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    Criterion Announces New Dual-Format Editions, Slate of Titles for November Release That Includes 'Frances Ha,' Complete Zatoichi Set

    The Criterion Collection has announced its slew of releases for the month of November and, in typical Criterion fashion, the films could not be more eclectic and diverse.

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    Need Another Reason To See 'Frances Ha'? The Criterion Collection Adds The Film To Their November Lineup

    It isn't often that The Criterion Collection goes contemporary, and when they do, certain corners of the internet clutch their pearls, and cry in a cinematic rage (remember when Lena Dunham's "Tiny Furniture" dared to be granted a wacky C?). Well, we're sure someone is going to fume that [insert ran...

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    Ophuls' 'The Earrings of Madame de...' on Blu-ray from Criterion: Before the New Wave, a New Woman (VIDEO)

    More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones, Saint Teresa of Avila reputedly opined, but she never met Louise, Madame de... (Danielle Darrieux). For the vain, tragic heroine of Max Ophuls' "The Earrings of Madame de..." (1953), the price of a direct line to the heavens comes in a ...

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    Michelangelo Antonioni's 'La Notte' Leads Criterion's October Slate

    Breaking open your piggy bank, "borrow" some money from your little brother, sell those rare baseball cards (do people still do that?) and maybe take on an extra shift at work. Criterion's October slate has been revealed and it's another bounty for cinephiles. So let's dive in.

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    Criterion Collection Covers Come To Life Six Seconds at a Time Via Vine

    "Badlands," "Modern Times" and "A Man Escaped" get a clever Vine treatment inspired by the Criterion Collection films' cover art.

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    Now and Then: Mizoguchi's Bitter Masterpiece 'The Life of Oharu' Now on Criterion

    Director Kenji Mizoguchi's "The Life of Oharu" (1952), newly available in a high-def digital restoration from the Criterion Collection, teems with contradictions. It's epic yet delicate, set in feudal Japan but animated by modern anxieties, at once a traditional picaresque and a bold feminist classi...

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    Stream This: Benedict Cumberbatch in 'Wreckers,' Spike Lee's Doc 'Bad 25' & More On VOD This Week

    Happy Fourth of July Weekend! We hope you're making the most of the summer weather and enjoying a fair share of barbeques, beers, and beach time. However, if you feel like stepping away from the UV for an hour or two and relaxing inside with a good flick, we would like to provide a few timely sugges...

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    Stream This: 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit,' Pedro Almodovar's 'Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!' & More On VOD This Week

    The summer movie season continues with its usual gusto, providing us ample opportunity to make related streaming recommendations. Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited!" hits theaters, so we're offering one of his older films as a complement. And coupled with the release of "The Heat" is another female ...

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    Lena Dunham's Top Ten for Criterion Includes 'Days of Heaven,' 'Broadcast News,' 'Straw Dogs' and Four Agnes Varda Films

    Check out Lena Dunham's well-curated Top 10 for Criterion, which includes plenty of ties (making the list's grand total 15 films) but it's worth it to see so many Agnes Varda titles make the cut. Dunham's also a fan of Rainer Werner Fassbinder ("Ali: Fear Eats the Soul" and "The Marriage of Maria Br...

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    Stream This: James Gandolfini In 'Romance & Cigarettes,' Pixar Shorts & More On VOD This Week

    It's homage week here at The Playlist, and, goodness knows, there's plenty to pay tribute to. "World War Z" opens in theaters today, and you may be in the mood to spend a little extra time with Brad Pitt. We'd like to suggest settling in with one of his oldies-but-goodies. Similarly, with Pixar's "M...

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