Criterion Collection

Working Girls 1931 Arzner

Dorothy Arzner’s ‘Working Girls’ Shows Depression Hard-Knocks from the Female Perspective


Dorothy Arzner’s 1931 film ‘Working Girls’ shows “MEN may do the bossing — but the girls make their own plans for them!’

History Is Made At Night Cooking

Love Needs No Explanation in ‘History is Made at Night’


The restored Criterion edition of Frank Borzage’s masterpiece romance shows the talent and intuition he had to reach the audience’s hearts.

World Of Wong Kar Wai

The Infinite Reinvention of Wong Kar Wai


With the release of The Criterion Collection’s “World of Wong Kar Wai” set, we look at how Hong Kong’s King of Cool has built an inimitable career on repetition and iteration.

A Face In The Crowd

‘A Face In the Crowd’ and the Unfulfilled Prediction of a Better America


Two demagogues, one fictional and one real, diverged in the wood.

Lord of The Flies Terrifying Criterion

10 Terrifying Non-Horror Films From The Criterion Collection


From 2012, we list ten scary entries from the Criterion library.

Screen Shot At Pm Png

‘Night and Fog’ Makes the Atrocities of the Past Devastatingly Present


The Lady Eve

Criterion Files #103: ‘The Lady Eve’


From 2011, this entry in our column digging into the Criterion Collection library explores Preston Sturges’ hilarious 1941 entry into the romantic comedy genre.