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    How 'Grey Gardens' Was Restored to Its Squalid Glory (and Why You Need to See It)

    To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the iconic Maysles brothers documentary has gotten a face lift.

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    Watch: Was Luis Buñuel a Fetishist? A Video Essay

    The question of the hour! Was Luis Bunuel a fetishist? Quite possibly. As you watch the array of feet, fancy shoes, lingerie, stockings, and other typical objects of fetishism drift through this lovely video essay Cole Smithey recently made for Criterion, it would be hard to think he was anything el...

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    Fassbinder, Costa-Gavras and Charlie Chaplin to Hit Criterion Collection in May

    Also included in the collection is a Bette Midler classic and what Criterion calls "one of the great unsung Hollywood masterpieces."

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    WATCH: A Beautiful Video Essay on Ingmar Bergman's Use of Mirrors

    What better agent for Bergman's dour narrative than the mirror, here lovingly explored by ::kogonada in this latest video essay, done for the Criterion Collection?

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    Criterion Wants to Make a 'Before Sunrise' Trilogy Box Set

    'Boyhood' star Ethan Hawke recently told Collider that Richard Linklater's 'Before' series may soon get the Criterion treatment.

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    Watch: What's at the Heart of the Sadness of Christmas Movies? A Video Essay

    This touching and wise new video essay made for Criterion by Michael Koresky and Casey Moore highlights an idea which you'll see plenty on the news but highlighted very little on the streets: that the holidays are not, necessarily, happy times for all.

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    Watch: A Beautiful Film Based On Criterion DVD Covers

    This dizzying short film made by ::kogonada for Criterion's web site, created to advertise the book Criterion Designs, which presents more than 30 years of art from the company's products, shows us DVD covers along with clips from films by Anderson, Kurosawa, Ashby, Hitchcock, Truffaut, Lang, and ot...

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    Hey Filmmakers, Robert Downey Sr. Has Some Lessons For You

    In the midst of a tribute at Cinefamily, the seminal underground filmmaker shares some tips from his decades of experience.

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    'Don't Look Now,' 'Satyricon,' 'Every Man For Himself' Headline Criterion's February Slate

    The Criterion Collection unveils an embarrassment of cinephile's riches coming in February.

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    Watch: A Video Essay About Jacques Tati, A Glass Door, and The Importance of Appearances

    It would be very easy to watch the event which forms the center of this beautiful video essay from David Cairns for Criterion, on Jacques Tati's "Playtime," and think it was merely a gag, nothing more, nothing less.

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