"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
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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May 282018
June Programming on The Criterion Channel

JUNE PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Frank Capra’s It Happened One Night,  the Complete Monterey Pop Festival, and Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope! Friday, June 1 It Happened One Night*: Edition #736 Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight from Frank Capra, about a spoiled runaway socialite (Claudette … More

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May 072018
May Programming on the Criterion Channel

       MAY PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Richard Linklater’s Slacker,  the cinema of Kelly Reichardt, and nine films from Cannes ’68! Tuesday, May 1 From the Archives: High Noon* Gary Cooper stars in this real-time western as a sheriff looking forward to retirement and marriage whose plans are upended by the news … More

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Apr 222018
Criterion July Releases

This July, the Criterion Collection will pay tribute to one of cinema’s most legendary collaborations with Dietrich and von Sternberg in Hollywood, a lavish box set featuring six newly restored classics starring the alluring Marlene Dietrich and directed by the visually extravagant Josef von Sternberg: Morocco, Dishonored,  Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlet Empress, and The Devil Is a Woman. Steven … More

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Apr 022018
April Programming on the Criterion Channel

       APRIL PROGRAMMING ON THE CRITERION CHANNEL ON FILMSTRUCK! Includes Nicholas Ray’s In A Lonely Place,  Adventures in Moviegoing with Adam Gopnik, and five color films by Ozu! Sunday, April 1 Adventures in Moviegoing with Megan Abbott: In a Lonely Place* Cinema has been an important part of Megan Abbott’s life since her days … More

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Mar 172018
Criterion Collection June 2018 Releases

This June, John Waters’ outrageous Female Trouble, starring the criminally beautiful Divine, will join the Criterion Collection decked out in cha-cha heels, doused in liquid eyeliner, and restored in 4K. Also appearing in a new 4K restoration is Lino Brocka’s searing urban melodrama Manila in the Claws of Light, widely recognized as one of the greatest films in Filipino cinema. … More

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