Criterion News and Discussion

Started by Gold Trumpet, January 16, 2003, 06:18:19 PM

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Jeremy Blackman

I'm not affected by this, but I am annoyed by proxy that there's no apology in the Instagram post. "Frustrating but true." I'll use that line next time I'm in a position to say I'm sorry.
Living life big time



Terence Davies retrospective on The Criterion Channel, including The Neon Bible


New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Atom Egoyan and director of photography Paul Sarossy, with 2.0 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray
Audio commentary featuring Egoyan and composer Mychael Danna
New conversation between Egoyan and filmmaker and actor Sarah Polley
Calendar, a 1993 feature film by Egoyan, with a new introduction
Peep Show, a 1981 short film by Egoyan
En passant, a 1991 short film by Egoyan featuring Maury Chaykin and Arsinée Khanjian
Artaud Double Bill, a 2007 short film by Egoyan, commissioned for the sixtieth anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival
Audio from the film's 1994 Cannes Film Festival press conference, featuring Egoyan, Khanjian, actor Bruce Greenwood, and producer Camelia Frieberg
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
PLUS: An essay by author and filmmaker Jason Wood


Happy to hear about Exotica.  The DVD I have has a really poor aspect ratio.  These features sound cool.

Never seen Blow Out, so will be nice to check out that one, too.


Seimetz and Lowery on the Criterion Channel :inlove: ^_^ 


Why do we like her?  Because she escaped the clutches of Carruth, or?...


Maybe you have no reason.

Why do I like her? Because 'SHE DIES TOMORROW' quickly became my favorite film of the last five or six years. For its vulnerability, its humor, and its ensemble cast structure of peeling off the layers that we all existentially avoid in living our day to day lives. Or iz it, that we don't avoid it, but we confront it head on in daring to live our day to day lives? Through SHE DIES TOMORROW Amy Seimetz helped me contextualize grief, the flick has dialogue and narrative beats that reminded me death isn't something to fear, illustrating what makes death not only tolerable but essential to gratefulness. How do we choose to take each step to prioritize and care for ourselvez and those around us when we know no day iz promised?

Plus her seasonz of THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE are super sleek and cathartic. She's made two works about the complexity of 'escape' and 'release' that to me tower above most modern director's work.

And maybe, since you're a more OG member of Xixax, it'll mean something to you that David Lowery has been a collaborator of hers, editing Sun Don't Shine. Certainly, Seimetz meanz as much to me as Lowery meanz to some of you.


Criterion Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff in 'Reorganization' Move

QuoteCriterion has let go a number of staffers in a "reorganization" of the company that took place on Wednesday, October 19.

Criterion Collection President Peter Becker told IndieWire that the layoffs affected several departments — and about 20 percent of the company, with 16 employees laid off from a staff of over 80.

"Yesterday was a sad day at Criterion," Becker said via email. "We had to part ways with a number of staffers across several departments as part of a reorganization intended to prepare the company for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, which are markedly different from the ones we had built ourselves up to address in the past."

He added that there were no further staff changes planned. "We spoke personally with everyone impacted to express the company's respect and our gratitude for their work, of which we all remain very proud," he said.

Criterion representatives declined to comment further on which departments specifically were affected.