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Criterion Adds 'Carlos,' (Finally) Some Claude Chabrol & More To Their September Release Slate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 15, 2011 8:04 AM
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It's the middle of the month, so you know what that means: an announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got coming next, and September looks like yet another strong month from the boutique label.

Exclusive: Olivier Assayas' 'Carlos' Headed To The Criterion Collection In 2011

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 21, 2010 5:41 AM
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Release Will Contain Both The Extended Television & Theatrical CutsYesterday, we spoke with Jonathan Sehring, President of IFC Entertainment, where he shared with us plans for the new Sundance Selects distribution arm and SundanceNow online rental service. We took the opportunity of our conversation with Sehring to ask about the company's current relationship with with The Criterion Collection which has seen them license a number of titles to the boutique label including "Hunger," "Che," "Gomorrah," and "Fish Tank." Sehring said IFC will continue to work with Criterion Collection saying, "Our relationship with Criterion has been a very good one. It is something that I know they're pleased with as are we. We work very closely with them." Sehring, then revealed some very exciting news about a future Criterion title that also happens to be one of IFC's most highly regarded and acclaimed films of the year.

Sorry 'The Social Network' & 'Black Swan,' Film Comment Says 'Carlos' The Best Picture Of 2010

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 17, 2010 10:13 AM
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'The Social Network' Ranks #2 In List Usually Heavily Sided To Arthouse FareFilm Comment has revealed their comprehensive ranking of the best films of the year and as usual, the top picks skew heavily to foreign language and independent fare.

The Feelies Not Down With 'Carlos,' But Olivier Assayas Still Has A Killer Soundtrack To Epic

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  • October 25, 2010 10:32 AM
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Three-Part Epic Features A Post-Punk Mix Of Wire, The Feelies, New Order & MoreThis writer finally caught up with Olivier Assayas' sprawling three-part epic, "Carlos," starring the excellent Edgar Ramirez and centering on the rise and downfall of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez aka "Carlos The Jackal," the international terrorist who menaced the world in the 1970s (this author also agrees most with our review from Cannes; it's pretty engaging at first, but then tends to drag in its last half).

Post-Punk Auteur: The Films Of Olivier Assayas

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  • October 18, 2010 8:40 AM
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The Brooklyn Academy of Music (or BAM, if you prefer its punchier moniker) have titled their Olivier Assayas retrospective "Post-Punk Auteur." The musical connotations of that label slightly undersell the filmmaker's eclecticism—he digs up scores of post-punk tracks, sure, but he also borrows from Malian musicians like Ali Farka Touré, ambient pioneer Brian Eno, and the Incredible String Band, to name just a few. Still, at least give BAM credit for nailing another aspect of Assayas's cinema.

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