The joy of new love collides with the anxieties of everyday life in Paul Thomas Anderson’s off-kilter foray into romantic comedy. Read more »
Leon Russell and Harrod Blank In the early 1970s, singer-songwriter Leon Russell invited independent documentary filmmaker Les Blank to capture footage of him on tour and at his studio in Oklahoma. Blank went on to create the beautiful, . . . Read more »
Akira Kurosawa lays bare his deepest fears in this visually astonishing interpretation of folklore, myth, and the director’s own dreams and memories. Read more »
Last week, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Raoul Coutard. Our technical director, Lee Kline, shared some memories of working with the great cinematographer.
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Last winter, we released our edition of Howard Brookner’s 1983 documentary Burroughs: The Movie, a candid look at the everyday life of visionary Beat writer William S. Burroughs. The release marked the culmination of a long quest to resurrect . . . Read more »
Few films have combined the effervescence of classic Hollywood with the anxious rhythms of modern life as boldly as Punch-Drunk Love, Paul Thomas Anderson’s manic portrait of a novelty-toilet-plunger salesman whose world is unsettled by a new . . . Read more »
David and Nathan Zellner’s Black Something I’ve always been a fan of short films playing before features, and as one of the programmers for the Criterion Channel, I was excited to make this format a regular offering on the streaming service. I’ . . . Read more »
This adaptation of one of the most influential series in manga history is a delirious mix of breathtaking swordplay and pop vulgarity.
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Chanbara fans have a lot to look forward to next Tuesday, when we welcome the six-part film adaptation of Kazuo Koike’s best-selling 1970 manga epic Lone Wolf and Cub into the collection. Released between 1972 and 1974, these blood-spattered . . . Read more »
In 1997, Tim and Karrie League opened the first Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, introducing an eclectic slate of programming, live events, and in-theater dining to the city’s flourishing film scene. Since then, the company has expanded into . . . Read more »
Westerns cover a lot of territory. Dramatizing the most romantic of American myths, they also give form to the darkest inversions of those myths. The genre that celebrated rugged pioneer values and civilization’s conquest of the wilderness . . . Read more »
The tropes of light comedy give way to a Kafkaesque nightmare in this incendiary critique of moral rot in Franco-era Spain. Read more »