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Richard Haines Gets Messy with Tom Jones

Studio Visits

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

Repertory Picks

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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Claire Denis’s Closet Picks
Claire Denis’s Closet Picks

The great French director talks about her formative experiences with the work of Carl Theodor Dreyer and gets wistful about Ingmar Bergman’s Summer with Monika.

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The Sprightly Civil Servant: Norman McLaren at the National Film Board of Canada
The Sprightly Civil Servant: Norman McLaren at the National Film Board of Canada

Can creative genius flourish on the federal dime? Animator Norman McLaren’s remarkably innovative, government-funded films suggest it can.

By Michael Sicinski

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Mira Nair’s Guide to the Collection
Mira Nair’s Guide to the Collection

The writer-director of Monsoon Wedding and Salaam Bombay! takes us through an eclectic mix of favorite films, including works by Jane Campion, Lars von Trier, and Satyajit Ray.

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This Week on the Criterion Channel
A Newly Restored Bergman Obscurity in Vancouver

Repertory Picks

A Newly Restored Bergman Obscurity in Vancouver

The Swedish master finds desire and despair in the fashion world in a key transitional film from 1955.

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An Intense Curiosity: Chloé Zhao on The New World

Under the Influence

An Intense Curiosity: Chloé Zhao on The New World

The award-winning director of The Rider explores the deep respect for nature and subjective human experience in Terrence Malick’s masterful vision of early seventeenth-century America.

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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.