With five feature films under their belt, including the indie hits Daddy Longlegs, Heaven Knows What, and the heart-stopping new crime thriller Good Time, New York–based directors Josh and Benny Safdie have won acclaim for their distinctively anarchic, emotionally charged style, one that bears the influence of their eclectic love of film history. Last month, the brothers stopped by the Criterion office for a trip inside our closet and shared some of the titles that have meant the most to them, including Mike Leigh’s Meantime, Ermanno Olmi’s Il posto, and Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped.
Tavi Gevinson’s Closet Picks
While browsing our collection, the editor, actor, and fashion maven shared some stories of movie love, including one about how Broadcast News played a part in her college applications.
Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman’s Closet Picks
Longtime friends and collaborators Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman stopped by the office to contribute to our new edition of Baal—and have some fun in the closet.
Lee Unkrich’s Closet Picks
During his visit to our closet, the Oscar-winning director of Toy Story 3 chatted with us about his nerve-wracking first encounter with Jane Campion and the lessons he learned about editing from All That Jazz.
Flying Lotus’s Closet Picks
The envelope-pushing musician, producer, and filmmaker grabs Brazil, Rushmore, and Jellyfish Eyes (but takes a pass on Salò).
Agnès Varda’s Closet Picks
The French cinema icon brought her trademark warmth and charm to the closet, lavishing love on favorites such as Jane Campion’s Sweetie and An Angel at My Table, Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry, and Jean-Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders.