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This 'Eyes Of Hitchcock' Supercut Will Haunt Your Dreams For Days

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts

Eyes of Hitchcock from Criterion Collection on Vimeo. If you're craving all the expertly crafted suspense of an Alfred Hitchcock film but don't ha...

18 Documentaries You Need To Watch On Hulu Right Now

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.18.2014 | Arts

Buried beneath the NBC sitcoms and comedy specials that litter Hulu's homepage lies a wealth of art films and documentaries just calling out for the c...

The Ultimate Southern California Movie: Criterion Restores It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World to Its Full Glory

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

Most SoCal residents are sedate, middle-class people with just a hint of craziness to them -- that quiet spark that drove them long ago to pack up and leave the East Coast/Midwest/Deep South to pursue their pot of gold right here in the Golden State. And this brings us to It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.

Putting Computers in Their Place: Computer Chess and The Nerd Origins of Today's Technopoly

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

You probably haven't heard of Computer Chess. After all, it has no stars in it. What Computer Chess has going for it, though, is that it tells the unvarnished, gawky truth about the early days of this public menace we've come to know as the 'computer.'

DVDs: The Rise and Rise of Indian Director Satyajit Ray

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ray is a giant of cinema, acclaimed throughout the world even 21 years after his death but his movies simply haven't been seen much and rarely in the great prints they deserve.

Classic Movie Posters Turned Into Vines

Posted 07.12.2013 | Arts

Filmmaker Zachary Goldberg recently created a very contemporary homage to the cinematic wonder of The Criterion Collection. Via Vine, he's crafted...

Lena Dunham Reveals Which Gay Movie Inspired The Sex Scenes On 'Girls'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.26.2013 | Gay Voices

If you've moved to Brooklyn aspiring to be the next Lena Dunham, then you better load up that Netflix queue. The creator of HBO's "Girls" has reve...

DVDs: Great Blimp, Badlands, Buster Keaton & More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Let's catch up with some reissues of classic -- and not so classic -- movies, with a few documentaries tossed in at the end for good measure.

Many Dreams: Or Persistence

Norman MacAfee | Posted 01.20.2013 | Arts
Norman MacAfee

To celebrate both the reelection of President Obama and the release of restored versions of the great filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini's Trilogy of Life, I offer a poem, "Many Dreams: Or Persistence."

DVDs: Indiana Jones, The Avengers, American Horror Story and More

Michael Giltz | Posted 12.06.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

The Indiana Jones quartet on BluRay for the first time. Raiders looks better than it has, but is it possible this film needs a full restoration? I couldn't help thinking it should look even better throughout.

Critics Remember Experimental Filmmaker Chris Marker

Posted 08.01.2012 | Arts

As many of you know by now, Chris Marker, the experimental filmmaker known for the groundbreaking sci-fi film, "La Jetee," passed away on his 91st bir...

The Ten Greatest From Great Britain

John Farr | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

After screening Criterion's new DVD set, "David Lean Directs Noel Coward," I resolved to compile my own top ten, "desert island" list of British films across the decades.

The Sound Of Joan Of Arc

Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts

In a rare and masterful combination of old avant-garde film and contemporary classical music, "Voices of Light" will provide a new, sensual experience...

It Takes Three: Design for Living

Kim Morgan | Posted 02.07.2012 | Entertainment
Kim Morgan

A "gentleman's agree­ment" is not so easy -- not when it comes to Miriam Hopkins, Gary Cooper and Fredric March. Criterion has released the g...

10 Classic Movies That Turn Up the Heat for Summer

John Farr | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

I googled "best summer-themed movies" but I think what I got was "any summer-themed movie."For those who want a little extra quality in their summer fare, here comes a varied but more rewarding list.

A Friend Reflects: Seymour Cassel on the Father of Independent Film, John Cassavetes

John Farr | Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

In the artistically vibrant NYC of the 50s, Cassel was an acting student with the famed Stella Adler when he encountered Cassavetes, just six years his senior, a man who'd go on to redefine what independent film could achieve and be.

Broadcast News: Love, Truth and Television

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2011-01-18-BroadcastNews_image_01.jpgA legendary film captured the battle over the soul of news and the women and men who delivered it.

Just Maybe -- the Best Comedy Film Director Ever

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Even though Entertainment Weekly named him the 16th-best film director of all time, if I mention the name Ernst Lubitsch to my own middle-aged contemporaries, I usually get a hazy look.

On the Culture Front: Notable Criterion DVD Releases

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kompanek

Criterion remains the go-to place for serious film collectors. They consistently turn out definitive special editions of new and older films alike.

Heartthrob: Alain Delon Turns 75

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For those younger readers unfamiliar with him, how best to summarize this actor? Well, let's put it this way: in terms of authentic heartthrobs, before there was Johnny Depp, there was Alain Delon.

The House of Waris Tea Room, Part Deux

Melissa Berkelhammer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Berkelhammer

I made a return to the House that Waris (temporarily) built under the Highline on Sunday evening for his closing event with Wes Anderson.

Never Again: Ten Great Holocaust Films You May Have Missed

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We should all periodically revisit the best books and films on the Holocaust, however unpleasant, to keep our own awareness, watchfulness, and revulsion very much alive. There is no shortage of worthy choices.

They Sure Don't Make 'Em Like They Used to: A Tribute to Deborah Kerr

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The late Deborah Kerr was the kind of star and personality we rarely see anymore: a lady first and foremost, who, even playing women of dubious virtue, projected an innate sense of class, dignity, even nobility.

Beyond "The Poseidon Adventure" : A Tribute To Ronald Neame

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

We are so collectively mired in the hyper-superficial, materialistic, flashy "moment of now" that we haven't paused to acknowledge a man who helped bring some of the finest British films ever made to the screen.

When the French Spiced Up Film: Rohmer, Truffaut, Godard and Cahiers Du Cinema

John Farr | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Whether or not you personally love their work, it is difficult to dismiss the impact of the French New Wave. To reinforce this strongly held position, here is a pungent mix of Truffaut, Godard and Rohmer.