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CriterionCast 166: William Cameron Menzies’s Things to Come

Once again, I had the great pleasure of joining in on a conversation with The CriterionCast, this time to discuss William Cameron Menzies’s 1936 film Things to Come, helmed — and some would say hampered — by H.G. Wells. Read the full post and find a link to the podcast.


Rachel Kushner: “Fifty-Seven”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Rachel Kushner’s “Fifty-Seven.” Read the full post and join the conversation.


2015 National Book Award Winners

This year’s National Book Award winners have been announced. Read the full post.

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Hiroshi Shimizu: Mr. Thank You

In my second post for the Criterion Blogathon, I write about another all-time favorite film, Hiroshi Shimizu’s 1936 masterpiece, Mr. Thank You. Read the full post.

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Barbara Comyns: Our Spoon Came from Woolworths

Trevor reviews Barbara Comyns’s 1950 novel Our Spoons Came from Woolworths, recently published in a new edition by NYRB Classics. Read the full post.

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Satyajit Ray: The Apu Trilogy

Today The Criterion Collection is releasing their restored editions of Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy, including the films Pather Panchali (1955), Aparajito (1956), and Apur Sansar (1959). Trevor, who had never seen them before but who now considers them among his favorite films of all time, shares his thoughts on the films and on the Criterion edition. Read the full post.

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The Criterion Collection Announces February 2016 Releases

Today The Criterion Collection announced what it will be releasing next February. Read the full post.

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David Lean: Brief Encounter

This week there’s a Criterion Blogathon, and I’m excited to take part in today’s series of posts with my thoughts on one of my favorite films of all time: David Lean’s 1945 film Brief Encounter. Read the full post.


Ann Beattie: “Save a Horse Ride a Cowgirl”

This week’s New Yorker fiction is Ann Beattie’s “Save a Horse Ride a Cowgirl.” Read the full post and join the conversation.

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Jane Gardam: “The Pig Boy”

Lee continues to look at The Stories of Jane Gardam with “The Pig Boy.” Read the full post.

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2015 Giller Prize Winner

This year’s Giller Prize winner has been announced. Read the full post.

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Alain Resnais: Je t’aime, je t’aime

In 1968, Alain Resnais released his fifth feature, which, like his masterpieces Hiroshima mon amour and Last Year at Marienbad, dealt with the past’s effects on the present. Today, Kino Lorber is releasing the film on Blu-ray. Read the full post.

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