In this series of articles, some of our favorite writers and filmmakers highlight key moments in cinema that continue to haunt them long after the credits roll.
John Sayles’s Closet Picks
During the production of our release of Matewan, the first Sayles film in the collection, the director paid us a visit and talked about some of his formative moviegoing experiences.
The Dream Factory at Its Dreamiest
Now featured on the Criterion Channel, MGM’s greatest musicals are filled to the brim with some of the most indelible moments of movie magic ever committed to celluloid.
The Art of Withholding and Revealing in An Angel at My Table
Professor Kristin Thompson explores how director Jane Campion uses a strategy of concealment and carefully orchestrated reveals to create curiosity, tension, and surprise.
The Man Behind the Gore
In the latest episode of Meet the Filmmakers, now playing on the Criterion Channel, director Sean Baker captures exploitation maestro Herschell Gordon Lewis reflecting on his twisted legacy.