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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Oscar-winning director got his start with the beautifully atmospheric 2003 short film My Josephine, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.
Mutations of Memory in Hiroshima mon amour
Professor David Bordwell breaks down the stunningly innovative thirteen-minute prologue of Alain Resnais’s debut feature in this excerpt from a program on the Criterion Channel.