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Bowling for Columbine: By Any Means Necessary
Bowling for Columbine: By Any Means Necessary

A galvanizing mix of polemic and entertainment, Michael Moore’s look at the American gun obsession is as chillingly relevant today as when it was released.

By Eric Hynes

On Film / Essays — Jun 19, 2018
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence
A Sound for Love and Loss: Bo Harwood on A Woman Under the Influence

With just piano and guitar, longtime Cassavetes collaborator Bo Harwood created a score that highlights the melancholy in the director’s acclaimed domestic drama.

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 18, 2018
Mistress of Ceremonies
Mistress of Ceremonies

Marlene Dietrich’s sexually authoritative, coolly insolent persona was the product of meticulous screen craft.

By Imogen Sara Smith

On Film / Essays — Jun 18, 2018
This Week on the Criterion Channel
Inside Criterion / On the Channel — Jun 15, 2018
Bringing the Grit to Philippine Cinema
Bringing the Grit to Philippine Cinema

For Philippine master Lino Brocka, casting a mix of nonprofessional and professional actors was key to achieving his brand of unvarnished naturalism.

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jun 15, 2018
Forbidden Love in Champaign

Repertory Picks

Forbidden Love in Champaign

Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows screens on Monday as part of a series celebrating some of cinema’s most fiercely independent female characters.

On Film / In Theaters
Jun 14, 2018
Mightier Than the Sword: Shinobu Hashimoto at 100
Mightier Than the Sword: Shinobu Hashimoto at 100

Can screenwriters change the course of film history? The work of key Kurosawa collaborator Shinobu Hashimoto proves they can.

By Stephen Prince

On Film / Features — Jun 13, 2018
Ari Aster’s Top 10

The director of Hereditary writes on the filmmakers he turns to get excited about making movies.


Jun 13, 2018
Manila in the Claws of Light: A Proletarian Inferno
Manila in the Claws of Light: A Proletarian Inferno

Gritty realism meets Hollywood-inspired melodrama in this portrait of urban poverty, seen through the eyes of star-crossed lovers.

By José B. Capino

On Film / Essays — Jun 12, 2018
A Different Kind of Logic: Rodarte on 3 Women
A Different Kind of Logic: Rodarte on 3 Women

The designers behind the celebrated fashion brand Rodarte talk about one of Robert Altman’s strangest films.

On Film / Visual Analysis — Jun 11, 2018
Corridor of Mirrors: The Eternal Return

Deep Dives

Corridor of Mirrors: The Eternal Return

Building on a rich lineage of gothic fairy tales and noirish melodramas, this lavishly stylized curio has an ominous beauty all its own.

By Imogen Sara Smith

On Film / Features — Jun 11, 2018
This Week on the Criterion Channel
Inside Criterion / On the Channel — Jun 8, 2018

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