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Mark Hurne and Aaron West look carefully at The Criterion Collection a title at a time. We discuss all things Criterion, delve into the library and will explore relevant topics such as directors, themes, actors, genres that encompass all of film.
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Dec 28, 2015

This is a special Christmas episode as we discuss some end of the year Criterion news along with Arnaud Desplechin's 2008 A Christmas Tale, released on The Criterion Collection in 2009. Rather than a pleasant family Christmas film that fills all with glee, we have a deep, ensemble family tale with rivalries, bitterness, illness and even betrayal. It culminates with a Christmas reunion out of medical necessity. We dig deep into the film and try to explore and find answers for the divided nature of the characters.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Christmas, Housekeeping
19:00 - News
47:00 - A Christmas Tale

Intro

Upcoming Podcast Schedule

Alex Cox Indiegogo Campaign

News:

The Criterion Chronology - Letterboxd list from David Blakeslee

Criterion - National Film Registry Titles

2015 National Film Registry Titles

Tati Hulu Announcement

Lady Snowblood Hulu Announcement

Where to Stream the Best Films of 2015

The Graduate Leaving Netflix in January

Film Comment Best Films of 2015 AFI Best of 2015

Jean Eustache Controversy

Amazon 50% Sale

A Christmas Tale

Facebook Photo Album

Tim's Post about A Christmas Tale

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Dec 20, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Martin Kessler discuss the March 2016 Criterion Collection releases, and then go further by talking about our favorite Blu-Ray releases of the year. These include Criterions, but we also discuss many other boutique labels including Twilight Time, Kino Lorber, Flicker Alley, Masters of Cinema, Shout Factory, and many others.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Martin Kessler from Flixwise.

You can find him on IMDB, Twitter and Letterboxd.

Outline: 0:00 - Intro, Post-Surgery, Podcasts
18:15 - News
30:15 - March 2016 Criterion Releases
45:45 - The Best Blu-Rays of 2015

Intro:

Criterion Cast - Best of 2015 Podcast

InSession - Settling the Score

Vice Piece on Mexican Narco Cinema

News:

Boyhood hint on Instagram

Mike Leigh and Roger Pratt on Criterion Instagram

Marcel Pagnol Phantom Page

Godard’s Une Femme Mariee coming from Cohen Media

March 2016 Criterion Collection Releases

Paris Belongs to Us

The Manchurian Candidate

A Brighter Summer Day

Bicycle Thieves

A Poem is a Naked Person

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Dec 12, 2015

Mark and Aaron talk to Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Author (and many other titles) Alex Cox. We focus on his films in the Criterion Collection, including Repo Man, Sid & Nancy, Walker and Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, but we delve into a lot of other interesting subjects. Most of this is just film aficionados talking to each other and sharing tastes. Alex was a candid, forthcoming, interesting and humorous guest, who were were honored to speak with.

Alex Cox

Tombstone Rashomon Indiegogo

Contact Us to get involved with Alex's project.

Alex Cox's Current Website

Alex Cox's Old Website

Various topics discussed:

Alex's Criterion Connections.
His films in the Criterion Collection.
Tombstone Rashomon and Crowdfunding.
The casting of Sid.
The cinematography of Roger Deakins and Robby Müller.
Sam Peckinpah's Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.
West Coast USA versus British Punk Scene.
Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski.
His favorite films that he has made.
Other films of his Criterion should release.
Modern Mexican cinema.
Repo Man and Kenny Rogers.
Harry Dean Stanton.
Lawrence Olivier, Dustin Hoffman, and method acting.
Roger Corman & independent filmmaking.
Fear & Loathing with Hunter S Thompson

Doc (1971), Frank Perry

15 Mexican Films You Should Stream on Netflix.

Miguel Sandoval         

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Dec 9, 2015

Aaron West and David Blakeslee talk about Richard Brooks' 1967 adaptation of the popular Truman Capote "Non-fiction Novel," In Cold Blood. We talk about the actual crime itself and how the perpetrators are portrayed, whether accurately or not, the wide reaching influence it had, and the film language that was used in order to tell the story.

Special Guest - David Blakeslee from Criterion Reflections and The Eclipse Viewer. You can follow him on Twitter.

In Cold Blood

Facebook Photo Album

David's Blog Post about In Cold Blood (with an interesting comment discussion)

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Dec 6, 2015

Mark and Aaron have to abbreviate the episode, but we expand the news and get into what is happening not just with Criterion, but also with other films out there during awards season and that are in the wheelhouse of Criterion fans. We also finally (yes, finally) announce our special guest, who has 3.5 films in The Criterion Collection.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Housekeeping
14:55 - News


Intro, Housekeeping:

Here is Your Life - Short Cut

Met our Facebook challenge - thanks guys.


News:

Jellyfish Eyes

Speedy

Wexner Center to Showcase Criterions and a New Restoration

New York Film Critics Circle Winners

Restored Mizoguchi Masterpiece Gets an Overdue Theatrical Run

Review: Hitchcock/Truffaut Revisits the Master of Suspense

Ana Lily Amirpour Top Ten List

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Dec 2, 2015

Aaron West discusses This Is Your Life, Jan Troell's debut film on The Criterion Collection, which he co-write, directed, photographed, and edited. The intent was not to compare him to Bergman, but that was easier said than done. Any 1960s Swedish art film has to invoke Bergman, but this work stands alone as a historical and personal epic.

Facebook Photo Album

Where to Find Us:
Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Nov 28, 2015

Aaron and Mark talk about Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Brian De Palma's 1980 sensual thriller, Dressed to Kill. We go into De Palma and how he's just a film buff that is able to make movies, plus we investigate the expression of sexuality through therapy, and how De Palma was able to use film language to convey his character's desires. And of course, we talk about the iconic museum scene.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Housekeeping
19:00 - News
30:20 - Dressed to Kill

Intro

Criterion Fans Show Their Dedication

#BringBackMST3K Kickstarter

The Talk Film Society Podcast

Short Cuts 4: 3:10 to Yuma

Get us to 1,000 likes on Facebook

News

Entertainment Aids Alliance

Setsuko Hara: Ozu's Quiet Muse Dies at 95.

Criterion Tribute to Ozu and Hara

Code Unknown Issue

John Waters at Criterion

Dressed to Kill

Facebook Photo Album

 

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Nov 26, 2015

Aaron West discusses the second in the Delmer Daves, Glenn Ford trilogy, which could be considered a "Western Noir" because of the clever shot selection, the use of light and shadow, and the multifaceted characters.

Facebook Photo Album

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Nov 22, 2015

Aaron, Mark, Kristina Dijan (Speakeasy) and Ruth Kerr (Silver Screenings) discuss the February 2016 Criterion Collection line-up and then we delve into the Criterion Blogathon, which was an epic experience for all of us. We talk about some of the behind the scenes info, give out prizes, talk about the social media thrills with the #CriterionBlogathon, and give our thanks to all who participated.

Outline: 0:00 - Intro, Housekeeping
9:20 - News & February Releases
38:40 - Criterion Blogathon

Intro

Kristina - Speakeasy Blog | Twitter
Ruth - Silver Screenings Blog | Twitter

Image of 4 Month, Three Weeks, 2 Days

Facebook page

News

Dont Look Back
Ruth's Ikiru review
Kristina's In Cold Blood review
Aaron's The Apu Trilogy Review

Out1 streaming from Fandor

Kitchen Conservations: Gaspar Noé

February 2016 Releases

Criterion Cast The Newsstand

The Emigrants/The New Land

The Kid

Death by Hanging

The Graduate

I Knew Her Well

Criterion Blogathon

Recap, Day One: English Language Films released before 1947
Recap, Day Two: Europe and Mexico
Recap, Day Three: English Language Films, 1947-1980.
Recap, Day Four: Asian Cinema Recap.
Day Five: English Language films, 1981 to present.

Recap, Day Six: Essays and Box Sets.

Complete Roster

F For Films - Favorites from the Criterion Blogathon

Grand Prizes:

Research: Cinematic Scribblings
Portrait: Coffee Gone Cold
Originality: Criterion Affection
Humorous: CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Nov 14, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Doug McCambridge from the Good Times, Great Movies podcast discuss this early work of Michael Haneke's recently released on The Criterion Collection. We discuss the famous tracking shot, the way he explores culture, and of course the incomparable Juliette Binoche. We also discuss Haneke's body of work, exploring how he works as a filmmaker, what he is trying to say, and why he is so often provocative. #ParisIsAboutLife

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Housekeeping
20:00 - News
38:40 - Code Unknown
1:22:50 - Michael Haneke

Intro

Doug - iTunes | Twitter

#CriterionBlogathon preview.

News

Ryan Gallagher's tweet about The Manchurian Candidate

Emir Kusturica

Dont Look Back packaging from Criterion Forum

The Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection from Arrow

Code Unknown

Photo Album on Facebook.

