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The Criterion Channel’s May 2021 Lineup

In this packed month of programming, we celebrate the work of Gena Rowlands, Satyajit Ray, Dalton Trumbo, Mitchell Leisen, and other luminaries.

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2021 Lineup

Next month, we’re upping the ante with a collection of some of the greatest films ever made about the pulse-racing highs and gutter-dwelling lows of gambling.

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2021 Lineup

Giddy up, movie lovers! This month on the Channel, our Black Westerns series leads the charge, highlighting films that have challenged the myths of the Old West to tell the stories of African Americans on the frontier.

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2021 Lineup

We’re thrilled to be celebrating Black History Month with spotlights on Gordon Parks, Ruby Dee, Madeline Anderson, William Greaves, Bill Duke, and other acclaimed filmmakers.

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2021 Lineup

The stars are aligned for the first month of the New Year, with programs spotlighting icons of the screen like Jane Fonda, Peter Sellers, and Raj Kapoor.

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The Criterion Channel’s December 2020 Lineup

As the year draws to a close, we’re serving up blasts from Hollywood’s past, visions of an Afrofuturist world, and much more.

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The Criterion Channel’s November 2020 Lineup

With Thanksgiving around the corner, we’re grateful to the preservationists who keep film history alive. This month is packed with some revelatory restorations from The Film Foundation, in celebration of its thirtieth birthday.

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The Criterion Channel’s October 2020 Lineup

Genre fans rejoice! October kicks off with a ’70s Horror series and the head-spinningly eclectic films of the New Korean Cinema.

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The Criterion Channel’s September 2020 Lineup

Documentaries lead the charge this month on the Criterion Channel, with a wide-ranging offering of nonfiction films as formally imaginative and emotionally riveting as any scripted drama.

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The Criterion Channel’s August 2020 Lineup

From a sweeping survey of the Australian New Wave to a series of films about bad vacations, next month’s lineup is full of reasons to stay out of the summer heat.

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The Criterion Channel’s July 2020 Lineup

Next month, the Criterion Channel celebrates unconventional artists who march to the beat of their own drum, with spotlights on Miranda July, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Sara Driver, Bill and Turner Ross, and Atom Egoyan.

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The Criterion Channel’s June 2020 Lineup

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Nellie Killian and Jenny Slate Unpack the Politics of “Listening to Women”

The programmer of the Criterion Channel series Tell Me: Women Filmmakers, Women’s Stories talks with her longtime friend about the impetus behind bringing these works of feminist cinema together.

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The Criterion Channel’s May 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s March 2020 Lineup

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The Criterion Channel’s February 2020 Lineup

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Alex Ross Perry Pays a Visit to Great American Iconoclast Paul Schrader

On the set of his latest film, First Reformed, writer-director Paul Schrader reflects on the art of cinema and his uncompromising explorations of sin, guilt, and faith.

Khalik Allah’s Audiovisual Alchemy

One of the most audacious voices in American independent filmmaking stopped by to introduce a series of his work now playing on the Criterion Channel.

Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Most Unusual Experiment

In the latest episode of Observations on Film Art, scholar David Bordwell examines the deeply strange horror film Vampyr, which uses popular material as a springboard for innovations in mood and technique.

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The Criterion Channel’s January 2020 Lineup

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Feminizing the Western

The latest episode of Observations on Film Art explores the subtleties of framing, lighting, and decor that put an antipatriarchal spin on a traditionally male-dominated genre.

Perfect Crimes

Perhaps the only thing more fun than watching a perfectly executed cinematic heist unfold is watching it unravel, as evidenced by twelve heist-movie classics now on the Criterion Channel.

A Bounty of Bette

No star ever burned more brightly than Hollywood icon Bette Davis, who takes the spotlight this week in an eighteen-film retrospective on the Criterion Channel.