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Getting Tongue-in-Cheek About Silent Film History with Juho Kuosmanen
Getting Tongue-in-Cheek About Silent Film History with Juho Kuosmanen

A mythic piece of early Finnish cinema gets reimagined in the short film The Moonshiners, now streaming on the Criterion Channel on FilmStruck.

By Penelope Bartlett

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Smithereens: Breakfast at the Peppermint Lounge
Smithereens: Breakfast at the Peppermint Lounge

A haven for punks and drifters, 1980s downtown New York is captured in all its grit and romance in Susan Seidelman’s Palme d’Or–nominated debut feature.

By Rebecca Bengal

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How Edward James Olmos Brought a New Historical Authenticity to the Western
How Edward James Olmos Brought a New Historical Authenticity to the Western

The star and producer of The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez made a trailblazing intervention in an iconically American genre, creating an indelible portrait of a Latino American hero.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel
What Damien Chazelle Learned from Vérité
What Damien Chazelle Learned from Vérité

The Oscar-winning director talks about drawing inspiration from the intimacy and naturalism of the documentary masterpiece Chronicle of a Summer.

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Working Man Blues in Cleveland

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Working Man Blues in Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art salutes the late Italian master Ermanno Olmi with a screening of Il posto, a touching and wisely funny look at the trials of work.

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Richard Haines Gets Messy with Tom Jones

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Richard Haines Gets Messy with Tom Jones

When we asked the beloved fashion illustrator to work on our cover for Tony Richardson’s Tom Jones, he delivered a playful look that matches the film’s modern sensibility.

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The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez: A Cinematic Corrido
The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez: A Cinematic Corrido

Reimagining the story of a Mexican American folk hero, this revisionist western ushered in a new era in both Chicano and independent filmmaking.

By Charles Ramírez Berg

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When Actors Do Double Duty
When Actors Do Double Duty

From Jeremy Irons in Dead Ringers to Kazuo Hasegawa in An Actor’s Revenge, performers who multitask as several characters in a single film tap into the essential uncanniness of cinema itself.

By Shonni Enelow

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This Week on the Criterion Channel
Moscow on the Hudson

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Moscow on the Hudson

World War II tears a young couple apart in the Palme d’Or–winning drama The Cranes Are Flying, playing on Sunday at Bard College.

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Paradise Found: Il Cinema Ritrovato
Paradise Found: Il Cinema Ritrovato

An annual destination for cinephiles from around the world, this film festival in Bologna is a magical place to discover the richness of cinema’s past.

By Imogen Sara Smith

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Keeping Score

From melodic theme music to boundary-pushing soundscapes, the wide-ranging art of film scoring takes the spotlight in this selection of articles and videos.