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Nov 11, 2015

Aaron and Dave Eves kick off Noirvember with a discussion about Jules Dassin's last Hollywood film before being blacklisted and out of work. We talk about the fascinating characters of Harry, Gregorius, and many of the other supporting actors. We also discuss the actual blacklisting experience and how that materialized on the screen.

Show notes: Special guest: Dave Eves - Blog | Twitter

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Nov 7, 2015

Aaron and Mark first talk about the aftermath of a monumentally popular Mulholland Drive episode, which may or may not have had a guest. We also have an extended intro and news section before delving into Krzysztof Kieślowski's 1981 (or 1987) Blind Chance. It is a product of a volatile political time, very much a product and statement about that time, while also being an important work in the career of a respected international auteur.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Mulholland Drive Aftermath, Housekeeping
25:00 - News
45:40 - Blind Chance

Intro

Trevor - Blog | Twitter

Criterion Blogathon - Schedule

News

Julien Duvivier in the Thirties

David Lynch Shorts post 

Christian Petzold

Where to Find Us:

Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email
Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd

Oct 31, 2015

Aaron and Mark talk about David Lynch's recent Criterion Collection release of Mulholland Drive. We talk about the nature of the production, from pilot to feature, the randomness, the allure of Naomi Watts, and why the film is so popular. We then turn the blue key and try to make sense of some of the reasonable and wild theories out there. Do we solve this possible? Maybe, maybe not, but we at least make some sense out of it.

Show notes:

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Housekeeping
3:40 - News
12:25 - Mulholland Drive
46:00 - Unraveling the Mystery

News

Only Angels Have Wings - likely coming to Criterion.
David Lynch degree
"Most if not all of the Almodovar catalog is coming to Criterion."
Hou Hsiao Hsien on Criterion Current.

Mulholland Drive

Mookes and the Gripes review.

Unraveling the Mystery

Pilot Analysis

Everything you were afraid to ask about Mulholland Drive

David Lynch's 10 Clues

Film Crit Hulk on Mulholland Drive

Mulholland-Drive.net Essay

Other Theories

What's Real About Mulholland Drive?

Memory, Identity and Desire: A Psychoanalytic Reading of David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive - Psychological abstract

The Perils of Fantasy: Memory and Desire in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Oct 24, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Brian Saur talk about David Croneberg's recent Criterion Collection release of The Brood. We talk about the intense acting, the pseudo-science that goes into the film, and we delve into spoiler territory. Don't worry -- we give plenty of warning. We also talk about the early body horror of Cronenberg and how he integrated science and sexuality into his films, which would continue.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Brian Saur from Rupert Pupkin Speaks and Criterion Cast's Off the Shelf. You can find him on Twitter.

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Welcome, Housekeeping
10:20 - News
22:00 - The Brood
45:45 - Spoiler section
52:15 - Ratings. Spoilers over.
1:02:40 - Early Cronenberg

Intro

The O' Canada Blogathon Criterion Blogathon 

Weekend - second Criterion Short Cuts episode.

News

Wenders Looking Back - confirms these titles are coming to the collection.

Coen Brothers tease

Ron Benson, founder of Eureka passes away.

The Brood

The incomparable Oliver Reed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXMHZ4XEs0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_hBnSkQZCQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKdtP_CDpm8

Early Cronenberg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCseP01zg7w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM3CeWkixVc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kThDU7FhUBY

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
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Oct 23, 2015

Aaron West does another solo cast looking at one of the later Godard works, as well as one of the most inflammatory, and one of the strangest. That's saying something for Godard. He talks about the tracking shot, the political message, the references to film, and whether Godard was serious or just toying with the audience.

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Oct 18, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Kristina Dijan talk about the recently announced January 2016 Criterion Collection releases. We also delve into the film blogosphere. There is a huge blogging community that spans across multiple platforms, social or technological, and Kristina is at the heart of that community.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Kristina Dijan from Speakeasy. You can find her on Twitter.

Outline: 0:00 - Intro, Welcome, Housekeeping
17:25 - News
27:30 - January 2016 Releases
52:15 - The Film Blogosphere

Intro

Criterion Blogathon - Deadline for submissions this Friday, 10/23.

Alambrista - first Criterion Short Cuts episode.

InSession Film: 99 Homes, The Third Man

New header image at Criterion Blues. Thanks, Aaron Bird.

