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10 Things I Learned: Melvin Van Peebles: Essential Films

The consulting producer of our box-set tribute to one of American cinema’s most uncompromising artists shares some facts she learned about the filmmaker’s eclectic career and global perspective.

By Racquel J. Gates

Revolutionary Artist: Emory Douglas on the Black Panthers and Melvin Van Peebles

The illustrator behind the cover image of our box set Melvin Van Peebles: Essential Films speaks with the edition’s designer about his history-making, boldly political aesthetic.

By Julian Alexander

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The Criterion Channel’s October 2021 Lineup

Celebrate the spooky month with our collection dedicated to cinema’s most legendary monsters and a series of chilling home-invasion thrillers.

Rodarte’s Closet Picks

The sisters behind the acclaimed fashion brand share their love for the iconoclastic filmmakers who have inspired them.

Dash Shaw’s Top 10

The acclaimed animator behind Cryptozoo shares a selection of his favorite films, including works by Godard, Cronenberg, and Almodóvar.

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Caitlin Kuhwald’s Hand-Drawn Portraits Bring Iconic Faces to Life

The Los Angeles–based artist behind the covers for our editions of Amarcord and The Awful Truth discusses the evolution of her work.

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The Criterion Channel’s September 2021 Lineup

Next month, we’re headed to the Big Apple with a century-spanning survey of New York on-screen.

Citizen Kane to Lead Criterion’s First 4K Slate

We’re thrilled to announce the first of our 4K Ultra HD releases.

Edson Oda’s Top 10

The Sundance-award-winning director of Nine Days shares a selection of favorite films that range from lyrical masterpieces like Wings of Desire to rule-breaking mind-benders like Being John Malkovich.

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The Criterion Channel’s August 2021 Lineup

This month on the Channel, dive into the films of John Huston, Jean Harlow, Josephine Baker, and other cinematic icons.

Joanna Hogg’s Closet Picks

The acclaimed director of The Souvenir gushes over her favorite musicals and stocks up on films by Federico Fellini.

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The Criterion Channel’s July 2021 Lineup

Next month brings a twenty-seven-film spotlight on the neonoir thrillers of the post-studio-system era, a survey of art-house animation from around the world, and more.

10 Things I Learned: Visions of Eight

The producer of our edition of this ambitious omnibus film about the 1972 Munich Olympic Games details how its dynamic group of international directors came to be involved with the project.

By Matthew Horovitz

Dustin O’Halloran’s Top 10

On the heels of the release of his latest album, Silfur, the Emmy-winning composer and pianist shares a selection of his favorite films and some thoughts on the power of a good musical score.

Artist Victo Ngai Captures the Lush, Enigmatic Layers of Flowers of Shanghai

For the cover image of our edition of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s opulent masterpiece, the award-winning illustrator combined traditional Chinese figure-drawing styles with a distinctly modern approach to color and composition.

By Eric Skillman

Nathan Lane’s Closet Picks

The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor stopped by our offices to regale us with stories and stock up on some of his favorite Hollywood classics.

Restoring Merrily We Go to Hell, One Warp at a Time

A member of Criterion’s team of digital-restoration artists details how he tackled the biggest challenge he faced while working on Dorothy Arzner’s 1932 film.

By Eric Luszcz

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The Criterion Channel’s June 2021 Lineup

Next month, we celebrate Pride Month with a host of extraordinary queer-themed films, including underground classics, documentaries, and the latest installment of our ongoing series Queersighted.

10 Things I Learned: Nightmare Alley

The producer of our edition of Edmund Goulding’s shocking noir dives into the history of its making and its reputation as a “cursed” film.

By Jason Altman

Rachel Kushner’s Top 10

The author of The Mars Room and The Flamethrowers shares a selection of her favorite films, including masterworks by Altman, Sembène, and Pasolini.

Isabel Sandoval’s Closet Picks

The multitalented auteur selects a few all-time favorites that reflect her bold cinematic style, as well as a number of movies she’s excited to see for the first time.

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The Criterion Channel’s May 2021 Lineup

In this packed month of programming, we celebrate the work of Gena Rowlands, Satyajit Ray, Dalton Trumbo, Mitchell Leisen, and other luminaries.

10 Things I Learned: Memories of Murder

The producer of our edition of this unnerving procedural shares details about director Bong Joon Ho’s approach to visual style, his commitment to verisimilitude, and the lengths to which actor Kim Sang Kyung went in order to portray his character.

By Curtis Tsui

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The Criterion Channel’s April 2021 Lineup

Next month, we’re upping the ante with a collection of some of the greatest films ever made about the pulse-racing highs and gutter-dwelling lows of gambling.