• Flying Lotus has been busy. The envelope-pushing musician and producer made his first splash as a filmmaker in 2017, premiering his collagelike and wildly surreal horror comedy Kuso at Sundance before releasing it into theaters over the summer. Coming off a nationwide tour last fall, and gearing up for a slew of South American festival dates in the spring, he has also been hard at work on his sixth studio album. During a recent trip to New York, FlyLo found a moment to stop by the Criterion offices for a visit to our film closet. Watch him single out some of his favorites (including Terry Gilliam’s Brazil and David Cronenberg’s Naked Lunch) as well as a handful of titles he’s been dying to see (Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and Takashi Murakami’s Jellyfish Eyes among them).

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  • By Bradley S Caviness
    January 18, 2018
    11:31 PM

    One day, I hope to important enough to rate a visit to raid the closet.
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  • By Phasmos
    January 31, 2018
    04:07 PM

    Yeah, me too! Maybe when the Criterion collector's edition of "Mortal Remains" is in the offing. (I can dream, dammit!)
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  • By Spencergo
    January 31, 2018
    08:35 PM

    It is about time Criterion added Ken Russell to the closet I just can’t figure out what they have against this director BFI and the BBC recognize him but somehow his work has evaded Criterion. I have been asking for an unedited release of “The Devils” for decades now. Maybe cut a deal with BFI and release their version in BR. Russell is surely as significant as Wes Anderson I’m not comparing or rating their work just laying out the facts. Russell is missing from the Criterion closet!
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  • By Spencergo
    January 31, 2018
    08:39 PM

    Oh well just been corrected. Riterion has awoken “Women in Love” will be released in March...finally Ken Russell has been recognized!c
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