Leigh’s films are class-conscious, prickly, strange, satirical, and often very funny.
Todd Haynes Discusses New Velvet Underground Doc
The director sat with Hyperallergic for a conversation about the making of his new film The Velvet Underground.
Enjoy Every Single Agnès Varda Movie, Courtesy of a New Box Set
The Criterion Collection’s Complete Films of Agnès Varda is a tribute to the multifaceted career of the revered French director.
Jennie Livingston on Paris Is Burning 30 Years Later
As her landmark documentary on the ’80s ballroom scene enters the Criterion Collection, Hyperallergic talks to the director about the film’s influence and what she could have done differently.
Godzilla, the Most Enduring Monster of Them All, In 15 of its Most Glorious Forms
Criterion’s 1000th release is a testament to not only the monster’s legacy, but also to the importance of monsters in general to our cultural memory and history.
Hidden Animated Gems You Can Stream This Month
For this month’s streaming recommendations, we’ve gathered a selection of animated films, many of which are out of print and only available online.
What to Watch Right Now on the Criterion Channel and OVID
The two streaming sites kicked off this past month with a robust, diverse selection of movies.
The Criterion Channel Will Stream Over 1,000 Art House Films
On April 8th, Criterion will launch a new streaming service featuring over 1,000 classic and contemporary art-house films from around the world.
Two Feminist Directors Who Exposed the Trials of Working Class Women
While the female protagonists in Barbara Loden’s Wanda and Susan Seidelman’s Smithereens may be lost — and legitimately poor — the one thing they are not is self-pitying.
Invitation to the Party: Jan Nemec’s 1966 Satire of Czech Communism
Long seen as the “enfant terrible” of Czech cinema, Němec constantly found himself in trouble with Czech government authorities, and was almost arrested for making this film.
Inside David Lynch’s Dream Worlds
David Lynch has been a stranger to the director’s chair for almost a decade now — since 2006’s Inland Empire, to be exact.
Watch Chantal Akerman’s Films for Free on Hulu
For 12 days, the Criterion Collection has made its entire catalogue of Akerman’s work available for viewing on Hulu for free.