"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jun 262017
Criterion Channel Announces July Programming

JULY PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Brad Bird, Yasujiro Ozu's Tokyo Story, and Andrew Haigh's Weekend! Saturday, July 1 Changing Faces What does a face tell us even when it's disguised or disfigured? And what does it conceal? Guest curator Imogen Sara Smith, a critic and author of the book … More

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Jun 182017
The Criterion Collection September 2017

In September, Murray Lerner's Festival will join the Criterion Collection in time for its 40th anniversary. The era-defining documentary caught the crest of a musical movement at the Newport Folk Festival from 1963 to 1966 and includes performances by giants like Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Johnny Cash, and the Staples Singers; the Criterion release's special … More

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Jun 072017
Roku Gets FilmStruck

FilmStruck Now Available on Roku Platform FilmStruck, the largest streaming library of contemporary and classic arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films and the exclusive streaming home to the Criterion Collection, is now available on Roku® devices. FilmStruck's impressive library features a deep roster of constantly refreshed films from major Hollywood studios and celebrated indie studios … More

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Jun 012017
Criterion Channel Announces June Programming

       JUNE PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Jhumpa Lahiri, Summer Hours, Dressed to Kill and La cérémonie Thursday, June 1 Dressed to Kill*: Criterion Collection Edition #770 A symphony of breathless set pieces and lurid motifs, Brian De Palma's virtuoso thriller is a highlight of the controversial director's … More

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May 182017
The Criterion Collection August 2017

In August, Criterion will take you into uncharted waters with the Hollywood master Michael Curtiz's unsung classic The Breaking Point – a white-knuckle Hemingway adaptation starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal – on Blu-ray for the first time. The films of Sacha Guitry have long been celebrated in France, including the late-career black comedy La … More

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Apr 262017
The Criterion Collection July 2017

This July, Criterion will travel to the Zone with Andrei Tarkovsky's hypnotic, philosophical sci-fi masterpiece "Stalker" — making its U.S. Blu-ray debut in a new 2K restoration, with special features that explore this endlessly mysterious film's production and significance, including interviews with the crew as well as a new conversation with author Geoff Dyer. Albert … More

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Apr 262017
Criterion Channel Announces May Programming

       MAY PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Adventures in Moviegoing with Guillermo del Toro, Blow Out, Zatoichi and timeless classics (that were booed at Cannes)! Tuesday, May 2 Tuesday's Short + Feature: The Sea Horse* and L'Atalante Taking to the water, this week's Short + Feature offers two very different … More

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Mar 272017
Criterion Channel Unveils April Programming

       APRIL PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes special features, Adventures in Moviegoing with Michael Cera, The Trip to Italy, Tatsuya Nakadai on his films, and Split Screen! Monday, April 3 The Chaos of Cool: A Tribute to Seijun Suzuki In February, cinema lost an icon of excess, Seijun Suzuki, the … More

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Mar 152017
The Criterion Collection June 2017

This June, Criterion will bring three of the most beloved classics of French cinema to Blu-ray for the first time with a newly restored edition of Marcel Pagnol's Marseille Trilogy, a sweeping saga set in the author's native Provence that tracks the lives and loves of its characters over the course of a generation. A … More

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Feb 152017
The Criterion Collection May 2017

This May, Criterion will present a special edition of Orson Welles's Othello, featuring two different versions of this visually astonishing Shakespeare adaptation as well as a host of special features chronicling its tumultuous production. Our second World Cinema Project collector's set will feature restorations of hard-to-see classics from the Philippines (Insiang), Thailand (Mysterious Object at Noon), Soviet Kazakhstan (Revenge), Brazil (Limite), Turkey (Law … More

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