1. The Criterion Collection and Hulu have extended their deal to keep the video platform as the exclusive streaming home of Criterion’s vast library of art house films.  Hulu Plus houses more than 800 movies in Criterion’s singular collection.  Criterion is known for its lavish DVD and Blu-ray packages, many of which feature restorations of older films.

    The most recent streaming addition is the Italian film by Paolo Sorrentino ‘The Great Beauty' (La Grande Bellezza 2013), synonymous to the works of Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini and other Italian classics.  The film won Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts).

    "For real cinephiles who want to dig in and see lots of different kinds of films, I don’t think there’s ever been a better time." said Peter Becker, president of the Criterion Collection.  - AP (New York)

    The 50 Best Criterion Collection Releases

    1. CLOSE UP by Abbas Kiarostami (1990)
    2. MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS by Paul Schrader (1985)
    3. THE RED SHOES by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1948)
    4. LA JETEE / SANS SOLEIL by Chris Marker (1963 / 1983)
    5. TOKYO STORY by Yasujiro Ozu (1953)
    6. THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger (1943)
    7. THE RULES OF THE GAME by Jean Renoir (1939)
    8. IKIRU by Akira Kurosawa (1952)
    9. MODERN TIMES by Charlie Chaplin (1935)
    10. JULES AND JIM by Francois Truffaut (1962)
    11. F FOR FAKE by Orson Welles (1975)
    12. BREATHLESS by Jean-Luc Godard (1960)
    13. PLAYTIME by Jacques Tati (1967)
    14. JEANNE DIELMAN, 23, QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES by Chantal Akerman (1975)
    15. SEVEN SAMURAI by Akira Kurosawa (1954)
    16. FANNY AND ALEXANDER by Ingmar Bergman (1982)
    17. JOHN CASSAVETES: FIVE FILMS by John Cassavetes (1959 - 1977)
    18. THE ADVENTURES OF ANTOINE DOINEL by Francois Truffaut (1959 - 1979)
    19. SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1975)
    20. AU HASARD BALTHAZAR by Robert Bresson (1966)
    21. YI YI by Edward Yang (2001)
    22. ARMY OF SHADOWS by Jean-Pierre Melville (1969)
    23. THREE COLORS by Krzysztof Kieslowski (1993 - 1994)
    24. IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES by Nagisa Oshima (1976)
    25. L’AVVENTURA by Michelangelo Antonioni (1960)
    26. Complete list with synopsis via Film.com

    ***FlickChart compiled an extensive list of the best 100 Criterion Collection films on streaming Hulu

     
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