Opening Statement

One of the chief pleasures of collecting the DVDs and Blu-Rays from the Criterion Collection over the last few years for me has been the discovery of one Jean Renoir – by John Gilpatrick, September 26, 2016

Adolescence and Deeper Truth

What could the experiences of an adolescent girl over half a century ago teach me about living in my world? Surprisingly, a lot – by Alex Moore, September 27, 2016

Scenessential: Harriet's Story

For both Renoir and his narrator Harriet, the search for clarity comes through art, and no scene better encapsulates this search than the eight minute standalone set piece that is her tale of Krishna and Radha – by Zachary Davis, September 28, 2016

Filmography: Jean Renoir

Renoir’s filmography is a sea of masterpieces littered with a few minor misses. His films span the globe—from the front of WWI and the tranquil French countryside to the American west and English estates on the Indian subcontinent – by John Gilpatrick, September 29, 2016

Related Review: Pather Panchali

If you want a movie to help you unwind and forget your troubles after a long, difficult day, this movie probably isn’t going to do it. But it is a film that reminds us that there can be beauty and joy in even difficult situations, and it’s a testament to both the fragility and resilience of human nature – by Felicia Elliott, September 30, 2016

Further Streaming: Modern Bollywood

Though few Indian films have crossed over to mainstream success in the U.S., there is no denying how important Bollywood films are to the global cinematic culture. Recent Indian films range from the prototypical Bollywood musical to broad, crowd-pleasing comedies to violent gangster films and heartwarming dramas – by Jacob Hustedt & Aaron Pinkston, September 30, 2016