Criterion Shelf

The Criterion Shelf: Neonoir

Surveying Criterion Channel's neonoir collection, which includes genre-spinning films like Cotton Comes to Harlem, Night Moves, and Blow Out.

The Criterion Shelf: Written by Jean-Claude Carrière

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 Criterion Shelf: Directed by Bertrand Tavernier

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.

The Criterion Shelf: The Best of Mae West

A sharp wit with an even sharper taste for business who wrote her own scripts and loved to rock a glamorous gown, she was an unapologetic voluptuary whose jokey attitude towards enjoying the carnal side of life skillfully cloaked a nuanced understanding of its painful realities.