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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

Check out what’s in store next month on our new streaming service!

“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?

10 Things I Learned: Columbia Noir
10 Things I Learned: Columbia Noir

We’re kicking off our April lineup on the Criterion Channel with eleven dark gems from one of Hollywood’s most iconic studios.

Got Questions About the Criterion Channel?
Got Questions About the Criterion Channel?

We’ve got answers! Before the Criterion Channel launches on April 8, we wanted to take a moment to respond to your most frequently asked questions.

The Criterion Channel Announces Launch Lineup
The Criterion Channel Announces Launch Lineup

Here’s a look at what we’ve been cooking up for all you Channel subscribers!

The Criterion Channel Launches on April 8
The Criterion Channel Launches on April 8

We’ve got some exciting news about our streaming service for movie lovers!

Long Live the Spirit of FilmStruck
Long Live the Spirit of FilmStruck

The lights may go out at midnight, but we will still be carrying the torch.

The Power of Flashbacks in Julien Duvivier’s Lydia
The Power of Flashbacks in Julien Duvivier’s Lydia

David Bordwell briefly traces the history of nonlinear storytelling through the lens of this great French melodrama from the 1940s.

Guillermo del Toro Plunges into the Gothic Horror of The Night of the Hunter
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.

Eva Dahlbeck, a “Battleship of Femininity”

Ingmar’s Actors

Eva Dahlbeck, a “Battleship of Femininity”

This diva of the screen brought a touch of elegance and no-nonsense wit to her roles in Waiting Women, Smiles of a Summer Night, and other Bergman gems.

The Looming Gravitas of Max von Sydow

Ingmar’s Actors

The Looming Gravitas of Max von Sydow

Ingmar Bergman scholar Peter Cowie explores how the great actor’s authoritative screen presence allowed him to embody the director’s fears and ideals.

The Eerie Intensity of Ingrid Thulin

Ingmar’s Actors

The Eerie Intensity of Ingrid Thulin

A performer of great psychological force and control, Ingrid Thulin embodied some of Ingmar Bergman’s darkest obsessions with her intimidating screen presence.