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Richard Linklater Confirms 'Boyhood' Is Coming To The Criterion Collection With Special Features

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 18, 2014 8:17 PM
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Boyhood
“Boyhood,” “Boyhood,” “Boyhood,” “Boyhood,” “Boyhood.” The chatter about the Richard Linklater indie has been omnipresent in the last two weeks, but for good reason: if you somehow haven’t heard, it’s really something else. At almost 3 hours, “Boyhood” is a film shot over twelve years documenting a divorced family as seen through the eyes of a young boy (Ellar Coltrane). You might have quipped to yourself when you saw Linklater visiting at Industrial Light & Magic this past week on Twitter, that the ambitious director could have saved himself a little time by just going the ‘Benjamin Button’ route of special effects. But there’s no CGI here. “Boyhood” is the real deal. We watch a boy of six years old grow into a man around the age of eighteen right before your eyes over the span of a 164-minute movie.

Happy Birthday 'Robocop'! Listen To Paul Verhoeven's DVD Commentary Plus Watch 'Siskel & Ebert' Review

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 17, 2014 11:20 AM
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RoboCop
Earlier this year, MGM admirably tried to reboot their "RoboCop" franchise to middling results. It wasn't terrible exactly, but it missed the edge and black humor of Paul Verhoeven's original. And it says something that 27 years later — the film was released today in 1987 — Verhoeven's movie still stands tall and holds up remarkably well.

The Complete Jacques Tati Boxset & 'La Dolce Vita' Anchors The Criterion Collection October Releases

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 15, 2014 6:17 PM
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The Criterion Collection October 2014
For the most part, The Criterion Collection tends to serve up four or five films each month, and perhaps something in their Eclipse line of down and dirty releases. But this October, they've got something coming that's so big, they've drawn back on anything else except for one seminal western and the reissue of a classic thriller.

Watch: Bong Joon-Ho Visits The Criterion Closet, Gets New Copy Of Movie Park Chan-Wook Never Gave Back & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 9, 2014 9:25 AM
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Bong Joon-Ho Snowpiercer
With "Snowpiercer" now playing, Bong Joon-ho is doing the rounds in support of the film, but he took a few moments while in New York City to stop by The Criterion Collection and do what we've all dreamed of doing—grabbing as many copies of their releases as he can.

September Criterion Releases Include Lynch's 'Eraserhead,' Polanski's 'Macbeth' & Horror Classic 'The Innocents'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 16, 2014 6:14 PM
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Criterion/September 2014
It's the middle of the month, and we know what that means. Well, for us, it means realizing we have $70 to last us until payday, but for the more frugal cinephiles among you, it means that it's time for Criterion to announce what they've got coming up three months down the line. And once more, there are some treats in store.

Criterion Heats Up Summer With 'All That Jazz, 'Love Streams, 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' & More Coming In August

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2014 5:47 PM
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All That Jazz Love Streams
It's the middle of the month, which means Criterion has once again unveiled their next slate of releases. Kind of. The folks Criterion Cast have poked around the corner's of the boutique label's site, and found out what they've got up their sleeve for August.

Watch: Alexander Payne Talks Dino Risi's 'Il Sorpasso' For The Criterion Collection

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • April 25, 2014 10:26 AM
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Il Sorpasso
Dino Risi’s 1962 Italian comedy “Il Sorpasso” is finally making its way to The Criterion Collection after years of being unavailable in a high-quality print. This is the late Dino Risi’s first entry into the Collection, much to the excitement of director Alexander Payne, who cites “Il Sorpasso” as being a major influence on “Sideways.” Payne talks about the movie’s influence and the brilliance of director Dino Risi in a three-minute video of which you can see below. The clip, presumably, is an excerpt of Alexander Payne’s introduction of the film, which you can find as a special feature on the Criterion DVD/Blu-ray.

David Cronenberg's 'Scanners,' 'The Big Chill' & Essential Jacques Demy Hit Criterion In July

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 16, 2014 10:25 AM
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Criterion: July 2014 Releases, Demy, Scanners, more
Summer is coming, and we know you want to be outside, but should the rains come or if you're stuck on a long car ride, Criterion has got you covered in July, announcing a new slate of titles.

Criterion's June Lineup Adds 'A Hard Day's Night' & 'Judex,' Refreshes 'Picnic At Hanging Rock' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • March 18, 2014 9:23 AM
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A Hard Day's Night Picnic At Hanging Rock
Well folks, it’s time to start picking up some extra shifts or sign up for some primo medical experiments because everybody’s favorite home video boutique label has released their sizzling slate for the month of June.

Steven Soderbergh Throws Himself Under The Bus For ‘The Underneath’; Talks Criterion ‘King of The Hill’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 11, 2014 3:18 PM
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Criterion, Soderbergh, King Of The Hill
Steven Soderbergh is nothing if not candid. And self-critical. But unless you're a longtime fan you may not have heard the always-frank filmmaker essentially throw himself underneath the bus for Universal/Gramercy Picture’s 1995 crime film, "The Underneath” starring Peter Gallagher, William Fichtner, Elisabeth Shue and Alison Elliott. A remake of 1949's noir "Criss Cross," the film came at a critical time in the filmmaker's development and a tumultuous one in his life. He had started his career with the Palme d'Or breakthrough "Sex Lies & Videotape," a film that essentially jumpstarted the American indie film scene ("it's all downhill from here,” he quipped during his acceptance speech), but his subsequent efforts didn't connect with audiences.

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