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From the Tarkovsky Archives
From the Tarkovsky Archives

On what would have been his eighty-sixth birthday, we’re celebrating Andrei Tarkvosky’s legacy with a look back at some of the essays and videos we’ve published on his work.

On Film / Short Takes
Apr 4, 2018
From the Pasolini Archives
From the Pasolini Archives

On the anniversary of his birth, we look back on the films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, one of the most radical figures of Italian cinema.

On Film / Short Takes
Mar 5, 2018
Words of Wisdom from This Year’s DGA Nominees
Words of Wisdom from This Year’s DGA Nominees

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we gathered some highlights from an in-depth conversation with five of this year’s most-lauded directors.

On Film / Short Takes
Feb 28, 2018
When Jazz Icon Hugh Masekela Took the Stage at Monterey
When Jazz Icon Hugh Masekela Took the Stage at Monterey

With the recent passing of Hugh Masekela, we’re looking back at the South African jazz luminary’s unforgettable performance in Monterey Pop.

On Film / Short Takes
Jan 25, 2018
From the Jarmusch Archives
From the Jarmusch Archives

Today, we celebrate Jim Jarmusch’s birthday with a look back at some of the writing we’ve published on his films over the years.

On Film / Short Takes
Jan 22, 2018
Robin Holland on the Set of Paris, Texas
Robin Holland on the Set of Paris, Texas

We remember the late portrait photographer Robin Holland with two images she took on the set of Paris, Texas.

On Film / Short Takes
Jan 8, 2018
Ana Lily Amirpour’s Taste for Tampopo
Ana Lily Amirpour’s Taste for Tampopo

Filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour shares her love for Juzo Itami’s foodie classic in this new video, which we’re sharing just in time for National Noodle Day.

On Film / Short Takes
Oct 6, 2017
A Moment with Harry
A Moment with Harry

Filmmaker Allison Anders recalls a story about her time working with the late Harry Dean Stanton on the set of Paris, Texas.

By Allison Anders

On Film / Short Takes
Sep 28, 2017
The Old in the New at TIFF 2017
The Old in the New at TIFF 2017

Highlights from this year’s stellar Toronto International Film Festival lineup echoed a handful of classics from our collection.

By Andrew Chan

On Film / Short Takes
Sep 25, 2017
Alone Together in the City: One Scene from Naked

One Scene

Alone Together in the City: One Scene from Naked

The disheveled drifter at the heart of Mike Leigh’s 1993 masterpiece collides with a disturbed young man in this brilliantly acted, semi-screwball scene.

By Ashley Clark

On Film / Short Takes
Aug 9, 2017
Still Swooning After All These Years: Desert Hearts, Back in Theaters
Still Swooning After All These Years: Desert Hearts, Back in Theaters

A landmark of mainstream queer cinema, Donna Deitch’s 1986 feature debut returns to theaters in a new restoration.

On Film / Short Takes
Jul 21, 2017
From the Kieślowski Archives
From the Kieślowski Archives

On what would have been his seventy-sixth birthday, we look back at the incandescent, richly cinematic reveries of one of the most acclaimed Polish filmmakers of his generation.

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 27, 2017
A Night at the Wing with Kirsten Johnson
A Night at the Wing with Kirsten Johnson

Kirsten Johnson joined Illeana Douglas for an evening of conversation and a screening of Cameraperson at the Wing, a women’s club that recently opened in Manhattan.

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 23, 2017
Playing Catch-Up: A Week of First Encounters at the Quad
Playing Catch-Up: A Week of First Encounters at the Quad

Manhattan’s Quad Cinema reopened last month with a series of events that highlighted the emotional immediacy that comes with the experience of watching movies for the first time.

By Andrew Chan

On Film / Short Takes
May 30, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Dheepan in 2015
Seventy Years of Cannes: Dheepan in 2015

I’m capping off my weeklong look at Cannes festivals past by revisiting the 2015 winner, Dheepan. Director Jacques Audiard accepted the Palme d’Or for this devastating portrait of the refugee crisis in Europe and took the opportunity to shout out…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 28, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2006
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wind That Shakes the Barley in 2006

Today’s journey back through Cannes history takes me to the festival’s fifty-ninth edition, when Ken Loach won the Palme d’Or for The Wind That Shakes the Barley—a film currently playing in a limited engagement on the Criterion Channel at Fil…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 27, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Taste of Cherry in 1997
Seventy Years of Cannes: Taste of Cherry in 1997

The vast majority of Cannes top-prize recipients have been either European or American, which makes it all the more worthwhile to note those winners that come from historically underrepresented nations. At the 1997 ceremony, Iran’s flourishing film…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 26, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Kagemusha in 1980
Seventy Years of Cannes: Kagemusha in 1980

Cannes kicked off the 1980s with a Palme d’Or win for a giant of Japanese cinema entering the final stages of his career. Akira Kurosawa’s Kagemusha (the title of which literally translates as “shadow warrior”) follows a small-time thief who …

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 24, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Tin Drum in 1979
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Tin Drum in 1979

For my top-prize pick from the 1970s, I’ve chosen a film that enjoyed great commercial success while also stirring up international controversy. Though it was one of the highest-grossing German films of the decade, Volker Schlöndorff’s adaptatio…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 24, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: Blow-Up in 1967
Seventy Years of Cannes: Blow-Up in 1967

Continuing my trip through Cannes history, today I’m focusing on one of the most celebrated works of Italian master Michelangelo Antonioni, who became an international sensation partly thanks to the booing and heckling he endured at the Cannes prem…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 23, 2017
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wages of Fear in 1953
Seventy Years of Cannes: The Wages of Fear in 1953

To toast the seventieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival, which has been in full swing since last Wednesday, I’m spending this week looking back on a top-prize winner from each decade of the festival’s history, dishing up details on the fi…

By Neil McGlone

On Film / Short Takes
May 22, 2017
Criterion Live! Presents a Split Screen Reunion
Criterion Live! Presents a Split Screen Reunion

Two decades after its premiere, the groundbreaking IFC Channel show Split Screen celebrated its anniversary with a Criterion Live! event, presented last Wednesday in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and FilmStruck. Series creator a…

On Film / Short Takes
May 16, 2017
From the Rossellini Archives
From the Rossellini Archives

With his mix of documentary-like immediacy and profound moral inquiry, Roberto Rossellini became a pioneer of Italian neorealism, a movement that transformed the way filmmakers captured the fabric of everyday life and and grappled with the most urgen…

On Film / Short Takes
May 8, 2017
Danielle Darrieux's Centennial, Bergman Loves Sex and the City

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Danielle Darrieux's Centennial, Bergman Loves Sex and the City

To celebrate the centennial birthday of iconic French actor Danielle Darrieux, Dan Callahan has written an ode to her breathtaking work in the films of Max Ophuls and Jacques Demy. Of her performance in The Earrings of Madame de . . ., he writes: “…

On Film / Short Takes
May 5, 2017