Among the myriad reasons we could call the Criterion Channel the single greatest streaming service is its leveling of cinematic snobbery. Where a new World Cinema Project restoration plays, so too does Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight. I think about this looking at November’s lineup and being happiest about two new additions: a nine-film Robert Bresson retro including L’argent and The Devil, Probably; and a one-film Hype Williams retro including Belly and only Belly, but bringing as a bonus the direct-to-video Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club. Until recently such curation seemed impossible.

November will also feature a 20-film noir series boasting the obvious (The Third Man, Laura) and the not (The River’s Edge, The House on Telegraph Hill). Maybe the single tightest collection is “Women of the West,” with Johnny Guitar and The Beguiled and Rancho Notorious and The Furies only half of it. Lynch/Oz, Irradiated, and My Two Voices make streaming premieres; Drylongso gets a Criterion Edition; and joining the ’90s horror collection are Coppola’s Dracula and Abel Ferrara’s Body Snatchers, two supreme renditions of familiar tales.

Back By Popular Demand
Nightmare Alley, Edmund Goulding, 1947

Panic in the Streets, Elia Kazan, 1950

The House on Telegraph Hill, Robert Wise, 1951

Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper, 1969

Streaming In November
21, Robert Luketic, 2008

Another Hayride, Matt Wolf, 2021

Ante mis ojos, Lina Rodriguez, 2018

Aquí y allá, Lina Rodriguez, 2019

Baby Face, Alfred E. Green, 1933

Back Street, John M. Stahl, 1932

Bayard & Me, 2017

The Beguiled, Don Siegel, 1971*

Belly, Hype Williams, 1998

Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club, Ivan Frank, 2008

Body Snatchers, Abel Ferrara, 1993

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992

The Cheat, George Abbott, 1931

Chronicles of a Lying Spirit (by Kelly Gabron), Cauleen Smith, 1992

Cinépistolaire (Episode 2), Lina Rodriguez and Jorge Lozano, 2022

Convergences and Reunions, Lina Rodriguez, 2008

Daughter of the Dragon, Lloyd Corrigan, 1931

Design for Living, Ernst Lubitsch, 1933*

Diary of a Country Priest, Robert Bresson, 1951

Dishonored, Josef von Sternberg, 1931

The Divorcee, Robert Z. Leonard, 1930

Drylongso, Cauleen Smith, 1998

Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper, 1969

Egungun (Ancestor Can’t Find Me), Cauleen Smith, 2017

Einschnitte, Lina Rodriguez, 2010

Exile, Rithy Panh, 2016*

The Face of AIDS, Matt Wolf, 2016

Forty Guns, Samuel Fuller, 1957

The Furies, Anthony Mann, 1950* 

The Grifters, Stephen Frears, 1990

La guerre est finie, Alain Resnais, 1966

Hell’s Angels, Howard Hughes, 1930*

High Anxiety, Mel Brooks, 1977

The House on Telegraph Hill, Robert Wise, 1951

A Human Certainty, Morgan Quaintance, 2021

I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard, Matt Wolf, 2012

I’m No Angel, Wesley Ruggles, 1933

Irradiated, Rithy Panh, 2020*

Johnny Guitar, Nicholas Ray, 1954

The Lady Eve, Preston Sturges, 1941

Lessons in Semaphore, Cauleen Smith, 2015

The Lusty Men, Nicholas Ray, 1952

Matchstick Men, Ridley Scott, 2003

The Missing Picture, Rithy Panh, 2013*

My Two Voices, Lina Rodriguez, 2022

Night Nurse, William A. Wellman, 1931

Nightmare Alley, Edmund Goulding, 1947

Nine Queens, Fabián Bielinsky, 2000

No Man of Her Own, Wesley Ruggles, 1932

Panic in the Streets, Elia Kazan, 1950

Protocol, Lina Rodriguez, 2011

The Quick and the Dead, Sam Raimi, 1995

Rancho Notorious, Fritz Lang, 1952

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project, Matt Wolf, 2019

Remote Viewing, Cauleen Smith, 2011

Riki-Oh: The Story of Riki, Lam Nai-choi, 1991

Safe in Hell, William A. Wellman, 1931

Sam Now, Reed Harkness, 2022

Scarface, Howard Hawks, 1932

Señoritas, Lina Rodriguez, 2013

She Done Him Wrong, Lowell Sherman, 1933

So Much Tenderness, Lina Rodriguez, 2022*

Songs for Earth & Folk, Cauleen Smith, 2013

South, Morgan Quaintance, 2020

Spaceship Earth, Matt Wolf, 2020*

Station West, Sidney Lanfield, 1948

The Sting, George Roy Hill, 1973*

Suffolk, Cauleen Smith, 2021

Surviving You, Always, Morgan Quaintance, 2021

Teenage, Matt Wolf, 2013

This Is the Night, Frank Tuttle, 1932

This Time Tomorrow, Lina Rodriguez, 2016

Three on a Match, Mervyn LeRoy, 1932

Trash Humpers, Harmony Korine, 2009

Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, Matt Wolf, 2008

*Available in the U.S. only

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