Archive for Criterion

Bedways is Bestways Now

Posted in FILM with tags , , on January 26, 2017 by dcairns

Le grand amour: Anatomy of a Gag from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

Over at Criterion, I have a new video essay up. Made this one with Stephen Horne and it officially turns our Jacques Tati “Anatomy of a Gag” piece into the first of a series. Watch out for new episodes soon!

Vista Visions

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , on December 29, 2016 by dcairns


You can read more about Criterion’s ONE-EYED JACKS here.

And Criterion have uploaded a clip from my video essay —

ONE-EYED JACKS – An Excerpt from Video Essay “I Ain’t Hung Yet” from Criterion Collection on Vimeo.

Next up, more pieces for Criterion’s online outlets, The Current and Filmstruck. If you’re a Filmstruck patron you should already be able to access a piece Stephen Horne and I made about the late, great Pierre Etaix. More on him soon!

Retail Opportunities

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , on December 28, 2016 by dcairns

Two arrivals which harken back to The Late Show —


Andrzej Zulawski’s last film, COSMOS, from Kino.


Marlon Brando’s first and last film as director, ONE-EYED JACKS, from Criterion.

Assisted by the intrepid Stephen Horne, editor, I made video essays for both discs.

Coffee optional.