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Sloane Crosley’s Top 10

Sloane Crosley is the author of the New York Times best-selling essay collections I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, and the novel The Clasp.


May 25, 2018
The Lush Technicolor of Black Narcissus
The Lush Technicolor of Black Narcissus

At the height of their creative powers, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger delivered a feast of color with this captivating convent drama. Scholar Kristin Thompson explores the magic of their visual artistry.

Inside Criterion / On the Channel — May 24, 2018
Tativille in Louisville

Repertory Picks

Tativille in Louisville

Jacques Tati’s iconic character Monsieur Hulot gets lost in an absurd modern cityscape in the elaborately choreographed PlayTime, playing this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky.

On Film / In Theaters
May 24, 2018
Where Are You, Romeo?
Where Are You, Romeo?

About halfway through Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation (2016), Dr. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) finds himself in a patch of woods in the middle of the night, crying. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable moment for a protagonist who is usually all business.…

By Bilge Ebiri

On Film / Essays — May 24, 2018
Dancing Chaplin

Anatomy of a Gag

Dancing Chaplin

In some of his most elaborately choreographed set pieces, the silent-comedy master confronted the chaos of the world with balletic grace and rhythmic precision.

By David Cairns

On Film / Visual Analysis — May 23, 2018
Beyond the Hills: Offscreen Cinema
Beyond the Hills: Offscreen Cinema

Drawing as much from the horror-movie canon as from religious iconography, Cristian Mungiu provoked the ire of the Orthodox Church with this unrelenting account of a real-life exorcism.

By Doru Pop

On Film / Essays — May 21, 2018
Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed
Juliette Binoche on the Art of Being Directed

The veteran actor shares lessons she’s learned from working with some of the world’s greatest filmmakers.

By Hillary Weston

On Film / Interviews — May 21, 2018
2 or 3 Things I Know About Godzilla
2 or 3 Things I Know About Godzilla

A lifelong movie collector remembers the thrill of discovering the granddaddy of all monsters on Super 8.

Dead Man: Earth, Wind, and Fire
Dead Man: Earth, Wind, and Fire

Improvising to Jim Jarmusch’s film in real time, Neil Young created a rich parallel environment that sounds like a force of nature.

By Ben Ratliff

On Film / Essays — May 18, 2018
This Week on the Criterion Channel
Inside Criterion / On the Channel — May 18, 2018
Opposites Attract in Omaha

Repertory Picks

Opposites Attract in Omaha

Two legends of Italian cinema share the screen in Ettore Scola’s 1977 drama A Special Day, screening at Omaha’s Film Streams.

On Film / In Theaters
May 17, 2018
Tavi Gevinson’s Closet Picks
Tavi Gevinson’s Closet Picks

While browsing our collection, the editor, actor, and fashion maven shared some stories of movie love, including one about how Broadcast News played a part in her college applications.

Inside Criterion / Closet Picks — May 15, 2018

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