Access is available on and off campus to current McMaster University students, faculty and staff.
- Criterion is licensed for teaching, research, and personal use only. All other uses, including public viewings or events, is prohibited.
- Titles from one studio, Twentieth Century Fox, are licensed only for on-campus viewing.
- May need to clear browser cookies to access films from off-campus (January 2017)
Criterion's goal is to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films. This collection provides over 1500 feature films from mainstream Hollywood studios (Paramount, Miramax, etc.) as well as documentaries, animated features, and titles from independent producers. Included films span the 20th century, from The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919) to contemporary award-winners.
You can stream the films online, or download them for 48 hours, using the Silverlight browser plug-in. This is a DRM system which is designed to prevent mis-use of the digital content. It is compatible with a range of operating systems and browsers.