"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Oct 302018
Criterion January Releases

In January, Elaine May will join the Criterion Collection with Mikey and Nicky, an unsung masterpiece of 1970s cinema, starring John Cassavetes and Peter Falk as small-time gangsters in a barbed study of friendship and betrayal. Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant enact an anguished romance in Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy thriller Notorious, appearing in a … More

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Sep 262018
The Criterion Channel October Programming

       OCTOBER PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stopped Worrying and Love the Bomb, Barry Jenkins’s short My Josephine, and 100 Years of Olympic Glory.   Monday, October 1 Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb*: Edition … More

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Sep 172018
Criterion December Releases

This December, Euzhan Palcy will join the Criterion Collection with A Dry White Season, a courageous chronicle of injustice and resistance in apartheid South Africa that made history as the first Hollywood studio film directed by a black woman. Barbara Stanwyck leads the charge in Samuel Fuller’s unconventional western Forty Guns, a thrilling exemplar of the director’s no-holds-barred approach … More

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Sep 032018
The Criterion Channel September Programming

SEPTEMBER PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Olivier Assayas’s Clouds of Sils Maria,  Adventures in Moviegoing with Paul Feig, and Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man!   Saturday, September 1 Cul-de-sac*: Edition #577 This slyly absurd tale of paranoia stars Donald Pleasence and Françoise Dorléac as a withdrawn couple whose isolated house is invaded by a rude, … More

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Aug 152018
Criterion November Releases

This November, the Criterion Collection will present Orson Welles’s elegiac second feature, The Magnificent Ambersons, in its first-ever Blu-ray release, an edition packed with supplemental features. Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, and Tony Curtis star in Billy Wilder’s gender-bending Some Like It Hot, a pinnacle of Hollywood comedy, appearing in a new 4K restoration. David Byrne … More

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Jul 262018
The Criterion Channel August Programming

    AUGUST PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie,  Adventures in Moviegoing with Barry Jenkins on The World, the Flesh and the Devil, and Sofia Coppola’s Lick the Star!   Wednesday, August 1 Tootsie: Edition #738* In Tootsie, Michael Dorsey lands the role of a lifetime-as did the actor playing him, Dustin Hoffman. … More

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Jul 212018
Criterion October Releases

This October, the beloved fairy-tale classic The Princess Bride will join the Criterion Collection in a clothbound storybook Blu-ray edition packed with special features — as you wish! Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s long-unavailable television series Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, a working-class soap opera suffused with affection and solidarity, will appear in a new 2K restoration. Warren Beatty stars … More

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Jun 302018
Criterion September Releases

Coming this September, Olivier Assayas’s long-unavailable coming-of-age masterpiece Cold Water, recently released theatrically for the first time in the U.S., will join the Criterion Collection in a new 4K restoration supervised by the director. Andrei Tarkovsky’s monumental epic Andrei Rublev will make its Blu-ray debut in an edition that includes both the director’s preferred 185-minute cut and the extended … More

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Jun 282018
Criterion August Releases

This August, The Tree of Life, visionary filmmaker Terrence Malick’s magnum opus starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain, will join the Criterion Collection in an edition featuring a new cut that includes nearly fifty minutes of additional footage. And fifty years after its initial release put Cuban cinema on the map, Memories of Underdevelopment, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea’s long-unavailable masterpiece … More

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Jun 272018
The Criterion Channel July Programming

JULY PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver,  Cristian Mungiu’s Beyond the Hills, and a series of Ingmar Bergman-inspired Double Features! Sunday, July 1 From the Archives: Taxi Driver* Scripted by Paul Schrader and directed by Martin Scorsese, Taxi Driver is a powerful study of a dangerously fractured psyche, as well as a vividly grimy portrait … More

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