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
This week, the Criterion Collection releases … Read More
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...
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.