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Michelangelo Antonioni's 'Identification Of A Woman' Leads Criterion's October Slate

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2011 8:41 AM
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It's the middle of the month, which means the good folks over at the Criterion Collection have lifted the veil on a new batch of releases that are set to hit in October. For those purists of the label who have been decrying some of their more contemporary and/or "populist" choices of late, they will have nothing to complain about as this month is all about the oldies.

Five Louis Malle Films You Should Know

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 29, 2011 3:45 AM
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Driven by a fierce intellectual curiosity that would find the filmmaker hungrily roving from subject to subject, both in the narrative sense and the journalistic one (he shot around ten documentaries in his career), French filmmaker Louis Malle was a cinematic explorer who turned over various and many stones.

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.

Kubrick's 'The Killing,' Cocteau's 'Orpheus,' Polanski's 'Cul-De-Sac' Head Up August Criterion Slate

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2011 1:26 AM
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Plus The Complete Jean Vigo, Lee Chang-Dong's 'Secret Sunshine,' And 'The Battle of Algiers,' 'If...' & 'Orpheus' On Blu-RayPut the kids to bed. Turn off your cellphones. Feed the cat whiskey until it goes to sleep. Yep, it's our favorite time of the month again: Criterion announcement time! Our favorite home entertainment label has unveiled their August line-up, and once again, it's something of a doozy.

Satyajit Ray's 'The Music Room, Todd Solondz's 'Life During Wartime' & More Go Criterion In July

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 15, 2011 10:04 AM
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'Tiny Furniture' Gets A 3 Disc Boxset Featuring A 6 Hour Director's Cut...Just KiddingIt's mid-month so you know what that means...a new announcement from The Criterion Collection about what they've got around the corner. Start saving yer pennies, kiddies.

Lena Dunham's 'Tiny Furniture' Headed To The Criterion Collection In 2012

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2011 4:18 AM
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'Certified Copy' Considered "Minor Kiarostami," Errol Morris Docs & Wim Wenders' 3D Dance Pic 'Pina' RumoredLena Dunham arrived in a huge way when her debut feature film -- which she wrote, directed and starred in -- premiered at SXSW last year to strong buzz and reviews. While not everyone was head over heels for the film -- our man on the ground at IFFBoston sort of hated it -- Dunham quickly got the attention of Hollywood. She's teaming with comedy producer extraordinaire Judd Apatow on a comedy series for HBO, while Scott Rudin has tasked her with adapting "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares." So huge things are on the horizon for Dunham, who now appears to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, and The Criterion Collection seem to agree.

Criterion's June Slate Includes: 'Kiss Me Deadly,' 'Zazie Dans Le Metro,' 'Insignificance' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 16, 2011 2:11 AM
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Nicolas Roeg, Louis Malle, Robert Aldrich, Kon Ichikawa -- Criterion has announced their slate of films to street in June and as usual, it's crack cocaine for classic film lovers.

The Criterion Collection Now On Hulu Plus, Will Be Pulled From Netflix Instant By End Of '11

  • By Cory Everett
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  • February 15, 2011 5:07 AM
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Over 150 Titles Including 'The 400 Blows,' 'Breathless,' 'Seven Samurai,' 'La Strada' And MoreUpdate: Some very bad news for Netflix subscribers, apparently this Hulu Plus deal comes at a price. All Criterion titles will be removed from streaming through Netflix Instant by the end of 2011. Criterion says that Hulu seems a better fit for them because of the visibility they are being offered by the service (their own highlighted section, "Criterion" being searchable, etc.) but this writer thinks Netflix really dropped the ball in letting them go. If you can't imagine yourself paying $8 a month and still having to sit through commercials, you're about to have no choice in order to view these classics.

Criterion's May Slate Includes Chaplin's 'The Great Dictator,' Demme's 'Something Wild' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 14, 2011 6:04 AM
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'Diabolique' Gets Re-Release; 'Smiles Of A Summer Night,' 'Fat Girl' & 'Solaris' Go BluCriterion is looking to catch those still caught up in the warmth of Valentine's Day as they have unveiled their May lineup and as usual, it's set to hurt your wallet.

Criterion April Titles Announced: 'White Material,' 'Blow Out' & 'Kes' (Oh My!)

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • January 15, 2011 5:26 AM
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'Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas,' 'Le Cercle Rouge' & 'Sweetie' Go BluYesterday, Criterion announced their stellar April line-up of DVDs and high-definition Blu-rays. We can't say there were too many surprises in the announcement, but they are all really, really great.

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