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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Nov 172018
 
Criterion February Releases

In February, Charles Burnett will join the Criterion Collection with To Sleep with Anger, his 1990 masterpiece starring a magnetic Danny Glover, appearing on Blu-ray for the first time in a new 4K restoration. Luchino Visconti’s Death in Venice, the Italian master’s lush adaptation of Thomas Mann’s novella starring Dirk Bogarde in a devastating performance, will also make its … More

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Nov 162018
 

New, Independent Criterion Channel to Launch Spring 2019   Click here to become a Criterion Channel Charter Subscriber. We are incredibly touched and encouraged by the flood of support we’ve been receiving since the announcement that FilmStruck will be shutting down on November 29, 2018. Our thanks go out to everyone who signed petitions, wrote letters and … More

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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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Oct 262018
 
AT&T, WarnerMedia Say Goodbye to FilmStruck

The dystopian future just got a lot closer today — the future as predicted in SF classics as disparate as “Blade Runner,” “Alien,” “RoboCop” and the “Terminator” films, and as predicted by such media gurus as Herbert Schiller (“Culture, Inc.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Expression”) and Ben H. Bagdikian (“The New Media Monopoly”), in … 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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