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    Lee Daniels, Julia Stiles Help Honor Ghetto Film School Students and The Criterion Collection at 9th Annual Spring Benefit

    Last night's ninth Annual Spring Benefit for the Ghetto Film School featured plenty of celebrities, a few surprises, and six very happy high school students. Presenters Lee Daniels, Julia Stiles, and sportscaster Gus Johnson were all on hand to honor the six college-bound high school students who ea...

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    Lubitsch's 'To Be Or Not To Be,' Frankenheimer's 'Seconds,' Early Fassbinder Lead Awesome August Criterion Line Up

    It's that time of the month again: the time when I have to be locked in the padded room of the Playlist offices for fear of what the moon might turn me into. But also, it's time for Criterion to unveil their latest month of releases -- in this case for August. And boy, have they got some treats in s...

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    You Must Possess Criterion's New 'Repo Man' Blu-ray

    Alex Cox's cult classic comes to Blu-ray for the first time.

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    Criterion Announces July Slate, Including Releases From Ang Lee, Kenji Mizoguchi and Guillermo Del Toro

    Already filling in the year with long-awaited films like Terrence Malick's "Badlands," and Alex Cox's cult-classic "Repo Man," renowned home video distributor The Criterion Collection has consistently impressed with its 2013 releases. Now, the company has announced its next crop of releases for the ...

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    Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Devil's Backbone' Leads Criterion's July Slate

    It seems this summer is a good time to be a Guillermo Del Toro fan. Not only is the filmmaker dropping his new monster movie "Pacific Rim," but fans will now get to dip into one of his breakout films courtesy of Criterion...

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    'Badlands' Arrives On Criterion: 10 Things We Learned About The Terrence Malick Classic

    When you think of lovers and killers on the lam, you think of roadtrip movies like “True Romance,” “Natural Born Killers,” “Bonnie & Clyde” or "The Getaway." But when philosopher, journalist and renaissance man turned filmmaker Terrence Malick tackled the genre for his debut picture, he created a fi...

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    Criterion Brings 'Shoah,' Classic Silent 'Safety Last!,' Sci-Fi 'Things To Come' & More In June

    While the summer season for movie buffs generally means sitting down with a giant bucket of popcorn and preparing your eyeballs and eardrums to pushed to their human limits and then beyond, The Criterion Collection is banking that folks might want a little more substance. Okay, a lot more substance.

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    The Essentials: Krzysztof Kieslowski

    It’s perhaps comical to describe a filmmaker revered in some circles as underrated when they’ve been nominated for some of the biggest prizes in cinema -- the Palme d'Or, Venice’s Golden Lion, the Academy Awards, Berlin’s Golden Bear. But perhaps because Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski never r...

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    The Essentials: 5 Elia Kazan Films You May Not Know

    Elia Kazan famously once said, “The writer, when he is also an artist, is someone who admits what others don't dare reveal.” And one could easily argue Kazan’s raison d’être was to go to emotional and psychological places few men dared to tread. While Kazan’s films were often marked by social issues...

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    'On The Waterfront' On Criterion: Frank Sinatra Was Originally Cast In The Lead, Martin Scorsese's Thoughts & Aspect Ratio Talk

    Elia Kazan's unimpeachable 1954 classic picture "On The Waterfront" is out on Blu-Ray/DVD via the Criterion Collection this week in a beautifully packaged two disc edition. While he was well on his way to becoming known as one of the world's greatest actors -- he was nominated for Best Actor three ...

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