Every month, we ask a friend—a filmmaker, a programmer, a writer, an actor, an artist—to select their ten favorite movies available from the Criterion Collection and jot down their thoughts about them. The entries (from people like Jane Campion, Jonathan Lethem, and Sonic Youth) are often surprising, and always entertaining.
Robert Bresson, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Akira Kurosawa, Jeanne Moreau, Ennio Morricone, François Truffaut: there's no shortage of cinema superstars in the Criterion Collection. Take a closer look at some of the great artists who make possible the classic films in our catalog.
Ever wonder just what is meant by "poetic realism," "New German Cinema," or "neorealism"? Or how many cult movies, documentaries, or Oscar winners you can find in the Criterion Collection? Dig into our extensive catalog of titles by category or genre to find out a little bit more about these essential film movements and categories.