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David Lynch's Coffee Is for Humans

David Lynch fans are trying to regain their composure after the life-altering news — well, really more of a tease, but a pretty indisputable tease — that the Criterion Collection will be releasing Lynch’s masterpiece Mulholland Drive on Blu-ray. Until the day the Blu-ray officially drops (and what a beautiful... More »

Peter Cowie on Francois Truffaut

Peter Cowie, the British film scholar, has been doing a series of Flashback articles for the Criterion Collection’s web site in which he recalls the many great filmmakers he has known.  His latest is on Francois Truffaut.  ...

‘The Thin Blue Line,’ ‘The Jinx,’ and Why We Love True Crime Documentaries

When the Criterion Collection scheduled this week’s release of their new DVD and Blu-ray special edition of Errol Morris’ 1988 documentary The Thin Blue Line, they could never have guessed the fortuity of their timing. What was initially a typical Criterion catalog release became a savvy bit of synchronicity thanks to the pop-culture ubiquity of Andrew Jarecki’s … Read More

Fandor Hosts Rotating Criterion Collection Films at Hulu Plus

Fandor, the premiere streaming service for independent, classic and critically-acclaimed films, shorts and documentaries, in a partnership with the Criterion Collection and Hulu Plus, is currently home to a rotation of uniquely curated bundles of Criterion films available to watch instantly via desktop, set top and mobile devices. Show More Summary

From The Thin Blue Line to The Jinx: Errol Morris’s True Crime Prototype

The Thin Blue Line is a prototype for today's true-crime documentaries, but would it still fit in with the modern examples? As Errol Morris's classic arrives in a new Criterion Collection release, Landon Palmer looks at the film in the...Show More Summary

Albert Maysles, Documentary Legend, Dead at 88

A statement on the Criterion Collection's Facebook page today announced that documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles has died at the age of 88. No cause of death was given. There aren't many filmmakers who can accurately be called a legend, but that's exactly what Maysles was, and will remain. Typically working in... More »

Albert Maysles Dead - 'Grey Gardens' Filmmaker Dies at 88

Albert Maysles, the legendary documentary filmmaker, has died at age 88. The news was confirmed by The Criterion Collection, the company that has just released the filmmaker’s movie Grey Gardens back into theaters in honor of its upcoming 40th anniversary. “Our dear friend Albert Maysles passed away last night at the age of 88. We [...]

AT AMAZON, Up to 50% Off Wes Anderson Criterion Collection Titles on Blu-ray. Plus: St. Patrick’…

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Watch: Edgar Wright Stops By Criterion Collection to Pick Favorites

Ah yes, it's time to delve into the cinephile mind of Edgar Wright. What films have influenced him as a filmmaker, which are his favorites? Edgar (follow him on twitter @edgarwright) recently stopped by the Criterion Collection offices in New York and raided their DVD closet, as all respectable filmmakers must do. Show More Summary

Blu-ray Today: Watership Down, Big Hero 6, Sons of Anarchy - It's Family Film Day!

3 months agoHumor : Topless Robot

Watership Down (Criterion Collection) - Watership Down was one of my absolute favorite books when I was younger - an epic adventure with a quest, a team of heroes, a big bad evil villain who doesn...

Kenneth Turan's DVD pick: 'Sword of Doom' and more Japanese cinema

4 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

This is a good moment for fans of Japanese cinema, with the Criterion Collection releasing a beloved samurai film classic and a group of five films from a director little known in this country.

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