To hear Jia Zhangke's cinema described is to brace yourself for dry, dull lectures on the state of the world today, but to watch his work is to discover worlds as fascinating as anything the George Lucases of the industry can imagine.
Surveying the films of Deborah Kerr in Criterion Channel's playlist devoted to the screen icon.
From The Crowd to Margaret, a look at the good apples and bad apples in Criterion Channel's New York Stories collection.
Surveying the films of one of Hollywood's greatest directors, John Huston, in Criterion Channel's collection devoted to his work, including The Dead, Moby Dick, The African Queen, and Key Largo.
Surveying Criterion Channel's neonoir collection, which includes genre-spinning films like Cotton Comes to Harlem, Night Moves, and Blow Out.
Further proof that she wasn't born yesterday, Judy Holliday still delights as a Hollywood comic.
Criterion Channel's collection on early women filmmakers spotlights the pioneering women who advanced the art form during film's foundational years.
Ranking the Starring Gena Rowlands collection on Criterion Channel, from A Woman Under the Influence to Tempest.
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.
Criterion's Black Westerns collection gives a potent overview of films from the era (and beyond) that are diverse in style, content and attitude.
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.
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.