Jean Grémillon During the Occupation - giveaway. Listen for details. US only.

News

Criterion Current: Guy Maddin and Evan Johnson - The Graduate mention.

Cohen Media Acquires Merchant-Ivory.

Criterion Instagram Nerdist - More on new Wes Anderson project.

January 2016 Releases

The Complete Lady Snowblood
Bitter Rice
The American Friend
Inside Llewyn Davis
Gilda

The Film Blogosphere

Movie Musings and Podcastings - Mark's new blog.

Reader Programs:

Wordpress, Feedly, Reeder

Blogathon Info:

Classic Movie Hub's Blogathon page.
Great Villain Blogathon
Aaron's The Blob contribution to the Great Villain 'thon.
Beach Party Blogathon
Classic Movie History Blogathon
Last year's O Canada Blogathon.

Veteran Bloggers:

Classic Film & TV Cafe
Shroud of Thoughts
Greenbriar Picture Shows
Laura's Misc Musings
Self-styled Siren
The Stop Button

Blogs Mentioned:

Mike's Take on Movies
Blonde at the Film
Movies Silently
Now Voyaging
House of Self Indulgence
Wonders in the Dark
Interested in Sophisticated Fun
Criterion Reflections
Rupert Pupkin Speaks
Pre-Code.com
Outspoken and Freckled
Aurora's Gin Joint
Cinematically Insane

Blogger Groups:

Classic Movie Blog Association - eBook here and here.
Classic Movie Hub

TCM:

TCM Party on Twitter
TCM Film Festival

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Oct 13, 2015

Aaron West starts out this new, shorter series with a solo cast about The Criterion Collection's release of Robert M. Young's Alambrista. In this short episode, he explores the low budget "guerrilla" filmmaking, the neo-realism, nature of the immigrant, and evaluates the film and Criterion release.

 

 

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Oct 12, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Keith Silva talk about the Japanese cult, off-the-wall horror film House. This is a film that has to be seen and can hardly be described. We follow it up with a discussion of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, which we feel is the benchmark when it comes to haunted house films. Unfortunately we had some technical issues and lost a good bit of the House segment, but plan to re-record soon.

Show notes:
Special Guest: Keith Silva from Interested in Sophisticated Fun, CriterionCast and Psycho Drive-In. You can find him on Twitter.

Outline:
0:00 - Message from Aaron about Technical Difficulties
1:40 - Intro, Welcome to Keith
15:00 - Housekeeping, Show Announcements including new splinter show.
19:20 - News
35:05 - House (abbreviated, tech issues)
44:35 - The Shining

Intro

Shout out to Criterion Confessions.

Thanks to David for Moonrise Kingdom episode!

Tweet about Wes Anderson's new project from Peter Putzel.

Housekeeping

Updated Facebook Page. Please like it!

New Mini-Episodes coming soon.

Criterion Short Cuts!

News

Chantal Akerman Tributes:

FilmInc Tribute
RogerEbert.com Tribute
Flixwise Episode about Jeanne Dielman.

Whit Stillman tweet about Barcelona.

No more replacement title cases on the Criterion site.

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Oct 3, 2015

Aaron, Mark and David Blakeslee talk about the new Criterion Collection of Moonrise Kingdom, which ties closely to personal events in David's life that he was generous to share with us. We also discuss the dichotomy of Wes Anderson. Why is he such a divisive director? What is it about him that attracts and repels people with such passion?

Show notes:

Special Guest: David Blakeslee from Criterion Reflections, CriterionCast, and The Eclipse Viewer. You can find him on Twitter.

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Welcome, Shout-Outs
17:50 - News
27:30 - Moonrise Kingdom
1:26:15 - The Wes Anderson Debate

Intro

David and Mark on Pierrot le fou
David and Mark on Red Beard
David and Aaron on Violence at Noon
David's infamous Criterion shelf image that went viral.

News

Barnes and Noble Sale - potential confirmation
Flash sale incoming?
Newsletter Drawing - Rivette?
Ousmane Sembene Phantom Page
Welcome to Criterion's Online Cinematheque

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Sep 27, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Martin go in-depth as they explore romance in Alain Resnais' debut film, Hiroshima Mon Amour. We look at how the sensuality and romance speaks to the tragic events and horrors of the atomic age, while they explore each other's cultures through a brief relationship.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Martin Kessler from Flixwise. You can find him on IMDB, Twitter and Letterboxd.

Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Shout-Outs, Letterboxd Discussion.
9:55 - News
20:20 - Hiroshima Mon Amour Discussion (Some technical difficulties during this segment.)
1:11:05 - Romance Across Borders

Intro:

Letterboxd lists:

The Criterion Collection (thanks Arik!)
The Eclipse Series (thanks Arik!)
1001 Movies to See Before You Die
AFI 100 Movies, 10th Anniversary
Sight & Sound 250
Oxford History of World Cinema
A Story of Film

News:

Rome: Open City Coming to iTunes.
Paul Thomas Anderson's newest will debut on @mubi after its New York Film Festival premiere.
Carlotta Films Box Set for Rivette's OUT1.
The Sonic Landscapes of The Man Who Fell to Earth.

Where to Find Us: Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Sep 20, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Keith give a tribute to William Becker, discuss the December releases, and get in-depth as to the Collection aspect of the Criterion Collection. We look at collecting in general, whether it is beer cans, baseball cards, or laser disc, and we discuss how the Collection curates a library that is worth collecting.

Show notes:

Special Guest: Keith Enright. He has a blog called The Criterion Completion that focuses on collection and history of The Criterion Collection You can follow him on Twitter

Outline:

0:00 - Welcome, Thanks, Housekeeping
12:30 - News
14:00 - William Becker Tribute
23:05 - News Continued
29:10 - December Releases
37:55 - The Cult of Criterion Collecting

NEWS

DVD Beaver
Blu-Ray.com Criterion page
Crowd Source Studios - Jonathan Turell Interview

November Releases

Burroughs the Movie

Downhill Racer  

Jellyfish Eyes

Speedy  

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter | Letterboxd
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog | Letterboxd
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Sep 13, 2015

Aaron, Mark and Doug explore innocent, guilt, and civic duty by discussing Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men. We also discuss other films that are shot primarily at one location, why these films are often good, and what ingredients are required for a quality film in a single location.

Show Outline:

0:00 - Intro, Welcome, Thanks.
22:00 - Preview of December Releases
31:50 - 12 Angry Men Discussion
1:15:25 - Single Shot Discussion

Show notes:

Special Guest: Doug from Good Times, Great Movies. Twitter | iTunes.

News:

Amazon sale.
Monkees' Complete TV Series, 'Head' Coming to Blu-ray
DVD Beaver Dressed to Kill review
Toronto International Film Festival
45 Days
Son of Saul
Steve Jobs
Michael Fassbender article.

12 Angry Men:

IMDB Top 250

Where to Find Us:

Mark Hurne: Twitter
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Aug 30, 2015

Episode Outline:  
0:00 - Welcome, Introduction, Corrections.
12:15 - News
34:25 - Day for Night
1:19:05 - François Truffaut 1968-1975  

My Life as a Dog review
My Life as a Troll - My take on the trolling
On Spoilers and Trolls - MoviesSilently came to my defense.  

Corrections
How I Won the War
Badlands
Black Girl and A Touch of Zen at NYFF
The Last Temptation of Christ - Pop Culture Pundit  


News  
Latest Wacky Drawing  
iScottie list of titles Janus  
Throne of Blood - Blu-Ray  
Documentary Now!  
Documentary Now: Kunuk Uncovered    
Nanook of the North      
Two Days, One Night  
Zatoichi - one day sale at Amazon. The sale was last week, and is now back to regular price.  
Criterion Completion  

Where to find us:
Mark Hurne: Twitter
Aaron West: Twitter | Blog
Criterion Close-Up: Twitter | Email

Aug 23, 2015

Episode Outline:

0:00 - Introduction, Blogathon, News
25:00 - November Criterion release discussion
43:00 - Geekfest. "Confirmed" discussion.
1:26:00 - Geekfest. Rumored discussion.

Mark Hurne, Aaron West and Special Guest Trevor Berrett from Mookes and Gripes and The Eclipse Viewer.

Correction: Allan Fish did not contribute directly to The Story of Film as stated on the show. He made suggestions via a friend and provided DVDs to The Story of Children and Film. His name is subsequently in the "thanks" section.

Criterion Blogathon.

First Round of Blogathon Responses.

Criterion Cast: The Newsstand, November Releases.

A Plea for Criterion Eclipse Sets of the future.

Blu-Ray.com Criterion Collection Thread

Eclipse Viewer 20: A Conversation with Michael Koresky.

Luis García Berlanga phantom page.

Contact info: feedback@criterionclose-up.com

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