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A Neglected Reggae Classic Finally Gets Its Due
A Neglected Reggae Classic Finally Gets Its Due

Now playing on the Criterion Channel, Franco Rosso’s underappreciated drama Babylon is one of the most essential portraits of the immigrant experience in British film history.

From Innocence to Experience: A Conversation with Charles Williams
From Innocence to Experience: A Conversation with Charles Williams

The director of the Palme d’Or–winning short film All These Creatures, which is now available to stream on the Criterion Channel, discusses the challenges of depicting mental illness through the eyes of a child.

The Extravagant Passions of Italian Maestro Raffaello Matarazzo
The Extravagant Passions of Italian Maestro Raffaello Matarazzo

Italian cinema of the 1940s and ’50s may be most associated with the legacy of neorealism, but the tearjerking melodramas of this critically underappreciated director dominated at the box office.

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

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Spontaneous Play in Parade
Spontaneous Play in Parade

Professor Kristin Thompson takes a closer look at the formal ingenuity and comic dexterity of Jacques Tati’s underappreciated final film.


Queer, There, and Everywhere
Queer, There, and Everywhere

Now playing on the Criterion Channel, Christopher Munch’s New Queer Cinema landmark The Hours and Times excavates a gay fantasy from the annals of Fab Four lore.

The Angriest Cartoon in the World

Deep Dives

The Angriest Cartoon in the World

David Lynch took his obsession with lost American innocence into bizarre new territory in the cartoon series DumbLand, originally made for his website and now available on the Criterion Channel.

The Pioneering Female Director Who Broke into the Hollywood Boy’s Club
The Pioneering Female Director Who Broke into the Hollywood Boy’s Club

Critic B. Ruby Rich pays tribute to the underappreciated career of Dorothy Arzner, who was the only woman directing movies in the studio system for the majority of her career.

Nicolas Roeg in His Own Words
Nicolas Roeg in His Own Words

The legendary British director—now the subject of a retrospective on the Criterion Channel—opens up about the creative process behind some of his most provocative works.

Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s June Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s June Lineup

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Sofia Coppola Looks Back on Growing Up Cinephile
Sofia Coppola Looks Back on Growing Up Cinephile

The director of The Virgin Suicides remembers her movie-loving childhood and her formative early encounters with Godard, Resnais, and Prince.

What Inspired Claudia Weill to Make a Different Kind of Friendship Movie
What Inspired Claudia Weill to Make a Different Kind of Friendship Movie

The director of the landmark independent movie Girlfriends recalls her journey to fiction filmmaking and her desire to go against the grain of women-driven storytelling.

Games of Vision in Street of Shame
Games of Vision in Street of Shame

Professor David Bordwell unpacks the sophisticated design of Kenji Mizoguchi’s final masterpiece.

The Versatile Artistry of Japan’s Most Revered Cinematographer
The Versatile Artistry of Japan’s Most Revered Cinematographer

Acclaimed DP John Bailey delves into the extraordinary career of one of the towering figures of golden-age Japanese cinema.

A Cinematic Hub at the Heart of Music City

Art-House America

A Cinematic Hub at the Heart of Music City

For the latest episode of Art-House America, now streaming on the Criterion Channel, we paid a visit to Nashville to meet the fine people behind the Belcourt Theatre.

Questioning the American Dream in Kelly Reichardt’s Cinema
Questioning the American Dream in Kelly Reichardt’s Cinema

A featured director on the Criterion Channel, Reichardt talks with critic April Wolfe about how the personal emerges from the political in her collaborations with writing partner Jon Raymond.

The Revolutionary Subjectivity of Memories of Underdevelopment
The Revolutionary Subjectivity of Memories of Underdevelopment

A new episode of Observations on Film Art examines how this landmark of Cuban cinema takes viewers deep inside its protagonist’s mind.

Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s May Lineup
Coming Attractions: The Criterion Channel’s May Lineup

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“You Don’t Win, You Survive”: A Guide to Charles Burnett’s Shorter Films
“You Don’t Win, You Survive”: A Guide to Charles Burnett’s Shorter Films

Some of the LA Rebellion icon’s most politically and emotionally resonant stories can be found in his small-scale works, which have long stood in the shadow of his feature films.

How Jérémy Comte’s Oscar-Nominated Fauve Conjures the Nightmare of Boyhood
How Jérémy Comte’s Oscar-Nominated Fauve Conjures the Nightmare of Boyhood

The director of this award-winning short film speaks with us about tapping into his childhood fears and fine-tuning the story’s white-knuckle atmosphere.

A Great LA Auteur Gets Candid in a New Documentary Profile
A Great LA Auteur Gets Candid in a New Documentary Profile

Legendary independent filmmaker Charles Burnett joins fellow pioneer Robert Townsend for a walking tour of South Central Los Angeles, where Burnett’s most acclaimed movies were shot.

How Julie Taymor Found a Zest for Life in Cinema
How Julie Taymor Found a Zest for Life in Cinema

The acclaimed stage and screen director joins us for the latest installment of Adventures in Moviegoing, our guest-curator program on the Criterion Channel.

Sofia Coppola Revisits Her Childhood Memories of Bugsy Malone
Sofia Coppola Revisits Her Childhood Memories of Bugsy Malone

The director celebrates Alan Parker’s delightful musical gangster comedy and some of her favorite moments in it.

Two Master Stylists Collide in Our First Criterion Channel Double Feature
Two Master Stylists Collide in Our First Criterion Channel Double Feature

What does John Woo’s martial-arts classic Last Hurrah for Chivalry have in common with Jacques Demy’s pastel-hued musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg?