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  • BEFORE THE RAIN Commentary

  • LORD OF THE FLIES Commentary

    This audio commentary, recorded in 1993, features director Peter Brook, producer Lewis Allen, director of photography Tom Hollyman, and cameraman and editor Gerald Feil.

  • DHEEPAN Commentary

    This French-language audio commentary, featuring DHEEPAN director Jacques Audiard and coscreenwriter Noé Debré, was recorded in 2016. It is presented here with English subtitles.

  • BOYHOOD Commentary

    Recorded in Austin, Texas, in December 2015, this audio commentary features writer-director Richard Linklater, producer Cathleen Sutherland, editor Sandra Adair, coproducer and first assistant director Vince Palmo Jr., production designer Rodney Becker, costume designer Kari Perkins, casting dire...

  • TOPSY-TURVY Commentary

    The following commentary features director Mike Leigh and was recorded in 1999.

  • BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB Commentary

    This audio commentary, featuring director Wim Wenders, was recorded in 1999.

  • EATING RAOUL Commentary

    This commentary, recorded by the Criterion Collection in 2012, features screenwriter Richard Blackburn, production designer Robert Schulenberg, and editor Alan Toomayan.

  • LA HAINE Commentary

    Recorded in 2006, this audio commentary features director Mathieu Kassovitz.

  • L’AVVENTURA Commentary

    Recorded in 1989, this audio commentary features film critic Gene Youngblood.

  • MAN PUSH CART Commentary

    The following commentary, recorded in 2005, features director Ramin Bahrani, director of photography Michael Simmonds, assistant director Nicholas Elliott, and actor Ahmad Razvi.

  • SHAKE! OTIS AT MONTEREY Commentary 1

    The following commentary features music historian Peter Guralnick and was recorded in Boston in the winter of 2002. This commentary is a song-by-song reading of the film.

  • RASHOMON Commentary

    Recorded in 2001, this commentary features noted critic and historian Donald Richie, author of “The Films of Akira Kurosawa.”

  • SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG Commentary

    This audio commentary featuring director Melvin Van Peebles was recorded in 1997 for the Criterion Collection’s laserdisc edition of SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG.

  • AFTER LIFE Commentary

    Recorded in 2021, this audio commentary features Linda C. Ehrlich, PhD, author of “The Films of Kore-eda Hirokazu: An Elemental Cinema.”

  • LIFE IS SWEET Commentary

    This audio commentary features director Mike Leigh and was recorded in London in 2013.

  • THE CELEBRATION Commentary

    This commentary track, recorded in 2005, features director Thomas Vinterberg.

  • THE EMPEROR JONES Commentary

    Cultural historian Jeffrey C. Stewart, professor of history at George Mason University and the editor of Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen, recorded this commentary in 2006.

  • ROME OPEN CITY Commentary

    Recorded in 1995, this commentary features film scholar Peter Bondanella, author of “The Films of Roberto Rossellini.”

  • THE THIRD MAN Commentary 1

    In this commentary, recorded in New York City, in 2007, filmmaker Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Tony Gilroy discuss the style and lasting impact of THE THIRD MAN.

  • THE LAST METRO Commentary 1

    Recorded in 2008, this commentary features film scholar Annette Insdorf (“François Truffaut: Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust”).

  • THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURE OF TWO GIRLS IN LOVE Commentary

    This commentary features director Maria Maggenti.

  • ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM: “COMPANY” Commentary 1

    Recorded in 2021, this commentary features composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.

  • 45 YEARS Commentary

    Recorded in 2014, this commentary features director Andrew Haigh and producer Tristan Goligher.

  • AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE Commentary

    This commentary features director Jane Campion, director of photography Stuart Dryburgh, and actress Kerry Fox. Campion was recorded in Sydney, in 2003; Dryburgh, in New York City, in April 2005; Kerry Fox, in London, in June 2005.