The Criterion Channel’s programming lineup changes in 2022 along with the intensity of the summer. Great boxing movies and universal masterpieces of all kinds have been honoured in the Criterion’s classification of all collections. Seven new movies that have been added to The Criterion Channel roster of new movies are listed below. Look them up.

1. Hedwig And The Angry Inch (2001)

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Director- John Cameron Mitchell

In order to marry her American G.I. and escape to the West, Hedwig, who was born Hansel in East Berlin, underwent a Gender Reversal Surgery. A number of years later, Hedwig is leading her rock band on a tour of the United States while sharing her life story in a series of concerts at Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants. Unfortunately, nothing turned out exactly as it was planned to. She will be on tour at the same time as arena-rock superstar Tommy Gnosis, a wide-eyed young man who once adored Hedwig but later departed with all of her songs.

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2. Raging Bull (1980)

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Director- Martin Scorsese

Jake LaMotta is a prizefighter when he enters a boxing ring and destroys his adversary. But if he treats his friends and family the same way, he becomes a ticking time bomb that could detonate at any second. LaMotta wants his family to love him, but something always seems to stand in the way. Maybe it’s his aggressive paranoid and jealous outbursts. He became a champion thanks to this kind of wrath, but in reality, he often finds himself by himself in the ring.

3. Pink Flamingos (1972)

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Director- John Waters

Divine, a famed beauty who takes great pride in being the filthiest person alive, is forced to hide out after a thorough cover story on her appears in one of the country’s sleaziest tabloids. Flamboyant Divine, hiding away in a discreet location with her egg-loving mother Edie, her sexually deviant son Crackers, and her dependable travelling friend Cotton while sporting a new look and going by the name of Babs Johnson, makes an effort to stay under the radar till the problem passes. Meanwhile, the cunning, envious Marbles, Divine’s sworn foes, have expanded their tentacles far outside the city, trying their luck with kidnapping, pornography, drug-pushers, and other kinds of depravities. However, there can only be one victor in this fierce competition for the coveted championship.

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4. Before Midnight (2013)

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Director- Richard Linklater

Eighteen years after they first met in a Vienna train, writer Jesse Wallace is married to Céline, and the two of them have twin daughters named Ella and Nina. They reside in Paris, but they are staying at Jesse’s friends’ property in Greece during the summer. After the trip, Jesse drives his fourteen-year-old son Hank to the airport so he may catch a flight to Chicago, where he would be living with his mother. Jesse and Céline are offered a hotel room by one of his Greek friends to enjoy one final dream night together, but they choose to talk about their relationship instead.

5. Petition (2009)

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Director- Zhao Ling

Chinese residents can petition the court to have their records cleared or corrected under the broken legal system if they have complaints against their local administrations. However, the petitioners must first fly to Beijing to submit the necessary papers before they can present their case. Petition reads like a Zola or Dickens novel, following the story of a group of petitioners between the years 1996 and 2008.

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6. Western (2017)

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Director-  Valeska Grisebach

At a difficult job site in the Bulgarian countryside, a crew of German construction workers begin their challenging project. The men’s spirit of adventure is sparked by the distant country, but due to the language barrier and cultural differences, they must also deal with their own prejudice and mistrust. Men rapidly start competing with one another for the respect and favour of the local villagers, setting the stage for a clash.

7. Mississippi Masala (1991)

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Director- Mira Nair

Mina’s Indian family relocates to Mississippi to begin a fresh life when Idi Amin’s dictatorship forces them from their home in Uganda. Despite the objections of both families due to their ethnic differences, Mina falls in love with Demetrius, a young carpet sweeper. Conflict between the families and the local communities erupts, further straining the relationship between the pair. Mina and Demetrius flee together after being forced to choose between their family and their love.

These are the best recent films deserving of inclusion in the Criterion Channel Collection.

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