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“A Life That Would Seem Beyond Belief If It Were Not All True”: Documentarian Remembers Melvin Van Peebles

I met Melvin Van Peebles, who died Tuesday at 89, at the Morning Star diner in New York City in March 1998. For seven years up to that point, I’d harbored a dream of making a documentary on his remarkable life, assembling a dossier on him thicker than the New York City phone book — […]

‘Citizen Kane’ Criterion Cover Artist Explains Design Motivation Amid Criticism, Praise

The Criterion Collection on Monday announced its November slate of releases, and one title in particular attracted a lot of social media attention due to its cover. The legendary Citizen Kane is among the five upcoming restored 4K and Blu-ray titles, and its illustrated cover, featuring a large white-outlined block K among a black background […]

Director Dee Rees on the Importance of Debut ‘Pariah’ Becoming a Criterion Release: “We Have to Widen the Canon”

In 1995, while trying to buy a movie ticket, Dee Rees got an early lesson in the bias of film industry economics. Then a freshman at Florida A&M University, Rees went to the local multiplex in Tallahassee to see Dead Presidents, a crime drama about Black Vietnam veterans directed by the Hughes brothers, who were […]

Toronto: Criterion Collection Lands Canadian Distributor

Indie distributor Unobstructed View has acquired the exclusive Canadian distribution rights to the art house-focused Criterion Collection.

New Criterion Channel Unveils Initial Programming Lineup

The Criterion Channel, the new streaming service built around the Criterion Collection of classic and contemporary films that launches April 8, unveiled its initial lineup today.

FilmStruck Replacement From Criterion Collection to Launch in April

Classic movie fans won't have to wait much longer for The Criterion Collection's FilmStruck replacement. The video distributor is prepping an April 8 launch for its new streaming service, The Criterion Channel, which will house more than 1,000 classic and contemporary films.

Criterion Collection Launching in U.K. Following Sony Deal

Six titles are included in the first slate of releases from Criterion's catalog.

Fandor Strikes Deal with Hulu to Stream Criterion Collection Classics (Exclusive)

Under the new arrangement, Fandor subscribers will be able to view about 30 Criterion movies each month

New on Blu: ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, ‘Silent House’ and ‘Last Days of Disco’

In addition to the sci-fi series' highly-anticipated arrival on Blu-ray, not one but two of Whit Stillman's comedies come to HD thanks to Criterion Collection.