Best-known in the West for works like The Music Room and the Apu Trilogy, here are some lesser-discussed Ray movies.
Stream Westerns That Center Black Cowboys
Some highlights from the Criterion Channel’s new series Black Westerns.
Stream Afrofuturist Gems, Including John Akomfrah’s The Last Angel of History
Here are some important titles you should seek out in the Criterion Channel’s Afrofuturism series.
Weird Animations About Infidelity, Warfare, and Quitting Smoking
Here are some highlights from the sizable collection of Bill Plympton cartoons on the Criterion Channel.
The Best of Bite-Sized Films on the Criterion Channel
From a stop-motion musical to a documentary about a man befriending a hyena pack, here are some short films you should check out.
Glimpse Heaven and Other Afterlives With Films About Life After Death
Here are some entertaining movies about the afterlife to watch.
Using Strange Humor to Grapple With Loss
Jan Oxenberg grapples with the loss of her grandmother in Thank You and Good Night, a film that’s fallen into obscurity since 1991 but is now available to stream.
Lucrecia Martel’s Feminine Monsters
Three of the Argentine director’s films are now on the Criterion Channel, and they demonstrate how she complicates ideas of female agency and power.
The Unwavering Beauty of In the Mood for Love
Twenty years later, Wong Kar-wai’s celebrated film remains a master work of affect, though the eeriness of certain scenes sit more heavily given current events in Hong Kong.
From Marlon Riggs to Christo and Jeanne-Claude, What Films to Stream This September
How to see works by pioneers of queer cinema, multiple restorations of ’90s gems, and standouts of New Taiwanese Cinema.
From Soviet-Era War Films to Indie Gems from China, Our Latest Streaming Recommendations
Other highlights include a queer crime film from the directors The Matrix, a masterpiece of found footage from the Silent Era, and more.
Quintessential Movies About California, From Its Paradises to Its Paradoxes
This week, we have a roundup of great movies made in, set in, and/or otherwise about California, the home of the American film industry.