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Rodarte’s Closet Picks
Rodarte’s Closet Picks

The sisters behind the acclaimed fashion brand share their love for the iconoclastic filmmakers who have inspired them.

Love & Basketball: For Your Heart
Love & Basketball: For Your Heart

Gina Prince-Bythewood’s iconic debut portrays Black love without forcing its heroine to compromise herself and her ambitions.

By Roxane Gay

John Huston, Freudian
John Huston, Freudian

The legendary Hollywood auteur channeled his deep fascination with the father of psychoanalysis in three revelatory but underappreciated films: Let There Be Light, Freud, and Reflections in a Golden Eye.

By Michael Sragow

Throw Down: Down but Not Out
Throw Down: Down but Not Out

Johnnie To pays homage to Akira Kurosawa in this martial arts drama about the virtue of struggle and self-improvement.

By Sean Gilman

Dash Shaw’s Top 10
Dash Shaw’s Top 10

The acclaimed animator behind Cryptozoo shares a selection of his favorite films, including works by Godard, Cronenberg, and Almodóvar.

Mona Lisa: Underground Errand
Mona Lisa: Underground Errand

A staple of 1980s British cinema, Neil Jordan’s crime drama considers the slippery characters that inhabit the London underworld.

By Ryan Gilbey

Caitlin Kuhwald’s Hand-Drawn Portraits Bring Iconic Faces to Life

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Caitlin Kuhwald’s Hand-Drawn Portraits Bring Iconic Faces to Life

The Los Angeles–based artist behind the covers for our editions of Amarcord and The Awful Truth discusses the evolution of her work.

Now Voyageurs: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2021
Now Voyageurs: Il Cinema Ritrovato 2021

In the thirty-fifth edition of the Italian festival dedicated to restored films, an eclectic lineup underscores the transportive physicality of cinema after a long year stuck at home.

By Imogen Sara Smith

On the Novelistic Afterlife of After Life
On the Novelistic Afterlife of After Life

Translated into English for the first time, this afterword to Hirokazu Kore-eda’s novelization of his film explores the director’s attraction to fiction writing and how the art form differs from narrative cinema.

By Hirokazu Kore-eda

Beasts of No Nation: A Different Kind of African War Film
Beasts of No Nation: A Different Kind of African War Film

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s devastating child-soldier movie unflinchingly captures the shock of war without forsaking the complexity of human experience.

By Robert Daniels

Lessons in Liberation: Ephraim Asili on the Films That Shaped Him
Lessons in Liberation: Ephraim Asili on the Films That Shaped Him

The director of The Inheritance discusses a series he has curated for the Criterion Channel, which spotlights radical films that inspire him and disrupt the status quo.

By Beatrice Loayza

The Criterion Channel’s September 2021 Lineup

Channel Calendars

The Criterion Channel’s September 2021 Lineup

Next month, we’re headed to the Big Apple with a century-spanning survey of New York on-screen.

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Caitlin Kuhwald’s Hand-Drawn Portraits Bring Iconic Faces to Life
Inside Criterion  – 13 Sep 2021