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El Sur: A Complete Incomplete Film
El Sur: A Complete Incomplete Film

At a time when Spain was trying to leave its past behind, master filmmaker Víctor Erice transported viewers back to the post–Civil War era, examining its traumas through the eyes of a child.

By Elvira Lindo

On Film / Essays — Jun 21, 2018
The Dark Side of Peter Lorre in Madison

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The Dark Side of Peter Lorre in Madison

As part of a series celebrating the work of actor Peter Lorre, the University of Wisconsin–Madison is presenting a screening of Fritz Lang‘s masterpiece M.

On Film / In Theaters
Jun 21, 2018
A Born Editor: Remembering Françoise Bonnot (1939–2018)
A Born Editor: Remembering Françoise Bonnot (1939–2018)

The great French editor talks about growing up in the cutting room and how she became one of Costa-Gavras’s most trusted collaborators.

On Film / Short Takes
Jun 20, 2018
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
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
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
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

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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

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