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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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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

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