Beginning with his feature debut Young Törless, Schlöndorff showed himself interested in examining the gray area of morality.
In the spirit of Halloween, That Shelf put together a list of 13 creepy video games available on Xbox Game Pass right now.
Christo’s projects push the limit of what people consider to be the usefulness of art.
As an antidote to our pandemic wanderlust, The Criterion Channel has put together a list of films meant to remind us that going somewhere isn’t always a good thing.
A look back at the career of Kate Winslet.
The writers at That Shelf pick the best People's Choice Award winners in the history of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The face of an angel with haunted, almost devilish eyes couldn’t be more suited to capturing the hearts and imaginations of viewers, and throughout his lengthy career Delon has played a series of charismatic bad boys that have made him a very potent, very eternal sex symbol
It’s not just marriages that are made in heaven, some film collaborations are as well, and the artform rarely benefited more from two artists collaborating than when Austrian émigré screenwriter Emeric Pressburger was paired up with English director Michael Powell.
Criterion's collection highlighting the genre of German Expressionism is such a gift for those of us who have always read about the filmmaking style, but never actually investigated it.
When interviewed, Ryuichi Sakamoto says that he’s “fascinated by the notion of a perpetual sound”, working to create not just a melody but a mood and even a way of thinking with his compositions.
Criterion has put together a collection of marital tales, most of which aren’t going to inspire you to jump to propose any time soon: the ones who stay together are miserable (or, in one case, possibly a fantasy), those who part do so in a morass of bigamy, infidelity and acrimony.
No surprise that a man who began his studies in philosophy before enrolling in the impressively named “Institute of Cinematographic Investigations and Experiences” would turn out to be a storyteller whose technical skill is matched by his intelligent and thoughtful irony. Even less shocking is that a man who volunteered to serve in World War II to save his Republican father from being executed would also have a critical opinion of his government.
Exploring the films of the great Mike Leigh in The Criterion Channel's director spotlight.
That Shelf writers select their favourite films of 2020 at the year's mid-point.
The Criterion Channel has put together small collections of films by noted filmmakers past and present, choosing three each to represent the essence of their work.