Gordon Warnecke & Daniel Day-Lewis | Photo: Courtesy of The Criterion Collection. In the 1980s, it was very difficult to get films about minorities made, especially in Britain, and there were very few films with boys kissing. Homosexuality was rarely portrayed on screen in a loving and optimistic way. Show More Summary
Where did "My Beautiful Laundrette" come from? Thirty years after it was made, and a few weeks after it was released on Blu-ray by The Criterion Collection, the film seems as miraculous as it did in 1985. On one level, that question's easy to answer: it's a collaboration between director Stephen Frears and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi. Show More Summary
One of the quintessential entries in modern queer cinema, My Beautiful Laundrette — with Daniel Day Lewis playing gay to boot! — gets a juicy new Criterion Collection release this week, heading up a lean but solid line-up. Now for the details… My Beautiful Laundrette ($35.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD; Criterion Collection) British director Stephen […]
Two David’s are getting some serious accolade and love this October! David Cronenberg and David Lynch will each see one of their films get a Criterion Collection edition, giving these titles a great deal of respect. For David Cronenberg, we’ll be seeing the release of his 1979 film The Brood, which comes out October 13th […]
Capcom sees this as the Criterion Collection of video games, and honestly, they’re right.
Fans of physical media are no doubt well aware of what the Criterion Collection has to offer. However, if you’re a horror fan looking from the outside in, you may not realize that Criterion has plenty to offer you. On the surface Criterion appears to handle art-house cinema only. In a way that’s true, but […]
The Fisher King (The Criterion Collection) - Terry Gilliam gained popular acclaim with his dark hybrids of fantasy and satire, but he had to do a movie explicitly clarifying the fantasy elements a...
The first six Mega Man games are coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year as part of a larger effort to preserve gaming's history. Mega Man Legacy Collection is from the team at Digital Eclipse, whose focus is as much on game preservation as it is on creating fresh content that works with today's hardware. Show More Summary
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, 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. ...
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, 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
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
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, 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 [...]
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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