February 6, 2019
David and guests Dave Eves, Josh Hornbeck and Michael Worth discuss this epic crossover of samurai and wuxia cinematic styles.
January 28, 2019
David provides a brief look ahead at the films he plans to talk about in the upcoming season of his podcast.
January 4, 2019
Ryan and David chat about the Wacky New Year's Drawing for 2019.
December 31, 2018
David reminisces about his past 10 years of blogging and podcasting about the Criterion Collection.
December 30, 2018
Peter Labuza from The Cinephiliacs joins Aaron and Mark to catch up on the latest.
December 27, 2018
Ryan is joined by David, Arik, and Jordan to discuss their Criterion Collection releases from 2018.
December 10, 2018
Fritzi Kramer and Jill Blake join to discuss the big week with the end of FilmStruck, potential end of Fandor, and all of the implications.
December 9, 2018
David and guests wrap up Season 2 of the podcast with conversations about 1970 films from Stan Brakhage, Hollis Frampton, David Lynch, Stuart Cooper and Ingmar Bergman.
December 7, 2018
For this episode of The CriterionCast, Scott, David, and Trevor join to discuss Ingmar Bergman's Persona.
December 2, 2018
Becky D'Anna and Dave Eves join to unpack and unravel the massive Criterion Ingmar Bergman's Cinema box set.
November 25, 2018
David and William punch their way through Mailer's improvised apocalyptic tour de force.
November 20, 2018
Ryan is joined by Arik Devens and David Blakeslee to discuss the news that the Criterion Channel will re-launch in the spring of 2019.
November 19, 2018
Josh and Matt join to go through the February announcements, the Criterion Channel, the Kino Lorber StudioCanal deal, and Andrei Rublev.
November 18, 2018
David and guests Robert Taylor, William Remmers and Derek J. Power express their varying degrees of enchantment in response to this whimsical fairy tale.
November 12, 2018
David, Matthew and Derek are overtaken by a compulsive desire to caress your ears, so please give a listen as they discuss Rohmer's Fifth Moral Tale.
November 11, 2018
Jordan Essoe joins Aaron as they interview legendary casting director & filmmaker Risa Bramon Garcia
November 5, 2018
Listen in as we discuss this cinematic eavesdropping on a married couple's dark night of anguish in the grip of the Czechoslovakian surveillance state - with guests Martin Kessler and Jon Laubinger.
November 2, 2018
David is joined by Matt Gasteier and William Remmers to set an example to the rest of America as to how one can behave in nice gatherings.
October 30, 2018
Mark, Steven and Aaron get into the January 2018 announcements, preview the Bergman Box Set, and much more.
October 27, 2018
Ryan, Arik, and David chat about the news that FilmStruck is shutting down.
October 27, 2018
This is an emergency episode to talk about the unfortunate news that FilmStruck will be shutting down next month.
October 21, 2018
David is joined by Daisuke Beppu and Josh Hornbeck to discuss this tragic romance set in the context of the late 1960s Bollywood film scene.
October 18, 2018
David, William and Robert take a trolley ride through Mr. Kurosawa's Neighborhood.
October 14, 2018
Matt Kubinski from CinemaJaw joins Aaron and Mark for a discussion of Criterion horror films, George Romero, Mandy, and many other topics.
October 13, 2018
This episode is a repackaging of David and Jordan's conversation in Season 1, published as a companion piece to Episode 33 on the "making of" documentary Ciao, Federico!
October 13, 2018
David is joined by Jordan Essoe and new guest Meedo Taha to talk about this behind the scenes look at the making of FELLINI SATYRICON.
October 6, 2018
David, Trevor and William were born innocent, but it didn't last.
September 30, 2018
Daisuke Beppu and Keith Enright join to talk some big topics, notably the extended version of Tree of Life.
September 22, 2018
Aaron is joined by Emma Elizabeth Tillman who is a writer, filmmaker, photographer, and has an MFA from UCLA.
September 18, 2018
David, Arik, Jordan and Trevor do their best to assimilate into the dreamscape of a 13 year old girl's journey through erotic surrealist realms.
September 12, 2018
David Blakeslee and Grant Bromley join Aaron and touch on some other labels that don't get discussed too often
September 9, 2018
David's teams up with Martin Kessler and Josh Hornbeck to tackle a horde of demons, ogres, trolls and suburban teens unleashed in this low-budget indie creature feature.
September 6, 2018
Matt and Travis from The Complete Podcast return to the show and talk extensively about Castle Rock, speculate about WKW, and the Dietrich & Sternbox box.
September 3, 2018
David is joined by Jason Beamish and Robert Taylor to shoot off their opinions about this portrayal of a burned-out hitman.
August 26, 2018
Cole and Ericca from the Magic Lantern Podcast join to dish about announcements, teal and John Waters.
August 25, 2018
David is joined by Derek J. Power, Josh Hornbeck, Robert Taylor and William Remmers in extended conversations about this prime specimen of New Hollywood cinema. (Hold the chicken.)
Criterion Now – Episode 64 – Mark & Aaron Anniversary Special, Claire Denis, Arrow Academy, Oscar Changes
August 19, 2018
Special and maybe a little indulgent anniversary episode of Mark Hurne and Aaron West podcasting together.
August 11, 2018
Aaron is joined live in Toronto with filmmaker, Brad McDermott, and TIFF Programmer, David Van Poppel.
August 4, 2018
David is joined by William Remmers, Grant Douglas Bromley and Derek J. Power (new guest!) to talk about this fourth installment in the Adventures of Antoine Doinel.
August 1, 2018
Derek Power and Mark Hurne join to judge a song contest, talk about the best Criterions so far, and get into many other topics.
July 29, 2018
Martin Kessler and Robert Taylor team up with David to discuss this outstanding 21st installment of the Zatoichi franchise.
July 25, 2018
Doug and Josh join to discuss the big news about the Bergman box set, October 2018 announcements and one of the biggest news weeks in a long time.
July 20, 2018
David and Jordan discuss the Czech director's follow-up to Daisies.
July 16, 2018
Ryan is joined by Matt Patterson to preview the Comic Con 2018 panels and events that they're looking forward to.
July 15, 2018
Jon Laubinger and Trevor Berrett join to talk about recent Criterion news prior to the Bergman announcement.
July 14, 2018
David is joined by William Remmers (and some weird sound effects) in a discussion of this disturbing, discomfiting dystopian demo reel from early in Cronenberg's career.
July 8, 2018
David is joined by Josh Hornbeck and new contributor Grant Douglas Bromley.to discuss Oshima's answer to the question, "how are able people to terrorize themselves?"
July 7, 2018
Daisuke Beppu joins Aaron and Mark, as they talk Criterion in Japan and the rest of the Criterion news.
July 1, 2018
David and William provide a spoiler-free intro to a great Japanese director before moving into their conversation about this intriguing contemporary Japanese melodrama/thriller/character study.
June 20, 2018
A sweet talking candy man takes the long run with a moon child and a bitch to see if they can find it by looking on up at the bottom. Let the games begin!