Exploring the works of the great Satyajit Ray, including Pather Panchali, The Music Room, and The Big City.
Bil Antoniou surveys a collection of "home movies" that cater to quarantine life blahs.
Covering all genres, numerous countries, high arthouse stuff and populist entertainment, Carrière was a natural fit no matter what he worked on, his talent and sensibilities blending in seamlessly with the directors with whom he collaborated.
The films of Bertrand Tavernier deliver rich presentations of human relationships that one feels deeply, his stark but never preachy criticisms of French society always accompanied by stunning visual landscapes that are often breathtaking.
For a man who claimed to have no personality of his own, the versatile Peter Sellers always made us laugh.
Pinter directed nearly fifty productions for stage, theatre and screen.
Criterion Channel's collection of Cary Grant comedies proves the measure of true star power.
Crawford showed up ready for stardom, as time passed the perfection of her face hardened but you could never do anything about those eyes.
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.
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.
If you're looking for key works in the realm of arthouse cinema, Bil Antoniou and ThatShelf.com writers Pat Mullen, Rachel West, Colin Biggs and Barbara Goslawski have looked through the Channel's Permanent Gallery and put together list and reasons for why you should start with these.
Ranking the films of French master Jean Renoir.
This week's edition of The Criterion Shelf ranks the films in Criterion Channel's collection of films from Cannes 1968, which was cancelled mid-run.
Ranking the documentaries of pioneering French filmmaker Louis Malle.