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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.

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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.

Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Sisters in the Art

Ingmar’s Actors

Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson, Sisters in the Art

The powerhouse actors at the center of Persona became two of Ingmar Bergman’s most essential collaborators, bringing a remarkable emotional range to their performances.

New, Independent Criterion Channel to Launch Spring 2019
New, Independent Criterion Channel to Launch Spring 2019

If you loved the adventurous curated programming we’ve been doing with our friends at FilmStruck, we have good news for you.

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A Short-Film Marathon with a Focus on Female Auteurs
A Short-Film Marathon with a Focus on Female Auteurs

A curated selection of five eye-opening early shorts by acclaimed women directors features on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.

Paul Dano’s First Brush with the Transcendental
Paul Dano’s First Brush with the Transcendental

The actor-director talks about the college film course that introduced him to some of the giants of world cinema, including Robert Bresson and Yasujiro Ozu.

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Truffaut Goes Wide for His “American” Movie
Truffaut Goes Wide for His “American” Movie

Professor Jeff Smith breaks down how François Truffaut’s loving tribute to the crime genre Shoot the Piano Player uses anamorphic widescreen compositions to stylish effect.

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News About FilmStruck
News About FilmStruck

An important update about our streaming service

Seeing Double with Australian Filmmaker Lucy Knox
Seeing Double with Australian Filmmaker Lucy Knox

The complicated bond between a pair of identical twins takes center stage in the stylish short film An Act of Love, now playing on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.

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The Commentary That Made Home-Video History
The Commentary That Made Home-Video History

Film historian Ronald Haver breaks down one of classic Hollywood’s most iconic action sequences in this clip from our laserdisc release of King Kong.

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An Art-House Experience at the Foot of the Rockies

Art-House America

An Art-House Experience at the Foot of the Rockies

A vibrant movie theater in the college town of Missoula, Montana, takes the spotlight in the Criterion Channel series Art-House America.

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Hitchcock, Hopper, and the Penultimate Moment
Hitchcock, Hopper, and the Penultimate Moment

In this new video by Daniel Raim, production designer Robert F. Boyle uncovers how two great artists—Alfred Hitchcock and Edward Hopper—mastered the subtle art of suspense.

The Post-9/11 Student Film That Launched Barry Jenkins’s Career
The Post-9/11 Student Film That Launched Barry Jenkins’s Career

The Oscar-winning director got his start with the beautifully atmospheric 2003 short film My Josephine, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.