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.
Beginning with his feature debut Young Törless, Schlöndorff showed himself interested in examining the gray area of morality.
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.
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.
Why the 1958 British film, and not the 1997 Best Picture Oscar-winner, is THE definitive look at the infamous tragedy.
born in Denmark and always in possession of a haunted Nordic beauty and that delicate accent when she worked in French, she brought a lack of specificity to his investigations of post-war Paris and its soulless commercialism with her roles in films Alphaville (her most iconic) and Made In USA; but in films like the Rivette film in this collection, she also displayed enormous depths of warmth and sensitivity, while showing off a canny intelligence in movies like Fassbinder’s Chinese Roulette.
Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche features in eight titles currently available on The Criterion Channel, and we want to tell you which ones to watch.
Overwhelmed by options on the Criterion Channel? Bil Antoniou is your guide to the site's collections and wants to tell you where to start first.
Bergman, Dumont, and Bondarchuk among filmmakers receiving Criterion Collection releases this June.
A Criterion release always warrants consideration of a film, and though we don't still completely understand A Master Builder, this edition certainly helps us appreciate it.