of Bridesmaids didn’t have much love for drama as a young moviegoer. It was Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation that turned him around.

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Slipping Through the Cracks of Time in The Long Day Closes
Slipping Through the Cracks of Time in The Long Day Closes

British master Terence Davies makes evocative use of dissolves to create a slippery narrative structure driven by emotion and memory.

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What Damien Chazelle Learned from Vérité
What Damien Chazelle Learned from Vérité

The Oscar-winning director talks about drawing inspiration from the intimacy and naturalism of the documentary masterpiece Chronicle of a Summer.

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Mira Nair’s Guide to the Collection
Mira Nair’s Guide to the Collection

The writer-director of Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay! takes us through an eclectic mix of favorite films, including works by Jane Campion, Lars von Trier, and Satyajit Ray.

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An Experiment in Handheld CinemaScope
An Experiment in Handheld CinemaScope

“Master of light” Robby Müller, who passed away earlier this month, delivered some of his most daringly stylized work in Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves.

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Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman’s Creative Marriage
Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman’s Creative Marriage

“We make each other alive; it doesn’t make a difference if it hurts,” Bergman once wrote to Ullmann—and that emotional intensity gave fuel to their extraordinary forty-year collaboration.

A Double Dose of Death
A Double Dose of Death

The Grim Reaper faces off against two wildly different sets of opponents in a new Criterion Channel double feature, celebrating the hundredth birthday of Ingmar Bergman.

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Mira Nair on Her Search for a Cinema of Truth
Mira Nair on Her Search for a Cinema of Truth

Under the guidance of mentors D. A. Pennebaker and Richard Leacock, writer-director Mira Nair discovered film as a powerful tool of political expression.

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Dropping in on the Texas Theatre
Dropping in on the Texas Theatre

The movie theater Lee Harvey Oswald ducked into after shooting John F. Kennedy has undergone a reinvention, becoming one of the most exciting cultural hubs in Dallas.

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Free the Vagina: A Conversation with Renata Gasiorowska
Free the Vagina: A Conversation with Renata Gasiorowska

The sweetness and aggression of female erotic pleasure take center stage in Pussy, an imaginatively stylized animated short now playing on FilmStruck.

Taxi Driver and the Early Days of the Commentary
Taxi Driver and the Early Days of the Commentary

In one of Criterion’s earliest commentary tracks, Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader talk about how they got lucky with their gripping New York City classic.

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